I am looking for a new job and I received an offer for which I will initially get 10000 pounds of stock options.
It is difficult to understand what their real value is and I cannot ask too many questions.
Just to start evaluating the offer, I would like to know what is usually the percentage of the value of the company that is distributed as stock options. Is it usually close to 10%, 50% or 100%?
I am also wondering if, in the hypothesis that the company is sold in about one year, it is possible that the value of the options will be, for example, 4 or 5 times what I will pay? Given that the company more or less knows its value, why should it give options with a price so low?