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This is quite what my emplyoer does. Stock compensation is very common among large (American) software companies. New hires usually get a large stock grant worth around $100k or even more. These stocks (called restricted stock units, RSUs) are meant to be vested, i.e. received by the employee, over a period of several years (usually around four). The base ...


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There may be a couple more restrictions in there, but having been in a couple of companies with a similar employee share scheme it often goes like this. You become eligible for the shares after being an employee for two years, you can start selling up to your limit after another year. So that's 3 years in the company before you get any of the share money, ...


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That would likely be a startup. So they need a developer who can ask for a good salary, but they don't have that much money. So instead they offer shares. If the company is successful, due (in part) to the help of the developer, they make lots of money and the shares don't hurt much. If the company fails and goes bankrupt, the shares are worthless and ...


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