Largest signing bonus you’ve received?

Microsoft / Eng HellaRSUs
Jan 19 50 Comments

A GM at msft received over 1M sign on bonus to buy out unvested RSUs from previous employer.

What’s the largest sign on you’ve received? Was it for an unvested stock buy out?

Amazon recruiters have told me they don’t buy out which makes them a no go past a certain compensation point.

Edit: Amazon’s two year sign on payment doesn’t count for this. Only sign ons that are paid in the first year.

My highest sign on I’ve received - 100k.

TC 380k

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  • RingCentral
    Duck-Bezos

    RingCentral

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    Yahoo, Oath
    BIO
    One life to live!
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    0
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  • New Sports
    2.5m
    Jan 19 3
    • Cision / Sales YoHl60
      Was that for a C-suite position?
      Jan 19
    • Microsoft / Eng HellaRSUs
      OP
      Please tell us more?
      Jan 19
    • Facebook / Eng damam
      Zimbabwean dollars
      Jan 19
  • Google h3
    100k
    Jan 19 0
  • Facebook Dogfart
    100k is standard at FB.
    Jan 19 3
    • Facebook / Eng damam
      Hah. No. It might be standard in blind
      Jan 19
    • Facebook Dogfart
      For senior hires it's pretty common it seems. Junior or non-eng it might be different.
      Jan 19
    • Facebook / Eng damam
      Only know 3 person that got $100k sign on
      Jan 19
  • Oscar / Other Tender
    GM? General manager? Wait what?
    Jan 19 1
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  • Facebook / Eng
    DRGL26

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    100k
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  • Facebook public2
    A buy out if that counts
    Jan 19 11
    • Facebook public2
      100% of unvested. I was shocked. Thought I was shocked.
      Jan 20
    • Blizzard others
      Well now your stuck
      Jan 20
    • Google / Eng
      qEGt36

      Google Eng

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      Bloomberg
      qEGt36more
      Wait, are you at G now?
      Jan 20
    • Facebook public2
      How am I stuck? Cash didn't stick me lol.
      Jan 20
    • Facebook xxkw86
      Are you sure G will buyout 100% of the unvested RSU? I thought it would be good enough if anyone can buyout the next round of vested RSU.
      Feb 23
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    • Roku ________
      Amazon bonuses don't count, that's just because they want to keep your base low and hope their stock keeps your TC up high enough where you don't quit
      Jan 19
    • Microsoft
      temp_

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      temp_more
      Which level was this? L5 or l6?
      Jan 19
  • Google / Eng
    qEGt36

    Google Eng

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    Bloomberg
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    What's a GM?
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    • Microsoft / Eng Max401k
      General Manager. Often L68
      Jan 20
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    90k
    Jan 19 1
    • Broadcom Ltd. minarva
      Amazon tc breakdown please?
      Jan 19
  • Facebook GYqf23
    100k
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  • Pegasystems Tier 5
    Amazon’s signon is like a car dealer giving you more for your tradein because he just jacked up the price of the car youre buying. Did he really give you a deal? Hard to say.

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  • Big Switch Networks / Eng script
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    30K
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    60k
    Jan 19 0
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    same. 100k
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