Currently at Apple. Interviewing at Google X and Facebook
I have been at Apple for a few years, currently IC5 with TC of 400K (180k+40k bonus+170k RSU refresher), and 2018 W2 was over $500k due to stock going up.
I have a good relationship with my manager but I feel stuck in the position with no promotion possible, so a couple months ago I sent my CV to Google X, Facebook and Netflix. Those 3 companies because I think they are the only ones that could offer me more than I’m making now and also match my unvested RSUs (400k).
I heard back from Google and Facebook, situation is:
Google X: done already 2 phone interviews and been invited for the final on-site interview in 2 weeks. I have always been attracted by X, BUT (big but) I discovered that they don’t give Alphabet RSUs but stock from the X company you work on. I think this is too much of a risk so unless they offer a huge fixed salary, I don’t think is gonna fly with me.
Facebook: I have the second phone interview next week. I heard they pay even more than Apple but not sure.
I have been considered a high achiever the last 3 years (9/9), I’m treated quite well, and not a lot of pressure. So in general I’m doing good but I just felt stuck and that maybe other companies could offer more.
I just wanted to post to heard from other people who moved from Apple to one of this companies, what is your advice or just read some Blind wisdom.
This is for Operations and my yoe is around 15y.