What’s the current h1b transfer time? I’m hearing conflicting lengths - some day 10 months, some say 2 months..

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Really depends. It might actually be a couple weeks to 10months. I have heard both. Don't really know what it depends on.
Current immigration environment is shit.

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Depending if you will get RFE?

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No one knows the right answer here. Google it, and first result will be from USCIS where they project estimated timelines based on service Centre you choose.

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Any more detail on what the nationalities of those 2 month and 10 month applicants were?

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Transferred between big 4 earlier this year in premium, still took 7months with two absolutely bogus RFEs. I wouldn't pen anything less than 4-6 months

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4 to 6 months depending on when you applied and if you got an RFE. New company applied for me in July (in premium) > got an RFE> in process of RFE response > expecting an outcome by Mid November

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So how does it typically work, do companies apply the transfer for you before you start with them?

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Can you still work during transfer/ RFE process at the new employee?

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