Do companies typically follow through on asking for the bonus back if you leave within a certain window?

Microsoft lnSu47
Aug 30 6 Comments

I received a total signing bonus for $35k at Microsoft. I received $20k of it when I first joined, and the other $15k at my 1 year anniversary. The clause in the contract says I need to stay for another year or else I need to return the $15k. I'm thinking about searching for other opportunities, and am wondering if Microsoft will actually enforce this?

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  • Facebook ⭕w⭕
    Yes, the only thing you should check is whether it's prorated or not.
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  • Amazon / Eng
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    Yes. Companies enforce it. Also you should have more integrity than that.
    Aug 30 1
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      Does bezos have integrity?
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  • Amazon LwEF67
    Yes, almost always
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  • Yeah, but just don’t pay them back anyways
    Aug 30 0
  • TI / Product ucc
    They usually take it out of your last paycheck plus any vacation you had accumulated, and you get billed for the rest when you sign the termination paperwork.
    Aug 30 0

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