Choosing Google vs. Oculus

May 4, 2018 18 Comments

Interviewed at both Google consumer hardware and Oculus/FB for HW Design (RTL) role. Waiting on HC on both. Want insight about long term career prospects.

Long version:
I am waiting on HC decision on both companies for RTL Design role. Don’t know comp numbers yet and will share once I do.

Oculus job will be designing a chip for their VR device and Google has many products, so don’t know what I’ll be working on.

Since chip design is new for FB, I’m concerned about their long term commitment. However, because they’re just building a team, the growth will be quick and the %stock price increase chances are also higher

Google on the other hand, is well established and I feel they’re committed to HW as they have more products. However, I read some blind posts that say that lots of apple and amazon ppl have moved in and the culture is very different from rest of google. So I don’t know what to take away from that.

Any thoughts?


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TOP 18 Comments
  • Apple / Other Cheetah007
    For the reasons you have already mentioned, I would go with Google. Comp numbers may swing the decision if the difference is huge
    May 4, 2018 2
    • OP
      Thanks for your opinion
      May 4, 2018
    • Apple / Other lkjg
      Agree with above, as far as the culture goes, top management is still Google, and most of the people who went from Apple to Google did not like the culture at Apple and are motivated to keep the googlyness alive
      May 29, 2018
  • Google / Other stemhero
    Google over oculus
    May 4, 2018 1
  • Cavium / Eng

    Cavium Eng

    RTL Design engineer
    Can you please share the recruiter id and over all interview experience at oculus. Trying to get in there for a long time (RTL Design engineer)
    Aug 18, 2018 0
  • New Goofyi
    Oculus. As you mentioned growth potential will be huge at Oculus.
    May 4, 2018 0
  • Intel mFqD22
    How long does it took after all feedback collected to move to HC?
    Thanks for the info!
    Jun 1, 2018 2
    • Intel SoC
      3 days after onsite I was told that they’re moving to HC
      Jun 1, 2018
    • Intel mFqD22
      You were told moving to HC and they did move to HC after that. I think you must did awesome during interview. I heard some cases really really slow
      Jun 4, 2018
  • Intel 152
    Could you share your number for oculus and yoe?
    May 31, 2018 1
    • Intel SoC
      About 5% less than G
      Jun 1, 2018
  • Cisco Cher
    How were the interviews?
    May 4, 2018 1
    • OP
      Interviews were good. Not too tough but tested design basics, low power, architecture understanding, etc. Some questions were very interesting but was able to solve intuitively
      May 4, 2018
  • New tatale
    Which level did you get, l5?
    Sep 26, 2018 0
  • Intel SoC
    Thanks for all the answers. OP here, just different username. I ended up picking Google. TC close to 265k
    May 29, 2018 0
  • Intel 152
    Could you share your numbers?
    May 29, 2018 0
  • Qualcomm rekt
    May 4, 2018 0