Apple: ICT2 vs ICT3 offer - which is better?

Oct 18, 2019 12 Comments

So I am in a conundrum. I have 2 possible Apple offers:

ICT2
Base - 128k
RSU - 70k over 4 years
Sign on - 10k

ICT3
Base - 128k
RSU - 105k over 4 years
Sign on - 10k

I know at face-value ICT3 offer looks better but recruiter said that if I join as ICT2 then based on my experience, I should get ICT3 after 1 year (that’s what team does with experienced hires - I have 1.5 YoE+masters). And if I get promoted to ICT3, the new base would be greater than starting as ICT3 directly at the lower end of the spectrum

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  • Microsoft y4(:
    Don't trust recruiters when they say "you'll be promoted quickly". They have no control over it.
    Oct 18, 2019 0
  • Boeing nxQO06
    Things can change at the drop of a hat. Take the guaranteed money .
    Oct 18, 2019 0
  • Apple kreamkut
    ICT3 allows for large amounts of RSU’s every year whereas ICT2 will not come with large RSU next review cycle. If you end up not getting ICT3 the following year, you’d stuck as ICT2 with no RSU.
    Oct 18, 2019 0
  • Apple / Eng cpKz41
    ICT2 is hourly and overtime eligible.
    Oct 18, 2019 0
  • Apple YEgf85
    Picking 2 will delay your 3 to 4 though
    Oct 18, 2019 1
  • SK hynix / Eng UXqT07
    What level of LC question were asked
    Oct 18, 2019 1
  • SK hynix / QA UXqT07
    Can you please share you intereview experience.
    Oct 18, 2019 1
    • OP
      Killed it. Strong hire all across. Easy interview tbh. Interviewed with G and FB and they were shorter and harder. Apple was longer but looked beyond how much LC you had grinded
      Oct 18, 2019
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    • OP
      What do you mean ‘play the ict3 offer off ict2’?
      Oct 18, 2019
  • Apple / QA pXzW37
    Don’t trust the recruiter when they say you can get promoted in a year. They have no control over that. Managers have to do the paperwork to put in a promotion and you could end up with one that is lazy and pushes it off. ICT3 has a better chance of getting RSU refreshers at review time.
    Oct 20, 2019 0

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