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Does your sign on bonus require you to work for the company for at least several years? Any way to negotiate out of it?

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How would those negotiations sound to your new employer lol. “So, about the 10k sign on, can we make the clawback on three months? No reason….” 😭

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It’s usually one or two years. It’s reasonable.

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My former co worker just had to pay hers back, she was 3 days short of the 2 years.

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Should have told them to pound sand

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Depends on what’s in the contract. Deloitte when I signed was 50% pay back after one year 0 after two

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Sounds like the 2-year pay back period is pretty normal for Deloitte

So you want them to give you money with nothing committed from you? What would you negotiate with? Take a lower salary?

I don’t about several years but I have seen “one year commitment”.

KPMG’s requirement is 1 year. It doesn’t get prorated if you leave within a year.

You can ask them to increase your base rather than SOB option. Not usually granted, but can’t hurt to ask.

So is the SOB pretty standard? What’s typical for different levels?

I just got $15k as a manager

2 years or retro pay.

1-2 years is fairly standard, non negotiable, and I’ve never seen one pro-rated. The firm has to protect its interests.

It should say it in the offer letter. It’s usually a timeframe of 1-2 years.

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