Google L6, Uber 5B.

LinkedIn random222
Jun 16, 2018 20 Comments

I’m an ex FB E6 engineer currently working in a startup (posting from a friends account). I’ve tried interviewing for Google L6 and Uber 5B a couple of times, but always end up with L5 at Google and 5a at Uber. I usually prep really well for the interviews, but out of the 5-6 interviews one of them ends up average and as result I don’t make it. People who have successfully interviewed for these levels, could you share some advice/prep strategy?


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TOP 20 Comments
  • LinkedIn / Eng

    LinkedIn Eng

    Yahoo, Uber
    Uber are so full of themselves. 5a compensation is way lower than other companies. I got a $300k offer from them recently, and no matter how many competing offers I give them, they wouldn’t budge (I brought 400k+ competing offers).
    Jun 16, 2018 8
    • Uber lLjv00
      Uber has an anti discrimination system in place to ensure men and women are paid exactly the same down to the Millicent to combat all the sexual harassment claims. What they offer you is computed by a third party based on many factors but most important factor being equal pay, company policy is zero deviation from that
      Jun 16, 2018
    • LinkedIn / Eng

      LinkedIn Eng

      Yahoo, Uber
      I can imagine Uber is losing so many candidates because of this.
      Jun 16, 2018
    • @Rqwx5o, what was the 409a valuation of the stock when you got the offer? I've recently received an offer, hence the question.
      Jun 16, 2018
    • Uber / Eng

      Uber Eng

      I don't remember what was the 409a. I'm estimating the stock to be worth around $50 or a bit more
      Jun 18, 2018
    • Cool.
      Jun 18, 2018
  • Uber lLqb74
    Maybe losing people but doing the right thing and that feels really good
    Jun 17, 2018 1
    • Microsoft UberEats41
      Losing good people because you can’t pay them is not doing the right thing.

      Recruiters who manipulate and lie are what causes women to not negotiate. Women naturally trust easier than men. It’s not just a negotiation piece, when a recruiter lies and says “these are the best and final numbers” I think women believe that.

      If you want to make real change, gut your recruiters.
      Nov 5, 2018
  • Uber CJGW63
    Both companies tend to downlevel you a bit. Uber has better opportunities to quickly bounce back. I took 5a and making my way up.
    Jun 16, 2018 2
    • Uber FLOh38
      Any tips? I am in the same boat. Would love to share some thoughts. What compensation did you get while joining Uber?
      Jun 16, 2018
    • Amazon thealpha
      how long for 5a—>5b?
      Nov 29, 2018
  • Square OXYe80
    Take the offer and work your way up to L6. Unless you are demonstrably above L6 bar you will be down-leveled.
    Jun 16, 2018 0
  • Google kwueu
    Why not go back to facebook
    Jun 16, 2018 0
  • Google hKni77
    Getting hired at L6 at Google is really tough... Don't be too rough on yourself.
    Jun 22, 2018 0
  • Uber Sigmoidd
    Agree with ILqb74 . People who join purely for money end up doing nothing. Uber is better of not having these folks. Silicon Valley folks are too entitled they need to get out of this mind set
    Jun 17, 2018 0
  • Uber Bagbagb
    Surprised an L6 at FB isn't a 5b at Uber
    Jun 20, 2018 0
  • Facebook __-__
    can anyone shed more info the original ask from op? Or any tips from existing L6+ from google?
    Jun 19, 2018 0


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