Google L4 ML SWE:
Dolby P3 Sr. Research Engineer
YoE: 2 post Masters
I like the team @Dolby but @Google is a better name on resumè as per peers.
UPDATE: Finalized with Dolby.
REASON: Not interested in the matched teams @Google; Have worked in large corporations before so prefer smaller and niche ones; Dolby team seems more focused and impactful
Google L4 ML SWE:
- I don’t think Dolby is dying company. But as an employee of Dolby I would suggest OP to join Google. Dolby’s base is higher than Google but after that vesting period, good luck getting those RSUs as refreshers.
This is the first time I have heard/seen that Dolby is paying way more than Google. You must be something special for them :) good job OPNov 3 1
- You should go for the one which interests you most. After a certain threshold of income, the money is less important than the enjoyment of work. There are plenty of high paying software jobs but working with tech you may find boring, or not in your specialization. Go for the company that interests you, don't just go for a company because of their name
- 1.8 million for a mediocre home equals a housing bubble. It's not hard to time it when the bubble is that big. The economy is going into recession soon, so people won't need to wait very long if they want to buy. Smart investors have been stock piling their cash patiently waiting to buy up cheap stocks, companies, real estate, etc. Like Berkshire Hathaway for example.
This is how the rich get richer, through consolidation of wealth
https://images.app.goo.gl/NkRSUPjVaA4P9qDU9Nov 5 0
- The first graph you showed suggested people should sell and hold cash starting in 2012-2014.
Would you have also said the economy is going into a recession soon and it's time to board cash?
Because I thought that back then too. I think it's a lot hard to predict the future than that.Nov 5 0
- Yes by around 2014 I began stopping big spending, got my money out of stocks and just sat on cash. It was definitely early, but getting out early is infinitely better than getting out late.
But now in 2019 finally the breaking point looks near with inverted yeild curve, mortgage companies selling sub prime mortgages (again), skyrocketing housing prices, overvalued stocks and so onNov 6 0
- If you get out late you not only have lost your money after the stock or housing prices collapse, but you also have lost the opportunity to reinvest again with your earnings and sell high at the next peak. If you lost there is no point selling, your investments are already at rock bottom.
I agree that if you had cashed out in 2014 you would have lost out on plenty of profits. But quiting while you are ahead is still a lot better than playing it risky and losingNov 7 0
- here we go Google paying less then Dolby... to ML engineers... Google is new IBM, Cisco, Oracle, Dell you choose.
- Yep. P4 is 10% and P5 is 15%. Getting those promotions at Dolby can also be difficult as we are already seen as top heavy.
There is also profit sharing however. In addition to the 50% match of first 6% into 401k, Dolby could put an additional 10% of salary into 401k. You may want to double check with your HR rep if this is part of the offer.Nov 4 1
- Netflix subzero123May be this is a hard decision. Google is a safe choice. If you choose Dolby, you probably should be very very clear that is what you want. If you are confused, may be Google is the better choice.
Career is a pretty long thing. It is relatively easier (in my opinion) to come back to Dolby later than to go to Google.