My fellow sales folks and I are having this debate a lot so opening it to the wider community...
Personally I'm at a point where my base hasn't increased much as I'm not moving around, but I'm more than fairly been compensated in company shares, like a stupid amount. My concern is that we can get locked into RSUs and forced to stay, when I could go elsewhere and get a much higher base. If I do I lose the RSUs as they're vesting over a 3 year period, knowing well that when they vest they'll give me a load more starting the cycle again.
It's not a complaint, but I also don't want to get locked into a place. I like to do good stints at companies and not move around every 1-2 years, but I don't also don't want to feel trapped.
So the questions is really do you go for the cash in the bank, or more money that'll vest over a period of time (which in itself is a gamble on the stock doing well)?