Anyone move from Intel to Apple?

Intel traderking
Feb 19 72 Comments

Anyone here went from Intel to Apple?

I have the opportunity to go but concerned I might not enjoy the move to Bay Area and Apple (currently in OR).
Anyone here that made the move? Can you share your experience.

Work culture, WLB, people, secrecy, opportunities for growth...

Money offered is -50k more, but I’m not chasing TC

Thanks

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TOP 72 Comments
  • Samsung Tsimfuckis
    HW? Intel Oregon is in its death throes, you should get regardless of TC.
    Feb 19 26
    • Samsung Tsimfuckis
      Exploding CPU dev team in Intel Oregon 🔥
      Feb 19
    • Intel superrr
      Is that all you got 😄🤯
      Feb 19
    • Samsung Tsimfuckis
      Got plenty more, I'll save it for when Intel stock drops to 25. ☠
      Feb 19
    • Intel superrr
      Don't bottle up, not good for your health
      Feb 20
    • Samsung SPTW
      The lower the stock price the funnier it gets. Gotta slow your roll.
      Feb 20
  • Intel YuXF42
    Apple has started in Portland, poaching from Intel. so why move to SF when you can get paid more in Portland itself.
    Feb 20 18
    • Samsung HTLAH
      Haha you say that then you find out your focal competition is the director's wife. Have fun with that.
      Feb 21
    • Intel
      freshmonky

      Intel

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      freshmonkymore
      It’s conflict of interest, I doubt a director can hive his wife work under him. Stop making shit up
      Mar 3
    • Samsung EternalACT
      Oh sweet child, your naivety sure is cute. HR works for management. The rules exist as weapons to be deployed when there is cause, not as an objective standard of behavior.
      Mar 3
    • Intel jjps1985
      I have been 15 + years at Intel and I can say that there is politics but is needed as any large company but in my experience promotions are linked yo your capability to perform to next lével, that includes communication and bussiness accumen
      Mar 18
    • Samsung EternalACT
      Easy, just redefine the next level as the scope and reach of bullshitting and bloviation. Intel focal in a nutshell.
      Mar 18
  • Intel rewt
    🍿
    Feb 19 0
  • Cisco / Eng HyStranger
    Why are u not chasing TC
    Feb 19 1
    • Intel traderking
      OP
      Not ready to sacrifice happiness for cash.
      Feb 19
  • Intel
    freshmonky

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    freshmonkymore
    I wouldn’t make the move, if money isn’t what you’re chasing. Then don’t do it. 50K isn’t enough. The WLB is pretty shitty here, culture is toxic and 100% around money. Bay Area is too crowded, so many homeless people, lots of gang activity and losing its touch in terms of quality of life.
    Feb 19 0
  • Intel / Eng Riso4ever
    50k more is a pay cut for OR to SF.
    Feb 19 8
    • Intel Whomp
      Agree with Riso4ever. 50K is paycut if moving to Bay Area. My friend says Apple's child care is $40K a year and has a wait list, as an example. No kids? You will still end up living in 1/2 to 2/3 the space you had in Oregon. I was asked to move to Bay Area a couple of times and refused to give up our swimming pool.
      Feb 19
    • Intel intelshit
      Sure but kids get better education in the bay area. Oregon public schools are shit
      Feb 20
    • Intel / Eng Riso4ever
      Bay Area schools are just as shitty if you can’t afford to live in a good district. Maybe you can in a tiny apt, but it’s nothing like living in a big single family house in Bethany or Lake Oswego, which have good schools and are affordable for Intel folks.
      Feb 20
    • Intel intelshit
      Bethany and lake oswego schools are good for Oregon standards. Nation wide, those two schools are considered shit
      Feb 20
    • Intel / Eng Riso4ever
      Not sure where you’re getting that info from, they rate well on many nationwide school ratings and metrics, and not too different than some of the South Bay schools (which don’t matter if you can’t afford to live there). In any case CA and OR both are on the low end of overall schools and funding. Go to the east coast for better schools.
      Feb 20
  • Intel RobertSwan
    I wouldn’t move from OR to Bay Area. It feels like moving from United States to India or China literally. The cost of living is higher and you don’t get anything for it. If you like CA look at SoCal.
    Feb 21 2
    • Intel
      freshmonky

      Intel

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      freshmonkymore
      Hahahah it’s true, unless you make a lot and can move to nicer areas
      Mar 3
    • Intel OXWs38
      This is 100% true! Your quality of life will go down a lot. I live in San Francisco, so many homeless and horrific traffic. I’m moving to SoCal, it’s much nicer there.
      Apr 25
  • Intel qpwozmxn
    i recently switched..apple is very similar to intel..so far the inly difference i have seen is that apple has projects..so more work..intel you can kick back and relax..i would say, make the move
    Feb 19 3
    • Intel traderking
      OP
      Did you move from Portland?
      Feb 19
    • Intel qpwozmxn
      i moved from intel portland -> intel austin -> apple cupertino
      Feb 19
    • Intel traderking
      OP
      What were the downsides to moving over?
      Feb 19
  • Apple RcvW67
    You can feel miserable. Personally joining Apple has ruined not just my career but my personal too. I regret joining Apple. Now I have difficulty changing jobs because I have visa problems and I am depressed.
    Mar 28 1
    • Intel bobyswan
      Did u work at Intel before this?
      Mar 29
  • Intel mgqkd
    If you are not chasing TC, what are you chasing? I move down from Intel OR to Intel SC, no regrets at all because the work is much more engaging and fun.
    Feb 20 1
    • Intel YuXF42
      It depends on the team you are in. Intel OR is the biggest Intel site and Intel's research headquarters.
      Feb 20
  • Intel RobertSwan
    I live in Los Gatos which is considered nice but still if I were to start today and I would pick Portland or Seattle. Unless you live and work in San Francisco itself Bay Area is an over priced over crowded rat hole that should be avoided IMO
    Mar 4 0
  • Intel notpor
    Lots of NSG folks went to apple though they were from Folsom or SC.
    Feb 19 0

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