Currently L63 at Microsoft, SWE role.
Have an offer from Apple for Ads platform team, and transportation org in Amazon.
Both Apple and Amazon are paying similar money, around 50% hike on my current TC.
1. Is Apple considered tier 1 ? Does it have the same brand name if I'm looking to move to another company in the future ?
2. How does WLB compare between Apple and Amazon, in general ?
3. I hear lots of Pip horror stories from Amazon. How often does Apple do this ?
Yoe - 8
Current TC - 31,00,000 INR base + 10,00,000 INR stocks/year
New TC - 45,00,000 INR base + 18,00,000 stocks/year
- Apple / Eng hairmoreApple in India is not a promising future. There is Ads team there who is currently clueless where they are heading. I met with them to see if I’d be a fit for their developer roles but they couldn’t tell me exactly what was the team working on. They are too much hinged on the Americas team and have the thought process of a Support Satellite office. They kept telling me, I would have free hand to decide on technology but when I talked to the US folks in the same team their direction was clear that only a supporting role is what they’re looking for in Ads India.
Also, IMO you could push on the rsu definitely for ICT4. Your RSU should be somewhere around 25L INR.