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Questions tagged [bonus]

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

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Bonus calculation: Am I making a mountain out of a molehill?

Every manager in my company gets a yearly bonus, based on past year performance. The bonus can range from 0% to 200% of a month's salary. The main catch is that there is a fixed budget for each ...
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Bonus error in my favor [closed]

I'm working in Europe for a big multinational company. I was promoted last year, with an increase on my base salary and bonus. I recently received my bonus for last year. However my company just told ...
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Should I negotiate an increase after being skipped on this years raise cycle?

This is my first time asking on stack, so I appreciate any help. Here's my situation: I was hired as junior software engineer right out of college, where I was basically on a 1 year trial period in ...
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I didn't get as much bonus as Manager promised: I think he lied to me

Some months ago my previous manager left and now I report to someone else who is in another country. Two months ago I had the opportunity of meeting him in person, we had a meeting and he promised me ...
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Best Way to Ask for my Referral Bonus

I'm working for a company that has an Employee Referral Bonus. Four months ago I referred a colleague and he was hired on. I'm looking for the best way to ask for the referral bonus stated in the ...
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Business sale payout mess [closed]

The small company I work for is potentially about to be sold (in the UK). I was meant to be getting share options sorted out, but was told that by the time they got around to sorting it out it would ...
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Is it too late to ask for a signing bonus?

A few weeks ago I accepted a job offer. Because I'd been out of work a long time and have a lot of debt, I considered asking for a signing bonus, but my spouse was afraid that trying to negotiate ...
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Should I return my bonus after resigning?

Situation: Awaiting final offer from another job before I hand in my resignation to my current job. I just received a bonus from my boss (to be paid tomorrow). Dilemma: Should I give the bonus back ...
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Should the provision of year end bonus in a job be mentioned in the Job contract?

Rephrased the Question for clearer understanding So after a series of successful interviews with a German company in Munich. I was first communicated a job offer through email with Salary = X Base ...
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How to talk to boss about salary and bonus? [duplicate]

My sister has been working for this pharmaceutical company in India for over a year. While she joined last year, they promised her a raise at the six months mark but they didn't keep the promise. She ...
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Ask employee for self-assessment (for evaluation purposes)

As team leader of 7 people, I'll have to run the evaluation process with each of them. For few of them, the past year was not really a good year (from my point of view) as I had to correct them ...
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How do you incentivize employees with tough-to-measure roles?

I work in a sales development team as a solutions developer, i.e. I build sales and operations efficiency tools. So, one part of the department is made up of roles like mine; we do different tasks ...
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Performance bonus everyone except me [closed]

I worked for this company which went into administration. Most employees lost their jobs including me. A couple of departments were kept there and both were given increased wages and a performance and ...
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I was not awarded my first bonus, and without even a discussion [closed]

I am a regular SE user but for reasons of privacy I am required to post this anonymously with a new account. This question is a question about communication with my superiors. Facts Last year I was ...
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Will I be entitled to my bonus if I quit the day after I receive it? [closed]

I am fed up with my current employer, and I am planning on quitting very soon. The only issue being that I am receiving a bonus in about a week. I am worried that once I receive my bonus and leave ...
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Fallout after mishandling a “bonus” payout from leftover funds [closed]

Disclaimer: This is in Europe. After organizing event described below, managers (including mine) were asked to provide feedback on how to deal with the situation. We were in turn asked by our manager ...
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handle non-existant bonus

Now 1.2 years ago I moved from Europe to Japan on a request to the company. Raise was issued and I'm pretty happy with it. Fast forward to the last 6 months: I've been doing far too much over work (...
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Asking for bonus pay for additional project

I work as a programmer on a team that supports a group of enterprise applications. The team is so short-staffed and back logged that we currently suffer from an issue where we don't have time to ...
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How should I handle leaving a company before a big bonus?

I have an offer pending soon for a job that I am very interested in. However, my current employer offers an annual salary bonus that is only about a month from being paid out. This bonus is ...
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Should I point to an error in my bonus calculation?

I work in management consulting and lately had my yearly review with my boss with the intent to renegotiate my salary and yearly bonus. As usual I don't negotiate a lot because my boss is very ...
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Asking HR about incentives/ stipends [closed]

I had gone to other country on business visa for client meeting. All my expenses ( staying ,food and traveling) was being taken care by my client. I had gone for 1 month. I got the usual salary which ...
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What to make of a very small performance bonus

Quick note: I will try to make this as concise and non-ranty as possible. Background: I've been working at a large company in the US for about 18 months, it's my first "real job", and so far, things ...
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I am writing the following letter to counter a job offer. Here is my reasoning, is it sound? [closed]

I am a software engineer with 6.4 years of experience. I live in the Central Florida region and am trying to negotiate salary with a company in the area against my peers in my salary band of my type ...
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How to interpret high bonus but low raise [closed]

A month ago we received annual bonuses and raises. I received a pretty high bonus given my performance during the year, and especially told that I got more than most because of my good impact. However ...
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Is it common to find software jobs that offer part ownership in company [closed]

