Qualcomm vs Google

Nov 24, 2019 38 Comments

I am about to receive google offer (L4). But have 2 minds about it.
In Qualcomm, my work has been appreciated and i don't have any issue with the TC also.

The only thing is the work is not challenging.

Qualcomm Pros:
In Qualcomm i can see growth , apart from promotions probably down the line in few years i will be considered for Managerial role.

Google Pros:
Might get better work and TC.

So the question : After how many years of experience, does Google give opportunity as a Manager? And what are the chances for that? Also if Google doesn't give the opportunity, is it possible to work for Google as an IC for long period of time(say 10-15 years)?

Current YOE : 7 years

Note: This is for H/W Engineer role.


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TOP 38 Comments
  • Qualcomm / Eng qlol
    Nov 24, 2019 6
    • Broadcom Ltd. / Eng

      Broadcom Ltd. Eng

      Intel, Broadcom Ltd.
      Google does lowball people from Intel or Qualcomm because they know these companies pay way much less than the market.
      In the long run, Apple is better due to their higher annual RSU refreshes. At Google, you’re gonna hit a cliff after 4 years.
      Nov 27, 2019
    • Google YoNoogler
      350k is the median for l5 swe. Hardware role might be lesser tc
      Dec 10, 2019
  • Google / Eng Melon Usk
    Being a manager at Google is a choice one make. No one would be 'considered' for manager role after X years of service. I've seen L8 work as IC. It's rare, but possible to stay IC forever if you choose to
    Nov 24, 2019 4
    • Qualcomm QeVy24
      Btw is it worth to join Google even if they offer same TC? As i mentioned I am in high band of my grade, and i am happy with the current TC.

      Considering that this is for H/W position.
      Nov 25, 2019
    • Google 💰||👉
      Yes it's still worth it to join. Perks at Google are unbeatable.
      Dec 17, 2019
  • Amazon mBQY22
    come on OP, you're better than this. It's impossible to answer this question without knowing TC.
    Nov 25, 2019 0
  • Qualcomm xylophon
    Nov 26, 2019 0
  • Intel / Eng bitsboy
    TC man !!!
    Nov 26, 2019 0
  • Qualcomm / Eng

    Qualcomm Eng

    Intel Corporation
    please share TC and level
    Nov 26, 2019 0
  • Qualcomm xylophon
    Otherwise, let's talk religion.
    Nov 26, 2019 0
  • Qualcomm hydra
    7yoe could be even srStaff, 220k/50k/100k for top performer. staff will be like 180k/40k/60k. This is for bay area.
    Nov 26, 2019 2
    • Qualcomm / Eng qlol
      7 yoe to Sr staff with or without PhD?
      Nov 26, 2019
    • Qualcomm hydra
      Both are possible, though with PhD will be more reasonable.
      Nov 26, 2019
  • Qualcomm rsrp
    Nov 26, 2019 0
  • Qualcomm xylophon
    Have you seen AOC recently?
    Nov 26, 2019 0


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