Work VISA

Due to visa issue, I will work at Canada first. How tO determine the salary?

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Originally I am hired at Amazon, Palo Alto but I have to stay at Vancouver for 1y. I heard the TCs are different for both city. Do I get two TC for both city, or dO I get TC only for one? How do they determine TC?

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    dhufy

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    dhufymore
    I heard you can't transfer internationally now without VP approval (unless work authorization is expiring etc). If that is the case, be careful.

    Amazonians?
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    • Google
      dhufy

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      dhufymore
      You won't be able to transfer back to Palo Alto without VP approval.
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    • New etqU24
      OP
      OMG But how can I be careful, it is visa issue lol
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    • Google
      dhufy

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      dhufymore
      What I mean to say is - if you are legally eligible to work in Vancouver and there are no visa issues etc, you'll need a VP approval to transfer to the US.

      Why are you staying in Vancouver for 1 year? It's better to start in Palo Alto. You don't have US work authorization?
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    • Intel / Other
      ilamo

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      ilamomore
      Do the Amazon on-call for 1 year. Get only 5% vested and then they won't transfer you to the US. They'll get another Pradesh to replace you in Canada.
      Rinse and repeat! Jeff is the richest man in the world for a reason.
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    • New etqU24
      OP
      I dont have US working visa. They want to "park" me at Vacouver before I am eligible for L1 visa. That's why they want to send me Vacouver first and bring me to Seattle later.
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    • Google
      dhufy

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      dhufymore
      Check with someone who works at Amazon (other than recruiter), there is an internal doc on this.
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    • New etqU24
      OP
      That sounds nice. I will try!
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    • So much false information.

      You can transfer internationally without VP approval if you have been L5 (sde2) or above for one year.

      You can't transfer in the first year or in the first year after promotion to l5. This is because too many people were viewing Amazon India as a stepping stone.
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    • New DUwl61
      If I move company, then my TC will be changed? Because I heard the TC in vancouver is lower than Palo Alto.
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    • It depends on your company.

      At Amazon, if you move from the US to Canada your salary will be reset to Canadian pay bands but you keep any unvested RSU already awarded. So if you move in you first year you will have 4 years of RSU at US rates.

      However, in future years any new RSU grants would be at Canadian rates so in you 5th year you'd be earning at the Canadian total comp.

      If you are transferring back within 2 year then it's a difference in the salary component only because you would eventually get the US RSU anyway.

      In OP's case the question is whether they consider this a transfer (complete with original RSU) or a new offer (with Canadian RSU). If it's a transfer it's not bad. If it's a new offer he will that a lot fewer RSU.
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  • Medallia hFEH36
    TC_vancouver = TC_palo-alto/2
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    • New etqU24
      OP
      So when I move to palo alto, do they evaluate my TC again?
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    • Amazon COEActionI
      Yeah but yoy will be lower band. Source : i did it
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