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How early employees get ownership in startups

When looking at a job description, it’s often the salary that stands out. But the total compensation is a trickier puzzle to put together, with elements that might not be visible week-to-week, or in a single check.

For one, there’s the total benefits package to consider, including health insurance, vacation days, retirement and more.

Another form of

An IPO could make these workers wealthy – or leave them holding nothing

Got your first job at a start up? This workplace perk gives you a shot at a windfall — if you’re lucky. When offered as part of a compensation package, stock options give workers an opportunity to own a slice of the company. It can be an attractive perk.

That’s because while smaller, newer companies might