When to put in two-weeks notice?

New Safira
Aug 17, 2018 8 Comments

I'm working at a bank right now as an SDE and recently got an offer from Amazon.

I have officially accepted the position through the online portal and they've given me a start date of late September. The recruiter said over the next few weeks I'll be receiving on-boarding forms for joining.

My question is: when is it "safe" for me to put in my two weeks notice with my manager? Should I wait until literally everything is taken care of or is the fact that I've accepted good enough? Thanks!

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  • Wayfair Goatech
    Accept pass the background check so you know you are definitely working there. Tell your manager 3 weeks before your last day, tell everyone else 2 weeks
    Aug 17, 2018 0
  • Accept, go through the background check first
    Aug 17, 2018 0
  • New / Design ScoobyPoop
    I have accepted positions with “my start date will be 2 weeks after paperwork is settled “
    Aug 17, 2018 0
  • New / Design ScoobyPoop
    Play it safe. I’ve seen wonky BG results that may have to be rectified. Similar name or SSN. Rare, but possible
    Aug 17, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng Yummmmm
    Did your background check go through already?
    Aug 17, 2018 1
    • New Safira
      OP
      No but I've gone through one for my current job (happened back in March) and past internships. I can't imagine I wouldn't pass this one within a few months of having one.
      Aug 17, 2018
  • POWER Engineers / Biz Dev NtTy44
    Many companies will tell you to just leave when you give notice.
    Aug 17, 2018 0
  • Amazon gKoV81
    If your manager is cool just tell them and explain it is not finalized yet so you do not want to tell the team until then
    Aug 17, 2018 0