Relocate internally to Amazon Seattle vs take FB offer?

Amazon BIAq61
Jun 1, 2018 17 Comments

Working for Amazon in a Europe office with not much of opportunities. Would like to change. I have an offer from FB in London, and would like to maybe relocate to FB in Seattle after 1 year on L1.

Another option would be to relocate to Amazon in Seattle directly on L1 right now (since I've been here for a year already). It takes 2 years on average to get GC. So I would not be able to switch to FB in Seattle before 2 years. Correct?

Which option is better for my career/family and why?

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  • Amazon / Eng
    Djahdhsjs

    Amazon Eng

    PRE
    IBM, Cisco
    Djahdhsjsmore
    Anybody that claims Amazon isn’t a bad company should look at this poll
    Jun 1, 2018 0
  • Docker .-.
    Depends on your willingness to "lose" a year. I heard FB London is a great place to work so I'd go with FB (they do GC instantly on arrival)
    Jun 1, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Other
    Negan

    Microsoft Other

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    Blackbaud
    BIO
    I like bats
    Neganmore
    Why would you want to move to this shithole of a country?
    Jun 1, 2018 2
    • Amazon BIAq61
      OP
      Because of opportunities. Can you please elaborate more on shittiness?
      Jun 1, 2018
    • Microsoft / Other
      Negan

      Microsoft Other

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      Blackbaud
      BIO
      I like bats
      Neganmore
      Trump
      Jun 1, 2018
  • New / Eng
    FpgD10

    New Eng

    PRE
    Amazon
    FpgD10more
    The GC bit is not true. I spoke with colleagues that relocated there and they applied immediately.

    It is true that it takes over 1 year to process thought.
    Jun 1, 2018 0
  • IBM wkxnah
    I'm so jealous... I'd do anything to work at Facebook London.
    Jun 1, 2018 0
  • Can't you transfer companies while on L1? I thought I read people can
    Jun 2, 2018 8
    • Amazon BIAq61
      OP
      Yeah, the thing is that I would have to stay around 1y and 4 months in London first.
      Jun 2, 2018
    • Amazon BIAq61
      OP
      FB pay in London is way less than Amazon pay in Seattle.
      Jun 2, 2018
    • Amazon BIAq61
      OP
      On the other hand, if I grow in FB I can probably make it up in 2 years.
      Jun 2, 2018
    • Yeah it's a tough call. I hate London but maybe Facebook recruitment will change and you don't get the chance again...or maybe you go FB and trump changes L1 policy over the next year
      Jun 2, 2018
    • Amazon BIAq61
      OP
      Yep..
      Jun 2, 2018
  • New fbZuck
    What did you end up doing?
    Nov 5, 2018 0