Should I tell Amazon that I have a security clearance?

MasterCard mnkV12
Nov 17 18 Comments

I recently received a New Grad SDE offer from Amazon but was placed in the Midwest. I currently live on the East Coast and would strongly prefer to stay here.

Amazon seems really stingy with changing new grad locations this year, so I’m considering mentioning to my recruiter that I have a TS clearance from an internship to try and get some leverage, as they seem desperate for people with clearances. Is location worth doing boring classifed work? Any Amazon cleared jobs in NYC/Boston?

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TOP 18 Comments
  • Amazon chimburry
    Its not like we opened up a new HQ in DC or anything.
    Nov 17 2
    • Amazon garand
      I'm not sure we did. First we pulled out of LIC and now post JEDI while I'm sure we are hiring in Crystal City I'm not sure it's going to grow into a real HQ.
      Nov 17
    • Amazon chimburry
      LMAO you’re right
      Nov 17
  • Amazon / Eng SmkWdEvyDy
    Considering that clearance positions come with a 45k annual bonus, I sure would.
    Nov 17 2
    • Northrop Grumman dWWk15
      Do they refresh the clearance or let it die?
      Nov 17
    • Amazon / Eng SmkWdEvyDy
      I believe they refresh it based on what I've heard from people on those teams , but haven't actually worked in such a position myself so not entirely sure. Sadly clearance ain't happening for me anytime soon.
      Nov 17
  • Microsoft / Eng RoLF71
    It sounds like you are just trying to find a leg to stand on. What would you even say?
    Nov 17 0
  • Google / Eng
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    If Amazon is being a dick, work for Jane Street or Hudson instead.
    Nov 17 2
    • Isn't jane street 10 times harder to get in?
      Nov 17
    • Google / Eng
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      Maybe
      Nov 17
  • New SKdF00
    Considering you get a 45k bonus for having a TS/SCI + FS Poly(And working in a position which requires it + on call) you might want to tell them.
    Nov 17 3
    • Microsoft IambatⓂ️an
      Which company gives you 45k bonus for having clearance?
      Nov 17
    • Amazon / Eng SmkWdEvyDy
      Amazon does
      Nov 17
    • New SKdF00
      Amazon, Microsoft gives 25% base salary as a bonus as well.
      Nov 17
  • Microsoft IambatⓂ️an
    Are you US Citizen? What is TS clearance? How to get it?
    Nov 17 1
    • New SKdF00
      Need to be a US citizen and work in a position which requires that clearance, like a defense contractor for the department of defense.
      Nov 17
  • Amazon rice_eater
    Definitely!
    Nov 17 0
  • Amazon / Strategy imymineme
    Sure, why not?!
    Nov 17 0

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