Highest Paying Hardware Companies

Nutanix hm8vVc
May 30 132 Comments

What are the highest paying companies for hardware roles? Which companies notoriously underpay? Would help a lot for job search purposes! Thanks in advanced!

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  • New QIqk53
    Be more specific. What team/BU you in at nutanix now?
    May 30 4
    • Microsoft / Eng vXXu41
      Don't do it, Qlqk53 is your boss
      May 31
    • New .ly
      Outrageous fun
      May 31
    • Yelp
      💰🍷245

      Yelp

      PRE
      Google
      💰🍷245more
      Nice try.
      Jun 1
    • NX platform dev ???
      Jun 2
  • Nvidia / Eng Mr.XoXo
    Make a poll. Apple or Google would be ther only competition. I want to know whose 3rd
    May 30 21
    • NIO / Eng GreySkyCmg
      ☝🏽
      May 31
    • FYI, we market to adult smokers. To purchase our product you’ll have to go through age verification to prove you’re 21+. We also report and go after vendors who sell our product without checking age on-and-offline.

      Medias will try to exaggerate their article titles. But if you read closely, none of our 5 ingredients are not FDA approved.

      Understand not all are comfortable to be associating with nicotine products. That’s fine.
      Jun 1
    • And yes, we do make bank.
      Jun 1
    • The ultimate difference between Juul and cigarette makers is that, we’re going to eliminate cigarettes one day. Our nicotine salt is clean. For smokers, this will change their life in many good ways. For underage people or none smokers, they should have never started with nicotine in the first place.
      Jun 1
    • New / Sales sales-eng
      No need to explain yourself and get defensive. Kids under 18 don't watch porn. Kids under 21 don't drink alcohol. I just would not take this job because that is some bad Karma...
      Jun 1
    • Wayfair Oktc58
      "they should never have started" man that's some intense offloading of responsibility for your role in a health crisis that will last a generation
      Jun 1
    • Bossa Nova Robotics HalNTuring
      You said it. How is Juul different than Camel? Camel also marketed to adults, remember those adult cartoons they used? Remember how they tried to make smoking cool? Kids definitely don't want to be cool. Also, you have no clue what the health effects are. Say hi to David!
      Jun 1
    • Oktc58, you’re right. I shouldn’t have offloaded our responsibility that way. Sorry.

      But we are standing up to our role. that’s why we have this age verification process.

      We have teams that take down unauthorized sellers like those on eBay and teams that validates drivers licenses. And teams that go after counterfeit.

      We only sell adult flavors in retail and moved fruit or candy flavors to online, which requires age verification.

      We’re adding technology to the vaporizer so that the owner could lock them to prevent kids from sneaking puffs. Future pods and vaporizers can be tracked online like how we track UPS shipment today.

      Juul is proactively working with FDA to raise the standard for selling products in our category so that it vets out other players who can’t meet the standards.

      I hope i sound calm through my words but it’s okay if you think I’m being defensive. I just want the job seekers out here to see that Juul is doing our part. And we need more talents to help us raise the bar.
      Jun 1
    • Intel / Eng Chipzilla
      Hey JUUL.. i would work for you. But i fear I will be rejected for being overqualified. I had a look at your career section. JUUL needs really basic electronics and nothing even remotely advanced, so not sure if I am a fit

      Are you guys struggling to fill positions ?
      Jun 1
    • I can’t speak for all positions, but the common engineer positions we get 30+ new applications on each req every day. I interviewed 3 folks for the same position this week alone as someone on the project team.
      Jun 1
  • Dropbox ABGal
    Apple
    May 30 1
    • Yelp / Eng sJJv80
      Apple is not a hardware company. They sell fashion accessories that happen to be functional computing devices.
      Jun 4
  • Intel Pointless4
    Not Intel lol
    May 30 1
    • Intel / Eng
      SciTex

      Intel Eng

      BIO
      Work at Intel
      SciTexmore
      Agreed :p
      Jun 2
  • Equifax
    aka FB

    Equifax

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    Chase Paymentech
    aka FBmore
    Amazon devices team
    May 30 3
    • Microsoft Chai++
      lol no
      May 31
    • Amazon zJQo52
      HA. Only people who work here are people who can't get a job elsewhere
      May 31
    • Amazon zJQo52
      Believe me... I still work here cuz I can't find another job elsewhere
      Jun 1
  • Amazon
    Maxter

    Amazon

    BIO
    Yo-yo Chen
    Maxtermore
    FB Occulus
    May 31 11
    • Amazon
      Maxter

      Amazon

      BIO
      Yo-yo Chen
      Maxtermore
      I accepted an offer with them. TC is $380k.
      May 31
    • Google / Eng imp0st3r
      @maxter - what type of role did you accept at what level?
      May 31
    • Qualcomm / Eng
      lovelife

      Qualcomm Eng

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      Qualcomm
      lovelife more
      Dmed you guys
      May 31
    • Airbnb YdSR51
      Yoe?
      May 31
    • Amazon zJQo52
      Is oculus the same as vr/ar team in Burlingame?
      May 31
    • Amazon god
      Yoe?
      May 31
    • Amazon / Eng
      quaterni0n

