OPT expiring in Feb 2019, interviews scheduled at Google and Amazon

New / IT javatopy
Nov 10, 2018 13 Comments

Hi guys,
My OPT is expiring in 3 months but got a couple of interviews in google and amazon. What happens if I join them with 1-2 months left in my OPT?

Please let me know what happens in these cases if you have come across these situations in your company.

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  • Microsoft naaam
    I guess it all depends. Probably Google and Facebook are better in this aspect. Someone posted few months ago here on blind on how Amazon had given them the offer but then with withdrew because it was only two months left on opt. Highly unethical.
    Nov 10, 2018 3
    • New / IT javatopy
      OP
      True !!
      Nov 10, 2018
    • New / IT javatopy
      OP
      What’s it like in Microsoft? @naaam
      Nov 10, 2018
    • Microsoft naaam
      I don't have specifics on how many months they accommodate. But in the past when my opt was running out, they'd made accommodation in Vancouver. But I was already working for couple years then
      Nov 10, 2018
  • PayPal hJtt74
    I heard from a recruiter amazon hire people with less than 5 months with stem opt expiration. Should not be a problem
    Nov 10, 2018 0
  • Amazon salman
    Okay, amazon hired my friend when he had left 2 months of OPT, he went through onsite round and later moved to Canada through internal transfer. I guess it depends on HM and team presence.
    Nov 10, 2018 0
  • New / IT javatopy
    OP
    Wow ! Thanks awesome 👏. When did this happen ?
    Nov 10, 2018 3
    • Amazon salman
      April 2018
      Nov 10, 2018
    • New / IT javatopy
      OP
      Ok. I am interviewing for AWS perimeter protection team. Hope they will do the same for me.
      Nov 10, 2018
    • Amazon salman
      Good luck, just rock your interview rounds
      Nov 10, 2018
  • Intel / Eng
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    Randomfitmore
    Shouldn’t be a problem considering you must have a stem extension application in process and if selected, these companies can also apply for H1-B application. I don’t think there is any problem with respect to this at all for now.
    Nov 10, 2018 1
    • New / IT javatopy
      OP
      I meant my stem opt is expiring in feb 2019. I would not be worrying if my initial OPT was expiring. Thanks for your reply.
      Nov 10, 2018
  • Parallon Reqv874
    I maybe wrong but at Facebook and even Amazon they are not even hiring if less than 24 months left on opt /h1b.. Atleast that's what recruiter and some friends told me.. Could be field specific also
    Nov 10, 2018 0

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