I have not been actively looking for a new job, but I was contacted by a competitive company about a position. It's a lateral move (same title), and upon my first discovery call they let me know that the comp range is actually less than what I'm currently making.
Regardless, I took the next interview, and it went really well. They now want me to do four interviews with leadership as the next step.
However, I don't want to waste all of our time if the comp is so low. Should I talk to the recruiter first and ask what their wiggle room is for comp and title?
I like my current role and company, and it would take a BIG difference for me to consider leaving. WDYT?