Microsoft on-hire stock grant

Akamai Technologies qhgQ01
May 4, 2018 23 Comments

Microsoft rolled out an offer where the on-hire stock grant is listed at 20k.
I asked the recruiter what the vesting schedule for this stock grant is as it was not explicitly mentioned in the offer Letter and the recruiter told me that the entire 20k vests in the first year but she he didn’t seem sure.

Is this possible? Have any of you been given a stock grant of this kind?

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  • Microsoft melv
    Too bad you are not a college hire, they get 100 to 150k over 4 years on hire
    May 4, 2018 5
    • Apple / Eng
      🍎 is shit

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      Isn’t 60k typical? Don’t they only go above 100k with competing offers?
      May 4, 2018
    • Microsoft / Product Msj89gh
      I think ^ is correct. 60k over 4 years is typical for a college hire
      May 4, 2018
    • Microsoft melv
      60k was more typical 4 years ago, it's really gone up.
      May 5, 2018
    • Microsoft / Product Msj89gh
      I joined last year and it was 60k
      May 5, 2018
    • Microsoft / Product 432123
      I was offered 120/3.5 very recently (college hire)
      May 6, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng 🤦‍♂️ExMs
    When I got hired the vesting schedule was in the offer letter. You can ask your recruiter for a revised offer letter with the vesting schedule. That doesn't sound unreasonable.
    May 4, 2018 1
    • Akamai Technologies qhgQ01
      OP
      I’ve asked the recruiter once and didn’t get a definitive response .. I’ve asked the recruiter to confirm things again
      May 4, 2018
  • Microsoft nutszy
    4 years , each 25% ... whether its 20k each or 20k over 4 years .... recruiter is the answer
    May 4, 2018 1
    • Microsoft Bguc60
      In my case it was 20% over 5 years
      Aug 8, 2018
  • Microsoft
    HairyPM

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    4 years
    May 4, 2018 0
  • Dell Beirus
    What position are you being hired and level?
    May 4, 2018 3
    • Akamai Technologies qhgQ01
      OP
      SDE, L60.

      I’d told the recruiter that this stock grant was nothing close to what I’d accept to which the recruiter replied stating that all the 20k was given to me in the first year post which the annual stock refreshers would kick in. However she wasn’t sure.
      May 4, 2018
    • LinkedIn MzqC50
      That’s a lie. You’re going to get $5K a year over 4 years.
      May 4, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng AmI3vil
      It’s her job to be sure. Unbelievable. Sorry about that, OP.
      May 4, 2018
  • Microsoft melv
    Lol yeah right. So they start at 250k and their first year refresh is what 18k?
    May 7, 2018 2
    • This is the on hire grant that vests over 4 years.... 50k grant => 12.5k/year

      Do you even work here?
      May 8, 2018
    • Microsoft melv
      I was replying to the claim above of 250k for l63
      May 9, 2018
  • Microsoft fyordian
    Our group gives at least 250k over 5 years for the recently joined L63
    May 6, 2018 2
    • Microsoft / Eng 🤦‍♂️ExMs
      There's a long way between level 60 and 63. Especially in terms of total comp.
      May 6, 2018
    • Akamai Technologies qhgQ01
      OP
      What group do you belong to?
      May 6, 2018
  • 20k for L60 is a joke.

    Standard offer is 50k-100k.

    It’s always over 4 years. The 4 years is not negotiable. The amount is.
    May 5, 2018 0
  • eBay rawfeed
    Yes
    May 4, 2018 0