Employee Equity Guide for Employees

Cake Staff
March 24, 2023

Take the guesswork out of your employee stock option plan

We've created the ultimate guide to help employees understand their ESOPs

Learn about the value of your offer, vocabulary used in your offer letter, and how the whole process works from start to finish.

If you're hiring, we recommend you share this guide with your new hires. Sharing is caring!

We'll cover:

  • What is an Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP)?
  • What are the benefits of an ESOP?
  • How does an ESOP work?
  • What is Vesting and how does it work?
  • What does it mean to exercise my options?
  • What if I leave the company?
  • How is an ESOP taxed?
  • What about Exit Events?
  • Where can I view my Options and Vesting progress?

🇺🇸 United States Employee Guide

🇦🇺 Australia Employee Guide

🇮🇳 India Employee Guide

🇮🇱 Israel Employee Guide

🇳🇿 New Zealand Employee Guide

🇵🇭 Philippines Employee Guide

🇸🇬 Singapore Employee Guide

🇰🇷 South Korea Employee Guide

🇬🇧 United Kingdom Employee Guide

Cake Staff

Bringing decades of experience from startup, scale up, legal, entrepreneurship and fortune 500, we're on a mission to empower founders and their teams, by making global equity simple and fast, so they can go build a better future for all of us.

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