/ Asked by Dominic
I've been working at the same company for eight months. I haven't received a raise yet. Is that normal? If so, when can I anticipate receiving a raise, or should I speak with my manager?
Answered by Tom, Hiring Expert at VF Corporation, on Monday, February 11, 2019
For most companies, raises are most often tied to a yearly planning cycle and most often that is tied to the company's fiscal year.  The exception being if you actually change jobs (you get promoted and take on additional responsibility OR you accept a transfer into another role), more often than not a raise is offered in either case.

If you've been promoted or transferred in your first eight months and didn't get a raise, I would say that is not normal.  If your job has stayed the same, again I would say it is normal, but would start asking questions at around 12 months.  It's perfectly normal in any job you've been in for a year, in any situation, to inquire about a raise.  Per my comment above about the yearly planning cycle, timing is sometimes for you, sometimes against.  Ex.  If company raises/merit increases went into effect on April 1 and you started on February 15th, there's a good chance you would have to wait until April 1 of the following year to get a raise, 13 plus months.

Hope this helps!  Bottom-line, likely perfectly normal, but don't hesitate to speak with your manager as you come up on a full year in role.
Answered by Sylvia, Hiring Expert at HP Enterprise, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Hello, It depends on your company and their financial cycle. As Tom mentioned, most companies do have it annually, and some may have it more frequently throughout the year. I would suggest speaking to your manger to gain their feedback on your performance and taking on more responsibilities to warrant the raise. If this has already occurred, you absolutely should speak with your manager about a raise. Raises don't just come when the cycle hits, your performance and ability to lead the team to their goals is what would determine your raises or bonuses. Go into the conversation with examples to promote your reasoning for a raise. Hope this helps! 

Answered by Meredith, Hiring Expert at Avery Dennison Corporation, on Thursday, February 14, 2019
Depending on how compensation is structured for your role, not receiving a raise within the first eight months is normal.  If you are a salaried employee, you may have a "salary review" opportunity during a specific time of the year.  This review may be one or several times a year, depending on your company, and often coincides with yearly performance reviews.  Check your offer letter and see if salary review information is included.  If not, this is something to discuss with your manager during your year-end or scheduled yearly performance review.   
Answered by Xavier, Hiring Expert at Worthington Industries, on Friday, February 22, 2019
Companies differ on how they incentivize employees and their timelines for raises. I would make sure that you connect with your manager to establish clear goals for your career advancement and establish metrics that align with the goals. This will assist in making sure both you and your manager are on the same page regarding expectations and your performance.  I wouldn't advise that you approach the conversation purely from the standpoint of requesting a raise because you want to make sure that there's a clear agreement on the value that you bring to the organization.  In the planning phase for this conversation,  it would also be great to understand the industry pay averages for your role as you plan the raise percentage that you will request. 
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