Samsung v Microsoft

Qualcomm pocg
Feb 20 30 Comments

Accepted an offer from Samsung HW team. Now got an on-site with Microsoft HW team. Cannot decide if I should go for the interview or not !
Yoe 5yrs, location - Bay area

Samsung pros:
- different IP to work on,
- new IP, new team
Samsung cons:
- integration team (may not get lot of FE design which is my interest area)
- NO RSUs (TC $185K excluding sign on)

Microsoft pros:
- SoC team, different from current role so still a learning opportunity
- RSUs which may go to $200k over 4yrs
Microsoft cons:
- SoC team, work can be generic
- Not really cons for Microsoft but since I have accepted an offer already I would get blacklisted from Samsung

TIA for any suggestions.

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TOP 30 Comments
  • Microsoft Meta32
    Take the interview. Microsoft is a great place to work
    Feb 21 0
  • Amazon
    AOrcrazioC

    Amazon

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    AOrcrazioCmore
    TC?
    Feb 20 2
    • Qualcomm acha
      Added to the post
      Feb 20
    • Amazon
      AOrcrazioC

      Amazon

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      AOrcrazioCmore
      Ty, always curious about HW comp ever since I pivoted out.
      Feb 20
  • Samsung YouYouYou
    Does 185k TC include the bonus? What is breakdown of base + bonus?

    Historically Samsung paid 110% bonus but lately due to market condition, the bonus is 90% or so.... So keep that in mind
    Feb 21 1
    • Qualcomm acha
      $145k + 15% bonus + 20k retention
      Feb 21
  • Amazon 6“ Indian
    Why do you want to go to a shitty Korean company?
    Feb 21 1
  • Microsoft Big D NRG
    MSFT is probably a better work environment in general, but if it were me I would look at Microsoft's commitment to hardware vs. Samsung. I know a few former Kin, WinPhone, Kinect, etc. folks who are bitter about MSFT.
    Feb 23 0
  • Microsoft holaaa
    Heard Microsoft HW is shitty political
    Feb 21 8
    • Microsoft holaaa
      Design is still better... Verification is worst
      Feb 24
    • Microsoft holaaa
      Architecture is best
      Feb 24
    • Qualcomm kemcho
      @holaaa are you in some HW team at Microsoft?
      Feb 24
    • Microsoft holaaa
      SW team working very close with the hardware team, hence know about it well
      Feb 24
    • Qualcomm kemcho
      @holaaa just sent you a message
      Feb 24
  • Microsoft gfba68
    You won't get blacklisted from Samsung.
    Feb 20 4
    • New Lcja21
      Who cares if you're blacklisted from such terrible company?
      Feb 20
    • Samsung YouYouYou
      @Lcja21 why is it terrible?
      Feb 21
    • Qualcomm acha
      I am pretty sure I would be. Unless you know of some similar case and that fellow didn't get blacklisted
      Feb 21
    • Microsoft gfba68
      Blacklists are pretty much a myth. They aren't something that really exists or that you need to worry about.
      Feb 21
  • Samsung WinterCame
    Samsung is horrible. Avoid at all costs. Made a bad decision.
    Mar 7 1
  • Samsung dApu68
    Wats the normal Samsung YoY raise ? Not been through one yet.
    Feb 22 1
    • Qualcomm acha
      I have heard it's not much at all. And since no RSUs, there are no "refereshers" for your pay
      Feb 23
  • Samsung uriI37
    Msft
    Mar 7 0
  • Samsung dApu68
    There is a huge trade off but everything depends on your goals
    Feb 22 0
  • Samsung dApu68
    Anyway Samsung is a shitty Korean company with one of the best HW tech to work on.
    Feb 22 0