Return Signing bonus back?

Walmart.com / Eng
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Dec 4, 2018 26 Comments

I am a former Walmartlabs employee. I stayed at company less than a year and left. Do i need to pay back all the sign on bonus?

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  • Intuit vnOE40
    Can’t you figure this out from your offer letter?
    Dec 4, 2018 0
  • New / Product
    Dukemon02

    New Product

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    Microsoft
    Dukemon02more
    Can you send us your offer letter? We’ll find it out for you
    Dec 4, 2018 0
  • Thumbtack / Eng TT_SWE
    Keep in mind there can be negative tax consequences if you don't pay it back the same year you received it...
    Dec 4, 2018 14
    • Walmart.com / Eng
      233333

      Walmart.com Eng

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      A coder dreams of working in FLG everyday
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      OP
      Hey thanks. Don’t know what is the impact without returning it. End up being sued by the company?
      Dec 4, 2018
    • Citibank / Finance $$>RSU
      That’s an option but it would have to be a sizable amount for them to come after you. Mine was over $100k and they left me alone. Probably cost more in lawyer fees than it was worth.
      Dec 4, 2018
    • Thumbtack / Eng TT_SWE
      Worst case, yes, they could sue since you agreed to pay it back. At the least, if they asked you to pay back and you refused it would burn some bridges. If they never asked you then I doubt there would be any problems if you didn't proactively return it.
      Dec 4, 2018
    • Citibank / Finance $$>RSU
      Agreed. If the ask return it. If they don’t ask, simple don’t return it.
      Dec 4, 2018
    • Walmart.com / Eng
      233333

      Walmart.com Eng

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      A coder dreams of working in FLG everyday
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      OP
      Mine was 15k way less than yours lol
      Dec 4, 2018
    • Citibank / Finance $$>RSU
      Now that I think about it i was less than two months away from fulfilling it so that may have had something to do with it was well. I had a 2 year clause.
      Dec 4, 2018
    • Walmart.com / Eng
      233333

      Walmart.com Eng

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      A coder dreams of working in FLG everyday
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      OP
      They sent an link for paying back! Damn. But it is after tax. For the tax part, i don’t need to do anything.
      Dec 4, 2018
    • Thumbtack / Eng TT_SWE
      @OP: are they asking you to repay the full $15k? If so then keep in mind you already paid income tax on that 15k. Make sure you figure out how to try to get it back. At least pay back before end of year I think...
      Dec 4, 2018
    • Walmart.com / Eng
      233333

      Walmart.com Eng

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      A coder dreams of working in FLG everyday
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      OP
      They are asking to pay back 8800 .
      Dec 4, 2018
    • Thumbtack / Eng TT_SWE
      Nice, they let you keep some!
      Dec 5, 2018
  • Facebook Poswcoiner
    Up to the company and offer letter terms. Most are prorated so if you stayed half a year you should only have to pay back half, but depends on terms. Company should determine how much you need to pay back adjusted for tax and then they would need to issue you a w2c. I think it’s a lot of work for the company and if it’s not a lot of money they may not care but who knows
    Dec 7, 2018 0
  • New / Eng
    YGYf87

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    YGYf87more
    Check your contract
    Dec 4, 2018 0
  • Citibank / Finance $$>RSU
    Don’t proactively pay it back. But you may be asked to pay it back. Offer letter has details.
    Dec 4, 2018 0
  • Walmart.com / Eng
    233333

    Walmart.com Eng

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    A coder dreams of working in FLG everyday
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    OP
    Thanks Guys…offer letter got lost. Wanted to find a way to figure out.
    Dec 4, 2018 2
    • Amazon amazoning
      They gave you a physical offer letter for you to lose it? Did you join in 1970?
      Dec 4, 2018
    • Walmart.com / Eng
      233333

      Walmart.com Eng

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      A coder dreams of working in FLG everyday
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      OP
      1900
      Dec 4, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng Dudgxhjd
    Yes, i wanted to ask the same thing, i left within a year of join and they never brought it up since i left.. it's been a month.. I feel like I should ask them about this.. and just wondering what are the causes if i don't.. whether they will sue me or something.
    Till now no links were received to ask me to pay them back, both signon and relocation
    Dec 23, 2018 1
    • Walmart.com / Eng
      233333

      Walmart.com Eng

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      A coder dreams of working in FLG everyday
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      OP
      I returned the amount they asked. I think you are fine!
      Dec 24, 2018
  • Walmart.com IgVY23
    It’s against the law they cannot legally ask for it back and legally get it
    Dec 16, 2018 0

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