Is TC or base more important to you and why? Will you choose: 1. Lower TC, higher base 2. Higher TC, lower base (higher bonus and shares)

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Hard to say without seeing actual breakdown on numbers because it will shift depending on how big of a difference there is between percentages and raw amounts, but generally I think lower TC, higher base is the preferable option of the two.

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If TC is guaranteed then higher TC. If there’s a high probability you only make a portion of what’s promised, higher base

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If higher base wasn't important, the companies would offer it in the first place! If they do something, that's because it's good for them and not for the employees..my 2c - follow the higher base! RSU is usually vested over 4yrs so what if you don't like the job and leave after a year? Same goes for bonus, as they don't promise any amount.

RSU vests over 4 years, you don’t get it all at the 4 year mark. You get 25% after 1 year, and usually 6.25% every quarter after that. So if you left after 1 year you’d get 25%.

I’d prefer higher TC at a stable public company, higher base if at a private company. At a public company, the RSUs are as essentially equivalent to cash, especially if they vest monthly (e.g. Facebook). I would also ask the employees how stable the company is with paying out bonus. LinkedIn for example over the course of 6 years has never paid out less than 100% of an employee’s target bonus, but if I was at Uber, I’d definitely value the bonus component less.

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