Negotiating joining bonus for FB

Jet.com / Eng coderb
May 7 16 Comments

I recently got an offer from FB for E4-
Base - 160k
Stock - 310k over 4 years
Target bonus - 10%
TC - 253k

But, they did not offer any joining bonus. When I asked the HR about it, she said that they don't do joining bonuses anymore. I replied that I had done my research(on blind) that people were in fact still getting joining bonuses in the range of 35-100k. She then said that the org that I was being hired for did not give out joining bonuses.

How can I negotiate to get a joining bonus? I am leaving money on the table at my last company also. I tried explaining that but to no avail. She said that she will talk to the comp team but there are slim chances. Is there any way I can make my case stronger?

I do have offers from OCI, Amazon and Adobe too. Amazon and OCI matched facebook's offer.

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  • New / Eng going2fbny
    Recruiters told me I need to have justification or reasoning for sign on. They said they can make up for any missed vesting/bonuses via signing. I can tell you I got a signing bonus near the lower end of the range you quoted. Your base and stock are higher than what I got though, so with my signing I am close to your TC but sans I am lower :)
    May 7 2
    • Yeah was told the similar thing. I was stupid not to mention my unvested stock though :/. Can't go back and ask after accepting, I just wish my sign on is little large (20K atm). Mind sharing what's your sign on?
      May 7
    • New / Eng going2fbny
      30
      May 7
  • Uber baag
    Walkaway from the deal and tell them no bonus is a deal breaker.
    May 7 3
    • Jet.com / Eng coderb
      OP
      Is there a chance they might just rescind the offer? I am actually inclined to join them over the other offers.
      May 7
    • Uber baag
      Tell them you have other offers and you have to take that chance.
      May 7
    • Glassdoor lpwas
      Your have other offers and good ones, seems low risk
      May 7
  • Tableau / Eng
    Anon123455

    Tableau Eng

    PRE
    Microsoft
    Anon123455more
    Yoe?
    May 7 2
    • Jet.com / Eng coderb
      OP
      2 years with masters
      May 7
    • Tableau / Eng
      Anon123455

      Tableau Eng

      PRE
      Microsoft
      Anon123455more
      They can do sign on. Pretty good offer though, congrats
      May 7
  • Nvidia ECTT56
    One might ask for it and tell them it's your only requirement. If they want you, they'll get whatever dumb exception they need (or stop lieing to you real quick).
    May 8 0
  • Oracle pzd
    OCI can go higher I think.
    May 7 0
  • Postmates setamtsoP
    Get a competing offer
    May 7 0
  • Oracle / IT sachinRT
    looks like Enterprise engineering Org ☺
    May 7 0
  • Nvidia wagecuck
    Tell them you have clawbacks you need to pay your current company, they should do 50K.
    May 7 0
  • Is the location New York? Think they'll get grab to you with 20K sign on. Most people get the sign on when they move from finance, they have a case to make saying I'm going to miss 60K year end bonus etc
    May 7 0

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