Offered a job with no equity- what and how should I negotiate an aggressive sign on bonus to make up for it?

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Equity and sign-on bonus are apples and oranges. The equity is a longer-term commitment with more risk but also more growth potential. The bonus is a fixed, one-time payment, which can be clawed-back if you leave before a certain date, but is generally much lower risk. I look at equity as part of the total compensation, not as a one-time bonus. So research what kind of TC is common for this role and level of experience in the market, and ask for that.

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If there's no equity to give, then yes - I'd push for more of a sign on bonus.

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Talk to your recruiter and understand the roles/responsibilities. If you think you're unique and your skills are in high demand right now, then you can get revised offer. Good luck!

Is this a Pre-IPO company? Early stage startup?

It's a unicorn startup but been around a for a few years- got some funding in just few years

Curious about this as I am in the same boat as well (pre IPO series E company) with a no equity offer

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