Apple offer

TI UILS77
Jan 17 25 Comments

Hi folks, I have received verbal offer 185k base 150k RSU vesting over 4 years, 25K sign on in Apple SEG Cupertino CAD/software. I have 15yoe and most of it is relevant. I have MS in EE and 10 patents/20 papers. I am expecting another offer from a Semiconductor company and also interviewing with 2 more companies. I don’t know the IC level. I have asked for improved offer. Any suggestions what should be the IC level and offer.

Given the recent issues with Apple sales etc, should I expect a lower offer ?

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  • Bank of America / Other tSWv17
    Don't know the exact trend in CAD roles..but with 15 YOE & 10 patents, it seems like you have been massively low balled mate.
    I'd have imagined your TC to be at least ~$275K (if not more).
    Jan 17 1
    • TI UILS77
      OP
      I also think so
      Jan 17
  • Uber / Eng
    engr408

    Uber Eng

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    Apple, Microsoft
    engr408more
    What about yearly cash bonus?

    Also clarify if the 150k vests over 4 years, or is per year. (From my experience on Blind, people put the yearly RSUs vesting, not the total grant.)

    Granted, Apple tends to work differently in that they give large (about 100k) refreshers every year, so you’re really only raking in the dough after 4 years of working there.

    Regardless, Apple looks phenomenal on the resume. I’d accept.
    Jan 17 2
    • TI UILS77
      OP
      I think recruiter said over 4 years. I will double check.
      Jan 17
    • Broadcom Ltd. a1a2
      I doubt everyone gets 100k refresh. I know people(15+ YOE) getting less than that in first year refresh
      Jan 18
  • New / R&D semicon
    I found it hard to push the base too high in semiconductors. But Apple May do it. Definitely ask for more RSUs. I think 240 TC is doable for MS + 10 years. Yours could be a little higher.
    Jan 17 2
    • TI UILS77
      OP
      Recruiter was saying getting 200k base would not be possible.
      Jan 17
    • New / R&D semicon
      Regarding the IC, you should shoot for IC5. Any updates on the offer ?
      Jan 25
  • Broadcom Ltd. rFkd21
    Surely they should make you whole with the RSUs?
    Jan 17 2
    • TI UILS77
      OP
      I asked for 200 rsu
      Jan 17
    • Broadcom Ltd. rFkd21
      I’m thinking that you probably had more than 50k/year of rsu wherever you came from.
      Jan 17
  • Broadcom Ltd. ravenwwwe
    It’s very low ball offer. Your TC 250k assuming you will get 30k bonus every year. It’s very low ball. There was survey for semiconductor salary vs experience. You should get close to 300k easily. Once you join you may regret as you are stuck.
    May 13 1
    • Where's this survey??
      Sep 21
  • Broadcom Ltd. a1a2
    Are you moving to Bay Area ? You should get 50k more.
    Jan 17 1
    • TI UILS77
      OP
      I am in Bay Area
      Jan 17
  • TI UILS77
    OP
    Thanks everyone for your feedback. I also feel the same. Waiting for updated offer.
    Jan 17 1
    • New / R&D semicon
      Please post the updated offer and other semicon offers if possible.
      Jan 17
  • Apple GoLive
    This is absolutely low ball.. Apple can do way better with 15 yrs exp
    Jan 17 1
    • TI UILS77
      OP
      @GoLive what should be average
      Jan 17
  • Cirrus gANt26
    That sounds like a very very low offer for your experience. Is CAD software something less difficult or less in demand then Software engineering
    Jan 17 1
    • TI UILS77
      OP
      I think it not seen at par with SW
      Jan 17
  • Lyft crossfire
    Can be much higher I feel. is the rsu 150k total or 150 per year? Latter is better, former is pretty bad mate
    Jan 17 1
    • TI UILS77
      OP
      It’s 150k total.
      Jan 17
  • Broadcom Ltd. whtindname
    350k TCi is better else don’t join
    Sep 22 0
  • Intel end_game
    What was the final offer? Did you join
    May 13 0