Uber bonus and refreshers

Nov 15, 2018 21 Comments

Is the cash target bonus based on level and not individual basis? If so, what's the target bonus for level 5a SWE in SF?

How about refreshers?

In my hiring paperwork it says my target bonus at 1x is 55k, 20% of which is cash and the rest is RSU vesting monthly over 3 years. Does that sound correct or is that an outdated format? It sounds different from more recent offers from Uber that I've seen on Blind.

I heard there were some major changes to these earlier this year, but I hadn't started yet at the time even though I had already accepted my offer, so nobody ever explained the changes to me and I don't know if the changes even apply to me. Who should I be talking to?

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  • Uber / Eng
    whober

    Uber Eng

    PRE
    Apple
    whobermore
    It’s based on both performance and level. Not sure what the ranges are. I assume it starts at 0, but no idea how high the bonuses go.

    Refreshers are pretty standard as well. I believe the goal is for everyone at the same level to have the about same amt. of unvested equity, regardless of if you’re a new hire or a 5yr veteran.

    Lastly, this is all on the internal HR sites, but talk to your HM if you have questions.
    Nov 15, 2018 5
    • OP
      I've already been here for a few months, not sure if my HM (I was recruited during a hiring event) even remembers me or would be amenable to me bringing this up now.
      Nov 15, 2018
    • Uber / Eng
      whober

      Uber Eng

      PRE
      Apple
      whobermore
      Ha I’m sure your HM remembers you!

      And sorry that was a typo, reach out to your current ‘EM’
      Nov 15, 2018
    • OP
      Haha OK that was my plan. Just thought I'd try to go prepared.

      Would my EM be able to tell me what my 1x cash bonus and 1x refresher is? I get that the final amount is based on performance.
      Nov 15, 2018
    • Uber kFvn76
      All of these numbers should be in your hiring paperwork.
      Nov 15, 2018
    • OP
      Yes. But my hiring paperwork were written in 2017, and I thought there's a change applied to everyone's bonus earlier this year before I started, so those changes weren't communicated to me since I wasn't a current employee at the time.

      Did you read my OP?
      Nov 15, 2018
  • Uber / Eng nYf6sJ
    Bonus 20k. Refresh 70k vest in 3 yrs.
    Nov 15, 2018 5
    • OP
      Is that the target for every l5a?
      Nov 15, 2018
    • Uber / Eng nYf6sJ
      Target for 5a SWE.
      Nov 15, 2018
    • OP
      Thank you
      Nov 15, 2018
    • Snapchat Fluffalong
      Not every 5a. Could be 120k also
      Nov 16, 2018
    • Uber / Eng nYf6sJ
      Target doesn't mean everyone gets it of course.
      Nov 16, 2018
  • Microsoft jdhrueuej
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    Nov 15, 2018 0

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