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jrc1963 posted 5/15/2013 14:56 PM

How often do people get pay raises?

I have worked in various jobs where pay raises were built in like steps... you worked to a certain level and got the pay raise.

I don't think I've ever worked where I had to "ask" for a pay raise.

As a teacher each year is considered a level of experience and you step up to the next salary... assuming they haven't frozen the raises for the last 8 years like they have in my district.

Gaby's question got me curious.

MovingUpward posted 5/15/2013 15:18 PM

Pay is very restricted at my company. Raises and promotions have been suspended many times but there really only is a single time of year where you might get a raise and you are always in competition with everyone else.

KeepCalm_CarryOn posted 5/15/2013 15:23 PM

We all get 2-3% at the start of our fiscal year but every few years our company does an audit to make sure you're getting comparable pay. Like if you're a director, do you make what other directors around the nation make. So a few years ago I got 10%.

GabyBaby posted 5/15/2013 15:32 PM

Pay is very restricted at my company. Raises and promotions have been suspended many times but there really only is a single time of year where you might get a raise and you are always in competition with everyone else.

Ours is structured a lot like this. We haven't had raises every year and when we do its a max of 3%- and that's only for the folks that basically live in the office.

inconnu posted 5/15/2013 21:13 PM

I was told when I started this job that there are annual reviews done at the anniversary date of hire. The highest amount for a raise I've heard mentioned is 4%, with it most likely being 3% instead.

Most people in the warehouse don't make it through the 3 month probationary period, much less last for 1 year. But even if they do, 3% of less than $10/hr means something like a 30-40 cent per hour raise. For the salaried positions, it typically comes to less than $100 a month increase.

Otoh, I recently changed positions in the office, and I got a raise with the new position. Not a great one, because my salary wasn't great to start with, but something like 5.3%. The really sad thing is that I'm now apparently making what the woman I've replaced was, and she worked for the company for 4 years. (I've been there 8 months).

I'm really, really hoping I won't be around at the 1 year mark, to see if I get another 3% or 4%.

nowiknow23 posted 5/15/2013 21:24 PM

We have annual pay reviews. There's typically a pool of 2 or 3% that managers have to divvy up among their staff. High performers might get 4% while a low performer might not get anything. It all has to average out to the pool percentage.

At the same time, managers have the opportunity to make adjustments in order to get people in line with the market range for their roles.

At any other time of the year, raises are only from promotions.

Sad in AZ posted 5/15/2013 21:44 PM

Working for a government, we get regular annual increases until we max out. Every 5 years, they do a survey of local salaries and make any adjustments they feel necessary. They also look at perqs like paid parking, health club memberships, etc. Everything has to be very FAIR.

why2008 posted 5/15/2013 21:53 PM

At the corporation I worked for, I have always have been paid based on an annual review and performance. If you didn't perform well enough to get at least an increase every year, it would look bad.

Too_Trusting posted 5/15/2013 23:04 PM

Pay raise? What's that?

Seriously - I have not had a raise at my job since I was hired nearly 5 years ago.

jrc1963 posted 5/16/2013 08:51 AM

Too _Trusting...

I haven't had a pay raise since I started in this district... so I'm in the same boat as you...

Even 3% would be nice compared to 0%.

MissesJai posted 5/16/2013 11:49 AM

We get increases annually with the budgeted amount being 2.9%. It is based on performance so some people get less, some people get more (not much, but a little more), and some get nothing (rare). I believe about 4 years ago the company didn't give raises due to budget issues. I think that's the only time that's ever happened. Last year I got the budgeted amount(2.9%) but this year I was given over budget (3.5%).

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