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Old 31.01.2012, 10:29
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Job interview - salary and further conditions [Investment and risk-management]]]

Hi. I am going to have tonight a third interview (hopefully last round) with a small 'boutique' investment company. The company is quite new and they are involved in some quite small market. In this role I will have to deal mainly with risk management along with various analysis. I have a PhD (math. from ETH Zurich), and this is my first potential job in industry (so I am junior).

After consulting my colleagues, I said that my salary expectation is 110K - and I don't think it is considered too high. What do you think?

I would appreciate if anyone could help me with the following issues:
(1) Assuming they will try to lower the salary, what is an appropriate way in Switzerland to negotiate on that? I heard that it might be delicate here.
(2) The job includes some travelling. Can I ask for a GA (free pass in CH)? Or is it too much to be asked?
(3) Should I inquire for bonuses?
(4) Vocations -- should I care about it, or there is a law dictating it is 25 days a year?
(5) Any other points I should be aware of?


Thanks very much!
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Re: Job interview - salary and further conditions [Investment and risk-management]]]

hi,
from my experience and what other have told me, it is difficult to negotiate with the swiss. expect they may move 5-10% max in your favour. for a junior role and considering you do not have experience, anything over 90k is an excellent start.

you should ask about extra benefit perks and potential bonuses. it never hurts to ask, because if you don't you will not get it in the first place. the worst they may say is "no".
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Hi. I am going to have tonight a third interview (hopefully last round) with a small 'boutique' investment company. The company is quite new and they are involved in some quite small market. In this role I will have to deal mainly with risk management along with various analysis. I have a PhD (math. from ETH Zurich), and this is my first potential job in industry (so I am junior).

After consulting my colleagues, I said that my salary expectation is 110K - and I don't think it is considered too high. What do you think?

I would appreciate if anyone could help me with the following issues:
(1) Assuming they will try to lower the salary, what is an appropriate way in Switzerland to negotiate on that? I heard that it might be delicate here.
(2) The job includes some travelling. Can I ask for a GA (free pass in CH)? Or is it too much to be asked?
(3) Should I inquire for bonuses?
(4) Vocations -- should I care about it, or there is a law dictating it is 25 days a year?
(5) Any other points I should be aware of?


Thanks very much!
you ask if they cover health insurance or a % of it
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Old 31.01.2012, 10:57
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Re: Job interview - salary and further conditions [Investment and risk-management]]]

About holidays the law says a minimum of 20 days per calendar year and working hourse are up to 42 per week.
110K is realistic I think

Good luck!
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Do you think it is reasonable to request the company to pay for a German course to improve my German, even though the working language is English?
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