Thanks to the googlers for their advice so far.
TC 190, almost 6 yoe.
Recruiter said an L4 offer would not happen, but they would extend an L3 offer.
Said they'd likely match current salary. But if I take this, I'll be gathering other offers first.
Problem is, I am getting amazing experience at AWS building scalable and popular services. Our design decisions MATTER in a very tangible way.
Recruiter said I'd probably not get sexy projects to start, but would likely be exceeds expectations first year and then get promoted before I would have gotten my next promotion at AWS (to L6 / SDE III). I am likely to hit that promo at AWS in about 2 years.
I feel like I'll probably stay because the education and experience is so good.
But would like to hear thoughts from Googlers who have accepted this path. Downsides? Upsides? What is comp change like if you are at higher level L3 and get promoted? Any newly minted L4s out there?
Was hoping to get in at around 240 at L4.
I mean, the nice thing would be that my L3 Google salary would probably be my L5 Amazon salary. And same with 4 and 6. Want to hit 300 TC within 5 years. That's the long term goal.
Same with me, even with a high TC.
Won't get enough refreshers just because initial Grant was high
My manager is supportive of promo but there is an unsaid minimum tenure requirement for promo even if you are performing over and beyond.