I've just received my offer from Deloitte. They want to bring me in as a Senior Consultant (M2) at £60k basic, plus £5,100 flexible benefits pot. They've said this is right at the top of the scale for SCs, and that the next step up would be an M4, manager grade.
This is a significant salary drop for me, but I knew I'd be facing a pay cat as my last role (from which i was made redundant) was exceptionally well paid.
I'm now in the process of negotiating with Deloitte so see what the options might be. I've asked if they can go to £65k basic, or offer me an additional 5 days leave. They mentioned that a sign on bonus might be possible, but this will obviously only off-set my salary in year one, and not beyond.
I'm keen to join Deloitte because of my future career so am happy to take a level of pay cut. I have 12 years experience, 5 at a senior level, and also high-level security clearance, but I don't have any consulting experience which is why i think the offer is at SC level.
Does anyone have any experience of negotiating with Deloitte on their initial offer?