Google Recruiter pushing GCP team match only
I passed on-site L5, and recruiter is exclusively a recruiter for GCP. I’ve heard a few things about the group, but that’s not a big deal for me, there are a few teams that interest me. But I have a lot of interest for some teams outside of it as well. My specialty is Java backend, but google cloud and infra is mostly C++. Which teams might be doing large distributed systems, highly scalable java services?
Recruiter is pushing for a team match in GCP though, and said we can consider outside of GCP later. I don’t want to push the recruiter since I haven’t passed HC yet, and it’s all in their hands and might be told “no teams available”.
Is it common to be steered towards a specific group and not have much team matching for outside of that group? I wonder if recruiter gets commission or some sort of metrics on the people they place in their own group, and would have no incentive to hand me off to another group. Should I push the recruiter a bit more, or how should I handle this?