Here is an interesting situation. I look forward to the comments, suggestions.
A very close friend of mine was interviewed for a very reputed company (Turnover 1Billion $). The Job position offered was open for discussion and using Mike and Mark interview model she whistled past more than 5 rounds of interview. In the final round of interview with HR personnel she clearly indicated that it has be "Vice President"(VP) position for her to consider taking up the job. She has received the offer about 2 days back in a position a level below as that of a Sr. Manager. The total compensation levels are in the very lowest range for the VP position,(Below her expectation, though) as prevail in the market. She feels that without getting the VP Position it is not possible to establish the systems and process that is needed as well as authority, as it is a kind of turnaround management[u] in a sunrise field[/u] in which she has expertise. The company is a global leader in the business and there are plenty growth opportunities. In her present job, she is doing very very well and reputation and results are unquestionable. (She is with the present job for the last 14 years and grown fast track,and every one wants her in their team for inputs) In the first place, she accepted the interview call to take up a challenging assignment more for fulfilling the Ego/ Self actualization needs.
Should she go back and negotiate what she mentioned in the final discussion or reject the offer. Within What time line she should do this.
Looking forward to the thoughts and suggestions.
My thoughts are that she should reject this as companies or very clear what they want and so they offer. Moreover retro fitting her may rock the boat in that organization.