Samsung vs ARM, Future prospects for new grad

Apr 9, 2019 26 Comments

Got an offer from Samsung and Arm
Arm Austin 93k
Samsung San Jose 130k + 18k joining + 22k relo
I really like the CPU group at arm because they are going head to head against x86 in the server and laptop segment. Plus with Apple trying to put Arm chips on the mac, I think Arm has potential.

Samsung on the other hand, seems to pay good money and their GPU project is new, so that's a good place to learn

Any thoughts ? I heard Samsung work culture is pretty bad. It's a tough call to make

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TOP 26 Comments
  • Samsung Humming
    Don't come to Samsung, no career growth
    Apr 11, 2019 8
    • Samsung Humming
      Don't cross verify, this is the only true answer you will get. RUN AWAY as fast as you can.
      Apr 11, 2019
    • Maxim Integrated / Eng neRx20
      When I interviewed at Samsung Austin Semi, I was straight up told by the interviewer that advancement as a non-Korean is really difficult
      Apr 11, 2019
  • Microsoft Vbsm66
    Take Samsung for sure. ARM makes a ton of money but clearly does not share it with their employees.
    Apr 10, 2019 1
  • Samsung beyonds
    Go with ARM. While Samsung pay is good, career path is doubtful especially if you are Non-korean
    Apr 11, 2019 1
    • Intel NetGeek07
      OP
      Which group are you a part of ?
      Apr 11, 2019
  • ARM is a growing business and excellent work culture
    Apr 10, 2019 0
  • Samsung JaredClene
    OP are you still with Intel?
    Feb 1 0
  • Qualcomm qfDT63
    please don't join Samsung .. I assume it's SARC
    Apr 15, 2019 0
  • VMware SweetPease
    Better to go back and get a cs degree while you can.
    Apr 10, 2019 0
  • ARM plFY22
    Well everybody got laid of at SARC haha, I hope OP picked Arm
    Dec 28, 2019 4
    • ARM plFY22
      Just read the recent negative reviews from glassdoor, they are pretty accurate... Lack of growth, no mobility, changes in executives have killed innovation at the company
      Dec 28, 2019
    • Intel NetGeek07
      OP
      But dont you feel excited about arm competing with x86 for the PC?
      The end product seems exciting
      Dec 29, 2019
  • Amazon fgwz86
    Run! Shittest company I've ever worked for.
    Apr 16, 2019 3
    • Amazon fgwz86
      Samsung has 3 office in US. Bellevue is the worst, next the mountains view, then the New Jersey/NYC. Tons of politics, people back stabbing, spying, bad-mouthing each other. I worked for Bellevue team, a nightmare.
      Apr 16, 2019
    • Qualcomm qfDT63
      Well actually it has more, SARC is one Austin and SJ, believe me my experience is worse
      Apr 16, 2019

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