Physical Design Engineer - Apple

Jun 23, 2019 21 Comments

Hi All,

I am currently employed at AMD YOE - 5 TC - 126k. I just got promoted as MTS(L4). I am about to get an offer from Apple. How much should I ask for L4 in Bay Area?


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  • Apple sopq
    150-180k depending how badly they want you and how well you did in the interview. Let us know how it goes. Level will be ICT3. Bring a lot of motivation and get ready to work 60-70 hrs per week. Intel folks usually break in the first 6 months cuz they actually gotta work.
    Jun 23, 2019 7
    • Apple snelq
      Ive seen the level of a lot intel candidates... pretty poor. 1 yr at Apple would translate to ~3+ at intel depending on the candidate. So you sir, are in the shit pit.
      Jul 1, 2019
    • Intel
      Enlighten me about your professional achievement
      Jul 1, 2019
  • This is very discouraging cuz my base is 160K+20% bonus and I was thinking wether I should try Apple...but doesn’t look like it will be worth it given the WLB and culture
    Jun 26, 2019 6
    • Apple fohwb
      Its ok. There r hard times
      Jun 26, 2019
    • Oh I forgot your CEO is a gay 🤦‍♂️
      Jun 26, 2019
  • What is you current location? Based on your salary, I am assuming you are in Austin. To have the same take home in Bay Area of a 126k base in Austin you should target at least 170k to be even. Assuming that you also want a salary increase for the move, you should target 180k base otherwise the move is not worth. Again, assuming you are in Austin getting 126k.
    Jun 23, 2019 1
    • OP said TC 126k and not base. Is it after promotion to MTS or before?
      Jun 24, 2019
  • Intel unlucky _
    I had the offer of 125k base , 96k rsu + 30k sign on for 3.5 years experienced at Austin. I think you should target 210k + joining bonus
    Jun 23, 2019 0
  • Amazon bay-zohs
    What do you do day to day as a physical design engineer?
    Jun 23, 2019 0
  • Intel / Eng wwww
    i have offer from apple after 7 YOE at Intel for non bay area site.
    they offered me ic3 with 150k/100k/30k ( base/rsu/bonus)

    so for bay area you should really go for 175k plus for base
    Jun 25, 2019 1
    • Apple fohwb
      Lol. Good to know. Ive been here 6yrs and get 130 even after telling them im underpaid.
      Jun 26, 2019


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