A lesson in finance for the rsu clowns
FNG has only had good stock for past 1-2y. It has crashed in 99, 09, 2015... Every ten years about, and stays low for the majority of the time.
Say you got an Amazon job in 2014 when the stock was 380. By the time it vested you've lost a third of it's value. And if your base was 150 with 100k stock, it's a 270k TC. Less, since the present value of the future comp declines 10% a year because you could invest yourself.
Compared to, say, a 250k C2C contract at Albertsons or whatever.
If the stock has a volatility of 100% and a 30% chance of crashing any given year, there's something called a Sharpe Ratio that comes into play. That's your risk adjusted return. Doing your own investments at a 100% return (just hold a hedged Amazon position) and 10% risk of loss is 3x better Sharpe than your hypothetical rsus.
So the stock TC is pretty worthless, if you do the math correctly it's about 1/3 of it's purported value due to the company investing for you like you're a babby. Plus add 15% for C2C. The 500k goog salaries with 200 base are comparable to a 120 hr contract, which is a really a 100hr contract plus negotiation.
Everyone pays the same faang just plays math games.