What should you ask for when getting an option grant? Well, a company will often have a set of tiers for certain types of employees — and these tiers represent percentages of the amount of shares set aside for option grants (this is called the “option pool”).
Yes, the percentages can vary. But for a VC-funded company, the following provides a rough guideline:
|Lead Engineer||0.5% to 1%|
|Engineer (5+ years experience)||0.5%-1%|
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