Accept Google L4 offer or try for L5 in a few years?
I was hoping to interview for an L5 position but was offered L4. I have 5.5 yoe, 1.5 yoe at a tier 3 tech company, and 4 yoe at large fortunate 100.
Verbal offer is for around 275k at L4. I was hoping for 350k at L5. Current TC is 250k.
Would it be better to accept the small bump in TC and try to promo to L5 within 2 years, or reinterview in 2 years at L5?
Do people who join as L5 have higher TC than those who get promoted to L5?