How to evaluate a job offer?
- Salary. What is the total salary?
- Leave. What’s the vacation and sickness allowance?
- Health Saving Account contributions. What are the premiums? Is dental and ophthalmic cover included? When will you be eligible?
- Stock. What stock options are available? Are stock units given as part of a bonus or do you have to be working at the organization for a certain length of time before you are eligible?
- Tuition reimbursement. Will the employer cover your tuition fees if you decide to enroll in relevant paid educational courses?
- Incentives. Is the incentive scheme based on personal achievements or the company’s wider performance?
- Insurance. What insurance plans are offered? How much will they cost 8. Pension. What contributions will the company make?
- Profit sharing. Is there a plan to give employees a share of the company’s profits?
- Use of a company car, cellphone or computer. Are these provided? If so, will these expenses be tax refundable?
- Other perks. Are any additional benefits offered, for example, gym membership, daycare, travel costs, sabbaticals, etc
- Savings and Expenses What are the commuting cost? Are there any relocation cost? Are perks covering some cost? Are you losing some perks that you now have to pay for?
- Time The amount of time that your new job will take up (beyond core hours) can be difficult to judge. It might be worth talking to someone who has a similar role in the company to try to understand what workload you may be expected to take on or how much overtime you may have to work.
- Career Path what new skills and experiences will you acquire? Does this job provide professional learning to enhance your skills?