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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Performance incentive in offer letter

I have received the offer letter from a company recently. In the section pertaining to Performance Incentive following is mentioned Performance Based Incentive Over and above the basic salary, you ...
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Can I take paid-time off during my notice period and will I still receive my bonus during that time? [closed]

I live in the US. I have job offer at another company. Is it a good idea to give 2 weeks notice of quitting my job and request to use my remaining holiday at the same time? I plan to come back only on ...
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How do I ask if I receive a bonus? [closed]

In previous years, at the end of the financial year, I have received a bonus. It's Now 7 days after EOFY and I still haven't received anything. I don't expect one, but it would surely be helpful at ...
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Can an employer offer PTO/Vacation time as a bonus?

I've found at my current job, our bonus structure does little to motivate our employees to actually meet or out-perform the goals that are being set for them. In general, the employees are very ...
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Is it unethical to quit a job soon after receiving my annual bonus?

My current company has announced that the annual reviews will take place in the next 2 weeks. This means in the next 2 weeks, I'll most likely receive a bonus as it happens every year. I have ...
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Am I expected to share my referral bonus? [closed]

Some time ago I recommended my friend to company. I sent his CV to the Human Resources department. After couple of interviews he was accepted. Now I'm about to receive bonus, let's say 1000$, for that ...
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Salary and Bonus on Job Offer

I'm currently pursuing for a job. My original asking annual salary was $120,000. The company presented to me with a offer, but they want to only pay me $102,000 for my annual salary and pay me $4,500 ...
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job offer and confusion in salary

I would appreciate if someone could help me figure out the situation! I had applied for a job and eventually got the offer. The way I received the offer seemed to be a bit weird. After several ...
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Prospective offer including bonus into salary

Recently I have interviewed with a company about a position and was fortunate enough to receive an offer. I asked for a certain dollar range for salary compensation, and was offered a "Salary" + "...
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Moral objection to involvement in a non-departmental task

I'm a data analyst at my company. I'm currently roped into an analytics task where I'm setting the criteria for other employees to receive quarterly bonuses. I have two key objections to my ...
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How to resign from company that will fail if I quit [duplicate]

I work for a startup in Ottawa, and have been with the company for just over a year now. The CEO promised me stock options, a massive completion bonus, and a month of paid vacation to offset the ...
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Is it OK to quit without notice if bonus is on the line? [closed]

During the summer I negotiated for a raise and a big part of the raise package was a doubling of target bonus. I was planning to move jobs once bonuses were paid out. Because of HR delays, bonuses ...
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Am I being underpaid and should I include bonuses? [duplicate]

In my review I said to my boss that I thought I was being underpaid. The London average for what I do is £45k and I am only on £40k, the lowest is £37k. He said that I need to factor in the bonus I ...
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Marketing Bonus [closed]

I'm moving into marketing from IT, and we're reevaluating my wages. I'm an hourly worker, and I want to propose a salary + bonus structure. However, it seems that any bonus structures I find when ...
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Retention bonus was signed for 2 years, but company was acquired. Am I still bound to the terms of the retention bonus [closed]

I signed a retention bonus with my company in Feb 2016. The terms paid 2 installments of bonuses to be paid once a year. However, if I resign before Feb 2018, I have to pay both installments back. The ...
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How much extra compensation should I ask for in exchange for frequent travel? [closed]

I work as a software engineer in Eastern Europe. My job description does not involve travel of any kind. Our client is located somewhere in Western Europe, about 1000 miles (1600 km) away. Recently ...
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Why do I never get a mention at work?

Over 4 1/2 years ago as a young 20-something man, I started my job as a trainee SQL Developer. I had no qualifications or experience in the field at the time, and the company that hired me did so with ...
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How do I handle *floating* bonus check criteria?

When I accepted my current job it came with a few strings attached: -- Single Web App Project X with deliverables: A B C And must be completed within three months. If completed, you'll receive a $...
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My company wants everyone to obtain an IT certification in the next few months [closed]

The situation is as follows: The company I'm currently working at has been providing for a couple years now a "certification reward". Being an IT company it obviously values having certified ...
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Project Bonus Negating Overtime Pay? [closed]

Background: I am currently working on a long-term project. This project has taken many people away from their current full-time roles and there is some traveling involved. Each of us signed a letter ...
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How do I ask my current employer to match a signing bonus from a new potential employer?

I have a very unique role in an area that is a super-premium skill area. A competitor has come along and offered a compelling role, and offered a decent package with outstanding signing bonus to ...
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Salary bonus agreed but not included

During my performance review at the end of 2015, I was told I would get a (small after tax but not negligible) monthly bonus for the next year based on my performance. The review process continued and ...
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My coworkers get more pay than me, even though I have been longer at my workplace [closed]

My coworkers earn around 30-40k more than I do. We do the same work, in fact I usually perform better than them and have been with the company longer. It does not seem fair. I don't feel comfortable ...
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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 ...