Google application being "closed out" due to headcount situation

New pbYo77
Apr 19 33 Comments

Passed HC as L3 a couple weeks ago and was in team matching. Recruiter had informed me at the time that the headcount situation was tight for SWE L3 in Seattle/Kirkland area as well as the Bay area. Spoke to 1HM who hadn't made a decision yet but the recruiter told me not to keep my hopes up.

Got an update today that 2+ weeks is a lot of time to keep an application open for team matching and due to the headcount situation, they are going to "close out" my application for now. However, my results will stay in the system for about a year.

Has anyone experienced this before? What are my chances of getting a team match within a year from now? What are my options at this point?

Thank you.

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TOP 33 Comments
  • LinkedIn tendies
    What is your race and gender? (If you are comfortable disclosing)
    Apr 19 4
    • Snapchat bFCN68
      Can they reject someone because they are too white and too male?
      Apr 19
    • Amazon $AMZN
      It’s google. You never know... full of SJWs...
      Apr 19
    • I think everyone can agree if ur a minority in tech you’re granted opportunities not given to others based off of race and gender. So it’s not that one is rejected because they are white or male.
      Apr 19
    • New pbYo77
      OP
      I have seen the diversity argument come up before. Might be related you think?
      Apr 19
  • Intel Who.Dis
    It’s a conspiracy against you
    Apr 19 1
    • New pbYo77
      OP
      It sure does feel that way lol. Always thought this stage would be easy to cruise through and HC would be the toughest hurdle
      Apr 19
  • How many YOE do you have? I heard new grad positions were filled
    Apr 19 3
    • New pbYo77
      OP
      I have 3.5 YOE but was slotted in at L3
      Apr 19
    • New adjkfie
      Is this for General swe? I’m at hiring committee step and most likely L3 but haven’t been told yet. 2 yoe for SETI role
      Apr 19
    • New pbYo77
      OP
      Yes this is for the Generalist SWE role. SETI Headcount might be fine tbh
      Apr 19
  • Google
    AIMLOK

    Google

    BIO
    I once served 5TB
    AIMLOKmore
    Not every team can afford to spend HC on L3 hires
    Apr 19 4
    • Google / Eng catburglar
      How does it work? Every team has a budget?
      Apr 19
    • Google
      AIMLOK

      Google

      BIO
      I once served 5TB
      AIMLOKmore
      In some cases, 1 HC is one HC, spend it on an L3 or L6, same cost.
      Apr 19
    • Google / Eng catburglar
      Where does the money come from? You can easily how two L3 for the price of L6
      Apr 19
    • Google
      AIMLOK

      Google

      BIO
      I once served 5TB
      AIMLOKmore
      In some cases the only thing that counts is how much HC you have open in Pez
      Apr 19
  • Gap / Eng randUser
    What locations are low for headcount? And which ones have a lot? I go to HC next week then TM in parallel. Pittsburgh is goal 1 but MTV, Seattle, NYC and LA would interest me lol
    Apr 19 3
    • New pbYo77
      OP
      I was told Seattle, Kirkland and MTV. I am not sure about the rest of them
      Apr 19
    • ConocoPhillips JjIO
      Everything except Pittsburg is tight
      Apr 19
    • Gap / Eng randUser
      Really? So there's a good chance I can land in Pittsburgh? I'm cool w/ that lol

      Ofc if I pass HC first
      Apr 19
  • SAP bdgv
    In the same boat for a different role
    Apr 20 3
    • New pbYo77
      OP
      Which role if I may ask
      Apr 20
    • SAP bdgv
      DM me
      Apr 21
    • New pbYo77
      OP
      Done
      Apr 21
  • New adjkfie
    Wait so are you going to be able to continue team matching?
    Apr 19 2
    • New pbYo77
      OP
      Apparently I am. I just have to keep pinging the recruiter every couple weeks or months I think. He also mentioned that he has a list of candidates that have passed HC but haven't found a home yet and I am in that list.
      Apr 19
    • New adjkfie
      Ohhh that’s unlucky but not the worst there’s still hope no worries!
      Apr 19
  • Gap / Eng randUser
    Damn this thread is making me nervous... I go to HC this week. Hopefully Pittsburgh is okay although I'm open to anywhere in the US where there is HC
    Apr 20 1
    • New pbYo77
      OP
      Please keep us updated. I want to find out if my recruiter is telling me the truth
      Apr 20
  • Oracle / Eng I@m
    @OP what role did you interview for?
    Apr 19 1
    • New pbYo77
      OP
      SWE Generalist
      Apr 19
  • New Bed
    Same thing happened to me. My recruiter called today and said she was closing out my app due to lack of L3 headcount. She told me the company is prioritizing headcount for new grad L3 over industry hires.

    My app is still in the system, I have a year to match with a team. She suggested waiting a couple months to see if there are openings. Situation sucks.
    Apr 29 0
  • Google Zhuo
    🙁 same here waiting for team match
    Apr 29 0