Apple or Google, which is a better career move?

New ihXA28
May 25, 2018 35 Comments

I got offers from both with similar TC and sign on. I worked at no name startups for 8 years and I am ready for some stability. I’m worried that Google will be boring, and I’m worried that Apple won’t be as good for my resume. What to do??? (I will be an L4 SWE)



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TOP 35 Comments
  • Intel fwDf64
    For hardware, it could be Apple in some area
    May 25, 2018 2
    • Microsoft rc46veh5:#
      More like in all areas
      May 25, 2018
    • Google Mickey
      Assuming consumer hardware. For datacenter hardware Google would be far better.
      May 25, 2018
  • New WepL64
    Software definitely google. Hardware apple is better on resume
    May 25, 2018 0
  • LinkedIn Bricker
    No brainer bro
    May 25, 2018 1
    • New ihXA28
      So, Google?
      May 25, 2018
  • Salesforce Lysdexic
    Google: it understands web scale in and out. If you can learn from it more of the industry will want you in the lomg run.
    Apple if you are a designer or maybe UI engineer.
    May 25, 2018 1
    • Apple nomno
      Didnt know ios, osx, watch, gpus, compilers, siri etc are UI.
      May 25, 2018
  • Uber / Eng frys
    100% google.
    May 25, 2018 0
  • Uber man up.
    you joking me?
    May 25, 2018 0
  • Facebook Emo
    May 25, 2018 1
    • Nutanix Gyfif
      Why are you like this?
      May 25, 2018
  • Apple fewarrior
    Having both on resume, but not as an engineer: Goog means free food. Goog also has better work/life balance. Holiday parties are fairly equivalent although if you're big into music Apple brings in better performers because - iTunes. 😜 Both can be v bureaucratic.
    May 25, 2018 0
  • Apple / Eng Hshsvevevs
    May 25, 2018 0
  • Apple Szekrdd
    Both names on resume is good
    May 25, 2018 2
    • Apple / Eng cho Chang
      Nice try. I bet you’re a google reject lol
      May 25, 2018
    • Apple Szekrdd
      How did you come to this conclusion? Bet your life, I’ll prove you wrong 💀
      May 26, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng

    Amazon Eng

    And why wouldn’t Apple be good for resume?
    May 25, 2018 0
  • Team matters more than company
    May 25, 2018 0
  • Apple / Eng

    Apple Eng

    Google, Netflix
    If you like startup work style Apple is much better than Google.
    May 25, 2018 0
  • Twitch 3YmbE8qZ5P
    May 25, 2018 0
  • Amazon Muffin Man
    Usually it depends on which opportunity is available.

    Apple only hires specialist but they don't leetcode. Google is more of a generalist hire and leetcode like crazy.

    Embedded and Consumer Hardware definitely Apple. Nest had not made much in road nor had Google Nexus or Fi.

    Web or cloud Google for sure. As is AI.

    Interview both, they might give you very different offer and make the choice very obvious.
    May 25, 2018 0
  • Apple nomno
    It depends on what projects you will be working on
    May 25, 2018 0
  • Apple sj.engr
    I was in an identical situation and chose Apple. Could not have been happier. I’m in silicon management-hardware
    May 28, 2018 0
  • Google / Eng GeoffDean
    Absolutely Google. Definitely not boring, at least in most areas, though Apple is by no means a bad choice.
    May 25, 2018 0
  • Apple John!
    This is blind. Only Google and FB matter. Don’t even bother with any other company
    Jun 10, 2018 0
  • Apple h0ot
    Can't go wrong with either. Both great for your resume. Go wherever you get more $$$.
    May 26, 2018 0