Google Team Match before HC

Amazon zztu58
Jan 22 50 Comments

My packet is being given to HC today but I have already been matched to a team.

I have been scouring blind forums ever since my on-site and have seen a trend where people say that being team matched before HC means your application is weak. On the other hand, my recruiter says my application is strong and I got 4/5 hires in the on-site. Any insights on this?

Also, how long after HC should I expect to hear back from my recruiter?

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  • Amazon zztu58
    OP
    Update: went through HC once, got rejected. Recruiter thought is was really close so he appealed. Went to HC again with 2 recs and a stronger rec from HM, passed HC!!!
    Jan 28 10
    • Google JohnMcPop2
      I'm surprised recruiter even gave you a L4 loop with 1.5 yoe.
      Jan 28
    • Amazon zztu58
      OP
      Worth a shot I guess?
      Jan 28
    • Google JohnMcPop2
      Seattle?
      Jan 28
    • Amazon zztu58
      OP
      Sunnyvale
      Jan 28
    • Google JohnMcPop2
      Cool. Congrats 🎉
      Jan 28
  • Intel esew61
    Recruiter told me I have very good feedback from all interviewers, had team matching before HC. Signed the offer few weeks ago.
    Jan 22 2
    • Amazon zztu58
      OP
      Nice! Can you tell me what your offer is like? TC? Yoe? location? Role?
      Jan 22
    • Intel esew61
      Send me a pm, I can share details
      Jan 22
  • Oath
    nerdsRule!

    Oath

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    hit me up if you’re hiring. I am strong in algorithms and decent at development skills. Will try my best to get you your referral bonus, hate Verizon!
    nerdsRule!more
    this is for L4 right ?
    Jan 22 7
    • Amazon zztu58
      OP
      Will pm once I have an offer , thanks!
      Jan 22
    • Google nooglerx
      What’s your YOE OP?
      Jan 22
    • Amazon zztu58
      OP
      1.5
      Jan 22
    • Google nooglerx
      This will be L3 for sure. It’s rarity to get L4 with < 3 YOE.
      Jan 22
    • Amazon zztu58
      OP
      L5 currently though, I would hope that's taken into consideration
      Jan 22
  • Google ninnja
    You will be team matched before HC if your packet is very strong to speed up the process. There is the other situation where your packet is kind of ok and needs a hiring manager push.
    Jan 22 2
    • Google nooglerx
      This is true. Afaik my packet was strong according to recruiter and got team match in parallel.
      Jan 22
    • Amazon zztu58
      OP
      You sir are a ray of sunshine on a cloudy af day
      Jan 22
  • MathWorks L7jhU2t
    Damn, didn't even know you could go through HC twice for different levels. Did recruiter basically just try that for you and it worked out?
    Feb 24 6
    • MathWorks L7jhU2t
      I see, so you didn't ask foe the second HC but they automatically considered you for L3 after rejection from L4?
      Feb 24
    • Amazon zztu58
      OP
      No I didn't ask, recruiter himself thought it was close enough decision to appeal
      Feb 24
    • MathWorks L7jhU2t
      I see, thanks for the insight. Wondering what the system is to be reconsidered for L3 when your loop is L4. I am waiting to hear back from my L4 loop...
      Feb 24
    • Amazon zztu58
      OP
      Ah, what's your YOE? I've heard it's nearly impossible to land L4 with less than 3 YOE
      Feb 25
    • MathWorks L7jhU2t
      Close to 6 YOE, which is probably why I am being considered for L4.
      Feb 25
  • Google / Eng catow
    As far as I know it’s the new process for most candidates. I had a strong packet and also had a team before HC. Recruiter said 99.9% chance before HC but still was nervous. Gl!
    Jan 22 1
    • Amazon zztu58
      OP
      Phew. Thank you!!
      Jan 22
  • Amazon zztu58
    OP
    Offer Shootout (Compensation)
    https://us.teamblind.com/s/BLvPnq6g
    Feb 8 0
  • Apple shutdown21
    Interesting case - can you please update the thread on your result
    All d best 👍
    Jan 22 0
  • Microsoft wiywyai
    Happened to me, and didn't pass HC.
    Jan 22 3
    • Amazon zztu58
      OP
      GG FML. How long till recruiters respond?
      Jan 22
    • Microsoft wiywyai
      I got the news soon after HC meeting that day itself.
      Jan 22
    • Amazon zztu58
      OP
      *holds breath*
      Jan 22
  • Twitter ul5sx
    What does it mean to be team matched before interviews? Originally recruiter wanted me to do the regular interview rounds but later said I matched a team can skip the phone interview and they reduced the tech rounds from 5 to 4 onsite
    Jan 22 2
    • Amazon zztu58
      OP
      Briefly, Team matching is a process in which you have phone interviews with multiple teams' hiring manager until you and the hiring manager think you're a good fit for the team
      Jan 22
    • Amazon zztu58
      OP
      PS, I also skipped phone interview but still had a 5 round on-site
      Jan 22
  • Microsoft Thaknows
    Is this position in SEA or MTV?
    Jan 22 1
    • Amazon zztu58
      OP
      Sunnyvale
      Jan 22
  • Twitter / Eng
    ValueTheO1

    Twitter Eng

    PRE
    Microsoft
    ValueTheO1more
    Was in the same boat. If it's 4/5, it was probably done to speed up the process. You should be hearing back about an offer soon. Good luck!
    Jan 22 1
    • Amazon zztu58
      OP
      I pray! Thank you!
      Jan 22
  • Pivotal QWPv26
    Hi @zztu58

    How long did you wait for team match after passing on-site. I was told that I passed the on-site and waiting for the team match.

    Also, how long did it take to hear from HC after team match?
    Mar 8 0
  • Microsoft AzureOS
    Any update?
    Jan 23 0
  • Google tuyyu
    Did you hear back?
    Jan 22 0

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