New Grad: Google vs FB vs Apple

Apple / Eng Y ikes
Oct 4, 2018 25 Comments

Got offers from all three, comparable pay (Apple’s offer is a bit lower on paper but it’s hourly so I get overtime). SWE in all, but HW org at Apple. All in Bay Area.

Feel free to comment with any insights and comparisons. The feeling I get is that G/FB look a tad better on a resume. I wouldn’t know my team until after I signed for both of them, which could be a downside.

What’s better for learning/growing as an engineer as well as optimizing for career growth in the long term?

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  • eBay / Eng
    Lool

    eBay Eng

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    eBay
    Loolmore
    TC for each of them is?
    Oct 4, 2018 12
    • Google / Eng
      googaga

      Google Eng

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      Intel
      googagamore
      apple’s stock refreshes are generous when you promote to L3 and above. with google your comp will drop after inital grant expires in 4 years. fb i dont know.
      Oct 5, 2018
    • New / Eng Aeon
      It’s fine. You probably won’t stay for more than 4 years anyways.
      Oct 5, 2018
    • Apple / Eng Y ikes
      OP
      Say I were planning to stay a while. Wouldn’t comp go up with refreshers at google, plus new grant if promoted?
      Oct 5, 2018
    • Google
      gughug

      Google

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      Amazon
      gughugmore
      Even if Apple pays you 30k more per year, do your self a favor and don't go there.
      It's not worth it for SWE.
      Oct 5, 2018
    • Apple / Eng
      iHateFruit

      Apple Eng

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      Apple
      iHateFruitmore
      Apple SWE is not up to par with Google/FB. Avoid unless you really want to go into HW
      Oct 6, 2018
  • Teledyne Technologies wish I knew
    Thinking back as a new grad. If I had to choose again, I would choose Apple. I went to G first and then FB. Both were a-okay, nothing exciting. Apple will offer challenging work, which should be the focus as a new grad, not TC.
    Oct 5, 2018 1
    • Apple Maryjane
      What is teledyne tech ?
      Oct 5, 2018
  • Apple / Eng Schneider
    If it’s HW, go for Apple - for SW, google should be a better bet
    Oct 4, 2018 3
    • Apple / Eng Y ikes
      OP
      It’s a SWE role on a team under Dan
      Oct 4, 2018
    • Apple / Eng Schneider
      Did your team match happen at Google yet? Any ideas what do they do?
      Oct 4, 2018
    • Apple / Eng Y ikes
      OP
      I know the product area but will only be matched with a team later
      Oct 4, 2018
  • Apple / Eng Cederighi
    You’re a returning intern but they only gave you 130? Negotiate and tell them you have 2 offers at 170.
    Oct 8, 2018 1
    • Apple / Eng Y ikes
      OP
      Working on that this week! Thanks for the advice
      Oct 8, 2018
  • Intel Monsoon
    What did you decide on finally?
    Dec 10, 2018 0
  • Apple magikarp16
    Are you a software engineer or an electrical engineer ? Trying to understand how to get both sw and hw jobs at the same time.
    Oct 4, 2018 1
    • Apple / Eng Y ikes
      OP
      Software Engineer. The role at Apple is SWE in a team in the HW org
      Oct 4, 2018
  • New / Eng
    hiremepls

    New Eng

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    Google
    hiremeplsmore
    Do you mind sharing the salary / stock / signing bonus for the offers?
    Oct 4, 2018 0

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