Amazon Employee Benefits Guide
Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) at Amazon:
An equity grant of Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) is the primary way that Amazon employees receive Amazon stock. One unit of Restricted Stock conveys your right to receive one common share of Amazon stock at a specific time in the future according to a designated “vesting” schedule.
Amazon's RSU Vesting Schedule:
Most clients we’ve seen at Amazon have vesting schedules that operate under the “4 year schedule/1 cliff” time table.
This means that 25% of your RSUs will vest after one year from grant date, and the rest will vest on a quarterly schedule over the following 3 years. So, if you stay at the company all 4 years after the grant date, you will see all your RSUs vest and as a result you will own those Amazon Stock moving forward.
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