Apple : How much should i ask?

Epsilon saysme
Mar 21 21 Comments

Hi Folks!
I recently had an interview with Apple @Austin and it went well. I heard back from the HR and hiring manager and they are about the roll out an offer soon.
Cosidering that fact that i have never worked for Tier A companies (FAANG), i really do not have any idea on how much to ask for things like Base Pay, Sign on, Bonus and RSU's.
I do have one more offer from other company at Austin which is paying 130K base and target bonus is around 15-20K.
Based on the above stats, appreciate a lot if you awesome guys can fill me what would be a good deal for me.
Apple Position Applied for: Technology Operations
My profile: 11 YOE

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TOP 21 Comments
  • Broadcom Ltd. bm2msef
    220k base in Austin is impossible with Apple! In fact i doubt anybody would pay that much base for semicon in Austin
    Mar 21 2
    • Epsilon saysme
      OP
      I am guessing the same thing! Ans this role is for an technical operations engineer, so i doubt it will be that high! I am thinking 150k base as a sweet spot!
      Mar 21
    • That won't happen either.
      Mar 21
  • Facebook Probe
    $1,000,000
    Mar 21 1
    • Epsilon saysme
      OP
      Lol, wish i could 😜
      Mar 21
  • Apple AELFSOY
    That might be true based on which org/team you are applying. Most of the SWE don’t have hiring freeze but in my team our headcount was 4 now they reduce to 2..
    Mar 22 6
    • Apple AELFSOY
      Nope I am in SWE under Craig’s
      Mar 22
    • Epsilon saysme
      OP
      Wow! Apple is letting go people now!
      Mar 22
    • Apple AELFSOY
      Sorry to misguide you.. what I meant is we had 4 headcount for new hire... now they reduce to 2... we can not hire more than 2 engineers
      Mar 22
    • Epsilon saysme
      OP
      I got you! Sounds good 👌. Thanks for the clarification
      Mar 22
    • EMC LUbu30
      Sounds like budget challenge
      Mar 30
  • Synopsys / Design
    h1hw

    Synopsys Design

    BIO
    Vlsi verification emulation architecture
    h1hwmore
    About 200k base atleast since bay area would be 220 240 in hw
    Mar 21 3
    • Epsilon saysme
      OP
      Thanks for the info! Do they also give sign on bonuses as well?
      Mar 21
    • Synopsys / Design
      h1hw

      Synopsys Design

      BIO
      Vlsi verification emulation architecture
      h1hwmore
      Yes of course. Rsu bonus etc but highly dependent upon your negotiation skills. Look for 100k value
      Mar 21
    • Epsilon saysme
      OP
      Thanks again!
      Mar 21
  • Apple AELFSOYJAM
    @op.. i think you should ask “how much you will get?”.. did you share your numbers to them..? If not get ready to get lowball... what level it is ICT3 or 4..?

    ICT3in Bay Area maxout at $130-170k(I think)... I had offer from other brand (not from Fang)... which 35k more base ...they said “take it or leave it..” this 2 years ago....

    Anyways just want to let you know if you don’t have offer from FGN then they won’t negotiate unless you did very amazing.. plus they will exploit the fact that you coming from non-fang

    Someone just posted 5 yoe big data engineer in Bay Area
    150 k salary
    RSU: 120
    Sign on bonus: 30 k
    Mar 22 1
    • Epsilon saysme
      OP
      Thanks for the info! I did mention to them that i have an offer from another company, and the HR was alrwady trying to low ball me saying that apple gives RSU’s and stuff.

      Anyways, i’ll wait and see what they come out with.

      One thing that they did specify is that they were on a hiring freeze and making an exception to get me on board. I am not sure if they are honey combing me, but is it true that AAPL is going through a rough patch now?
      Mar 22
  • Lyft TEHm35
    Yeah I second that - no way you are getting 200k base in Austin . Also is this an engineering or operations role ?
    Mar 21 1
    • Epsilon saysme
      OP
      The role is technical operations, i would guess pretty much like dev ops stuff!
      Mar 21
  • Epsilon saysme
    OP
    @apple Folks! Is there some kind of Hiring Freeze. I am waiting for an offer to be released. HR and Hiring manager have told that there is a freeze and they are working fast to get through the last mile to release the offer. Not sure if this for real, or they are actually honey combing me!!
    Mar 22 0