Facebook E4 level YOE

Blue apron CWxR36
Jul 23, 2018 28 Comments

How many years of experience does an E4 engineer typically have at Facebook? at how many years is it expected to be an E4 at facebook.

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  • Facebook MNjV57
    Its better to join at E4 and negotiate a higher comp.. Joining at E5 is risky and I see a lot of industry hires being non-performant at E5, in spite of having 7+ years of work experience. It takes time to understand the tools, process and culture of a company and there is no breathing room for that at E5. Strong E4 industry hires make to E5 after two reviews which is roughly 1 year.
    Jul 23, 2018 4
    • Airbnb Dirbsj
      No breadth of room? Doesn’t FB have ridiculously long bootcamp?
      Jul 23, 2018
    • Blue apron CWxR36
      OP
      I understand, my only issue is comp. it seems like taking a lower level will effect joining comp. My current pay seems above the l4 level and i typically expect an increase when changing jobs.
      Jul 23, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng
      zkeviltsuj

      Facebook Eng

      PRE
      Booking.com, Yandex
      BIO
      22 y.o, Software Engineer E4 at Facebook London
      zkeviltsujmore
      Whats your TC? FB pays around 230-250k for E4
      Jul 23, 2018
    • Facebook / R&D AuJy16
      How much tc will for a strong E4!
      Apr 5
  • Facebook / Eng UWBE87
    Expected for new grads (E3) to move to E4 within 2 years or they just start getting evaluated at E4 until they're weeded out
    Jul 23, 2018 11
    • Blue apron CWxR36
      OP
      no, this is for a mobile dev position
      Jul 23, 2018
    • Amazon farcrie
      How many years have you been doing mobile dev specifically?
      Jul 23, 2018
    • Blue apron CWxR36
      OP
      for about 7 years
      Jul 23, 2018
    • Airbnb Dirbsj
      Op you going to accept?
      Jul 23, 2018
    • Blue apron CWxR36
      OP
      I'm not sure, I have non fang competing offers with high comp and leveling so it will be difficult.
      Jul 23, 2018
  • Amazon farcrie
    Are you sure this would be abnormal? I see people all the time with that many yoe coming in as E4. Internally is a different story.
    Jul 23, 2018 0
  • Comcast kitna
    What's the TC? Location?
    Jul 23, 2018 2
    • Blue apron CWxR36
      OP
      NYC
      Jul 23, 2018
    • Comcast kitna
      If you could let us know the TC, I recently got E5 offer in VA.
      Jul 23, 2018
  • Facebook NXob33
    It will extremely hard to be promoted in 1year to E5.
    Jul 24, 2018 1
    • Facebook real_zuck
      Not if he's underleveled
      Jul 24, 2018
  • Facebook real_zuck
    It's kinda good to join as an E4. You have a clear opportunity for quick promotion at lower expectations. If you came in as E5 you'd be stuck with the comp you were offered indefinitely.
    Jul 24, 2018 2
    • Blue apron CWxR36
      OP
      are you saying that promoted e4s make more that lateral e5s?
      Jul 24, 2018
    • Facebook real_zuck
      I'm saying if you have other similar offers then take this one because with your experience you can be promoted in like a year and make a lot more money. Whereas if you join as a higher level at another company you're stuck with the pay for a while.
      Jul 24, 2018
  • Groupon fXtI60
    This happened to me too. I was very surprised. It would be like a down-level and pay was not exciting too. How did you end up proceeding ?
    Mar 19 0
  • Blue apron soba
    Is it very uncommon for people to get promoted after only two cycles?
    Jul 28, 2018 0