Has google lowered L3 bar yet?

Amazon boldergo
Jun 20 28 Comments

Trying to jump ship to google seattle after a year at amzn as an sde1. Has the bar gotten any lower for the interviews? I already messed up 2 rounds of interviews during college because they were too hard for me. I suck at LC currently. Will I have to study for 6+ months to get in?

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  • Airbnb / Eng why-though
    I got an offer despite bombing two rounds. Before HC the recruiter connected me with some VP and I basically sucked his dick over the phone, which I’m sure helped.
    Jun 20 8
    • New pbYo77
      Strong yes' are hard to get so you must have done pretty damn well on those 3
      Jun 20
    • Airbnb / Eng why-though
      I had already seen similar questions before, after hundreds of Leetcode lol.
      Jun 20
    • New pbYo77
      Speaking of interviews, how are AirBnb's interviews as compared to Google's?
      Jun 21
    • Airbnb / Eng why-though
      Mine were about the same difficulty
      Jun 21
    • SkedGo / Eng
      UzlM34

      SkedGo Eng

      BIO
      Leetcoding, solved 300 problems
      UzlM34more
      Can you share how you prepared?

      How far did you go with the questions and follow ups to get strong yes?
      Jun 21
  • Apple / Eng 🐒codemonk
    Heard HC is low at the moment
    Jun 20 10
    • Google L7@AWS
      777 why did they prefer new grad over industry?
      Jun 20
    • State Farm howmuchbro
      What’s HC referring to?
      Jun 20
    • Google L7@AWS
      Headcount

      HC can mean hiring committee in a different context
      Jun 20
    • State Farm howmuchbro
      Thanks bro.
      Jun 20
    • ConocoPhillips 77️⃣7
      Because new grads already got offers.
      Jun 21
  • Yahoo / Design getAway
    Yes and yes. C level players have already crept into A positions in G. That gives way for more C level players. You are good to go
    Jun 20 0
  • Yes - I know some mid/bottom performers from here that have even gotten in recently lol
    Jun 20 2
    • Manulife Financial Mike D.
      They might be bottom performers cuz all they did at work was leetcode xd
      Jun 21
    • Yeah maybe - but these people were literally BAD and didn’t even ‘meets most’... at Cisco!!

      In Webex BU
      Jun 21
  • New pbYo77
    Why not wait another year and just try for L4?
    Jun 20 2
    • Amazon npYz41
      They tend to downlevel even L5s at Amazon to l3. I am inthe same situation as op, but G said to wait for more time for headcount. I am now just leaning on getting promoted here and maybe trying for l4 in two yrs.
      Jun 20
    • New pbYo77
      Recently saw some guy from Amazon with 2.5 YOE get an offer for L4
      Jun 20
  • Google / Eng moneyfirst
    Yes, practically hiring anyone with a pulse especially in cloud
    Jun 21 0