What is industry standard for time to explore internal roles if role not terminated for performance issues?

Netflix / Design XECN33
Apr 2 10 Comments

My team has recently shifted direction andy role is irrelevant. I was given 6 weeks to look for options internally. I am.on H1B and 6 weeks is not enough for me to successfully find something outside. Curious what is the usual time folks get? At Amazon I have heard that folks on PIP get 3 months?


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  • Netflix / Design XECN33
    I agree it's enough for internal but it boxes you to roles you may not care about. It's not enough to evaluate options externally.
    Apr 2 1
    • Yahoo / Product VOui62
      Get to that role. Take 3 months and get out
      Apr 2
  • F5 Networks / Eng etcd
    When F5 laid off employees, they had to leave the company on the day of layoff.

    But all employees were kept on the company's payroll for a month longer. These 4 weeks were given so that employees can find internal jobs.

    This also helped others on visa to hunt for jobs.

    But yes, 4 weeks is painfully short.
    Apr 2 0
  • Adobe jmx!
    Save your current job first. You can always look externally
    Apr 2 0
  • Amazon yWsJ24
    6 weeks is plenty for internal. Don't mess up.
    Apr 2 0
  • Lyft / Other Jmacrow
    2 weeks! Pretty lame, as my experience suggest 4 weeks is needed.
    Apr 3 0
  • Amazon vision2020
    There is no industry standard, or even a reference. It's just all up to the company's policy at the time.
    If you're given 6 weeks to find a job without any daily tasks, that's way more than enough to land a job (especially when your resume says Netflix).

    You're definitely misinformed about the policy at Amazon. It's up to the individual manager and HR. As per current policy, you get a week or two before you're officially terminated.
    The severance pay may reflect your tenure, but not the so called time to find a job.
    Apr 2 0
  • Microsoft TC1M
    6 weeks is actually pretty good to find something
    Apr 2 0
  • LinkedIn


    Goldman Sachs
    Take whatever role available first. But the teams at Netflix require your experience to be very relevant right? Do you have options?
    Apr 2 0
  • Netflix / Design XECN33
    Thats my approach as well but I was looking to see if companies have a standard around time given to employees.. specifically if there are visa concerns and it's not a performance issue.
    Apr 2 0