So on blind - you hear these crazy Google and FB figures of 550K+. So if an FB employee was there for 4+ years and someone else comes from a non tech industry that doesn’t have stock the figures become jarring.
So let’s say someone working in finance from 2010-2017 and then joined FB.
FB gives them 190K base. 400K stock grant and 20 sign on.
Then some other FB engineer that has been there for 4 years received 400K and annual refreshers of 80K with base of 180K. The stock has gone up 4X in 4 years. That FB person on blind will say that their total comp is 180K + 400K + 80K + whatever bonus making an annual TC of 660K.
Mr finance guy will then be on blind and say wtf my comp is 190 + 100K =290K year 1 whereas FB engineer really is saying what his comp is now that he’s been with company for 4 years and it has appreciation. Finance guy actually isn’t underpaid but there’s a huge jarring difference because ppl are calculating differently.
So not sure why people on blind report the former FB comp when the latter is actually a better indicator because people are here to compare potential and how long you’ve been with the company with appreciation isn’t an apples to apple comparison.
Microsoft people are paid less but not to the extent people are saying here on blind.
Base + current face value of RSU/refresher so long as it is vesting in the year you’re speaking of.
Signing bonus is one-time lump sum and shouldn’t be part of YoY TC. It does make the TC look more attractive. I understand it being mentioned separately when someone is talking about an offer.
As does annual bonus. Unless it’s contractual, you don’t know what you’re getting. You just know the target numbers.