Does anybody else feel like shit because they’ll never get a $100k signing bonus?

Amazon / Eng NoBonusRIP
Jan 23, 2018 116 Comments

Failed FB intern interview and now I’ll never get a sick signing bonus. I feel like dying, what do I do

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  • Facebook public
    Ugh seek help? A signing bonus is a one time stop gap, it's not life altering at all. You'll be fine and make millions over the years; your life is definitely worth more than 100k :)
    Jan 23, 2018 18
    • Amazon / Eng NoBonusRIP
      OP
      Lol more like 10 first class tickets. And if I worked at FB they take cool business trips handed out like candy - one of my friends flew multiple times during his ducking internship.
      Jan 23, 2018
    • Microsoft / Mgmt FUDOne
      Pretty sure most people collectively have a lot of self respect to go to a ‘ducking internship’.

      Don’t know of anyone living who would squak about like a duck just for $100k.

      Now $100 million, that’s a different talking point altogether
      Jan 23, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng wavvy
      Spare your co-workers this kind of talk. It reeks of immaturity and entitlement OP. If your biggest problem in life is a signing bonus or which six figure job you currently have keep it to yourself. You'll just insult others.
      Jan 24, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng NoBonusRIP
      OP
      Easy to say when you already have it
      Jan 24, 2018
    • BlackBerry / Eng m2z8mg
      OK let me say it then:

      Spare your co-workers this kind of talk. It reeks of immaturity and entitlement OP. If your biggest problem in life is a signing bonus or which six figure job you currently have keep it to yourself. You'll just insult others.
      Jan 24, 2018
  • Uber GMie27
    One of my schoolmates got a $1m signing bonus when he was born. Yet I don’t give a shit about it.
    Jan 23, 2018 1
    • Uber / Eng
      Rqwx5o

      Uber Eng

      PRE
      Google
      Rqwx5omore
      21 years vesting cliff?
      Jan 24, 2018
  • Palantir / Eng chasm
    Who cares about a sick signing bonus, half of it goes into a trash can due to taxes and stuff
    Jan 23, 2018 2
    • Cruise Automation / Eng
      ^ this is accurate. Literal 50% tax
      Jan 24, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng wavvy
      50% withheld != 50% tax.

      Source: someone who got 75k so I should just quit at life for not getting 100k apparently
      Jan 24, 2018
  • Twilio sfgnrl
    If it makes u feel any better the tax rate on a bonus is 50%. So really only 50k.
    Jan 23, 2018 13
    • Facebook assumegood
      For someone working only 4 months that year, tax rate is very favorable, probably 20%.
      Jan 24, 2018
    • Twilio sfgnrl
      Yes, it is considered supplemental income so it is taxed at a higher rate. Source:. I've received many sign on bonuses.

      If you are on sales and make quota, that payout is handled like normal salary so a lower tax rate.
      Jan 24, 2018
    • New YSFv51
      there are two types of income, long term capital gains and personal income. bonuses are the latter. the irs specifies an additional withholding for supplemental income, but you do not owe more on that income than other sources of personal income
      Jan 24, 2018
    • Facebook veronica&
      To clarify, the withholding is more but when you end up doing your taxes at the end of the year, it is lumped in with your regular income and taxed the same. Source: IRS
      Jan 25, 2018
    • Amazon sub line
      Jesus the number of people in this thread clearing $100,000+ a year that don’t understand the difference between withholding and rate is disturbing.
      Feb 3, 2018
  • Amazon ;&48,&:3?7
    Dude there are engineers in Silicon Valley at other companies getting paid less than 145k with 10+ years experience on you. Count you blessings ... Geezus
    Jan 23, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng NoBonusRIP
      OP
      I wait what? Which companies?
      Jan 23, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng asdzxc
    Wow maybe this is a reason why you didn’t get the job, you complain like a damn 8 year old who thinks shit should be given to them! You didn’t get it, why? Because you were not good enough or were not what they wanted. What makes you think you deserve the 100k? It was never yours to begin with, move on! Get better at what you do and what u have to offer!
    Jan 23, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng NoBonusRIP
      OP
      Yeah too bad I still suck. What’s the point in living if I have to cry at my desk?
      Jan 23, 2018
  • Coupang / Eng
    zzzzxxxx

