Apple IS&T or stay at Cisco

Cisco qwerty343
Aug 2, 2018 15 Comments

Gave an interview at Apple IS&T and received positive feedback with signs of an offer.

Currently working at Cisco with 4 years experience 135k base + 100k RSU + 15% bonus

P.S. Both are SWE roles

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TOP 15 Comments
  • Apple / Eng Ajoute
    While some reviews are true about IS&T, it is still very dependent on the team. IS&T has many great teams and definitely are cutting-edge. For example, all purchases and orders go through IS&T payment team. Cant reveal any specific number, but the scale there is probably unheard of in many big companies in Bay Area. IdMS is no doubt the biggest app at Apple. Nonetheless, it is true that some teams have a lot of contractors. But that’s not only in IS&T. It is the same in Eddy’s org. I have been at both orgs.
    Aug 2, 2018 2
    • Apple Bshie
      IdMS management is full of losers.
      Aug 2, 2018
    • Cisco qwerty343
      OP
      How’s the work life balance and pay look like for Sr SWE ?
      Aug 6, 2018
  • Apple / Other Manhattan
    Most reviews are true, work is not cutting edge, not good managers

    Most if the team is Indian and if u’re non Indian u’ll find it tough

    Transfer to Core Apple SWE is next to impossible
    Aug 2, 2018 2
    • Cisco qwerty343
      OP
      Are you working there or experienced it before or just heard about it inside the company ? My concern is whether its better than my current job at Cisco in terms of pay and WLB. I have a great WLB currently and the project I am working on is not that great
      Aug 6, 2018
    • Apple / Other WoodFloor5
      Heard it from friends who work there
      Aug 6, 2018
  • LinkedIn / Eng A1b2c3z26
    Apple IS&T is the IT division of Apple and the work is definitely not cutting edge plus the bar is low there. Also check for the reviews in Glassdoor and quora. It sux. Most of the people are consultants from indian IT companies there and it’s also hard to shift to IS and S at Apple
    Aug 2, 2018 0
  • Microsoft K00la1d
    What would be your reasons for staying at Cisco? This seems like a no brainier to me. Go to Apple
    Aug 2, 2018 1
    • Cisco qwerty343
      OP
      Was researching a bit about Apple’s IS&T and only found negative reviews (glassdoor, quora, other blind topics, etc)
      Aug 2, 2018
  • Starbucks fakenewss
    What role at Cisco?
    Aug 2, 2018 1
  • Apple babyshark
    There is no life, only work.
    Aug 19, 2018 0
  • Apple babyshark
    Ist will refresh the lower bound of your humanity.
    Aug 18, 2018 2
    • Cisco qwerty343
      OP
      Are you working in IST ? I wanted to know the difference in terms of pay and WLB as compared to my current job at Cisco. I have great WLB and TC shared in original post
      Aug 18, 2018
    • Adobe Zxcvbasdfg
      I’m at is&t. Avoid if you have better offer or wait for a different opportunity in different org. Don’t join is&t
      Aug 22, 2018