How would you compare R&D in these two places. How would they compare with respect to compensation. Qcom location: San Diego, NVIDIA location: Santa Clara. Is it true that Nvidia do not offer relocation bonus. PhD + 2.5 YOE. Both positions are in AI-ML software/hardware. Thanks!
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- Expedia qkDp46My ex husband worked at nvidia and they don’t offer anything they don’t have to. Employees are lucky they offer toilet paper in the restrooms.
- In general there are more opportunities In SF Bay Area in your field, than in San Diego. However, the cost of living here is very high!
Also, there is a difference between paying for relocation and a relocation bonus. NVIDIA doesn’t give bonuses but they give lots of RSUs and they pay for relocation.
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- Intel (⌐■_■)Just go to Nvidia. Not even a question. People from Qualcomm have been jumping ship to Intel, that's how messed up their Apple fight has been. San Diego is nice to live compared to the Bay, but if you are single with no kids, opt for the higher growth but sucky living standard area.
- As he/she said it is sw/hw . The chip might be the same but the programming and assembly for applications are different. Similarly when it comes to learning with NVDAs stack on deep learning etc it might just be better than QC and also the brand value when it comes to your resume. I do believe ML/AI at Nvda would be better than QC.
- Qualcomm / Eng smeliCurryDude.... without question, Nvidia. Qualcomm is so slow to the AI game, barely wanted to step out of their wireless comfort zone in the past 5 yrs when AI/ML was booming until recently. While Nvidia is one of the leaders in AI/ML today, thanks to the vision and innovation at the executive level, steered the direction of the company toward AI/ML years ago. Easy pick, eh?
- Qualcomm / Eng GtSk70I have worked in several companies including Qualcomm. In this case, it appears that you should go with Nvidia. Seems like a no brainier. Qualcomm is great if you are interested in wireless communication or want to live in San Diego. But you have many options in the Bay area which bolsters the case for Nvidia.