The 20 companies where you can find the best paid engineers. [Part 1]

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There exist various locations where daily there are engineers working on the creation and maintenance of applications, softwares, platforms, webs, etc., for different companies. And others simply work for one of these companies and generate opinions such as the ones that you will see in the first part of the following list.

 

20. Intel pays its software engineers an average base salary of $98,804

 20. Intel pays its software engineers an average base salary of $98,804
A current software engineer there says:

Pros: “You don’t have to work your a*s off all the time, easy peaceful life (again this is strictly base on my personal experience, it varies with team to team) lots of perks. The proud feeling whenever the intel adds run on the TV ‘ta da da daaa.'”

Cons: “Salaries bit below market, lot of competition, so difficult to climb up the ladder. Its a huge company, difficult to get yourself heard and work independently if that’s the kind of think you are into. They call it a slow moving giant elephant.”

19. Yahoo pays its software engineers an average base salary of $100,998

19. Yahoo pays its software engineers an average base salary of $100,998
A current software engineer there says:

Pros: “The culture is something many other companies could learn from!”

Cons: “I don’t have really nothing to say here.”

18. Cisco Systems pays its software engineers an average base salary of $101,991

18. Cisco Systems pays its software engineers an average base salary of $101,991

A current software engineer there says:

Pros: “You meet some brilliant people, and sometimes there are a few cool projects you can come across. Also, great flexibility in terms of work-life balance.”

Cons: “A lot of hot air, and it can take LOT of time to get anything done. Some areas are pretty bureaucratic in nature and it can bog down your interest.”

17. Intuit pays its software engineers an average base salary of $102,209

17. Intuit pays its software engineers an average base salary of $102,209

A current software engineer there says:

Pros: “Great benefits, products and Technology.”

Cons: “Too less opportunities for personal growth.”

16. Amazon pays its software engineers an average base salary of $102,831

16. Amazon pays its software engineers an average base salary of $102,831
A current software engineer there says:

Pros: “Good benefits, high salary, nice work environment, learning opportunities, nice seniors supporting staff, appreciable perks, nice location (Seattle), amazing experience, amazing campus

Cons: “Can’t think of any; work schedule little hectic.”

 15. Microsoft pays its software engineers an average base salary of $103,563

15. Microsoft pays its software engineers an average base salary of $103,563

A current software engineer there says:

Pros: “Overall it is good to be part of Microsoft. They pay well, benefits are good. Bonus and stock options are also good.”

Cons: “Responsibility expectation is huge. Recently, they removed the no-cast medical benefits which make all of employees likely take a big cut in their take home salary. 401K match is only 50% where most of the big companies match 100%. Work-balance is always hard to maintain.”

14. NVIDIA pays its software engineers an average base salary of $104,717

14. NVIDIA pays its software engineers an average base salary of $104,717
A current software engineer there says:

Pros: “Management has the abilities to create excitements in the job. Not much politics in lower level management.”

Cons: “Too aggressive schedules promotes politics. Bad life/work balance. Bad benefits.”

13. Oracle pays its software engineers an average base salary of $105,660

13. Oracle pays its software engineers an average base salary of $105,660

A current software engineer there says:

Pros: “If you are placed in good project, it can be good learning experience, benefits are good.”

Cons: “Best of world work place.”

12. VMware pays its software engineers an average base salary of $106,568

12. VMware pays its software engineers an average base salary of $106,568

A current software engineer there says:

Pros: “Awesome campus. Nimble. Engaging workforce.”

Cons: “Some politics as in any place. Currently lacks direction.”

 11. PayPal pays its software engineers an average base salary of $106,920

11. PayPal pays its software engineers an average base salary of $106,920
A current software engineer there says:

Pros: “Agile environment. Stress on Innovation. Development is fast. Concentration on mobile.”

Cons: “Legacy products can cause issues with new development. Need consolidation of products.”

Resource: businessinsider.com

Translations: Andrew More

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