L6 at FB/Goog

Oracle Larj26
Aug 26, 2018 10 Comments

What does FB/Goog looks for when evaluating a candidate for L6 ?

Is it yoe ?

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  • Dropbox / Eng 🍕&🥓&🍟
    Lol @ YOE. At L6+, it's consistent impact through *other* engineers. Whether they realize it or not. Do this consistently over many years/project with org/company level impact.
    Aug 26, 2018 4
    • eBay xghi
      how do you prove consistent impact and perf? i could very well lie on resume that I leaded team and delivered. i can lookup all blogs on scalablity and feed intervieer with fancy terms
      Aug 26, 2018
    • Salesforce hWg49
      That’s why they need to interview you. Some people actually can get away with that but most fail
      Aug 26, 2018
    • Facebook coffee?
      @xghi - what’s the point? If you haven’t done that already, how do you expect to do it at your new job right off the bat? Why set yourself up for failure?
      Aug 27, 2018
    • eBay xghi
      bigger TC. Also i am not saying person is not capable, it's that such interview are more of perspective to judge based only on certain points.
      Aug 27, 2018
  • Google Jfofoansnd
    Nobody cares about years of experience.
    Aug 26, 2018 1
    • Splunk Udder
      But YoE can be a starting point for evaluation. Let’s say you get a resume which list only 2 YoE. Highly unlikely that person has the relevant skills to get hired at L6.

      On the other hand, having 8 or more YoE does not guarantee to be hired at L6/L5.

      What would be interesting to know is the average experience level for folks who got promoted to L6.
      Aug 26, 2018
  • Facebook iuga45
    If you are missleveled as a 6 at FB you’ll be managed out within the year, so you don’t want that. Just be honest, answer the questions you are asked and let the interviewers decide if you would succeed as a 6. Do not try to prepare for what you think we are trying to hear
    Aug 26, 2018 0
  • Facebook fsgxkr
    Most reliable signal is If you are at similar level in comparable company.
    Aug 26, 2018 0
  • Snapchat Sksuhhh
    L6 at fb will be the kind of person tech leading half a dozen engineers day to day

    Or someone who has some ridiculous ic contributions where they can show concrete examples of them moving the needle consistently. For example consistently finding ways to increase revenue 1% every year.

    I think getting hired at e6 you’ll have to somehow show you can do the first one but describing a similar track record
    Aug 27, 2018 0