Updated: May 18
When negotiating a job offer, you may not get the salary you hoped for, but there are many other things that you can get written into your employment contract to make up for the difference. I'll talk about the key things to get reimbursed, stipends, equity, profit sharing, your workspace, your schedule, and more.
Here are things to negotiate for that are not salary: 🍊Sponsor your development Ask for a learning budget or have specific certifications, licenses in mind that you want to be sponsored for. This increases your employability & value (AKA a factor in a higher salary). 🍊Office/desk An office with a window, a desk that allows you to stand - It's incredible the quality of life change you can experience with this. Don't be afraid to ask! 🍊Shorter vesting period If they won't budge on the amount of equity, ask for a shorter vesting period, like 2 or 3 years. 🍊Severance You can negotiate severance on the front end so that if you are terminated without "cause" you know you'll get a sizable severance package. Best for "riskier" companies, though no company is immune to layoffs. What else should people negotiate for?
Here is an article about employee equity to get a bit more familiar.