Apple Salary Negotiations

Intel PeaceOu
Jul 25 22 Comments

I am currently in talks with Apple for a hardware role in SEG (Bay Area). The first set of numbers that I got from the recruiter were 135base/105krsu/20bonus. When I sent him my expectations ( 150/140/30), their answer was the increment I asked for depends on the VP approval rating ( apparently the executive who approves the offer says whether the offer can be increased or not).
Is that how Apple works? What are the chances of increment after the executive approved the offer?
TC: 125k

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  • Apple j583dj8
    Yes it’s normal that all adjustments have to get VP approval. TC doesn’t look too far off from the original offer but Apple is stingy about changing RSUs. If they do approve it, expect them to compensate them not changing RSUs and increasing base/sign on to compensate. Then again unless you have a competing offer, your ask is a significantly greater than your current TC (if they know it).
    Jul 25 1
    • Intel PeaceOu
      OP
      Thanks for the info. And I do have some competing offers.
      Jul 25
  • Apple tsrvbae
    I joined SEG last year as an ICT3 with a PhD (0 YoE). I was offered 135k/105k RSU/20k sign on. Most team mates are also in that range. When I asked for more I was told that this will need SVP approval as the recruiter does not have the approval to offer 145k base, which I had asked for. They didn't budge even a single dollar :-).

    6 months after joining, I got a surprise 11k bonus from my manager. He said that he valued my efforts and is giving me a bonus at his own discretion. Most team mates got it. Although Apple is stingy in hiring it does a good job at bonus and refreshers.

    Please fight back with your competing offers and do not show the desperation to join. Take all your time to think before responding on the phone. These recruiters have a tendency of not giving time to think, that's their winning strategy. Making them wait should be yours :-). Good luck.
    Jul 26 0
  • Cadence
    snoooopdog

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    snoooopdogmore
    TBH i thought apple used to pay the best in hardware. But these TC numbers are given even at Cadence and other similar companies. So perhaps the perception of moving to apple with $ as the major motivator is wrong. Or maybe with higher YOE > 10, the TC numbers are different
    Jul 26 5
    • Apple Badamtuss!
      How much refreshers does Cadence have every year? Also Cadence gives these numbers for 3 YOE? A lot of the comp Comes from good refreshers at Apple. Also Apple lowballs Intel guys by a lot. However, for 3 YOE, that is a pretty good offer considering hardware.
      Aug 7
    • Cadence
      maroooon5

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      Yes, so with 4 YOE Cadence pays this much. However RSUs refreshers are only given to 1/3rd of the company. In Apple is it guaranteed to get RSU refreshers every year for all engineers irrespective of performance? If yes, is it same as the original RSU grant in joining if not more?
      Aug 14
    • Apple Badamtuss!
      Depends. It is kind of guaranteed for all
      The engineers, but SEG grants are generally lesser than software and it is not close to the sign on grants. Average for 4 YOE probably would be 40k-70k . In addition to this there is cash bonus as well which is generally around 10% but that too depends.
      Aug 14
    • Cadence
      maroooon5

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      Thanks. So RSU refreshers of 40k-70k vesting over 4 years? So thats approx. 10k to 17.5k per year correct?
      Aug 14
    • Apple Badamtuss!
      That is correct. Max could be more than 70k and around 100k but that is an anomaly. I am pretty new to A so these numbers are from old Blind threads. Cash Bonuses can be typically 10k -25k etc.
      Aug 14
  • New / Sales defxyz
    Do you have an MBA? The question is how many hours do you work at Intel and what do you think it'l be like in the new role. ;)
    Aug 10 2
    • Intel HotDang
      I don't understand the context of your questions. Are you saying that Apple pays more but makes you work too much?
      I think I am ready to shell out some of that amazing "WLB" from Intel for $$$ from Apple. 😀 Oh, I don't have an MBA btw.
      Aug 10
    • New / Other defxyz
      Ok.. you are asking for it. Just don’t burn your bridges at Intel.
      Aug 11
  • Tesla IUOD23
    How many years of experience do you have?
    Did you get a written offer from the recruiter? Or is it verbal?
    Jul 25 4
    • Cadence
      airjordan

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      airjordanmore
      Yes how many yoe?
      Jul 25
    • Intel PeaceOu
      OP
      This is for 3yoe. This is all verbal. Haven't received any written offer!
      Jul 25
    • Cadence
      airjordan

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      airjordanmore
      Is 20k sign on bonus? Or annual bonus?
      Jul 25
    • Intel PeaceOu
      OP
      Signon. Don't think Apple guarantees annual bonus amount.
      Jul 25
  • Adobe
    gyro👀

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    Sometimes recruiters try to lowball
    Jul 25 1
    • Intel PeaceOu
      OP
      That's true. Hence the ask on Blind 😀
      Jul 25
  • Pandora Xnsi38
    IC3?
    Jul 25 1
  • Cadence
    airjordan

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    airjordanmore
    For 3 yoe, i had another friend get similar 135k base amount at apple. Rsus were $117k so only slightly higher.
    Jul 25 0