Hiring managers and HR reps: when a position has a publicly listed salary range, can you provide insight into how candidates are evaluated to determine what salary to offer?
For example, in my last three positions, I have known the salary range in advance and have always negotiated my salary after the initial offer. While negotiating my salary has been successful, I've always been offered a salary in the middle of the range and have negotiated to top of the middle of the range, not the top of the range.
I have been given the same reason for the final salary offer each time - that the offer is a calculation based on my years of experience, "internal equity," and my salary expectations.
Is there a trick to knowing how my experience is being calculated so I can make sure my years of experience are being calculated accurately? Can I ask how many years of experience HR calculated? Are there other tricks to getting a higher offer within the salary range?
If it matters, I work in US healthcare (non-clinical).
I'm interviewing for a supervisor position. What questions should I ask the team I would be leading to determine if I'll be a good personality fit as their manager?
I have a second interview coming up for a supervisor position. The first interview was with the department director and the second interview is with the team I would be supervising.
While I have eight years of team lead and project management experience, this would be a pretty significant promotion for me to directly supervise a team of five.
During the first interview, the director alluded to some upcoming challenges and growing pains for this team. Based on that I have some concerns about the position and want to use the second interview to get a sense of whether or not this team or job will turn out to be a mess.
What advice do you have for how to prepare for this interview? Specifically, what questions can I ask the team to get a sense of their existing team dynamic and the current status of their workflow culture? I want to ask questions that will expose red flags or a toxic work environment (since I am currently trying to leave a toxic work environment).
For context, I work in clinical research.