Am I underpaid?

Apple sikit
Jul 10 51 Comments

Tc: 200k, yoe: 0, PhD

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  • Akamai Technologies belly
    F**k off!
    Jul 10 1
    • Apple sikit
      OP
      Why so angry
      Jul 10
  • Amazon / Sales b3z0s
    0 yoe, you are overpaid mate.
    Jul 10 0
  • Nutanix / Eng agstzhsb
    Did this guy ask if he’s underpaid at 200k TC with 0 YOE? GTFO 😂
    Jul 10 0
  • Microsoft Vbsm66
    PhD here, ignore the haters. I was in a similar position as you with my first job, and I felt I was underpaid relative to my peers who accepted ML related positions. Also, my 200K TC was only slightly higher than what a good fresh Bachelor's student would make at MS. However, since I am in hardware, I likely would not have been able to get a position at MS in the first place without the PhD.

    Therefore, whether you're underpaid depends on your standards based on how aggressively you set your point of reference. Compared to top ML PhDs? Definitely underpaid. Compared to top undergrads at Apple? Very likely underpaid. Compared to other PhD students? Depends on which ones, but probably not underpaid. Compared to the average person? Obviously overpaid.
    Jul 10 4
    • Essence dog petter
      wow this is the first honest post i’ve seen here
      Jul 10
    • Apple sikit
      OP
      What about the average ML PhDs at Apple?
      Jul 10
    • Microsoft Vbsm66
      Much more tbh, Apple is finally taking ML seriously and giving industry-highest offers in the area. That's why Ian Goodfellow left Google for Apple.
      Jul 10
    • Apple sikit
      OP
      Ian goodfellow is an exception but I get your point lol.
      Jul 10
  • Amazon / Eng
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    I would say so, you wasted a lot of time for the PhD, you could have a greater TC if you had started after your BS
    Jul 10 12
    • Microsoft Vbsm66
      See my long response below, it depends on which folks in the CS world :)
      Jul 10
    • Apple sikit
      OP
      I was more of a lab rat. Roommate was a programmer and I picked up bits and pieces from him + leetcoded a bit.
      Jul 10
    • Apple sikit
      OP
      Also studied from an intermediate stats book.
      Jul 10
    • Apple sikit
      OP
      What was your thesis topic?
      Jul 10
    • Microsoft Vbsm66
      I worked on hardware and fpga acceleration
      Jul 10
  • Oath Atinlay2
    Humblebrag
    Jul 10 5
    • Apple sikit
      OP
      All the mega TCs being posted on Blind made me curios about where I stand
      Jul 10
    • Microsoft Vbsm66
      It's not really a humblebrag, PhDs should have higher standards since they just spent an extra 4-8 years in school.
      Jul 10
    • Oath Atinlay2
      It’s a humblebrag
      Jul 10
    • Microsoft Vbsm66
      For you, because your standards are low 😂
      Jul 10
    • New / R&D qagR71
      PhD's only make about 5% more than Master's
      Jul 10
  • Netflix mr.clippy
    You have no experience. Haven’t built anything in industry. You’re not underpaid. If anything you’re mildly overpaid. Go away.
    Jul 10 0
  • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
    PhD in what?
    Jul 10 4
    • New cjMg61
      Romantic medieval dance.
      Jul 10
    • Apple sikit
      OP
      Biology
      Jul 10
    • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
      And you’re wasting your talent writing phone apps? Any idiot can do it, and vary few can be biologists. Where is this world going?
      Jul 10
    • Apple sikit
      OP
      Towards TC. Jk, but academia was brutal for me. I was good at what I did but I got severely depressed writing grants and always relying on soft money. I took the first job I got.
      Jul 10
  • New / Data
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    blakdik4hrmore
    Them balls with a non-cs PhD 🙄 tho.
    Jul 10 1
    • Apple sikit
      OP
      Wait what do you mean?
      Jul 10
  • Uber / Eng mH7bSe
    You are overpaid
    Jul 11 0
  • Facebook oohgfdxx
    Fresh undergrad got 180k. Yes, you wasted 5 years and gained extra 20k
    Jul 10 2
    • Apple sikit
      OP
      Is the fresh undergrad adding sign on to TC?
      Jul 10
    • Amobee YYal52
      No, adding sign on easily beat 200k
      Jul 11
  • Nvidia ic4cc
    Grossly underpaid for a ML engineer . Easily 250 K
    Jul 10 2
    • Apple sikit
      OP
      With 0 yoe?
      Jul 10
    • Microsoft Vbsm66
      Yeah my ML PhD friends were making 300K+ TC straight out of school, and those were not the truly exceptional ones. The top offer I saw more than doubled that.
      Jul 10
  • Indeed / Eng indeeedd
    Yo. Could you refer me to apple? Seriously I am doing tons of leetcode and know stats/ds (have been getting tons of experience and have a phD too)
    Jul 11 1
    • Indeed / Eng indeeedd
      Also, what's your role?
      Jul 11
  • Indeed / Eng indeeedd
    Where?
    Jul 10 1
    • Apple sikit
      OP
      aapl
      Jul 10
  • Intel / Other seabay
    Your yearly avg is infinity
    Jul 10 0
  • Apple brolo
    200k? Should be 250k++ for PhD
    Jul 10 0
  • Verizon / Eng HansBomb
    What’s a PHD? Ask and answer stack over flow? Versus just ask?
    Jul 10 0
  • Finisar
    UdemyMe

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    UdemyMemore
    Gtfo
    Jul 10 0