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I have a question for those at Amazon or any other FAANG organization. How does your company view transfers/relocations. For instance, you were brought in for a Sr. Mgr role in SF but want to go to DC. Is there an internal transfer portal or do you need to apply for the job? How is this viewed in the company? Thanks!

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When I was at Google, I relocated twice: once since they changed my role to be based in the Bay Area (and they paid for relocation), and later, once as a location transfer request for personal reasons (which my manager had to approve). I could have also pursued job transfers to other locations and if I was offered such a role I would expect Google to cover relocation (and possible COL adjustment if comp policy allowed). In short, your internal location transfer can either be related to accepting a new job, or just approved by your manager. There is an internal listing of jobs/transfer opportunities at Google, and if I recall correctly roles they get posted internally first before getting listed externally.

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If you want to last at Amazon, you'll need to transfer frequently. It's not frowned up, it's expected and necessary.

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Okay. Does the transfer include relocation or just department?

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Aws1, care to expand?

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