Frustrated with Companies Hiring DFIR
What is going on lately with companies and their hiring practices for DFIR type roles. Have seen a rash like well over 6 or 7 in the past few months who literally think that the pay scale is fixed across the board for all DFIR and all having the same pay band $120k to $150K. I know that sounds great but for us that are already making that it really is a nightmare. Even director level and supervisory doesn't net you beyond these ranges. I explained to numerous recruiters that this pay band is not what I am looking for. I even had one recruitment company bait and switch me. I interviewed well got through the process thought the pay was one thing and when the client was ready to hire changed the salary back to this band stating this is the norm. He even tried to hard sell me the position. Why would I leave my current position to move laterally for another position for the same salary. It is kind of crazy to be honest I walked on the recruiter said nope not interested. What is even worse I have seen a huge influx like well over 15 companies so far in 3 or 4 months all trying to do contracts with no conversions. Companies need to wake up a bit and start competing for talent. We are in a hot market and there is not a lot of selection and companies dictating to individuals that they don't negotiate take it or leave it doesn't work. I am only looking because my company continues to degrade my salary and benefits then complain when people leave. At some point I will have to leave also if it continues but for now I have high ground and can negotiate my terms and continue to look for a better position for more money and benefits. Really getting sick of companies with no negotiation attitudes. I can remember in tech everyone could negotiate benefits and salary. Now everything is on a fixed scale randomly determined by someone somewhere.