Amd vs Cisco offer

Intel / Eng tacman
Jan 30 39 Comments

Which one would u pick?
Got two offers. Both asic test engineer positions
Yoe 14

AMD
Location Austin tx
Mts level
Base 110k
Sign on 10k
Bonus potentially 10 percent
No RSU
Product: cpu

CISCO
Location milpitas ca
Grade 10
Base 145k
Sign on 15k in
Bonus potentially 15 percent
With RSU
Product: asic that goes into their routers and switches

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TOP 39 Comments
  • Microsoft / Eng uk351vs
    If you consider pay that 110 in Austin would go a long way vs 145 in CA
    Jan 30 3
    • Google / Product
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      I agree. If you’re ok with both locations you might have a better life in Austin with 110k than 145k (borderline working poor) in the Bay Area.
      Jan 30
    • Command Alkon user2222
      I agree too. Go to Austin
      Jan 30
    • Cisco SVStar
      Ha How do we describe working poor? That's quite a stretch, I'd say, for sure.
      Jan 31
  • Cisco Hwy101
    Rent in Austin is 1600 for 3bhk in a good area.. rent in Bay area for 1bhk is 2500.. no state tax in Austin.. 8% state tax in CA.. Austin seems no brainer.. also.. Austin has a load of hardware companies.. Samsung, NXP, Apple… etc.. making it easier to switch if you want that domain
    Jan 31 0
  • New tLFu71
    Cisco hands down.
    Jan 30 1
    • Intel / Eng tacman
      OP
      Can u elaborate?
      Jan 30
  • Cisco ChuckRobbi
    For ASIC test, amd. For anything related to networks, Cisco
    Jan 30 0
  • Cisco FXzH34
    Bonus at Cisco is 99% guaranteed
    Jan 31 1
    • That is nice! AMD even having the best year since 2000 is funding just .86 of the target for this year. I don’t what we need to do to get 1. Guess I can’t complain much since this is the highest I ever got.
      Jan 31
  • AMD / Eng LEtV72
    Super low for MTS and 14 yoe. Is this pre silicon verification or product engineer testing? The latter doesn't pay that well but still low for your exp. Ask AMD recruiter to up the offer based on Cisco offer.
    Jan 31 0
  • VMware nsxi
    G10 is crap for 14yoe. You should at least push for G11 with a minimum of 170 base
    Jan 31 0
  • Intel superrr
    AMD as you are in asic domain
    Jan 30 0
  • Cisco anony12345
    Amd anyday. I do asic at cisco. Let me know if u find a good position for me there
    Jan 31 4
    • Intel / Eng tacman
      OP
      Hi. #Anony12345. What's wrong with doing asic at Cisco. Can u tell me more? Thx
      Jan 31
    • Cisco anony12345
      Nothing wrong with asics. But therez a lot of politics bullcrap. Also managers love to play favorites here
      Jan 31
    • Cisco anony12345
      Also no matter how good you are... you will always be ignored
      Jan 31
    • Cisco anony12345
      Its very difficult to point put whats wrong but once you join you'll get to know what i am talking about
      Jan 31
  • Cisco vzIq77
    I wouldn’t hesitate to take the AMD offer
    Feb 1 0
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    And way better than Cisco in work wise and technology wise.
    110 in Austin is better than 145 in bay.
    Cisco is a lot of politics shit.
    Feb 1 0
  • AMD papaji1
    Please re negotiate with amd... seems lowball for 14yoe
    Jan 31 0
  • AMD PsWL84
    Your AMD offer is weak even at MTS level. Base, bonus, RSU are all low. Also MTS level is low for 14YOE
    Jan 31 0
  • AMD / R&D bimbilika
    at MTS level you can definitely negotiate some RSUs... Also MTS target is 15 percent. Not sure why its 10 for you... Base pay seems low
    Jan 31 0
  • Command Alkon user2222
    The pay is much much better in Texas... The cost of living should be much lower...
    Jan 30 0
  • Cisco eduardo66
    Listen. You should consider, in order, the following options: AMD, shooting yourself, cisco.
    Jun 25 3
    • BYTON ijQv20
      Is this because of Cisco frustration. If someone from AMD, he may response similar. We should make decision certain facts. If possible can you pls share facts behind your decision. It will help a lot.
      Jun 25
    • BYTON ijQv20
      I have very good offer from both, but not able to make conclusive decision.
      Jun 25
    • Cisco eduardo66
      Cisco is a mountain of mediocrity. AMD May have issues but Cisco is closer to HP or IBM than a real tech company at this point. AMD is still a place that’s trying.
      Jun 26
  • Cisco / Eng 0xdeadbad
    With 14 YOE you should offered at least a G11. Keep in mind promotions are quite hard to come by in the ASIC/HW teams. Also, AFAIK G10 target bonus is 12% and G11 is 15%. In all the years I’ve been at Cisco, except for 2 or 3 years, they have always given more than target bonuses.
    Jan 31 1
    • Cisco / Eng license2🔥
      No. G10 and G11 is the same bonus, 15%.
      Feb 27
  • Cisco bitset
    How much does Amd pay if the location was Sunnyvale
    Jan 31 1
    • AMD PsWL84
      AMD comp should be better than Cisco
      Jan 31
  • This seems more like a SDE than an MTS. MTS target bonus is 15% and usually company pays a fraction of that. New grad PhDs are getting this in AMD as SDE. If this is actually MTS ask for 120k at least.
    Jan 31 1
    • Intel / Eng 007agt
      Yep, I agree with your assesment. MTS should be higher than 110k.
      Feb 1
  • BYTON ijQv20
    In Cisco, they pay 100% orvmore of annual bonus. What about AMD Austin
    Jun 25 0