Intel in MA vs Qualcomm in San Jose

New BMD
Oct 30 23 Comments

Intel:
base : 100k
sign on : 35k
RSU : 15k/4yrs
Role: firmware

Qualcomm:
base: 106k
sign on: 30k
Relo: 10k
RSU: 22.5k/3yrs
role: embedded sw

~2 YOE

what are the pros and cons? Any help is much appreciated.

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TOP 23 Comments
  • Qualcomm / Eng hwchipper
    Qcom. Growing at full pace now! And also, san jose>>MA
    Try negotiating base to 110
    Nov 4 5
    • New BMD
      OP
      I tried :/ Qcom HR wouldn’t budge.
      Nov 5
    • Qualcomm / Eng hwchipper
      Is it a core qcom team? Core = Modem / Camera / GPU. If so, stocks and bonuses are just great yearly
      Nov 5
    • New BMD
      OP
      It’s WLAN team
      Nov 5
    • Qualcomm / Eng hwchipper
      Then choose purely based on location. In a couple of years if you're not happy, easier to switch out in SJ than MA.
      Nov 5
    • New BMD
      OP
      Yeah true. How less of a bonus and RSU do other teams in qcom get? In comparison to the core team
      Nov 5
  • MACOM FEtk32
    Qcom in SJ ... better networking opportunities and more options to move
    Oct 30 0
  • Boeing ttahee
    More mobility and exit opps in San Jose. Think about what your next role would be and where you want to progress your career, even if you're just a TC chaser. Select based on the answer to that question.
    Oct 30 2
    • New BMD
      OP
      Not a TC chaser. Just want good opportunities and good work
      Oct 30
    • Boeing ttahee
      Right so ignore that part and answer the rest for yourself. Position yourself for your career not for the specific role you're taking.
      Oct 30
  • Intel Nicoli
    Head to San Jose ..
    Oct 30 0
  • Qualcomm ono278
    Qualcomm TC is no better in San Jose as compared to SD then...I would have expect it to be 10k more for Bay area allowance...Yes but if you can sacrifice that Location would be helpful in future
    Oct 31 2
    • Qualcomm ono278
      Here by TC I mean the base...RSUs/Bonus still are fine
      Oct 31
    • New BMD
      OP
      Yeah. I tried to negotiate with the HR, she straight out said there’s no room to increase the base
      Nov 1
  • Qualcomm YvlX52
    Qualcomm San Jose. Good learning experience considering that you are pretty new, interesting projects, and better networking oppty in bay area. I think pay is also better compared to Intel. Work life balance in Qualcomm might be a bit bad compared to Intel, but not too bad to worry as such..
    Oct 30 0
  • Qualcomm / Eng dynasty001
    This is one of those times where i would recommend joining Qcom over Intel
    Oct 31 3
    • New BMD
      OP
      Any specific reason behind that? Apart from the location?
      Oct 31
    • Qualcomm / Eng dynasty001
      Location is the key actually wrt to potential future employers. Qcom is in a growth mode now cuz of 5g craze. Youll learn a lot and your RSUs cud go up in value. Not saying intel is bad. I would just pick the location in thos case. Both are HW companies and theres nothing thay really sets them apart.
      Oct 31
    • New BMD
      OP
      Got it. Thanks dynasty001
      Oct 31
  • Intel bnip43
    What kind of role?
    Oct 30 1
    • New BMD
      OP
      Have included in the post. Firmware.
      Oct 30
  • Intel jcjz44
    Lol I read the Intel post than this. This is a no brainier it's Intel . Qcom tc is way too low. If you get to 120 then take it else not worth it.
    Oct 31 0
  • Intel fw763h
    Intel has sabbatical
    Oct 30 0

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