How to uplevel for Google (L4 -> L5)

Uber dhdbdhdud
Sep 28 26 Comments

I am L4 at Uber with 5 yoe. I am expecting a few L5 offers from pre-ipo companies but interviewing for L4 at G right now. In this case, if I ace the interview, can I get L5?

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  • You don’t up level Google, Google up levels you
    Sep 28 2
    • Roku / R&D Family.Man
      Slow claps for this shitty reply 👏🏻
      Sep 28
    • Gottem 😂
      Sep 28
  • Facebook ⭕w⭕
    More likely to not do so hot and get L3...
    Sep 28 1
  • Facebook Instаgram
    L5 at G is impossible with 5 yoe.
    If you’re really that good, join as L4 and promote in a year. I know a few folks who did that. But I know none who’d come at L5 with <8 yoe.
    Sep 28 10
    • Google nxtintview
      Congratulation how did you manage to get E5 at Facebook? Why did you join G instead?
      Sep 28
    • Amazon CulStryBro
      We had an L5 with 3 YOE on our team who just upleveled to Google L5.
      Sep 28
    • Amazon / Eng batou
      which team CulStryBro? probably your team have a really high bar?
      Sep 28
    • Amazon CulStryBro
      That would dox me fully, bro, sorry can't disclose.
      Sep 28
    • Google mebR05
      @nxtintview I like Google’s team and culture more, and G’s comp is slightly higher
      Sep 28
  • Twitter / Eng cola
    No, they will down level you
    Sep 28 0
  • Uber howy
    You will get level 3 at Google
    Sep 28 0
  • Cerner / Eng
    StyaPichai

    Cerner Eng

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    This is Satya Pichai. The most powerful man on blind. DM me for acquisitions.
    StyaPichaimore
    Bullshit. Don't listen to anyone here. I interviewed for L4 at G last month. HC approved me for L4 and suggested me to take additional 2 system design rounds if I really wanted to be considered for L5. I have 2 YOE btw.

    My suggestion: Nail your interviews and ask to be considered for L5. They will give you an opportunity to give additional rounds. I didn't even ask for L5 in my case but they proposed. Also, you can ask your recruiter now itself to add system design rounds to your interview and that you need L5.

    Anything is possible bud. Dont go by these people.
    Sep 28 5
    • Uber dhdbdhdud
      OP
      Thank you!
      Sep 28
    • Nutanix 1adja134
      So don’t leave us hangin, did you make L5?
      Sep 28
    • Cerner / Eng
      StyaPichai

      Cerner Eng

      BIO
      This is Satya Pichai. The most powerful man on blind. DM me for acquisitions.
      StyaPichaimore
      I didn't go for it. I wanted to first learn at L4 and then make my way through to L5. Should have tried but I had limited time with other offers and was not sure the outcome of my offer if I screwed up in L5 rounds.
      Sep 28
    • Nutanix 1adja134
      Ok. How’s that process coming along? Do you see light at the end of the tunnel for L5 promo?
      Sep 28
    • Cerner / Eng
      StyaPichai

      Cerner Eng

      BIO
      This is Satya Pichai. The most powerful man on blind. DM me for acquisitions.
      StyaPichaimore
      I haven't joined yet. Spoke with managers for team matching. They sound pretty felxible in working with their employees to help them grow. Lets see how it goes.
      Sep 28
  • Google LyLs67
    Don't see this happening
    Sep 28 0
  • Amazon
    yoevstc

    Amazon

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    Cisco, Ericsson
    yoevstcmore
    L5 min require 6 years for external hire at Google!
    Sep 28 0

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