    Coupang Eng

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    zzzzxxxxmore
    Just quit Amazon then? You will get to learn about the real world working a minimum wage job, and it will make you a better, humble person.
    Jan 24, 2018 0
  • Google Beez
    Most people will never make $100k a year in their life let alone as a bonus.

    If you think you are better than 99.9% of people and deserve a $100k bonus you need to work hard, improve your skills and prove that to the company. In the meantime be thankful for what you do have.
    Jan 23, 2018 5
    • Intuit !!FUN!!
      This.

      My first programming job paid $14/hr, lol...
      Jan 23, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng NoBonusRIP
      OP
      But what I have is so fucking bad
      Jan 23, 2018
    • Google Beez
      You think you deserve a lot of money, a tesla or first class flights because your friends have them. That's not how the world works. There will always be people who make more money than you and if you compare yourself to them you'll be unhappy.

      Go work for a program like Americorps for a year, or Peace Corps, survive on little money and you will learn what "fucking bad" is. Not getting a $100k bonus is not "fucking bad."
      Jan 24, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng NoBonusRIP
      OP
      I would deserve more, but sadly I have the IQ of a squirrel. It’s quite sad. Maybe I’ll get a bonus in the next life? Who knows.
      Jan 24, 2018
    • Cruise Automation / Eng
      Get rid of your friends if they're blowing their savings on frivolous shows of money and making you jealous for it. At this rate they can't afford houses
      Jan 24, 2018
  • Microsoft Baap
    lolol.

    OP - Did you read about the post where someone said their office at Google is 145k/600k/65k and at FB its 155k/320k/100k.

    Are they greater than the offer you did not receive?

    Is 145k not enough for you to buy first class tickets, a Tesla on EMI or both? 1-4-5,000!

    You just started your career. There'd be a time when you'll likely lose 1mm in bonuses. And times when you make that much and you'd not feel a thing. Enjoy what you got today and work towards your goal, if it means bagging next level at Facebook.

    Life is more than 100k.

    Good luck!
    Jan 23, 2018 3
    • Microsoft Baap
      Also, if its a troll: You still should work towards your goal ;)
      Jan 23, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng NoBonusRIP
      OP
      Not a troll.

      Those are much better than the new grad Tcs but if I can’t do it last year or this year is it really possible for me to do it in 2 years?
      Jan 23, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng NoBonusRIP
      OP
      I’ll try to work towards them nonetheless
      Jan 23, 2018
  • Microsoft sudo rm-r
    The fucker is back. Last time he was Frankfurt. This is one dude that only electric shocks to his balls at a mental facility can save.
    Jan 24, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng NoBonusRIP
      OP
      Different guy
      Jan 24, 2018
  • Microsoft Cryptnoob
    This idiot has been posting this shit all across reddit, blind, etc. He just cycles usernames and posts again. Went by DaFunk on blind, foxh8r on reddit, etc. Always the same whiny shit about Amazon, him not being at a great school for undergrad, "low" comp, etc. he never listens. Don't bother trying to help people he has done this for years.
    Jan 24, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng NoBonusRIP
      OP
      You’re right about Blind but that’s not my Reddit.
      Jan 24, 2018
  • Fuck them. If you are good at what you do you will make many millions. Invest early and often and you'll make up for the 100k in a few years.
    Jan 24, 2018 10
    • Amazon / Eng NoBonusRIP
      OP
      I’ve studied for 2 years. I haven’t gotten better.
      Jan 24, 2018
    • Okay you troll.
      Jan 24, 2018
    • Cruise Automation / Eng
      You're studying the wrong way.
      Jan 24, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng NoBonusRIP
      OP
      I mean, I just do a bunch of leetcode problems by difficulty and topic. My skills aren’t much better today than they were in 2015.
      Jan 24, 2018
    • Google Beez
      If you have been studying 2 years and never get any better maybe this is not the career path for you. There's lots of jobs in the world. Go find something you are better at. Not everyone is cut out to be an engineer (I'm not one either).
      Jan 24, 2018
  • Uber / Eng
    Rqwx5o

