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.
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.