Relocation packages

New / Eng sYzR70
Sep 18 6 Comments

I have been interviewing with Amazon for a front end engineer role and they are asking what my expectation for a relocation package is.

Any suggestions on what I should ask for?

Current situation: Homeowner in California being offered a role in Seattle HQ w/ AWS dept.

Thanks!

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  • Indeed
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    That’s weird. Amazon usually has one relo package for everyone and it pretty much covers everything.

    Not sure what the expectation bit is
    Sep 18 3
    • New / Eng sYzR70
      OP
      Right, that's what I've read from this site. So im unsure how to approach the question.
      Sep 18
    • Indeed
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      Just set the expectation that you would like your entire house moved where the movers pack and ship to Seattle.

      You would like to 2 (more than 2?) cars moved.

      You can ask that you need help selling your house or buying one in Seattle.

      And that you would need 30-45 days of accommodation till you find a neighborhood to live
      Sep 18
    • New / Eng sYzR70
      OP
      That's good advice, thanks.

      Will wait for final TC and then post here.
      Sep 18
  • New / Mktg
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    I can only speak for Apple, but it looked like this for their ‘leadership’ relocation package: full pack, move, unpack; 1 car; pets; 45 days of temp housing; airfare one way; flat allowance 12,500; flat home owners assistance 5,000. It was substantially insufficient.
    Sep 18 0
  • Snapchat El
    Just guessing here: the actual moving costs + 3 months of rent at your home (since you have to interview tenants) + home management fees + 1 month rent in seattle. (since you have to look for a new place)
    Sep 18 0