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Categories: Executive Pay

Wall Street Bonuses Likely To Remain Bigger Than Ever

Posted by: Emily Thornton on October 06

Here are some interesting results of a survey I received in my inbox today: surveyed 1,074 finance professionals in September about their bonus expectations. Of the group, 83 percent...

Even Most Directors Think CEO Pay is Too High

Posted by: Jena McGregor on September 30

File this one under "ironic research studies" of the recession. A majority of directors--the people who actually make decisions about CEO pay packages--believe CEO pay packages need trimming. In a...

Dan Ariely on Bonuses and Motivation

Posted by: Jena McGregor on August 05

How effective are those millions of dollars in bonuses bankers still manage to receive? Are bonuses really motivating for all employees? Dan Ariely, a behavioral economist at Duke University's Fuqua...

Rotman Dean on CEO Pay: Drop Stock Compensation

Posted by: Jena McGregor on July 13

Perhaps all the people currently trying to redesign executive compensation should consult just that: Design. Well-known design thinker and University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management dean Roger Martin wrote...

Companies Make Changes to Exec Pay Plans

Posted by: Jena McGregor on March 17

Amidst all the brouhaha over the AIG bonuses, it's worthwhile to note that many companies are actually making changes to their executive pay plans. Human resources consulting firm Watson Wyatt...

Coke's Secret (Bonus) Formula

Posted by: Matthew Boyle on March 13

Coca-Cola says its compensation plan is designed "to be transparent in intent." Instead, it's as opaque as the brown sugar water it sells around the globe.

Immelt Declines His 2008 Bonus

Posted by: Jena McGregor on February 18

General Electric Chairman and Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt has declined his 2008 bonus and long-term compensation, the conglomerate's proxy reveals. In a year when the Fairfield, Conn.-based company's stock has...

CEO Pay: What Role Will Perception Play?

Posted by: Jena McGregor on February 04

Today, President Obama and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner plan to announce a new executive compensation plan at the White House, the New York Times is reporting. The report says that...

No Bonuses for Top Goldman Executives

Posted by: Jena McGregor on November 17

Much has been made today of the news that Goldman Sachs' top seven executives, including CEO Lloyd Blankfein, are giving up their bonuses for 2008. According to a story in...

The Gender Pay Gap: Still Alive at the Top, Too

Posted by: Jena McGregor on November 06

The gender pay gap is a well established phenomenon: Women who work full time made about 79% as much as full-time male workers in 2007. While the number has narrowed...

The 25 Most Overpaid and Underpaid

Posted by: Jena McGregor on October 16

With all the understandable anger over the outsized pay packages at failed financial firms--including the funds New York AG Andrew Cuomo is going after at AIG--it's easy to forget that...

Executive Pay Rising, But More "Shareholder Friendly." Huh?

Posted by: Jena McGregor on August 21

There must be something about summer and surveys. My inbox has been filling up with them even more than usual. Particularly frequent in recent weeks have been studies on executive...

CEO Bonuses Down

Posted by: Jena McGregor on March 01

Feeling down after your boss scrimped on your bonus this year? You're not alone. In an early look at this year's proxy filings by compensation number crunchers Equilar, CEO bonuses...

A Worksheet for Pay

Posted by: Jena McGregor on September 15

Whether or not you agree with Robert Reich's controversial commentary this morning in the Wall Street Journal that CEOs deserve their sky-high pay, if you're a director on the compensation...


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