How to negotiate an Apple offer

Jul 1, 2019 11 Comments

Interviewed with Apple for SWE position and they want to give me an offer. Have a call with the recruiter tomorrow and she wants to know my salary expectations and discuss comp. How should I approach this and what’s an appropriate amount to ask?

I have no other offers at the moment.

YoE: 5.5 - 6
Expected level at Apple: ICT3
Current TC: 175k


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TOP 11 Comments
  • FactSet BepH10
    It is impressive how many people get away with TC: peanuts. Sorry brother/sister, if you need proper answer to your questions, you will need to enlighten the community how many peanuts you get.
    Jul 1, 2019 2
    • Nvidia kXjs9395
      Jul 1, 2019
    • New


      The Walt Disney Company
      “how many peanuts you get” 😂
      Jul 1, 2019
  • Nvidia wkz
    Tc or gtfo
    Jul 1, 2019 0
  • Nvidia woooot
    Ask for ict4. When I got an offer at 6 yoe, they offered ict4.
    Jul 1, 2019 2
    • Apple tsrvbae
      I agree with this comment. OP please be firm on ICT4. It will be around 250-260k (low end ICT4). ICT4 will give you bigger size bonuses if you do well. Knowing Apple, they will first offer you ICT3.
      Jul 1, 2019
    • Apple appl3
      Agree with above. Ask for ICT4, pointing out that others with similar yoe get ICT4. I know people with 3-4 yoe that are ICT4 in some orgs
      Jul 1, 2019
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    Jul 1, 2019 0
  • It depends on how well you impressed your manager and future tram mates. If you feel you did a good job than ask for more, maybe ICT4 if you are really good.
    Jul 1, 2019 0
  • Microsoft Vbsm66
    Tell them that you're in the hiring process with a few other companies (name drop if recognizable) and say you're looking for market rate.
    Jul 1, 2019 0
  • Nvidia mimbwimb
    They low ball you, you laugh and get counter from your company, they step it up, get one more counter then you get two great offers to choose from.

    You're welcome.
    Jul 1, 2019 0


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