I am completely burnt out and am thinking of taking a break for 3-4 months. I am currently M1 and just hit 4yr cliff as well. If I try to interview with Uber/Google/Msft, is there a big risk in them down leveling me or reducing comp?
I am a bit of a paranoid personality with low confidence currently due to being depressed (I think)
TC: 220k base/20% bonus/200k RSU
I spent the last 2 months studying and interviewing. While it was easier to schedule my onsite interviews back to back in an attempt to get overlapping offers and more negotiation leverage, the fact that I was currently unemployed seemed to backfire with exploding offers from each company (48-72 hours at LinkedIn, Uber, Lyft). If you’re currently employed while interviewing it’s easier to tell a company that you still have interviews lined up for the coming weeks or even months since you have to schedule them on PTO.