Physical Design Engineer - Apple

Sony DUtd58
Jun 23 21 Comments

Hi All,

I am currently employed at AMD YOE - 5 TC - 126k. I just got promoted as MTS(L4). I am about to get an offer from Apple. How much should I ask for L4 in Bay Area?

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  • Apple sopq
    150-180k depending how badly they want you and how well you did in the interview. Let us know how it goes. Level will be ICT3. Bring a lot of motivation and get ready to work 60-70 hrs per week. Intel folks usually break in the first 6 months cuz they actually gotta work.
    Jun 23 7
    • Sony DUtd58
      OP
      Thanks for the info.
      Jun 23
    • Intel WarenBufet
      You actually sounded like you just moved there from Intel. Don’t be too narcissistic though cuz you probably don’t realize you just jumped from a fire pit to a shit pit 😂
      Jun 26
    • Intel
      Looks like apple is full of incompetent bullies
      Jul 1
    • Apple snelq
      Ive seen the level of a lot intel candidates... pretty poor. 1 yr at Apple would translate to ~3+ at intel depending on the candidate. So you sir, are in the shit pit.
      Jul 1
    • Intel
      Enlighten me about your professional achievement
      Jul 1
  • Intel WarenBufet
    This is very discouraging cuz my base is 160K+20% bonus and I was thinking wether I should try Apple...but doesn’t look like it will be worth it given the WLB and culture
    Jun 26 6
    • Intel WarenBufet
      4 years at Intel, a few elsewhere. But this sounds much more encouraging...but 60-70 hrs week is too discouraging. By this standard, my pay is really like 320k base + bonus though. How many WFH u get per week?
      Jun 26
    • Apple fohwb
      0. Execs are very clear about this. They dont believe in it. U can do it occasionally but if u do this regularly someone will talk to u.
      Jun 26
    • Intel WarenBufet
      That’s hard for folks with kids and commute. Would you say it’s a family friendly environment or more like a war zone?
      Jun 26
    • Apple fohwb
      Its ok. There r hard times
      Jun 26
    • Intel WarenBufet
      Oh I forgot your CEO is a gay 🤦‍♂️
      Jun 26
  • What is you current location? Based on your salary, I am assuming you are in Austin. To have the same take home in Bay Area of a 126k base in Austin you should target at least 170k to be even. Assuming that you also want a salary increase for the move, you should target 180k base otherwise the move is not worth. Again, assuming you are in Austin getting 126k.
    Jun 23 1
    • OP said TC 126k and not base. Is it after promotion to MTS or before?
      Jun 24
  • Intel unlucky _
    I had the offer of 125k base , 96k rsu + 30k sign on for 3.5 years experienced at Austin. I think you should target 210k + joining bonus
    Jun 23 0
  • Amazon bay-zohs
    What do you do day to day as a physical design engineer?
    Jun 23 0
  • Intel / Eng wwww
    i have offer from apple after 7 YOE at Intel for non bay area site.
    they offered me ic3 with 150k/100k/30k ( base/rsu/bonus)

    so for bay area you should really go for 175k plus for base
    Jun 25 1
    • Apple fohwb
      Lol. Good to know. Ive been here 6yrs and get 130 even after telling them im underpaid.
      Jun 26