So I just got a job at a company my friend started working at a month ago. He got his offer in January and I just got mine a week ago to start in August. I knew what he got offered so I knew what to expect, and my offer was identical to his, as from what I heard they pay all new hires the same rate. There was also a signing bonus, and when I looked my friends was a few k higher than mine. I told the HR guy that the signing bonus was lower than expected and he said its a new policy but he will look see what he can do about it. I am not terribly concerned about the difference, and the salary is still high, but if possible I would like to get the extra money. Since I already mentioned it to the HR guy, is there anything more I should/could do to get more money? Is it worth it to say that the signing bonus is a key feature and I wont take the job without it even though that isn"t true? Any HR/business people know the best way to get the bigger bonus, or should I just be thankful I got a job?