Google/Facebook/amazon stock refresher

Dailymotion veBM80
Apr 24 18 Comments

I know google and FB give stock refreshers every year. Especially for manager or Sr SWE, any idea what is the stock refresher? Is it a set % from the initial grant? 10%? Is it a set amount like 50k? Trying to understand how it works at these big companies.

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TOP 18 Comments
  • Facebook shitposts
    Amazon refresher is such a shitty proposition, too bad most folks negotiating offers don’t account for that
    Apr 24 8
    • Facebook shitposts
      Im sure it is still capped even it doesn’t do well. How is it better than just getting it no matter what?
      Apr 24
    • Facebook YMVM33
      I’m not too familiar with amazons compensation because I have never worked there but I heard they have a target TC. Let’s say 200k for this example.

      If Amazon stock falls to 100, then employees TCT will be much lower than 200k. Amazon will then compensate by giving large number of refreshers to catch up to the 200k target
      Apr 24
    • Facebook shitposts
      Compare that with FB for first four years where you are pretty much for sure will exceed TC unless FB really craters
      Apr 24
    • Amazon EtkN65
      I just had my annual review at Amazon and I’m in year 3. My base pay is 15% higher because of a promotion since i started but I still won’t receive any refresher stock grants until 2020 because of the stock over doubling since I started
      Apr 24
    • Deloitte broadway74
      So you are still getting paid more then you thought, right?
      Apr 24
  • Facebook / Eng SegTree
    At FB, it’s a set amount based on level, multiplied by rating multiplier and location multiplier.
    Apr 24 7
    • Google aiqqu
      Location definitely applies. Even Zurich has pretty low refresher (compared to us) despite high base.
      Apr 24
    • Dailymotion veBM80
      OP
      Wait I am not taking about bonus I am talking about stock refresher. That is also a set amount of a set percentage of the initial grant ?
      Apr 24
    • Facebook / Eng SegTree
      Everyone here is talking about stock refresher, not bonus. It has nothing to do with the initial grant. Read what people said.
      Apr 24
    • Dailymotion veBM80
      OP
      So any idea about what is the stock refresher at FB/Google for EM? what is that set amount
      Apr 25
    • Facebook / Eng SegTree
      Depends on level
      Apr 25
  • BluVector sparked
    AMZNs is a little complicated, but effectively refreshers aim to bridge any gap between your expected TC and your target TC.

    If your TC is supposed to be 250k, but your salary+current vesting grant only gets you to 200k they will grant you additional shares so that your expected TC aligns with target.
    Apr 24 0