Disney didnt follow through on award letter...

Disney kanida
Dec 7, 2017 18 Comments

Disney said in the award letter I received upon accepting their offer that I would be recommended a 20k LTIP (vests over 4 years at a 5k per year rate) when I was hired earlier this year. They instead hit me up a few months later informing me I would only be getting 10k for my LTIP. I am making 100k a year and my 401k company contribs don't kick in until a year from now. I have 2 years experience and I cant help but feel screwed by how cheap Disney is. I am considering getting the fuck out 4 months after hire.

Should I do it or are these benefits reasonable for a seattle full stack web dev?

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  • Twitch EPBQ13
    I really don't understand how it's possible to accept an offer without all compensation being set in stone, but I wouldn't stay at a company that plays games with your compensation and I'd start interviewing asap
    Dec 8, 2017 6
    • Twitch EPBQ13
      Rsu's and 401k matching build in company performance, but I knew total RSUs and matching% before accepting my offer, which is pretty normal.
      Dec 8, 2017
    • Intuit nilops
      My RSUs are dependent on performance. Cash bonus is relatively fixed (% of income) but also has a performance component
      Dec 8, 2017
    • Twitch EPBQ13
      You should get a job at a real company.
      Dec 8, 2017
    • CA Technologies / Sales lBqw66
      I was really tired when I wrote my reply but yeah, of course some comp is contingent on performance but the parameters are usually laid out in a fairly specific way and I would manage my behavior to that performance. If I didn’t hit the KPIs then I would not be surprised. However I realize that could be a grey area at some companies.
      Dec 8, 2017
    • Intuit nilops
      Ouch. I hear you EPBQ13 but I’m smart and naive and ambitious enough to think I can turn Intuit into a real company.
      Dec 9, 2017
  • Salesforce Dred
    Be happy they didn't ask you to train your replacements and then fire you.
    Dec 7, 2017 3
    • Disney kanida
      OP
      That happen to you at Disney?
      Dec 7, 2017
    • Microsoft / Eng
      AppleAWS

      Microsoft Eng

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      He is referring to famous news article about Americans training H1B only to get laid off and replaced by them. Lots of Americans were upset over this. My friend also told me Disney brought Indian VP in Seattle office who put his folks all over the places and Americans were leaving in drove. Sorry if you are an Indian but he was really upset about tis practice.
      Dec 7, 2017
    • Disney kanida
      OP
      Yeah. Its a standard now that tgey are becoming more efficient at finding cheap labor.
      Dec 8, 2017
  • Rackspace / Other TxHeat
    That seems Goofy.
    Dec 8, 2017 0
  • Intuit nilops
    Nobody that is legit full stack actually calls themselves full stack. Are you an expert in React as well as operating system tuning and distributed systems failure mode analysis?

    But yes, GTFO from Disney.
    Dec 8, 2017 0
  • CA Technologies / Sales lBqw66
    Either they made that offer in a written offer letter, you signed it and you have grounds to sue them or they didn’t put it in writing and you just learned a valuable lesson. If it ain’t written, it ain’t so. That works both ways fwiw.
    Dec 8, 2017 1
    • Intuit nilops
      Or they hit 50% of plan...
      Dec 8, 2017
  • Microsoft / Eng
    AppleAWS

    Microsoft Eng

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    AppleAWSmore
    Isn’t this a breach of contract? Maybe HR letter mistake and you actually get what you signed up for? Check with HR. I can’t believe this is happening in US. Aside from this, if you can study for interview coding questions, you can easily get more than 150k in total. Disney is not that good if you don’t have kids as you would not need disney benefits.
    Dec 7, 2017 1
    • Disney kanida
      OP
      They worded it like they would suggest 20k. I figured they would follow through, but aparently theyd rather fuck me.
      Dec 7, 2017
  • Avanade topia
    If you mastered the full stack in 2 years I will hire you in an instant. However... let's assume you are a typical developer with 2 years of experience. In this case your comp... And associated benefits are in line.
    Dec 7, 2017 0

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