Zillow vs Palo Alto Networks

New EQuH37
Dec 2, 2019 16 Comments

I need to evaluate 2 internship offers. Zillow is seattle based and Pan is Santa Clara based. The salaries are all around 8K/month, although I do not care much about this. The return rate are high for both companies.

Pros: the office looks really nice. I think it offers good package for new grad if I got the return offer. TC 170K in seattle and 200K in sf?
Cons: the company is not very promising based on the stock price. Also, it is in seattle. I prefer to stay in the bay area. Is it possible to get a return offer from the sf office if I intern in seattle? And how flexiblility it is to switch from seattle to sf.

Pros: I have very positive interview experiences and the manager is nice. I am 90 percent sure that i can get a return offer. I like the location.
Cons: I do not have a secutity background. It seems that Pan does not offer competitive package to new grad. I saw some 160K packages.

I plan to apply for some other big companies, like google, fb, after I graduate. Do not know which internship looks better in resume.


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TOP 16 Comments
  • PayPal kunjumo
    Seattle sucks bigtime unless youd want to swallow 10000 units of Vitamin D pills 💊 everyday lol

    Go for PANW, they’re the number one cloud security company after so many top notch acquisitions :)
    Dec 2, 2019 1
    • New LrIk85
      lol I really like seattle in summer. But winter is a nighmare
      Dec 3, 2019
  • Zillow Group R. Savage
    Unless you have competing offers from public companies that pay more, your tc expectations are too high for zillow.
    Dec 2, 2019 2
  • Salesforce ;9;8382)(
    I'm biased to PAN. They work on more interesting problems
    Dec 2, 2019 0
  • Zulily qAoe72
    Definitely go with Zillow.
    Dec 2, 2019 0
  • Salesforce curious03
    Zillow pays around 170k in SF even to a Masters student as well.
    Also this consists of 2 years of joining bonus.
    Zillow SF new grad offer - 125k base, 110k stocks, 35k joining bonus over 2 years

    I don't see how Zillow pay is competitive. They don't have 10% annual target bonus
    Do u have exact new grad numbers for Seattle
    Dec 2, 2019 6
    • New LrIk85
      Okay. Got it. I know the first 15k is annual bonus, what is the second 15k?
      Dec 3, 2019
    • Salesforce curious03
      I included 2nd year annual bonus mimicking the wrong calculation of Zillow TC
      Also Zillow stocks are very unstable, not real money till vesting
      Dec 3, 2019
  • Google / Other

    Google Other

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    Pick what interests you. Those are two vastly different companies.
    Dec 2, 2019 1
    • New LrIk85
      Google is my dream company. But sadly it did not give me an interview this year.
      Dec 3, 2019


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