New grad: Google vs Apple

Nvidia chalubhalu
Nov 1, 2018 14 Comments

Hi, I am pondering on how Apple stacks against Google for a new grad. Like in terms of culture and growth. NLP, ML based team in Apple while team is still undecided at Google. Ppl at Apple if you work in ML based team can you please share how ur day goes. Thanks!
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Im a grad student

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  • Apple bqdp
    Apple varies a lot by the team. Since you’re interviewing for a specific team, you’ll know whether you’ll like the coworkers and what you’ll be working on.

    I’m assuming at Google you’ll get assigned a team later, so it’s more of a gamble.

    Also, the average engineering talent at Google is probably higher, but there are some teams at Apple that are very selective and cutting edge.

    So yea, if you’re really interested in the specific team at Apple you got the offer from, I’d say you should choose them.
    Nov 1, 2018 0
  • Juniper / Eng sixpack
    Start with Google. You will be all set !!
    Nov 1, 2018 0
  • Google / Eng BiggusD
    Why would you want to work at Apple?
    Nov 1, 2018 1
    • Nvidia chalubhalu
      OP
      I feel that team at Apple might be more research oriented than what i will get at Google. Other than that i am just asking for general opinion before i sign the letter with either.
      Nov 1, 2018
  • Amazon bxuu70
    Don’t join a company join a team. Connect with your recruiter and manger to get a feel of what you would work on. You can always switch companies but learning early is vital.
    Nov 1, 2018 0
  • Amazon bxuu70
    +1 to @bpdp dont go by Apple or Google cool aid. You will find good work and shit job in every company. Decide what you want to do, join where you think the work matches closest.

    Remember: not all googlers are writing next search engine algo and not all Apple employees are innovating next big thing. Most googlers are configuration managers and most apple guys are maintaining existing software.
    Nov 1, 2018 1
    • Apple bqdp
      Yea, I’m in agreement. My point is that one advantage of Apple is you’re interviewing for a specific team. So you know if you’ll be working on something you’re interested in. If it’s a shitty team, don’t take it just because it’s Apple.

      Whereas at Google, I don’t think they do per team hiring (at least not for new grads), so you really have no idea where you’ll end up, and if you choose them it would be purely based on the name “Google”.
      Nov 1, 2018
  • Snapchat redsocks
    Are you graduating with a Bachelors ?
    Nov 1, 2018 2
    • Nvidia chalubhalu
      OP
      No Masters
      Nov 1, 2018
    • Snapchat redsocks
      Congrats ! I didn’t read post fully so that woulda been my guess upon seeing ML
      Nov 1, 2018
  • Autodesk DouP01
    Apple has a lot more older engineers it might be harder to fit in
    Nov 1, 2018 0
  • IBM / Eng Spar007
    Hey.. Congrats on the offers. Could you please tell me after how many days you heard back from Google? I had my onsite about 10 days ago and yet to hear back from them. No idea about application status. Did you get any call regarding your interview result before hc review?
    Nov 1, 2018 1
    • Nvidia chalubhalu
      OP
      No. I dont think you will get to know anything before hc review. You can mail your recruiter and ask when your packet will be reviewed by the hiring committee. And you can expect to hear from your recruiter on that very day.
      Nov 2, 2018
  • Arista Networks Vdhvjyv
    I’d say Apple simply because you can’t choose your team until a few months before you start with Google as a new grad.
    Nov 1, 2018 0