I have an offer from qualcomm in embedded display software in san diego, and an offer at apple as a CAD engineer in cupertino. Qcomm is paying 100k base plus 15k signing plus 7k RSU over 3 years. Apple is paying 110k base 10k signing and 10k RSU. Eventually 4 or 5 years down the line, I would maybe switch into higher level software.
The Qcomm work involves mainly programming in C and python, while the Apple job involves programming in Perl/TCL/python. I do think the Qcomm work is more interesting.
Is it better to accept apple due to the better name recognition, or qualcomm for the more software related work? Also, does anyone know about the work life balance at these teams?
I have given a verbal acceptance to apple, and will need to renege if I accept Qualcomm.
I should also mention that I am a new grad in EE.
If you don't like it after a year or so, get more offers. Gold stars on the resume only can help in the meantime.