Questions relating to a monetary reward often for meeting goals or exemplary work

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Job offer - should I be concerned about lower salary + higher bonus than discussed?

I'm a long-time freelancer, about to convert in a contract-to-hire scenario. Salary talks went as follows: Company offers $X salary I counter with $X + $5k Company offers $X + $5k "with bonus ...
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How can I cope with my disappointment after not receiving a bonus? [closed]

We just had our compensation meetings at the bank I work at (in a support position), and after being told I had met management's expectations, I was given neither a bonus nor a raise. The reason was ...
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How learn company policies relevant to quitting without revealing that I'm leaving?

I work in the US. I've accepted a position at another firm. The start date is about six weeks out, in the new calendar year. I have questions for HR about their policies about departing employees, ...
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How to ask about performance-related bonus

I once received a job offer that included a bonus based on "company and individual performance." I wanted to have a bit more specific information about the bonus in order to evaluate the level of ...
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Overtime or bonus - how to ask the team to choose

We currently pay overtime and an annual profit share bonus but we want our team to choose between payment of either OT or Bonus or commission (current commissioned employees don't get bonus or OT). I ...
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Should I accept compressed deadline for a specific incentive? [closed]

Situation My boss asked me for an estimated timeline for a project I'm working on. I told them in a detailed list it would take me five weeks to complete all the features they asked for. They ...
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How to ask for a raise when your manager knows all the good work you have done but does not want to talk about it? [duplicate]

I joined my current employer one year ago. I like my team and my manager. My team is a part of big group at my current employer. During my interview (to this position last year), I asked the manager ...
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Leaving a position after receiving bonus/raise [closed]

I receive a yearly bonus and raise every December. I plan on potentially leaving my current position very early 2016 (within a couple weeks of receiving the bonus). How will it negatively affect me to ...
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Can an employee serve longer notice period in exchange for paying back a joining bonus? [closed]

About 2 months ago, I started a new job. My employment contract states that there will be 3 months probation, 1 month notice period and if I resign within the first 12 months of my job, I would need ...
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3answers
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Implementing performance-based bonuses

I'm trying to create a developer-centric compensation policy. Which is to say it focuses heavily upon transparency, flexibility, and fairness. Many aspects of it are influenced by the Stack Exchange ...
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1answer
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Asking for higher retention bonus

My employer is going to pay me a retention bonus for my hard work and the fact that they want to keep me around for the foreseeable future to help with system integration etc. While it's quite ...
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1answer
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The benefits I can ask for from companies in Germany?

I'm a recent graduate from a masters in CS from Germany. I currently live in Germany and looking for a job. However, since I'm new to job hunting I'm such a newbie in contracts and contracts ...
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Should I demand payment of a promised, documented bonus revoked after giving my 2 weeks notice? [closed]

I am leaving my employer after almost 5 years for a career in a different field. I just passed a major milestone in my current field (independent licensure), and the company I am at has a standard ...
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Think my performance bonus is unfair, what can I do? [closed]

Some background about this bonus scheme: It is an inbound call centre environment where customers are called back by an external company to rate their experience on the previous call. Customers can ...
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3answers
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Letting employees grant bonus points to each other [closed]

What could be the potential impact of a company introducing a system allowing employees to grant bonus points to each other? This implies that bonus points are translated into monetary value added ...
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4answers
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Ask for promised money in a startup

I've recently joined a startup. (I'm one of the first "employees", but not a founder). At the start, I was asked if I would like to work for money or for shares; I chose shares over money, because ...
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1answer
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What is an incentive bonus?

I am currently filling out an application and one of the questions asks me for my "current incentive bonus". I don't know how to answer that question because I don't know what it is. The application ...
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Returning bonuses received while job hunting

So, I'm scheduled for an interview with a company that aligns well with my field. Today I received notification that I was getting a raise, as well as a Christmas bonus. Knowing that I am actively ...
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3answers
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How to bring up a tuition-related signing bonus?

My current company pays for my education, and I'm currently pursuing my master's. However, some parts of my job (which are non-negotiable required functions) require me to travel which has taken a ...
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5answers
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Using Under-Time for incentive [closed]

People often have to work over-time for different reasons. Salaried employees rarely qualify for additional pay any more (US?). I think managers are more likely to request over-time than say, "Can you ...
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2answers
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Should I ask for monetary rewards to my employer for additional services?

I am working as a Software Engineer and I'm a hobbyist photographer. The organization I'm working for carries out a corporate social responsibility program. Last month we had an event under this ...
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Is it professional to take a job offer with a competitor after receiving a promotion and a bonus?

