Equity vesting - negotiable?

Intuit kazee9
Jan 13, 2018 3 Comments

Can accelerated stock vesting schedule be negotiated during offer comp negotiation? I thought it’s standard for a company - either annual, quarterly or monthly?

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  • New / Product LavarBall
    In my experience beating schedules are non negotiable. Would be a nightmare to manage if everyone vested differently.
    Jan 13, 2018 0
  • Zendesk / Sales
    TechThis

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    TechThismore
    Everything is negotiable if you are valuable enough. I suspect that if you are asking this question on Blind you don’t have enough experience or expertise that would drive a company to make an exception for you. Additionally stock vesting is, in part, a way to keep you at the company. If you are asking to vest in a faster schedule it looks like you already have one foot out the door.
    Jan 13, 2018 0
  • Google Noogler69
    At Google, I think the schedule is not negotiable (it’s monthly assuming you have enough shares), but you can negotiate part of the stock grant to e.g. vest in two years instead of four.
    Jan 13, 2018 0