REPE Salary Negotiation
Hey guys, through a lot of hard work, dedication, and networking, I've landed a first year associate role at a firm (think Ares//Starwood/Apollo).
I'm set on accepting the position and am not too worried about compensation or them stiffing me by any means. However, I would like to know, do you guys negotiate the compensation offer? Is that the right thing to do for a first year associate or should I just accept whatever is presented to me? If you do negotiate, what's your method and what parts of compensation do you focus on? Thanks in advance for any helpful answers.
Also, any insight on what the salary range for a first year associate at the firms listed above should be?