Heard Back from Google HC - Stuck in L3 Queue
Google has been one of my dream companies to work for. I have 3 YOE and I recently interviewed at Google for L4. My interviews went really great and, before passing my packet to the HC, my recruiter told me that my result was really positive and she was hopeful.
I just heard back from them that I have been approved for HC, but for L3. She said that leveling not only depends on the interview performance but also on other factors like workex, difficulty of questions and all that.
She confirmed that Google isn’t hiring for L3 anymore. New grads and returning interns are being prioritized. So, the wait for positions opening up can be a mont, 3 months and maybe longer!
She is optimistic of things working out sometime in future, as the HC approval is valid for 1 year. Meanwhile, she encouraged me to take my competing offer and, later, if I get matched at Google and I wanted to leave the new company, I can do that!
Current TC- $160k