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What’s your opinion about Sign- on bonus? Lots of companies have repayment options now a days. Is it just better to bump up the base and keep sign- on bonus minimal? Any thoughts

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Always better to raise base vs bonus

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Recurring vs one time bonus with caveats... idk charlie

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Think of signing bonus as a one-time payment to cover your cost of leaving. Mid-year - you’re giving up half your bonus - how can they make you whole? I would only focus on the go-forward total comp trajectory, unless the signing bonus is 0 and you’re leaving a lot of money on the table.

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Thanks ! Very helpful perspective

Crunch the numbers based on a 2 year tenure and decide. I tend to favor base over bonus.

Agreed. Less bonus and an increased base minimizes risk. With the stock markets behaving erratically, it doesn’t make sense to invest that money. The only other use of a bonus is to reduce the liability by paying off towards a mortgage.

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