A man who had been working as a developer at an IT company for seven years moved to an e-commerce company last year. He received a signing bonus of about 70 million won ($62,400).
Employees of Naver and Kakao are the latest to publicly challenge their employment benefits, calling on the heads of the companies to revamp the compensation systems.
SK hynix is overhauling its bonus payment system after employees expressed their dissatisfaction with incentive pay for 2020.
Stock is being paid as bonuses by technology companies to reward performance and build loyalty.
At an event celebrating the completion of SK hynix’s new chip plant on Monday, SK Chairman Chey Tae-won vowed to donate some of his annual salary to employees at the chipmaker.