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Urs

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Jul 14 14 Comments

I have 15+ year of experience and till about a year ago I was at a startup that was not going anywhere. Google reached out and long story short I accepted their job offer as an L6 as a Product Manager.

I have been out of the BigCo job market for a long time and the 450K comp in Seattle seemed pretty awesome- esp. a few years of just making barely 6 figures. However now that I am here I consistently see that I may have been under-levelled on my way in.

A month ago Facebook reached out and I am going through the interview process and will end up with a L7 role in a few weeks (fingers crossed).

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  • Salesforce 80087355
    Facebook. Google down-levels all the time because it can, and you’re wasting your time with that. Go to Facebook and realize your potential.
    Jul 14 7
    • Salesforce 80087355
      How aggressively?
      Jul 14
    • Facebook / Eng kobay
      6 months not performing as L7 = PIP and thrown under the bus.
      Jul 14
    • Salesforce 80087355
      Fun! I think Amazon is the same with L8.
      Jul 14
    • What about l6 and l5 at Fb ? How much time do they get to perform or be thrown ?
      Jul 14
    • Facebook / Eng kobay
      Same for L5/L6. Except L5 has much lower expectation than L6/7 and is possible to ramp up and do well.
      Jul 14
  • Credit Karma IDAt40
    What was your job title at the startup and how old are you?
    Jul 14 1
    • Google / Product
      Urs

      Google Product

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      VP Product at a ~100 ppl startup. 40.
      Jul 15
  • Microsoft $€£¥
    Any tips on interview prep?
    Jul 14 0
  • Facebook / Eng kobay
    Congrats! Well done. As L7, your scope spans across company. Getting promoted internally from L6 to L7 is incredibly hard and takes 2+ years performing as L7.

    Google L7 is equally hard if not more difficult for promo.
    Jul 14 0
  • Google
    GCoin

    Google

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    GCoinmore
    Well done!!! With that head on your shoulder, I’m sure you’ll do great whatever you decide.
    Jul 14 0
  • Amazon FHADOOP
    Facebook
    Jul 14 0