/ Asked by Manasi
Do big companies readily sponsor h1b visa for master's students if they meet the job requirement? Or do they refrain from hiring international students?
Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on Wednesday, November 19, 2014
All companies handle this differently and some can be done on a case by case basis. You would need to ask the company what their policy around this is. Companies will sometimes post this information in a job description as well. I would encourage you to speak with a recruiter or representative within the companies you are interested in. If you are unsure, I would still encourage you to submit an application.
Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, November 21, 2014
It does vary by company and whether or not that company is willing to take on the cost of sponsorship.  The bottom line for most companies, however, is hiring the most qualified candidate for the position. 

It is key, though, to determine if sponsorship is available very early in the process.  Review the job posting carefully and any questions that are asked of you during the application process.  When speaking with a recruiter, be very clear with them early on as to what type of sponsorship you require.  The worst thing that can happen is to proceed deep into the interview process and perhaps to the job offer stage, only to find out that sponsorship is not available.  This scenario is bad for both you and the company.  Therefore, be sure to communicate clearly and early in the process. 
Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at AT&T Inc., on Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Sponsorship absolutely does happen at many companies, including large ones. Because there are costs incurred to sponsor an international candidate, some companies are selective in choosing which jobs to sponsor. Jobs with a large pool of US candidates may not be open for sponsorship, while jobs with a limited pool of US candidates might be. The selection of which jobs are sponsored and which aren’t will be different from company to company.
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