And to LD's comment... there are quite a lot of disgruntled employees at Amazon, moreso than you see in other tech environments. You don't here these grumblings at FB, GOOG or AAPL, but you do at AMZN.
Not nessesarily. I've seen this as a good way to align long term behavior with shareholders.
Banks are moving more and more to this model for exactly that reason.
On a somewhat related basis and one that is more cheery than sending everyone to prison or working to death in Amazon, can you guys talk me into or out of getting a new (well new to me) car?
With prices of homes and stocks so high and financing costs so low, it looks tempting. I figure it would probably be the last non EV car I buy.
My current one is from 99, so I worry it may not make it until then.
I've heard the cap is $175K and makes a lot of senior people end up selling their shares to fund their huge house purchases. You don't have to get too far up the ladder at some of these places where the money is in the high 6- to low 7-figures due to comp structure.
I'm not going to sign a deal that I know has the potential to blow up when so much of my money is tied to future comp.