Rejecting offer after H1B approval

Yahoo / Eng woffsvlly
Oct 10 37 Comments

Hi all,

I had an offer from Microsoft and they took much longer (5 months) to get my H1B transfer done. Meanwhile I interviewed at Google and got better package and level. Google is my dream company.

My MSFT start date is after 10 days from today. Can I still reject the offer given that my H1B transfer petition is done ? Will there be any consequences in terms of visa?

p.s. i am still employed at my current employer whoch is Yahoo..l i haven't resigned.

yoe: 3
tc: 185k

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TOP 37 Comments
  • Wells Fargo Chetkahs
    Since your transfer went to RFE with MSFT, you may or may not get RFE with google transfer...so, Inform MSFT that you will join after 2 months.
    Meanwhile let google do the transfer process. If it’s approved without RFE then inform MSFT that you are not joining by saying some bullshit reason that you are so worried that your transfer went through RFE and it may also continue with future extensions with MSFT so you are not comfortable in joining MSFT.
    I know it’s long stupid story...good luck!
    Oct 10 2
    • Tesla
      modelthre

      Tesla

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      modelthremore
      Worst pep talk ever
      Oct 10
    • Wells Fargo Chetkahs
      Yeah bro, thanks but it’s better than what you suggested
      Oct 10
  • Twitter pNAK04
    You can have visas approved from multiple companies. You are good on that front. But not sure if it is ethically the right thing to do after accepting. Can you please throw light on your current G and MSFT offer
    Oct 10 2
    • Infosys BRY47
      Screw ethics, go for Google. On the scale of unethical things you can do, this one is very low. Also he posted above, its 210K at M vs 295K at G.
      Oct 10
    • Twitter pNAK04
      Agree! Really good offer for L4 and 3 YOE 👍
      Oct 10
  • Samsung tipsytoe
    Be transparent about this matter to MSFT to be fair and see if they will match it or beat it. As many of us seek better TC especially in SV.

    Don't just go on a ghost mode.

    Good luck
    Oct 10 0
  • New / Other dtg
    now that's really messed up.. what is Google's offer and level?
    Oct 10 9
    • Yahoo / Eng woffsvlly
      OP
      MSFT 210k
      Google 295k both in bay area
      Oct 10
    • Microsoft RaptorGuy
      Fuck you... what do you do for that salary?
      Oct 10
    • Yahoo / Eng woffsvlly
      OP
      Frankly I didn't expect I'll get this. I myself is unaware of my worth. I don't have aclue
      Oct 10
    • Microsoft RaptorGuy
      What's the position title?
      Oct 10
    • Microsoft
      twvjwd

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      twvjwdmore
      OP what level? And what’s the level in google?
      Oct 10
  • Rally Health FuPayMe$$$
    Tell msft to match the offer or gtfo. Everything is fair when money is on the line. Take the job at google and enjoy the Benjamins. Don’t look back.
    Oct 10 2
    • Yahoo / Eng woffsvlly
      OP
      Yeah... That is fine.. My doubt is more about can I do now in terms of visa? Am I not suppose to join once my h1b transfervis done?
      Oct 10
    • Tesla
      modelthre

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      modelthremore
      You can join Google. It is fine to ditch even after H1 transfer is approved.
      Oct 10
  • Deloitte / Product
    V.Y

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    Hi There! How can I help?
    V.Ymore
    Go with Google. But keep MS updated with the situation. Google is also better at GC process if you're interested in pursuing
    Oct 10 1
    • Infosys LdAB02
      Do you know avg time it takes to get GC @ google?
      Oct 10
  • Starbucks / Eng ggnccbfg
    You can have multiple approved petitions, once you choose to join a particular employer and fill the i-9 form, USCIS is notified on which employer you chose.
    Oct 10 1
    • Amazon / Eng Batman!!!
      This.
      I had a transfer that completed but I had to reject for personal reason and I didn't resign at Amazon. It wasn't a big deal.
      Oct 10
  • Amazon / Eng jhakass
    I think safest option is to start Microsoft and let Google start your Visa process. You can control your Google joining date and Visa timeline. If I were you I would have worked for couple of weeks in Microsoft to avoid any Visa and ethical issues. You kept your words with MS.. it's ok to leave a company in 1-2 months
    Oct 14 0
  • Dropbox / Eng bigbeans
    Not legal advice, but you can have any number of approvals and work for any number of them.
    Oct 10 0
  • Yahoo / Eng woffsvlly
    OP
    Thanks a lot. So i-9 has to be filled out by me? Or MSFT? As I have signed offer letter with start date of Oct 21. Does this automatically let MSFT to file i-9?
    Oct 10 2
    • Starbucks / Eng ggnccbfg
      Yeah, usually part of your on boarding checklist. Once you fill it, your employer usually take care of sharing it with USCIS
      Oct 10
    • Yahoo / Eng woffsvlly
      OP
      Aah... Thank you souch!! ☺️
      Oct 10
  • Uber $200k
    Why did microsoft take 5 months? Did they not do premium processing?
    Oct 10 1
    • Yahoo / Eng woffsvlly
      OP
      Attorneys took forever to respond the RFE
      Oct 10
  • Twitter RsTI20
    Ask Google lawyers to assist you!
    Oct 10 0
  • Amazon jDRH32
    I am also kind of in the same situation just with different companies. I messed it up more by giving resignation this week because my h1b from one employer got approved and I was determined to join that. But then the next day after some more research I felt the other offer is better. So I am talking to attorney to check if it’s safe to transfer h1b for the other employer. I will just keep on delay my joining and if other one will work out with visa will join that.

    Your exact situation happened with one my friend she accepted Facebook and then got google. But google keep the offer valid for long time so she joined google after one year.
    Oct 10 0
  • Tesla
    modelthre

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    modelthremore
    What rfe you got ?
    Oct 10 0
  • Hearsay CaliMan
    Join MSFT as u wait for GOOG visa approval.
    Oct 10 0
  • Nintendo sac07
    Another option.. Go with Microsoft and check with recruiter if the offer will be valid for an year without interview and then switch to Google
    Oct 10 0
  • Nintendo sac07
    Lol..
    Oct 10 0

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