Offer from Apple for H/W Engineer

New qu4N
Dec 22, 2018 9 Comments

I interviewed with Apple for a process integration engineer role (level 4) in the bay area.
The recruiter told me they'll be making an offer with the following details:

TC: 225k
Base: 160k
Sign-on bonus: 25k
Total RSUs:160k, over 4 years vesting quarterly after 1 year cliff.
Average bonus 12%

I'm a Physics PhD from a top-5 university with 5 yoe at a startup. My current TC is significantly lower than this. Is this as good as I can hope for or is there
more room to negotiate? I dont have any other offers yet, but I do have some interviews in the pipeline.


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TOP 9 Comments
  • Intel qpwozmxn
    this is an average ICT4 offer..
    Dec 22, 2018 3
    • Apple Gg56fh
      Agree. This a standard ICT4 offer and good for 5 years experience + PhD.
      Dec 22, 2018
    • New qu4M
      Is there a room to negotiate?
      Dec 22, 2018
    • Intel qpwozmxn
      well..i cant talk for ict4, but all i know is that you can ask for more stocks..
      Dec 23, 2018
  • Apple HBD
    There might be room to negotiate sign on bonus. I joined as ICT3 and got 35k. Also, for me there was no 1 year cliff for vesting but it was every 6 months instead of quarterly.
    Dec 23, 2018 0
  • Apple Watchguru
    That’s a very high ICT 4 offer. I doubt you can get more until you get in and prove yourself
    Dec 22, 2018 0
  • Apple TimmyC00k
    I will recommend confirming the vesting quarterly after 1 year cliff part. I don’t think that is the case.
    Otherwise it’s a pretty good ICT4 offer. Congratulations!!
    Dec 22, 2018 1
    • New qu4M
      I was a bit confused when the recruiter described vesting and might have misunderstood it. I will confirm that part. Thanks for your help!
      Dec 22, 2018
  • Intel MurphysLaw
    Lowest band of ICT4
    Dec 22, 2018 0