Quitting Apple after 7 months

Apple picheswar
Sep 9 33 Comments

Joined in March and plan to quit in October. If I am asked to return sign on bonus, will I have to return the full amount or the prorated amount?

Also, will I have to return relocation allowance?

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TOP 33 Comments
  • Walmart quitplz
    Why are you quitting?
    Sep 9 8
    • Google / Eng Feeunvr
      Phil’s though worked mostly with teams from Eddie’s.
      Sep 9
    • Autodesk swedsong
      What’s the org??
      Sep 9
    • Apple EICHR4
      @picheswar you’ll have to give back your signing bonus if you leave under a year
      Sep 9
    • Apple picheswar
      OP
      Well someone below mentioned they didn’t have to return it
      Sep 9
    • Google Estik
      Look up your agreement. It should be stated in there when you should return it. But I prefer not to burn Bridges behind and just wait for a few months. You'll be alright. It's not like you are waiting for your green card for 5 years and feel like in prison, aren't you?
      Sep 9
  • LinkedIn jebIsaMess
    On paper you are supposed to return full sign on bonus and relocation pre taxed. You can ask for pro-rated or straight up forgiven, ive seen some people succeeding(me personally too).

    All depends on how you come across when you leave them.
    Sep 9 4
    • Apple picheswar
      OP
      How many months did you stay in the first year before quitting?
      Sep 9
    • Wayfair PoYf76
      Also curious
      Sep 9
    • Intuit 👻 boo
      Tips please
      Sep 9
    • Apple pillPopper
      @linkedin, any tips on how to get out without having to return bonus?
      Sep 9
  • Apple / IT
    dnxF68

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    dnxF68more
    I was given an advice to stay at least for a year before you either go out or rotate internally.
    Sep 9 4
    • Apple picheswar
      OP
      What the rationale behind the advice?
      Sep 9
    • Apple / IT
      dnxF68

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      dnxF68more
      1. Your resume
      2. Because you have to return the sign on bonus
      Sep 9
    • Apple picheswar
      OP
      Will it have a big impact on resume if I plan to go into academia?
      Sep 9
    • Apple / IT
      dnxF68

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      dnxF68more
      Academia - I am not sure. But think of it if you are the person who is hiring yourself. Wouldn’t you ask the question : why did this guy leave a company in less than a year given that the company is very reputed?
      Sep 9
  • Adobe Wikipedia
    Which org?
    Sep 9 1
    • Juniper Pliny Jr
      Hot Sammiches Services
      Sep 9
  • Apple / Eng Sierra8
    Look at your original offer letter you signed when you joined. It’s all written in black and white.
    Sep 9 4
    • Apple / Eng Sierra8
      Out of my head, I think you are required to return the full amount.
      Sep 9
    • Apple / Eng Sierra8
      Relocations package are slightly different and prorated over two years.
      Sep 9
    • Apple / Eng Sierra8
      That said. I love working for Apple. But it really depends on your team. Each teams and department feel like a different company.
      Sep 9
    • New oeeL53
      Which teams are good and which teams to avoid?
      Sep 9
  • Apple Snut Ella
    I did basically the same a couple years ago. They didn’t ask for it back.
    Sep 9 2
    • Apple picheswar
      OP
      Nice. Was this at Apple and how many months did you stay?
      Sep 9
    • Apple Snut Ella
      Apple and 8 or so. I didn’t get any relocation
      Sep 9
  • Apple / IT
    dnxF68

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    dnxF68more
    By the way can you tell us what exactly is the problem?
    Sep 9 2
    • Apple picheswar
      OP
      Culture of extreme secrecy, broken processes, management not very good at distributing tasks to ICs appropriately.
      Sep 9
    • Salesforce
      OHANA GANG

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      OHANA GANGmore
      If you're allowed to say you work there on LinkedIn, your claim of "extreme secrecy" is hyperbole (especially if you can put your specific team).
      Sep 9
  • Salesforce
    OHANA GANG

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    OHANA GANGmore
    You should just stick it out for a full year and then take off.
    Sep 9 0