      Amazon Eng

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      Expedia Group, Egencia
      quaterni0nmore
      I have an interview coming up with them. Maxter, how were the interviews like?
      Jun 1
    • Nvidia QWERTY67
      @maxter, could you please throw some light on your yoe and background if possible?
      Jun 2
    • Amazon
      Maxter

      Amazon

      BIO
      Yo-yo Chen
      Maxtermore
      E5, YOE: 8, interview explored subject matter expertise, Optics Engineer role.
      Jun 2
    • Facebook qHPD23
      Another FB HW eng datapoint here. E6 TC 650k

      Left AAPL a few years ago where I was making 160k as an IC5
      Jun 7
  • Microsoft bKFl33
    Do all the hardware people forget how to spell?
    May 31 1
  • Broadcom Ltd. / Eng
    headbanger

    Broadcom Ltd. Eng

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    Intel, Broadcom Ltd.
    headbangermore
    Broadcom is definitely in the top 3 list. I’ve read here even Apple couldn’t match Broadcom TCs.
    Google doesn’t pay HW that well.
    So I’d say top 3 are: FB, BRCM and Amazon.
    May 31 1
    • Twitch ffgtrv
      Broadcom did pay really well but my data point is many years ago when I was writing software for embedded hardware
      May 31
  • Uber jinyangg
    JUUL pays well
    May 31 0
  • Google aaaxc
    Why not make a poll?
    May 31 1
    • Cruise Automation tc_exp
      That would require them to know who to compare
      May 31
  • Intel sidblind
    HW only
    Tier 1 - Apple, Nvidia, Broadcomm
    Tier 2 - Intel, AMD, Qualcomm, Cisco
    May 31 3
    • Nvidia wooh!
      No nvidia. Apple, facebook, google, broadcomm though
      May 31
    • Zoox Rmbr21
      Nvidia stock though has inflated TC for older employees
      May 31
    • This will end no later than in 4 years, right?
      Jun 1
  • Ellucian autofilled
    Huawei
    May 31 0
  • Cruise Automation
    AppleMusk

    Cruise Automation

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    Tesla Motors
    AppleMuskmore
    Cruise
    May 31 0
  • Okta 9j6Hk75
    True Value
    May 31 0
  • Huawei WCot52
    Huawei is the worst. In my country, no experience, master's degree, top score: 25k yearly
    Jun 1 4
    • Bossa Nova Robotics HalNTuring
      But you get free experience as a spy!
      Jun 1
    • New / Eng SharmaG
      So you don't get extra for sharing data with the Chinese government?
      Jun 1
    • AIG / Product
      Raging

      AIG Product

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      Deloitte Digital
      BIO
      Counseling CxOs for AI-first strategy !
      Ragingmore
      Fb does the same thing 😆 that's why they aren't allowed in China
      Jun 2
    • Huawei WCot52
      Yes, of course I'm payed for stolen info. 5 euros each
      Jun 2
  • Nvidia zodf
    What is average refresher for ic3?
    May 31 0
  • Broadcom Ltd. / Eng
    asicverif

    Broadcom Ltd. Eng

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    Juniper Networks
    asicverifmore
    Apple might not pay initially but if you do reasonably well after 2-3 years ,you can be in 300-350 bracket for ict4
    May 31 0
  • Broadcom Ltd. ohYeahB
    Broadcom is cut throat
    May 31 0
  • Xilinx LWkj71
    Man fk Nutanix. I'm in such a loss. Fk Dheeraj. Pivoting to subscription model so late. What a liar.
    May 31 4
    • What hw role do you have in NTNX ??
      Jun 2
    • Xilinx LWkj71
      I don't work for NTNX. Just heavily invested and deep under water. 5 digit loss.
      Jun 2
    • Tableau fBCz83
      Diverse portfolios help normalize loss in a single firm.
      Jun 2
    • Started loading more NTNX On my side .
      Jun 2
  • Broadcom Ltd. / Eng
    asicverif

    Broadcom Ltd. Eng

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    Juniper Networks
    asicverifmore
    How much does FB oculus pay ,let’s say for 10 years (I know google and Brcm sal)
    May 31 3
    • Facebook qHPD23
      First thing I’d say: YOE doesn’t carry as much weight at FB vs more traditional HW companies.

      My team has made offers at E5/E6 to candidates with 4 YOE and offers at E4 to someone with 12. Offers are calibrated based on skill and talent first with things like educational pedigree and duration of experience as secondary factors.

