Do L3s get google refresher after the first year?

Homeaway AGJo07
Nov 5, 2018 18 Comments

Hi,

I got an offer from Google recently and my recruiter suggested the end of Jan 2019 as start date. I found out from blind posts that google stopped giving stock refreshers after the first year (except in some exceptional cases) but it starts giving it from the second year. Is that true? If so, would it be better if I join in Dec 2018 instead of Jan 2019? Will it make me eligible for refresher in Jan 2020 (for the year 2019)?
Can someone who joined Google recently help me with this?

Thanks in advance.

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  • Amazon / Eng booooooo
    Refresher is extra stocks that vests about two years into the future, right?
    Nov 5, 2018 9
    • Google UBdG56
      You can assume ~50k refresher for meeting expectations at L3. ~70 for more solid ratings.
      Nov 5, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng
      gywtb

      Facebook Eng

      PRE
      Amazon
      gywtbmore
      for FB it’s 40k/70k/120k for E3-5. 1.25x multipliers are common, 2x not that rare at lower levels
      Nov 5, 2018
    • What are the multipliers at facebook? I know for Google it’s 1.2 / 1.5 / 1.8 for EE / SEE / Superb.
      Nov 5, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng
      gywtb

      Facebook Eng

      PRE
      Amazon
      gywtbmore
      1.25x / 2x / 3x for exceeds expectations / greatly exceeds / redefines
      Nov 5, 2018
    • And how common are greatly exceeds and redefines? 3x sounds pretty good.
      Nov 5, 2018
  • If you join by Dec 31 2018, you will get guaranteed refreshers in Jan 2020, otherwise Jan 2021.
    It will solely depend on manager though if you join in January 2019 for 2019 refreshers.
    Nov 5, 2018 6
    • Yes, correct! For some reason it’s no more prorated.
      Nov 5, 2018
    • Google / Eng laborday
      What do you mean by "no more prorated"?
      Nov 5, 2018
    • I think based on other posts it used to be prorated but then Google stopped giving targeted first year refreshers to Nooglers.
      So if you join in Jan 2018 or Dec 2018 the first targeted refresher you will get will be in Jan 2020 anyway.
      Nov 5, 2018
    • Google / Eng laborday
      I see... unless your manager is good and fights for you to get refresh in Jan. 2019 if you started in Jan. - Feb. 2018?

      Or did that only just recently become true?
      Nov 5, 2018
    • Homeaway AGJo07
      OP
      Thanks for clarifying @WhereParty. Are you currently at Google?
      Nov 5, 2018
  • Goldman Sachs u404
    How common is it for someone joining in Jan to get refresher ? Would you suggest talking to manager about this ? It doesn't make sense for someone joining in Jan to not get refresher in a pro rated manner
    Feb 1 0

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