Distinguished Engineer Compensation

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Feb 4 27 Comments

What is the Distinguished Engineer compensation at Cisco and Juniper.

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  • Amazon g8rb8
    Distinguished engineers at Amazon/Google need to move where?
    Feb 4 2
    • Walmart.com ToKL28
      Executive level
      Feb 4
    • Palo Alto Networks LWtE67
      Nonsense. You can make the same or more as a DE in plently of companies. Heavily depends on the company though. Also job requirements are seriously different. Management is the opposite of being "the guy that knows everything" about something
      Feb 4
  • Walmart.com ToKL28
    When someone gets "distinguished" as title it's a sign that it's time to move on and move up.
    Feb 4 7
    • Cisco Ciscoooooo
      A Cisco Fellow is something specific to Cisco and doesn’t include just engineering...
      Feb 27
    • Cisco / Eng license2🔥
      Not really dude. Other companies big companies have fellow too. Just saying.
      Feb 27
    • Cisco Ciscoooooo
      Please name 5 other companies that use the job title Fellow as the highest distinguishing honor of an engineer
      Feb 27
    • Cisco / Eng license2🔥
      Google, Microsoft, AMD, Intel, IBM
      Feb 27
    • Juniper jnpr2000
      even Juniper has fellow position. 😂😂
      Mar 25
  • Cisco 1029384756
    I think those estimates are at the very high end. PE may be closer to $400 and DE closer to $500. Also this would be Bay Area. Other locations will be lower.
    Feb 5 4
    • Cisco soyj75
      Actually 500k is low. The above numbers are correct so 700-800k total for DE
      Feb 5
    • Cisco 1029384756
      For DEs, max base is like $300. So 450 with bonus. And add 200k for stock. So 650 is the max for Bay Area. Average would be more like 500-550. And for RTP - 50-100 k lower than that.
      Feb 5
    • Cisco 1029384756
      What I’m curious about is how this compares with DE comp for FAANG.
      Feb 5
    • Cisco / Other endofdays9
      1029... has this right. And that’s total *max*.
      Feb 5
  • Nokia wghdgsrt
    OP
    Is it accurate to say that DE in Cisco earns 700k and PE earns 500k.
    Feb 4 2
    • Cisco aztG43
      Yes this is accurate for new hires.
      Feb 6
    • Cisco / Eng 0xdeadbad
      Yes. Cisco DE has an equivalent grade of a Cisco Senior Director. Though, a Senior Director might get more RSUs. This is for Cisco Engineering organizations, I don’t know about IT or other orgs.
      Feb 7
  • New DvVM00
    hw or sw?
    Feb 4 2
    • Nokia wghdgsrt
      OP
      Software. But I don’t think it matters.
      Feb 4
    • Salesforce hypeforce
      Wrong. It matters.
      Feb 6
  • Nokia wghdgsrt
    OP
    FB new hires are getting 300k I hear
    Feb 5 1
  • Cisco BXEt33
    Paysa.com provides good comp info
    Feb 4 1
    • Walmart.com ToKL28
      No its not
      Feb 4
  • Cisco 1029384756
    300k base?
    Feb 5 0

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