HW Mega Thread

Intel 6ZGu20
Jul 8 97 Comments

Post your Role/Level, TC, Location,


G7 HW, ~160k, Santa Clara


Post yours too! Any thoughts on your company are good too! Let's create a resource for everyone in HW.

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  • Tesla / Ops
    NfpO32

    Tesla Ops

    BIO
    Production Control. Believe in mission, here for the long run I hope. Wiling to criticize Tesla because I love Tesla. Committed to defend her for same reason.
    NfpO32more
    I need to change jobs...
    Jul 9 0
  • Intel / Eng wwww
    G8 HW, 7 YoE, 205k, Hillsboro
    Jul 8 7
    • Intel TripHazard
      Wow.. this is cool. Did not know intel pays so high in or.
      Jul 8
    • Xilinx LWkj71
      Nice. Doing decent in g7 and g8.
      Jul 8
    • Intel / Eng wwww
      you get a good amount of bonus in g8 and above. Can go 35k plus easily ...

      Intel is good in terms of Sabbatical and 401k contributions as well..

      In oregon it is more like a recent trend in base pay increase since other tech giants are here ( ex apple, amazon, Google and now Qualcomm )
      Jul 8
    • Intel Riso4ever
      Get into a good group in OR and make it to G8+ and you get a pretty nice life. Good WLB, ability to afford a big house <20 min commute, upper middle class lifestyle, etc. I hope other companies come here to put some more upward pressure on pay, but honestly I’m comfortable where I am.
      Jul 9
    • Intel Spikiera
      What is the breakdown of your TC if you don't mind sharing?
      Jul 9
  • Microsoft BlindUser&
    L61 2.75 YoE Colorado

    TC 210k avg for next 4 years (135k base, 200k RSU/4 yrs, 50k signing, 10% annual bonus)

    Expect to hit a large TC cliff after year 4 due to notoriously low refreshers at MS
    Jul 8 3
    • Xilinx LWkj71
      That's when you move :)
      Jul 8
    • Nvidia / Eng denvCoder9
      It's 200k your joining vest? MS does not normally give that amount
      Jul 8
    • Microsoft BlindUser&
      Yes, 200k was my joining RSU grant. Had offers from G & FB both offering 200k RSU's so used that to negotiatiate large grant from MS.
      Jul 8
  • Intel / Eng
    SciTex

    Intel Eng

    BIO
    Work at Intel
    SciTexmore
    G7, TC 155K, YOE 2.5, Arizona
    Jul 8 4
    • Intel / Eng qu1cks1lv3
      How the hell with 2.5 YOE are you G7?
      Jul 8
    • Intel / Eng
      SciTex

      Intel Eng

      BIO
      Work at Intel
      SciTexmore
      PhD = start at level G7 at Intel. Masters start at 5/6 and batchlers start at 3.
      Jul 8
    • Intel / Eng
      SciTex

      Intel Eng

      BIO
      Work at Intel
      SciTexmore
      If I add my experience during PhD then I am 8 YOE. Some ppl do not count grad school as experience
      Jul 8
    • Intel / Eng qu1cks1lv3
      Ah makes sense.
      Jul 8
  • Nvidia / Eng denvCoder9
    Add Yoe
    Jul 8 0
  • Microsoft Vbsm66
    Google L4 2yoe+PhD, 350K first year TC, 280K TC after first year, Mountain View
    Jul 8 14
    • Xilinx LWkj71
      Did you do design or dv?
      Jul 8
    • Microsoft Vbsm66
      Design and architecture
      Jul 8
    • Google / Eng GAuD53
      You were in the Hololense team?
      Jul 9
    • Xilinx LWkj71
      Also how big is the hw org in Microsoft?
      Jul 9
    • Microsoft Vbsm66
      I can't tell you the precise team since it would identify me.
      Jul 9
  • Broadcom Ltd. / Eng go$&3n?
    IC5, 12 Yoe, 378k, San jose - doing analog ic design
    Jul 8 3
    • Qualcomm largeTC
      What is bonus, stock refresh, salary?
      Jul 8
    • Broadcom Ltd. / Eng go$&3n?
      Base 160k, target is 25% , but got close to 50 % for past years, Rsu 600 per yr
      Jul 8
    • Broadcom Ltd. / Eng go$&3n?
      WLB is also great - don't know when this party is going to end 🤫
      Jul 8
  • Broadcom Ltd. bUux48
    Broadcom. Senior manager. 17 yoe. Base 220, bonus 30%, RSU 270k/year. Total comp 500+. Bay Area.
    Jul 11 5
    • Broadcom Ltd. / Eng go$&3n?
      Was your 4 year refresh 1000x4 rsu?
      Jul 11
    • Qualcomm / Eng
      02468

