The employer told me that this is a standard physician employment contract, and it can’t be changed. Should I still have the contract reviewed?
Every contract can be negotiated. We understand that negotiation with a potential future employer can be uncomfortable – however, it’s extremely important. Do NOT settle for a cookie-cutter deal.
Why should I get my contract reviewed?
A physician contract review is essential when signing the biggest deal of your life. Every contract that you sign will set the tone & trajectory of your career and also form the basis for all future compensation increases.
It’s vital to use all resources available, such as hiring a consultancy for a contract review, to avoid making premature commitments, ensure that you get a solid offer, and secure the best possible contract.
Will it upset the relationship with my employer if I get a lawyer involved?
No. In fact, getting outside advice will prevent upsetting the relationship with your potential employer. It will give you the opportunity to play ‘dumb’ and remove the burden & pressure off yourself – without straining the relationship. You can say it’s your advisers, not you, who are critical of the offer to take full advantage of your adviser’s expertise.
What is the cost, are there any hidden fees?
We offer a flat price of 1,350 dollars until the contract is signed or the offer of employment is declined. We have no hidden fees. We do not believe in nickel and diming customers, which is why we don’t try to upcharge you on different “packages” or charge a different price depending on your specialty. Our mentality is that if it’s something that will help you with your contract negotiation, you should have access to it.
Can you review more than one contract?
Yes, we are happy to review as many contracts as you want, but each contract will cost 1,350 dollars.
How long does the process take?
Typically, you should be able to schedule a contract review session within 2 weeks – sometimes even the next day or two, depending on availability.
How long are the contract review sessions?
Usually, it takes about an hour or so to thoroughly go over one contract together. However, we give each time slot plenty of buffer time so that you will never feel rushed.
Who will I be in communication with?
Both of us – Andrew and Pete – at all times. You work directly with us, the owners.
What’s your refund policy?
We offer a 100% satisfaction, money-back guarantee. If you’re not happy in any way, just let us know and we will do everything we can to remedy the situation, including a full refund. However, we can’t guarantee your negotiation goes 100% as planned, of course. We will always honor your refund request – but please judge us based on the satisfaction of your contract review.