I have been working at the same company for the last two years, and although I have generally enjoyed it, I feel that I need a new challenge. Since I was recently promoted and given a bonus for my ...
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Signing Bonus Tax Question

I am getting a signing bonus (5K) on the new job. When the employer gives the signing bonus will I receive the whole 5K or will I received after the tax (35%)? Any experiences? I am in United ...
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Should I ask for relocation or a sign-on bonus to cover moving expenses?

I am considering a new (IT) job that would involve relocating to a different state and would like the company to help with the relocating costs. Is there any difference between them paying for a ...
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Admitting financial status in interviews

I am currently looking for opportunities outside of my current employer. I think I have reasonable chances to get a job offer if my next interview goes well and it got me wondering. If I quit my ...
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What are my options for performance appraisals for software engineers?

We are a small software development company. We are currently working on having a proper performance appraisal system with incentive tied to performance however, no idea how to implement it ...
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What is the custom around asking for a signing bonus in the United States?

I'm currently pursuing a job in New York city and want to know what the custom is around asking for a signing bonus. At the time of this post, the fiscal year for my company is about half over and I ...
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Are discretionary bonuses in finance roles essentially scams? [closed]

I started working for a hedge fund in a backoffice/midoffice kind of spot and I'm trying to see how the discretionary bonuses aren't just a scam to trick people into working long hours. I understand ...
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1answer
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If I resign before my annual bonus is paid, will I get it anyway? [closed]

My company will pay bonuses at the end of May. If I resign before that, are there any chances of still receiving it?
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I was given stock options but never asked about strike price/vesting and now we are being acquired

As part of my employment offer, as well as in a year-end bonus package, I was provided options but in both cases only the quantity was specified. There was no mention of the strike price or the ...
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2answers
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Should I be concerned about my bonus when putting in notice?

To start off, I am moving at the end of the month several states away from AZ to OR. I do have another job offer in this other state pending one last interview when I end up getting there. My move ...
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1answer
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Negotiating a bonus

I've just been offered a job at my expected salary (which may have been slightly under the market value). As there were no negotiations, I'm wondering if I asked for too little and as there were no ...
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How do I ask what “bonus incentives” mean?

I've just been offered a new job. The salary is slightly less than I'm getting now but it includes "annual incentives for performance". This bonus could make it worthwhile changing jobs. Or it could ...
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Are signing bonuses common place in Australia?

Signing bonuses: are they utilised by Australian companies regularly enough, that to ask for one when negotiating salary for a new job, would be considered 'ok'?
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If companies can afford a counter offer, why don't they pay that before the employee departs?

I've noticed something bizarre at two workplaces. As soon as I decide to quit, a cache of bonuses and perks unlocks. This seems bizarre to me because, if I was so important to keep around, then why ...
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3answers
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Is asking for a bonus on short term jobs unprofessional?

I recently completed a freelance job. The work was technical and very difficult, but I successfully finished the job within the given timeframe. Now, the job took a few hours more than I was ...
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How do I ask for a bonus?

I was promoted to office manager three months ago and a raise did not come with the promotion. I am guessing it was because I had received a raise about a month and a half before I got promoted. I ...
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How can I negotiate a bonus in to a base salary raise?

I have only worked at one company and this is my 7th year. Each year I received a 1.5% raise (to keep up with inflation). Recently I looked around and discovered how underpaid I am compared to the ...
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Is it naive to tell my current employer that I'll be leaving, months in advance?

I'm relocating to another coast in 3 months. The move isn't job related, i.e. I don't have a job out there yet, but I'm committed, e.g. I have other reasons for going, and I've signed a lease on a ...
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Negatives of a signing bonus [closed]

What, if any, are the common obligations that come with signing bonuses? I have heard in casual discussion that you will have to repay a signing bonus if you quit a job within six months or a year ...
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Should I ask about the bonus that is due during leaving?

I am due for bonus from my current employer "X" in the month of January 2013. This amount comprises of about 15% of my Annual Gross Pay (AGP) and is variable. I have a new offer in hand and the new ...
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Management tactics and bonus programs

I was reading The Econ 101 Management Method by Joel Spolsky. He speaks of management tactics to motivate developers by paying them for fewer bugs (for instance). He describes how bad such approach ...
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Strategies for asking for a bonus for an early completion of a project?

In the past, I have been on projects with a bonus attached to it for completing the project successfully. The metrics for a successful project includes duration, effort, cost and impact. Ie, early ...