Compensation

Microsoft Bonus

Booz Allen Hamilton ukrW70
Feb 8

Hi there! Received a verbal offer from Microsoft. They’re working on getting it approved and sending over the final offer. They said something about a 20% performance bonus. What does that mean? I’m anywhere between 0 and 20 as in 20% is my max? Or, that’s the bonus structure? Tad bit lost on how this works.

Any guidance would be extremely helpful!

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  • Microsoft bsVL13
    You are either coming in as L59-L62. Assuming they said 20% is maximum bonus then your bonus is between 0 to 20% of your base. Target is 10%
    Feb 88
    • Booz Allen Hamilton ukrW70
      OP
      Awesome, base is 110k and they’re working to get the max for stock options. My title would be associate consultant. Does that narrow it down?
      Feb 8
    • Microsoft bsVL13
      Hard to tell the actual level. Regardless - think your annual bonus will be between 0 to 20%. You should clarify the bonus range with your recruiter. By the way - it’s really rare for someone to get the max percentage due to calibration so I would just use a realistic 10% for calculating your total comp.
      Feb 8
    • Microsoft WABh32
      I think associate consultant are <59
      Feb 8
    • Booz Allen Hamilton ukrW70
      OP
      How hard is it to get promoted at that level?
      Feb 8
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

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      Brazukamore
      If it's 110k salary I guarantee it won't be lower than L59
      Feb 8
    • Salesforce psiM71
      It's not rare to get max bonus. I got it 3 times in 4 years (all except the first year) before I left.
      Feb 9
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

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      Brazukamore
      Yep, especially for entry levels. L59-60 usually takes 1-1.5 years each.
      Feb 10
    • Booz Allen Hamilton ukrW70
      OP
      Thank you all!
      Feb 11
  • Apple Snut Ella
    Work hard to start by 3/31 to be considered for this year’s bonus.
    Feb 85
    • Booz Allen Hamilton ukrW70
      OP
      March 31st is the last day? Thank you
      Feb 8
    • Apple Snut Ella
      Yes. Q4 starts April 1. If you haven’t started by then you won’t be considered this year.

      It will be pro rated but you’ll get it on September 15 if you start in q3. Even 1 day.
      Feb 8
    • Booz Allen Hamilton ukrW70
      OP
      Thank you, I’m going to push for an earlier start date
      Feb 8
    • Microsoft Harmar
      If you start before the cut-off, you'll get 3/12 bonus this September and 12/12 bonus next September.

      If you start after the cutoff, you'll get 15/12 bonus next September. Considering a 3 month review is unlikely to be anything but target, beating target with a 15/12 bonus would amplify that.

      Honestly, I don't know what effect it has on stock awards, but at L59 it's minor compared to cash bonus.
      Feb 8
    • Booz Allen Hamilton ukrW70
      OP
      Thank you !
      Feb 8
  • Microsoft torched9
    Don’t believe anything a recruiter says. You won’t get shit for bonus or RSU’s.
    Feb 80
  • Microsoft OIC-u812
    Annual bonus will be max of 20%. Stock is different. You’ll have a target stock number that can be considerably higher than 100% depending on what you do. You can also earn SSA’s for your work. But don’t count on any of those things happening unless you pour your whole life into your work. That said, if you’re straight out of college, it’s easier to devote that kind of growth now rather than later.
    Feb 80
  • Oracle gV45dx
    It means you will get 10k equivalent stock every year vested in four years. Enjoy your lunch money.
    Feb 84
    • Apple Snut Ella
      Ignore Oracle, he’s drunk.
      Feb 8
    • Oracle gV45dx
      I was at Microsoft for seven years. I used to get these peanuts.
      Feb 8
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      MicrosoftProduct

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      Brazukamore
      Literally any company could say this except Oracle. They have zero refreshers.
      Feb 12
    • Oracle gV45dx
      This year my total refresher that will vest is 220k. For the last three years, each year I got refresh rsu worth at least 160k. You heard wrong my friend.
      Feb 12

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