Amazon Lab 126 (Bellvue) vs. Apple (Cupertino) for HW Eng

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orangutan

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Jun 1, 2018 11 Comments

Wanted to get people's thoughts on total comp and work environment between Lab 126 and Apple HW. I got an offer for $180k TC with Lab 126 L5 and waiting for numbers with Apple.

What has higher rep for HW?

What TC can I expect for Apple for L5 equivalent?

I have ~3 years of experience with a master's

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  • Intuit Hfethv
    Apple
    Jun 1, 2018 1
  • Netflix Ffffffwsd
    Apple
    Jun 1, 2018 0
  • Juniper BSDK_MC
    Isnt the TC less for L5 ? Is amazon pay different from Lab126 pay?
    Jun 1, 2018 5
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      orangutan

      Qualcomm Eng

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      orangutanmore
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      I know HW is less than SW and also this position is in Bellevue...what do you think is a decent range for L5?
      Jun 1, 2018
    • Juniper BSDK_MC
      I have mainly seen SDE TCs with similar experience and they are almost at 200-220k$ TC with 3 yoe. Not sure about hardware. It is also worth noting that they gave you a L5 and not a L4!
      What is the position called?
      Jun 1, 2018
    • Qualcomm / Eng
      orangutan

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      Senior Hardware Engineer but I did not get the senior title, that is why I am L5. They are bringing me on as a Hardware Engineer only. Also note that Amazon leveling is one up than others. L5 at Amazon is T4 at Google and E4 at Facebook. Amazon L4 is their new grad position
      Jun 1, 2018
    • Juniper BSDK_MC
      Yeah i am aware of that. I have seen people being down leveled to L4 even after 3-4 yoe. There was no way you were gettin L6. But yeah my call would be Apple.
      Jun 1, 2018
    • Amazon if else
      Decent offer for HW Engineer. Try to get to 200k
      Jun 1, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng Benny Lava
    Apple HW is way better, AWS on the other hands let you swim or sink so you learn fast.

    If I were you I would work for Apple and buy Amazon options to hedge the growth.
    Apr 24 0
  • Amazon / Product giju14
    Run from both. Kidding. You can’t go wrong either way. Think about weather first and second which one you like more. Money comes and goes but you spend most of you life at work so you better enjoy it
    Jun 1, 2018 0