Do corp finance roles get sign-on bonuses?

Hi WSO,

Would anyone know how likely corporate finance roles receive sign-on bonuses with their offers? I have not seen a offer personally with a sign-on bonus but my friend, who job hops around has been saying he has received sign on bonuses between 15k-20k each time. Has anyone else seen sign-on bonuses for corporate finance? If so, is that something you have to negotiate?

Thank you in advance for your insights.

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Feb 10, 2021 - 9:09am

All three of my roles so far in Corp Fin have had sign on bonuses post undergrad, I would not say that is the norm though. The first role after undergrad and grad school it is probably expected, after that it is likely that any "sign on bonus" is just another name used for relocation. 

 
Feb 11, 2021 - 2:27pm

In my experience, if you are expected to relocate from your current city some kind of relocation expense + sign on bonus is more likely. I would assume that would not be the case if you're taking another role within your current city. 

 
  • Analyst 1 in CorpFin
Feb 12, 2021 - 12:51am

My F50 FLDP that recruits out of undergrad gives $5k pre-tax signing bonuses. It's not much but it's something. We also get a $4k post-tax relocation bonus every 6 months if we need to move cities for the rotation.

 
Feb 13, 2021 - 2:37pm
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