Passed the Hiring Comittee and recruiter says they put me at L4 but was considering L5. They think I could be promoted in a year or two with the right manager and scope. Not sure if that’s what they tell everyone though.
- Is it worth moving to Google from Amazon for basically the same level? I heard promotions take much longer at Google.
- Will Google try to match my current pay or will they go lower if I don’t have a competing offer? Will some teams pay more than others?
Don’t worry about pay. Google’s refreshers and bonus policy are much better than Amazon’s.
The promotion within a year or two is bs. it depends on how you perform and it’s doable but it’s hard. Pay is not team dependent. It’s determined by a different committee.
You will get a standard L4 offer by default. Then you negotiate it. Counter offers don’t matter as much as your Hc score.