Down-leveled to SWE Linkedin, and no headcount
I passed the interviews at Linkedin, but got down-leveled from Senior SWE to SWE, they said I am on the borderline. As a result, there is limited headcount for SWE at the moment so no offer yet until there are headcount. I have 2 questions here:
1. What is the max TC can be for SWE? If it’s true that I am on the borderline, should I expect a close to the top band TC and fight for promotion in 1 year? Is promotion in 1 year common for Linkedin?
2. If not, I am thinking of asking for an additional interview for clearing the borderline, is this practice common with Linkedin also? I know FG do this a lot.
YOE 5, 1.5 in the US