      Qualcomm Eng

      PRE
      Intel Corporation
      BIO
      ASIC
      02468more
      how many people do you manage
      Jul 11
    • Samsung statarb
      Broadcom senior manager title would map to Dir level position in most companies.
      Jul 12
    • Broadcom Ltd. bUux48
      Yes. RSU was 1000x4. Manage around 20 people.
      6d
    • Broadcom Ltd. / Eng go$&3n?
      Gr8 - congrats on the awesome TC
      6d
  • Broadcom Ltd. / Eng go$&3n?
    Nvidia, apple , Facebook HW folks please add TC
    Jul 9 1
    • Microsoft BlindUser&
      Since there's no data from FB HWE's yet I'll post my recent offer from FB (2.75 yoe, DV):

      L4 DV, TC 232k avg first 4 years, not including refreshers

      TC breakdown:
      160k base, 200k RSU, 25k signing, 10% target annual bonus
      Jul 9
  • Seagate toti420
    159, Sr. Staff, 15YOE, 172k/20k/20k ~ 210k TC, Fremont
    Jul 8 0
  • Intel pyad78
    G8 HW, 8yoe, 210k, Hillsboro.
    Jul 8 0
  • Xilinx lYAh22
    E6 HW,5 YOE,220k,San Jose
    Jul 8 4
    • Xilinx LWkj71
      Wow. What's the breakdown if you don't mind sharing? I'm E6. 200K. 6 yoe.
      Jul 8
    • Broadcom Ltd. / Eng go$&3n?
      What do u do at xilinx?
      Jul 8
    • Xilinx LWkj71
      IC design
      Jul 8
    • Xilinx lYAh22
      IC design,back-end and technology site,base140k,phd(3yrs)+1.5yrs work exp
      Jul 8
  • Google / R&D ubjvhhfvh
    L6 / 12 YoE + PhD / 405k / Santa Barbara
    Jul 8 3
  • Qualcomm / Eng
    02468

    Qualcomm Eng

    PRE
    Intel Corporation
    BIO
    ASIC
    02468more
    Staff 9 YoE, 205k, San Diego
    Jul 8 2
    • Qualcomm largeTC
      What is the breakdown of bonus, stock refresh, salary? Thanks
      Jul 8
    • Qualcomm / Eng
      02468

      Qualcomm Eng

      PRE
      Intel Corporation
      BIO
      ASIC
      02468more
      base is 155k 12% rest is RSU.
      lucky belong to one of the group with adjustment
      Jul 8
  • Apple dirghern
    ICT4 / 4 yoe / HWE / 280k
    Jul 10 1
    • Nvidia wkz
      Phd? Breakdown?
      Jul 10
  • Apple / Design cookapple
    ICT3, 5YOE, 235K, Bay Area
    Jul 8 1
  • Intel GavinB
    Grade 6, 3 YOE, 130k TC, Hillsboro
    Jul 8 0
  • Microsoft / Eng espressoMc
    L61, TC: 150K, YOE: 5.5, Redmond
    Jul 8 0
  • Microsoft / Other
    unicornCod

    Microsoft Other

    PRE
    Apple, Microsoft
    unicornCodmore
    Product Designer 62, 135k/170kTC, Redmond

    Unsure if I'm underpaid or not. 8 years experience Masters degrees.
    Jul 8 0
  • Nvidia btfd
    Nvidia, kicking ass and buying data center shit
    Jul 8 0