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.
Go for PANW, they’re the number one cloud security company after so many top notch acquisitions :)