Amazon relocation - Seattle

Jun 30, 2018 26 Comments

What is standard amazon relocation package? Anything specific I should be asking for? Moving from the Midwest, current homeowner

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  • Amazon / Product Ulub72
    There are two options. Pretty standard. Lump sum or a whole package where they move you inlc 1 month on CORp housing (2 if you own/sell place). Nothing negotiable. If you take a whole package but end up not using CORP housing they will give you cash for that. Amazon will cover taxes for some of those expenses.

    Lump sum is 15k minus taxes.

    You are responsible for paying back the prorated portion of your move if you leave before 2 year mark.
    Jun 30, 2018 8
    • Amazon / Eng Perler
      Actually they cover the tax on 15k in the lumpsum. i.e. they will pay your tax liability on the 15k so you get all that 15k in your bank. For assisted relocation you get 8k but you pay taxes on that. Ofcourse they also move your stuff buy you plane tickets and pay for one month of housing and car rental in assisted pack.
      Jul 1, 2018
    • Amazon / Product Ulub72
      They will not. This 15k is taxed as your regular income. Just double checked the email I got from them when I was relocating.

      They will cover taxes for non cash benefits (those which falls under eligible by irs)
      Jul 1, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng Perler
      Looks like you and I have got a different relocation package. I have a email with graebel confirming what I said.
      Jul 1, 2018
    • Amazon / Product Ulub72
      Lol why I am not surprised?
      Jul 1, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng Perler
      Yep it says clearly that "Amazon will cover tax liability on the payment" in lumpsum relocation package.
      Jul 2, 2018
  • Netflix / Eng OKyY23
    Make sure that you get good health insurance that covers a good psychiatrist, you’re going to need one to help you cope with all that rain.
    Jun 30, 2018 3
    • OP
      Better then constant snow and negative temps
      Jun 30, 2018
    • Netflix / Eng OKyY23
      In all seriousness congrats though! Amazon is an awesome company to work for. I’m not sure what’s typical for relo at amazon, just be weary of clauses where you have to repay it if you leave voluntarily etc
      Jun 30, 2018
    • New / Eng
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      Why woukd they ever agree to not have you repay if you leave voluntarily? If you choose to leave you definitely should pay back something they paid specifically for you to move to work for them
      Jul 1, 2018
  • Amazon DIfp68
    Don't ask what Amazon can do for you. Ask what you can do for Amazon.
    Jun 30, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Nyuf02
    Congrats — good luck buying a home for under a million
    Jun 30, 2018 1
    • Oracle iAEG21
      Oh come on! You can buy a 350 square foot studio for around $750k!
      Jun 30, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng Perler
    Yeah but domestic relocation does not pay as much. I am assuming as a new grad they aren't moving you to a new country.
    Jul 2, 2018 0
  • Epic / Eng zqVF24
    whereabouts in the midwest?
    Jun 30, 2018 5
    • OP
      Wisconsin
      Jun 30, 2018
    • Epic / Eng uXYK33
      Epic?
      Jul 1, 2018
    • OP
      No way- to small
      Jul 1, 2018
    • Epic / Eng uXYK33
      Lol what does that mean?
      Jul 1, 2018
    • OP
      Epic is very small company- lot of former epic people at amazon?
      Jul 1, 2018
  • Acxiom Yo123yo
    Did Amazon cover for the Realtor fee when you sold the house? Or did the 6% have to go out of your pocket?
    Nov 26, 2018 1
    • Deloitte broadway74
      I have the same question. I don’t see it in my L6 package and disappointed. Anyone know if this can be negotiated?
      Apr 16
  • Amazon par1s
    Do they provide relocation lump sum for new grad too?
    Jun 30, 2018 0