Question on typical relocation reimbursements

Amazon / Eng Q.E.D.
Sep 9 7 Comments

Say Amazon covered $10,000 to relocate me to seattle. But i have to pay back a prorated amount if i leave within 2 years. Now say Google offers me a job 1 year into my Amazon career. Does paying back the prorated relocation expenses ($5,000) count as a relocation expense that I would have Google pay me for as part of my relocation plan? Or is this expense typically not covered by the new company?

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  • Roku cruella
    So basically it doesn't matter what u negotiate what for.

    End of day cpany calculates cost of hiring u.

    Let's say Google says 15k relocation. U can use 5 of it to pay amz back.

    Let's say u don't like 15k. Tell them u want 20 cuz u have to pay 5 to amz
    Sep 9 1
    • Amazon / Eng Q.E.D.
      OP
      Good point, everything is negotiable
      Sep 9
  • Amazon / Eng Dude58
    Just tell them the situation. They are really getting a deal. Amazon moved you for $10K and they get you here for only $5K. I have heard of companies paying out the owed-back part of the relocation. I'm sure there are a lot of variables but I've heard it happening and I have not heard of it being refused.
    Sep 9 1
    • Amazon / Eng Q.E.D.
      OP
      Thanks dude
      Sep 9
  • Amazon OMwD10
    Ask your recruiter?
    Sep 9 1
    • Amazon / Eng Q.E.D.
      OP
      I’m not interviewing I’m just curious
      Sep 9
  • Microsoft Vbsm66
    FYI my Google lump sum relocation was $30.5K. Paying back Amazon should be the least of your problems.
    Sep 10 0