Currently a SDE 2, L5 at Amazon, total 3yoe. Interested in Google@Seattle/Kirkland and hopefully getting a T4. I am wondering how/when does Google determine one’s level during the hiring process. Is it before interviews, is it depends on your performance during the interview, or is it determined during the team match period?
- Fhd is right. With 3yoe they'll assume that you are are the lower side of spectrum for sde2 at Amazon. Correspondingly that places you to the lower T4 at Google => better give t3 to be on safe side. That sucks, but this is how it works.
Now, of course yoe is not everything. You can fight for T4, but likely you'll need to really impress them to get the desired level.Oct 29, 2018 2
- Google GoldenGodL3 is for new grads and people with 3 or less years of experience. L4 is Sr and L5 is manager.
Unless you crushed interview, you’ll get L3.
- Google is notorious for aggressive downleveling. almost certain that you’ll get L3
but the equity bands are very wide
- Microsoft YsTJ07T4 has system design. Be sure to explain to the recruiter that you are only considering T4 otherwise if you get into the T3 loop then there's no chance of being up-leveled. I think they recently changed their policy regarding this, happened to a very skilled friend of mine.