Negotiate RSU or base?

eBay Attse
Feb 18, 2018 4 Comments

If u can only negotiate one component of ur TC, would you ask for higher base or RSU? What’s the strategy behind it? assuming I am not leaving within a year.

Does a company give less annual hike in base if I started with higher base (comparing to the peers in the same level)? Does a company give less refresh if I started with higher RSU? Or it doesn’t matter?


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TOP 4 Comments
  • Facebook sum41pwd
    RSU. There is potential for growth, and the numbers are usually an order of magnitude or two bigger than base increases. I barely notice my base raises after tax, even the 10% hikes.
    Feb 18, 2018 0
  • Google / Eng lizzie
    The company will usually be more willing to negotiate on stock
    Feb 18, 2018 0
  • LinkedIn Fo udjfoo
    Keep in mind that it is 1:4 for base to RSU. For standard 4yr vest, for each $1 of salary you need $4 of RSU to be equivalent. Generally though most companies will give more stock than base.
    Feb 18, 2018 0
  • Chegg / Other Lol12345
    Depends, is the company's stock going up?
    Feb 18, 2018 0