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Do many/any companies offer a percentage stake in their organisation as an incentive for software developers to work for them?

If yes, what sort of companies and job-roles is this more common in?

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    I'm sure they do? How did you expect would this be answered? – Frank FYC Aug 2 '17 at 4:19
  • My expectation was a "yes" or "no" and then if yes, an explanation on the type of jobs this is more common in (higher tier jobs? Startups vs big companies), and how to find these sorts of jobs – Barney Chambers Aug 2 '17 at 4:25
  • Ah, perhaps add that to the original question? It will help to offer a more precise focus to the question, otherwise the original stands as just "Yes". without more context. – Frank FYC Aug 2 '17 at 4:27
  • Sure Frank, will do – Barney Chambers Aug 2 '17 at 4:28
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    I'll let someone with more experience to answer the question. Hope my suggestion helped. – Frank FYC Aug 2 '17 at 4:29
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Do many/any companies offer a percentage stake in their organisation as an incentive for software developers to work for them?

Lots of software companies in the US offer Stock Options or RSUs (Restricted Stock Units). Both are equity in the company.

Sometimes these are sign-on bonuses. Other times these are just deferred compensation. Often, they come with a vesting period attached as incentive to stick around.

If yes, what sort of companies and job-roles is this more common in?

All sorts of companies in the US do this. Perhaps more startups than established companies, but some of both.

It's common for software developers and other software engineering workers. Some companies offer equity to everyone.

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