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'?

  • This is probably industry dependent. – Timothy Jones Dec 5 '13 at 5:24
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    In 17 years of IT work in Australia, I've never received one, never offered one to a candidate when making a job offer, and never heard anyone ever speak of having gotten or offered one. Make of that what you will. – Carson63000 Dec 5 '13 at 7:12

I've heard of it occurring, but certainly not commonplace.

The cases where I've heard it occurring are to offset a bonus. For example, if someone is due X as a bonus the hiring company may match this.

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