Nvidia Vs Qualcomm

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Jan 14 24 Comments

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 qkDp46
    My 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.
    Jan 14 3
    • Nvidia vuyX83
      Not fully true. Nvidia’s health plan is amazing. It covers a lot of things you can never imagine of.
      Jan 14
    • Nvidia pddg
      Nvidia’s health plan is good but I wouldn’t call it amazing.
      Jan 14
    • Nvidia vuyX83
      The monthly charge is not very low comparing to some companies. But Cigna does pay providers more than BCBS or UHC and it’s difficult to find a doctor out of Cigna’s network.
      Jan 14
  • Snapchat gqkO66
    Anecdata—every ex Nvidia engineer I’ve worked with has been excellent and every ex Qualcomm engineer I’ve worked with has been garbage. Therefore, Nvidia.
    Jan 14 0
  • AMD
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    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.
    Post TC for each company so we can be more helpful.
    Jan 14 6
    • Nvidia Player07
      Nvidia doesn't give lots of RSUs. Speaking from experience 😁
      Jan 14
    • Nvidia pddg
      😂 😂 ‘lots of RSUs’
      Jan 14
    • AMD
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      A lot of people from AMD went to NVIDIA, they raved about TC and RSUs seemed to be a big part of it.
      Jan 15
    • Nvidia dushank
      Probably because stock went from $40 to $290. It doesn't take many shares priced at $290 to jack up TC
      Jan 15
    • Nvidia / Eng Mr.XoXo
      So we expecting lots now that stocks went from 290 to 145?
      Jan 15
    • Nvidia dushank
      Yes. Your next focal review should result in more RSUs than the last time.
      Feb 16
  • Aurora bystander!
    Save yourself some pain - post TC (yourself and five random relatives, spouse included).
    Jan 14 0
  • Qualcomm MzLC26
    Nvidia hands down dude. Forget about how and what QUALCOMM does in their core tech areas in terms of research. It’s practically a company working with dead management, more mid level managers than the engineers, etc. Everyone I know at Qualcomm wants to switch.
    Jan 17 0
  • 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.
    Jan 14 0
  • Nvidia monolith
    This is AI - ML and you still have a doubt that it should be Nvidia?
    Jan 14 1
    • Nvidia monolith
      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.
      Jan 14
  • Qualcomm / Eng smeliCurry
    Dude.... 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?
    Jan 15 0
  • Nvidia / Eng Fxwf50
    Nvidia is a lot different—more generous in terms of being talented new hire on board. In the past, RSU was almost nothing and now it’s more.
    Jan 15 0
  • Nvidia mkg
    If you are young and want to learn, come to NVIDIA . They don’t give much comp, but your career will be in a better shape in a few years. Also, COL in Bay Area has gone from bad to worse so expect to move after some time.
    Jan 14 0
  • Qualcomm AZ9ETXCnv
    Nvidia has some people working in San Diego.
    Jan 15 0
  • Nvidia SomeGrunt
    They give you a relocation package, but they won’t give you cash in its place (ie no total lump sum option, though parts of it are paid out as lump sums, so if you don’t use the movers you don’t get extra cash)
    Jan 14 0
  • Nvidia sickmyduck
    Nvidia without a doubt. I am ex-Qcom
    Jan 14 0
  • Qualcomm / Eng GtSk70
    I 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.
    Jan 14 0

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