Annual stock refresh at Google, Facebook, Uber

Microsoft / Eng R4
Mar 14, 2018 18 Comments

Do you get annual stock refresh during your first 3-4 years at these companies while you still have sign on RSU grant vesting?

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  • Google / Eng
    sergey

    Google Eng

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    sergeymore
    Yes, unless you receive a Needs Improvement rating. I received $150k on my last refresh as an L4 with top ratings.
    Mar 14, 2018 1
    • Qualcomm / Eng GoHiking
      Man, that's a lot for L4!
      Mar 15, 2018
  • Houseparty usenthrow
    Stock refreshers are formulaic based on target compensation for level and performance. So if you get meets all expectation you refreshers are = (1/4 target equity comp) * perf. Target equity comp is what new hires at your level get for equity over 4 years. Perf =1.0 for meets expectation, .75 for meets most and 1.25 for exceeds expectation. This is designed so that your stock compensation stays on target as years go on
    Mar 14, 2018 4
    • Facebook / Eng 5'4 Indian
      There are 2x and 3x tiers as well
      Mar 14, 2018
    • Houseparty usenthrow
      Absolutely, it pays to really excel at FAANG
      Mar 14, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng somecsdude
      How long is the vesting period for these yearly refresher?
      Mar 14, 2018
    • Houseparty usenthrow
      4 to 5 years
      Mar 14, 2018
  • Apple a1z2x3c4
    I think the numbers are pretty well defined in FB depending on your level and review. Is there such a well defined metric for RSU refreshes at Google?
    Mar 14, 2018 3
    • Microsoft / Eng 92305
      Microsoft has explicit stock grant ranges per level. Curious about google practice too.
      Mar 14, 2018
    • Facebook Tr3kkie
      No, Google is not as formulaic. They go out of band pretty often, even on refreshers.
      Mar 14, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng 92305
      Is it reasonable to expect the on hire TC to stay and grow with refreshes beyond the initial grant? Assuming that expectations are met/exceeded?
      Mar 14, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng R4
    OP
    Wow why Microsoft doesn’t do this???
    Mar 14, 2018 0
  • Pinterest
    РусскийбoT

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    РусскийбoTmore
    Yes, assuming you get a non-terrible performance review
    Mar 14, 2018 1
    • Microsoft / Eng R4
      OP
      How much for senior for meeting requirements?
      Mar 14, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng
    blowfish

    Facebook Eng

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    blowfishmore
    Yes, and if you're an engineer it's a decent amount too
    Mar 14, 2018 0
  • Facebook freedonuts
    Google removed first year refreshers as of 2018 new hires. Still get refreshers for later years though

    Facebook has refreshers from first year on, formulaic and scales by performance
    Mar 14, 2018 2
    • Microsoft / Eng 92305
      This is perhaps because the stock starts vesting on the start date.
      Mar 14, 2018
    • Facebook freedonuts
      As of 2018, Facebook starts vesting immediately too
      Mar 15, 2018

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