New Grad Offer Evaluation [High TC]: Big Tech or Startup?
I’m very fortunate and thankful to receive all the great offers, but really not sure which one to go to. Would appreciate any input, especially from startup and Apple folks :)
SWE @ Google: 125/270/55
Pro: Great culture and WLB; only PA match so I don’t know the team yet.
Con: It would be kinda hard to get an ML related role as a new grad at Google and that’s realy important to me :(
ML related @ Apple (ICT3): 150/200/60
Pro: Interesting work; core team; level is one above the Google offer (I think it maps to low L4 ~ high L3).
Not familiar with Apple: how is the company culture? How long does it take to get to ICT 4? Any insight would be helpful!
ML related @ series B startup: 168k + 58000 options (the strike price is under $1, ~0.025% fully diluted)
Pro: Interesting work, awesome team and culture. Probably faster growth. Basically everything is great!!
Con: Not sure if it’s worth the risk though :( Risk-adjusted return is not as good as the other two options.
Background: several big name internships and a decent ML background. MS from top school. Fairly undecided at the moment so any suggestion would be greatly appreciated!