    Uber Eng

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    Rqwx5omore
    You do realize that you'll be able to interview again in the future right?
    Jan 23, 2018 4
    • Amazon / Eng NoBonusRIP
      OP
      Yeah but only converting interns get the sick signing bonuses.

      Also if I can’t do it for intern and new grad why would I be able to do it in another 2 years?
      Jan 23, 2018
    • Uber / Eng
      Rqwx5o

      Uber Eng

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      Rqwx5omore
      The assumption is that you can learn and improve
      Jan 23, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng NoBonusRIP
      OP
      I’m just as stupid as I was 2 years ago I’ll be dumb in another 2 as well.
      Jan 23, 2018
    • Lyft blRa56
      Wrong anyone can get sick signing
      Jan 23, 2018
  • Juniper / Ops shitposter
    get a big L tatted on your forehead.
    Jan 23, 2018 1
    • Amazon TonyP
      Agreed then do heroin for a few months and then die
      Jan 23, 2018
  • New UTzr53
    Welcome to the real world.
    Jan 23, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng p03h
    I got an extremely ill signing bonus at Amazon, 300k.
    Jan 23, 2018 6
    • Amazon / Eng 🤠cowboy
      That could be L6
      Jan 23, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng Anus
      L6 200k here. Is l6 a true story about 300k? Moar details plz
      Jan 23, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng Engimineer
      Are Amazon signing bonuses spread over two years?
      Jan 24, 2018
    • Amazon LaserCatEi
      That's one sick sign in bonus. Has to be director or higher.
      Jan 24, 2018
    • Amazon Drhsdg
      300k over 2 years sounds about right for an L6
      Jan 25, 2018
  • Facebook grumpyuncl
    LOL, we’re being trolled.
    Jan 24, 2018 1
    • Why do you think so? When I was in grad school this was one of my concerns (high salaries being a bubble). It's hard to be exposed to the market in school
      Jan 24, 2018
  • New 536184
    OP is the same schmuck who posted as IsStupid recently about good work/low tier vs bad work/high tier. Enough with the trolling. Get a life pls.
    Jan 23, 2018 0
  • Amazon xvEb45
    67 k signing bonus at Amazon. L4. Also TC is very comparable.
    Jan 23, 2018 5
    • Amazon / Eng NoBonusRIP
      OP
      I got 65 over 2 years. And that’s because of the vesting schedule.

      At FB interns get 150k with 25% every year plus a higher base (110k) and the 75k or 100k signing. That’s 223k minimum and plus they get year end bonuses whereas we don’t.
      Jan 23, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng NoBonusRIP
      OP
      Our bonuses aren’t really bonuses they’re just done to make up for how shitty the vesting structure is
      Jan 23, 2018
    • Amazon xvEb45
      Eh. Win some. lose some.
      Jan 23, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng NoBonusRIP
      OP
      I wish I won something :(
      Jan 23, 2018
    • Amazon Drhsdg
      I hope you win a PIP
      Jan 25, 2018
  • Microsoft LogShow
    Yeah you can definitely sit here whining and doing nothing.thats gonna help
    Jan 23, 2018 2
    • Amazon / Eng NoBonusRIP
      OP
      Nothing else to do tbh. Just wait till I start at an inferior company and then get worked to death :/
      Jan 23, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      Probably🍆

      Amazon Eng

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      Go start somewhere else. You’ll be fired with that shit attitude anyway.
      Jan 23, 2018