      Rough #s for TC (salary, RSU, bonus)
      E3: 150k
      E4: 210k
      E5: 300k
      E6: 400k
      E7+ measured in Lambos
      Jun 7
    • Broadcom Ltd. / Eng
      asicverif

      Broadcom Ltd. Eng

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      Juniper Networks
      asicverifmore
      Thanks bud
      Jun 7
    • Broadcom Ltd. / Eng
      asicverif

      Broadcom Ltd. Eng

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      Juniper Networks
      asicverifmore
      Any idea about refreshers for these bands in hardware
      Jun 7
  • SAP Man
    I've heard Fleshlight pays a lot. Can anyone confirm?
    May 31 2
    • Facebook qHPD23
      Yeah loads
      Jun 7
    • Maxim Integrated / Eng neRx20
      ☝️ /thread
      Jun 15
  • Microsoft glNU81
    definately not Surface... probably the lowest
    May 31 2
    • Microsoft
      WantNewJob

      Microsoft

      BIO
      This is my bio.
      WantNewJobmore
      Depends on role
      May 31
    • Microsoft glNU81
      generally in DEV its low compared to the other companies
      May 31
  • Cisco wbltr
    How about Nvidia?
    May 31 3
    • Nvidia mwmwm
      I’ve heard for HW it’s lower than Apple.
      May 31
    • What is HW at Nvidia in particular? Doing RTL, or firmware like ROM that runs on this HW (which is code)?
      Jun 1
    • Nvidia mwmwm
      HW is RTL, board design, platform design, verif. Firmware is SW.
      Jun 1
  • Google 3/2=1
    Google and Facebook
    May 31 1
    • Nvidia zodf
      Care to share tc and yoe?
      May 31
  • Intel Grtv08
    Intel definitely pays the lowest.
    Jun 2 0
  • Tableau fBCz83
    Oculus is hiring in Seattle, where your TC goes 1.5X further toward a quality life.
    Jun 2 0
  • Uber fKvR87
    Oculus / Facebook reality labs, waymo, Uber atg
    Jun 1 0
  • Broadcom Ltd. pinnochiot
    Brcm 360k tc 10 year
    May 31 3
    • Amazon god
      Nicee
      May 31
    • Amazon god
      Domain?
      May 31
    • Broadcom Ltd. xyzblind
      With stock price dragging... it may not be the case in future..
      Jun 1
  • Amazon / Finance ggrrddee
    Lockheed and similar pay well above FANG in hw areas you really don't want to get into.
    May 31 1
    • Intel / Eng mr_pleb
      Sounds really interesting. What are those areas ? Making bombs or something ? That's awesome.
      Jun 1
  • Broadcom Ltd. / Eng ph=7
    Tier1 is apple and broadcom(only after merge with avago)
    Tier2 is fb google
    May 31 1
  • Roku
    kanjoosguy

    Roku

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    Yahoo, Oath
    kanjoosguymore
    Roku
    May 31 1
  • New dodogo
    Apple
    May 31 0
  • Apple / Design Watchout!
    ICT 5 @ Apple can be 1/2M TC for hardware
    May 31 0
  • Apple / Design Watchout!
    Google hardware pay, much like their team is bush league. You get what you pay for
    May 31 0
  • Cruise Automation dhckvowjbx
    🍎
    May 31 0
  • Cisco wbltr
    How do hardware and software compensations compare?
    May 31 0
  • Uber Uberer
    How high are we talking?
    May 31 0
  • Amazon god
    I have heard from my manager that my comp is like Apple and Google. I don’t trust him
    May 31 3
    • Google / Eng imp0st3r
      What is your TC and yoe?
      Jun 1
    • Amazon god
      200K 4.5

      Yours?
      Jun 1
    • Google / Eng imp0st3r
      350k/13y
      Jun 2
  • Roku .
    Roku
    Jun 1 2
    • Apple Nspb42
      What is the pay for roku?
      Jun 2
    • Roku .
      We pay as competitively as FAANG
      Jun 2
  • Pure Storage lololol012
    must be shitty working for nutanix
    Jun 1 2
    • Pure storage thinks so ?? Thought Pure is worse than that
      Jun 2
    • Pure Storage lololol012
      def they have the worst culture
      Jun 4
  • Amazon
    Maxter

    Amazon

    BIO
    Yo-yo Chen
    Maxtermore
    How much does Apple really pay for HW? All my offers have been shit with them (>300k TC). This was for ICT4.
    May 31 2
    • Synopsys batm@N1
      True. Apple is all hype. May be once you get in, the refreshers might be good
      May 31
    • Nvidia wooh!
      How many YOE?
      Jun 1
  • AIG / Product
    Raging

    AIG Product

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    Deloitte Digital
    BIO
    Counseling CxOs for AI-first strategy !
    Ragingmore
    There are some very high paying firms in APAC region. Is this question only for US?
    Jun 2 1
    • New YIqx31
      Can you name a few of those high paying firms?
      Jun 2
  • Roku norteking
    Roku
    Jun 1 0
  • Intel / Eng mr_pleb
    How about PureStorage ? That's a very new and specialized hw company compared to the traditional ones.
    How about all the AI chip startups ?
    Jun 1 0
  • Nvidia ethercoin
    Nvidia! :-)
    Jun 1 0
  • Broadcom Ltd. ohYeahB
    Ic5 at brcm tc is around 300k
    May 31 0
  • Amazon uuuye567
    Just want to get an idea of how high HW TC is for the top 3 mentioned in this thread
    May 31 0
  • Intel / Eng Chipzilla
    Samsung
    May 31 0
  • Microsoft Hemperor
    Hauwei
    May 31 0
  • Microsoft Chai++
    FB oculus, Apple and Google
    May 31 0

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