Google (NSDQ: GOOG) is doling out about $8 million in bonuses to several top employees “in recognition of executive officers’ contributions to performance,” according to an SEC filing just filed. All of the payments are up considerably from last year.
The details: CFO Patrick Pichette, SVP Alan Eustace, and SVP Jonathan Rosenberg are each getting $2 million discretionary bonuses, while chief legal officer David Drummond has to settle with $1.7 million. Pichette, Drummond, Eustace and Rosenberg are all also getting their base salaries hiked to $500,000 from $450,000. The top bonus a year ago was $1.64 million to Rosenberg.