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

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Finder's fee for R&D work for a company [closed]

I work for a R&D company doing project work for other companies. I might be able to get a new customer to use the company I work at. I did this work without any help from the company I work at. ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...