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Candidly, next to nothing for a BA. If you’re not a SWE or an exec, it’s basically irrelevant. Instead of getting caught up in equity, I would evaluate whether you think you’re getting on a rocket ship. If you are, who cares about current comp, it will pay for itself many times over in opportunity as the company grows and as a badge of honor for future jobs. If you don’t think it is, don’t get caught up in negotiating for something that’s most likely going to be worth nothing.

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Honestly, I wouldn’t worry too much about that and focus on the cash comp part. Realistically, the equity won’t make a material difference and if it does, it will be in many years. The value of a dollar today is worth more than a low probability payoff in 5 years. Also, employee pools can get diluted with future raises and debt + they rarely tell you what percentage of the cap table you’re actually getting.

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Listen to SM1. If this is early in your career focus on joining a 🚀 to get incredible experience and level up. Might as well try to get some equity if you believe it will grow quickly and startups like to hear that you’re motivated by it. Don’t sacrifice too much on the salary though. It doesn’t hurt to ask and see if you can understand the percentage of fully diluted that the options represents to just get an idea. If not ask for what the strike price is, and what the latest valuation of the share price is. That will help you to understand the potential upside.

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I agree with K1 comment. For software engineers or business analysts, startups typically give these in numbers like 10000-20000, than in %. Check with them what is the valuation of these as per their series B funding round. Then consider other factors like how the valuation will increase in the future based on next rounds of funding or growth of the startup

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Number of shares translated into $ based on their recent valuation. Ask them the value of what they are offering in $

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The company you're going into is Series B or that's where you have experience? Or The startup is not that late stage...? Business Analyst being a senior role in an early stage? It's actually a Business Analyst job, in a startup?? You've not given us enough information. Maybe 2% in an early startup. Series B stage would be far less, we'd be talking in terms of thousands of shares.

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Hi. I saw that you’re working at Walmart and I’m currently looking to apply. May I DM you to get an insight about negotiating my compensation?

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Not much

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Somewhere between 2-10 basis points

Um, they will have a pay band for you. And possibly allow you to take a cash heavy or equity heavy version of their orig offer. GL!

Number of shares is irrelevant if you don’t know the number of total outstanding shares. I’ve worked at 2 series Bs and you shouldn’t expect a lot at this point. If the company goes 100x you’ll probably get a few hundred thousand or maybe in the low millions but that’s a big IF. You’re looking in the range of 0.002% at this point which is a $2k share of a 100MM valuation company. Don’t let equity be the thing that knocks significant chunks off your salary

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