Should I jump or stay

Apple / EngBlissMen
Jul 6, 2018 18 Comments

Recently got an Nvidia offer of tc 330k, ic5. currently an ic4 making 260k in the 2nd year, expecting refresh ~100k this coming fall. So Nvidia offer is 15% higher.

Should I jump ship? Heard Nvidia has no cash bonus, and refreshers are usually lower. Does anybody have more insights on Nvidia comp?

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  • Apple / EngBlissMen
    OP
    any insights from Nvidia folks?
    Jul 6, 20181
    • Nvidia / EngKXJK44
      It is really a good offer for ic5!
      Jul 6, 2018
  • NBCUniversal / Eng⌨️
    Stay at Apple - the tech is better and in a less volatile space. I don’t think that’s enough to leave and downgrade to NVIDIA.
    Jul 6, 20180
  • Lyft Lyftsoft
    What’s ic5 at nvidia to fb/google? L6?
    Jul 6, 20182
    • Apple / EngBlissMen
      OP
      IC 3-5 at nvidia are senior and IC6 is principal, so I guess similar to L5-6 at google?
      Jul 6, 2018
    • Nvidia / EngKXJK44
      I believe ic5 = l5 and ic6 = l6
      Jul 6, 2018
  • New
    Xxx1234

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    Apple
    Xxx1234more
    Apple might make a counteroffer for you to say. The difference is insignificant for Apple to make up for.
    Jul 6, 20182
    • Apple / EngBlissMen
      OP
      I heard it’s not wise to take retention offer.
      Jul 6, 2018
    • New
      Xxx1234

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      Xxx1234more
      Depends on your situation. In my case, I didn’t take it either.
      Jul 6, 2018
  • Apple Dootamks
    Is this for vlsi/silicon engineering? Had no clue nvidia paid that much...do you mind giving the break down? I dont think the nvidia refreshers r gonna be high compared to apple so long term mb its not better, then again it is an upfront benefit of 70k which is a lot for apple to make up for.
    Jul 6, 20182
    • Apple / EngBlissMen
      OP
      Not HW, just try to make the better decision for my career. 200 base, rest stock/sign-on
      Jul 6, 2018
    • Lazard fin/tech
      how much without sign-on?

      seems v high for nvidia
      Jul 6, 2018
  • Nvidia murs01
    Offer looks great, selecting it depends on team, job profile and what you learn at Nvidia. How much year of experience?
    Jul 9, 20180
  • Nvidia / Othermudd
    What's offer breakdown ? Base + stocks + sign on ?
    Jul 7, 20180
  • Intel / Eng
    steady

    IntelEng

    BIO
    Hardware quality and reliability professional
    steadymore
    Leave.. you can always come back..
    Jul 6, 20180
  • Uber ftds56
    Yoe?
    Jul 6, 20180
  • Bloomberg
    Wonder9

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    Wonder9more
    Yoe?
    Jul 6, 20180
  • Microsoft qpOp40
    I don't have specific insight into NVIDIA, but when comparing offers you should not consider "potential" refreshers as part of your comp. The current comp difference is 26%, which is pretty good. That said, you definitely should consider potential increases also and how long it will take you to get to IC5 at Apple.
    Jul 6, 20180

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