Joined a startup in London 6 months back on a tier 2 visa. Since the startup is not doing well and its future doesn't seem sorted, I interviewed and got an offer at Amazon London.
Here is how the Amazon Recruiter are gaming me:
Current TC = 72K pounds + 8K relocation bonus that was paid to me fro relocating to London from India.
Amazon offer TC: 68K (47 base + 19 sign on + 2 stock)
First of all they reduced my TC from 72 to 68. Also I will have to return the 8k relocation bonus back to the company and Amazon pays $15,000 for international relocation. Now the recruiter told me that they will not pay any relocation bonus nor will they reimburse my previous company's relocation bonus that I will have to return as I'm relocating from London itself.
She even seems quite disinterested in having me on board as she keeps on mentioning that it's ok if I dont want to move ahead with the process forward. It seems that they dont give any shit about the engineers they are hiring specially the junior ones.
YOE: 3 years in Goldman Sachs, Bangalore
Guys please help me out. I'm quite desperate to join Amazon at the same time Amazon Recruiter are making me feel like a beggar. Any advice will be appreciated!
It's damn tough to get an interview at the last moment to get competing offers. I surely deserve a better compensation than this shitty deal
Thanks everyone for their valuable suggestions. All in all I have realized that I'm not entitled for a relocation bonus!
The community is suggesting me to get a competing offer and then negotiate further on the TC. Why would there be leverage with a competing offer when they are not even paying me as much as my current employer?
See if maybe you can get the start-up to at least pro-rate what you owe back and get competing offers so you have negotiating leverage.