How to find out if stock options in a job offer are competitive?
November 10, 2011 8:15 AM Subscribe
I've been offered a job by a Silicon Valley startup. The salary and benefits are good, but how do I know if the stock options are "market rate" for this position?
posted by anonymous to work & money (13 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
To put this into perspective, it's a mature, well-funded, pre-IPO startup with lots of customers, great management and brilliant employees. I know what salary is typical for the position, but how can I find out whether the amount of stock options they're offering is competitive?
I'm a savvy investor and I know how to value the options themselves, it's just that I've never worked in this role for a startup so I don't know whether the options portion of the compensation package is in line with what similar companies offer. Since I can't be more specific about the company or job title, any general advice would be helpful.