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View Poll Results: 2018 Raise
x <0% 3 1.38%
x=0% 15 6.91%
0%<x<=1% 3 1.38%
1%<x<=2% 30 13.82%
2%<x<=3% 81 37.33%
3%<x<=4% 39 17.97%
4%<x<=5% 9 4.15%
5%<x 37 17.05%
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Old 01-24-2018, 06:30 PM
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Really? I've never seen the average formally disclosed. It typically gets around a bit by word of mouth, I think. I know what I get, and what I'm allocated to split amongst my reports, and assume that's a pretty good proxy for my division's average. No idea what other divisions get. We are a monster company, I assume there is a variation across divisions.
I've been told the average when I've been at or above the average.

Then there were a couple of times I was not told the average, and I assume I got below the average. Hard to remember but I think those were years that I had poor exam performance and thus a black mark on my performance review.

One company I worked at they did not disclose this average, but every year my office-mates and I would share the percentage increase we got with each other and every year the percentage increase was precisely the same for everyone in the room.
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I had a lateral job change this year (same company) and was told that my 2017 / 2018 raises were being combined into one big off-cycle raise.

It was kind of weird to do it that way since it was a lateral move and I was not expecting any change in salary associated with the move and to get the normal on-cycle raises. But instead I got $0 raise at the normal time last year and then a huge raise off cycle (way more than two typical raises) and have been told that I will be getting $0 during the normal raise cycle this year.

I'm pretty sure that it's easier to get big salary increases off-cycle than on, and my department head was deliberately bumping up my salary and giving me $0 raises on-cycle so as to have more left over to distribute to everyone else. (Like the department head probably gets [company average raise] x [department payroll] in dollars to distribute as he/she sees fit. My salary is probably included in the department payroll, so by giving me $0 on-cycle there's more for everyone else... and slightly more this year by bumping it up too but that's a much smaller relative effect.)

As I said, the raise I did get was way more than I was expecting, so I'll take it. And I view the willingness to game the system to try & get the most possible for underlings is an admirable trait in a department head.

I'm responding to this survey by doing a TVM calc with my old & new salary, putting in 2 for the number of periods & $0 for the payment and solving for rate. Not sure if that's right since it wouldn't have gone down that way without the lateral transfer though, but since it was lateral...
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Dang, 2 of you got pay CUTS???
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They always act like it's so gracious getting the 2% bump. Meanwhile that's just to keep your spending power level while you don't get any other raises.
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1.72% raise

I will see the pay increase on my first paycheck in March

Better than last year

I am hoping for a larger raise when I rotate later this year
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1.72% raise

I will see the pay increase on my first paycheck in March

Better than last year

I am hoping for a larger raise when I rotate later this year
Wow - no Trump trickle down for you I guess

Even Starbucks and Walmart are throwing bones to their employees - companies with white collar workers should surely get a higher than average increase this year imo
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Wow - no Trump trickle down for you I guess

Even Starbucks and Walmart are throwing bones to their employees - companies with white collar workers should surely get a higher than average increase this year imo
What if your company is domiciled overseas and was already benefiting from the 21% tax rate?
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What if your company is domiciled overseas and was already benefiting from the 21% tax rate?
Or already has non-profit or not-for-profit status that makes the tax changes irrelevant.
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2<=x<3.
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1<=X<2. Not good but at least bonus was 10K+ more than last year.
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