Passed Google HC but L3 with 3.5 YOE?

VMware peMa27
Jul 10 29 Comments

Hello, Blind community,

Came to know today that I have passed HC but the recruiter told me that for Level HC was leaning towards L3 based on interview performance.

Is this something that Google generally do and if I push how likely is it possible to get L4?

Thanks

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    Take it. Negotiate salary wise, other l4 offers will give u leverage. You will have less pressure and might get promoted faster
    Jul 10 7
    • VMware peMa27
      OP
      And how difficult it is to switch teams after one year?
      Jul 10
    • Google KFbL40
      Easy. No one stopped me but it wiped out my promo progress since now you're at the back of the line on your new team and you have to rebuild your street cred so to speak.
      Jul 10
    • VMware peMa27
      OP
      Okay thanks for the information it was really helpful.
      Jul 10
    • VMware peMa27
      OP
      Isn't it even worthwhile to ask for L4 just for a chance?
      Jul 10
    • Alibaba Group vXQh35
      Itโ€™s. Check with your recruiter if itโ€™s possible to have additional interviews for L4.

      I originally interviewed for L3 (3 YOE) and then passed HC. After talking with the recruiter, we decided to go for 3 additional interviews for L4.

      Good luck
      Jul 11
  • Facebook bfmnsn
    Did you do well in interview? Usually you can push for TC but level is decided by HC and impossible to change.
    Jul 10 1
    • VMware peMa27
      OP
      I think I did well although there were a couple of places where I think I could have done better.
      Jul 10
  • Google Jeremey
    Not possible to get L4 as far as I know without reinterviewing.
    Jul 10 5
    • Goldman Sachs faith91
      Even if he has a counter offer?
      Jul 10
    • Google Jeremey
      Levels arenโ€™t affected by counter offers only TC. TC is theoretically capped by level but is definitely affected by counters.
      Jul 10
    • Goldman Sachs faith91
      Ohh man. That sucks!

      What if someone with 3 YOE had a very good on-site. Does he have a shot at getting L4?
      Jul 10
    • VMware peMa27
      OP
      Okay, the recruiter told me that level is not decided but HC was leaning for L3. She will tell me next week.

      And is re-interviewing full day of interviews? or single interview?
      Jul 10
    • VMware peMa27
      OP
      Isn't it even worthwhile to ask for L4 just for a chance?
      Jul 10
  • Amazon CsRr26
    Did you go in interviewing for L4
    Jul 10 2
    • VMware peMa27
      OP
      L3/L4 interview is same as far as I know
      Jul 10
    • Google moomooman
      L4 has a system design round. L3 doesnt
      Jul 10
  • Goldman Sachs faith91
    @OP Congratulations! Have you already completed Team Matching? Which location?

    My packet will get presented to the HC tomorrow. I have 3 YOE. I really hope I get L4! ๐Ÿ˜
    Jul 10 2
    • VMware peMa27
      OP
      Thanks. Yeah, team matching done.
      Location is SVL.

      All the best for your HC.
      Jul 10
    • Goldman Sachs faith91
      Nice. Thanks man!
      Jul 10
  • Amazon / Eng utu
    Awesome news. Congrats on the offer! The nice thing about lower level is lower expectations. 3.5 years is fine for L3 and you should be able to negotiate higher end of the range.
    Jul 10 1
    • VMware peMa27
      OP
      Yes, that's what I am aiming for.
      I asked if they can do L4 if they can't then I will push for the higher band for L3.
      Jul 10
  • Google Jeremey
    What TC?
    Jul 10 1
    • VMware peMa27
      OP
      TC not revealed, next week.
      Jul 10
  • Google / Eng batmobile
    You might be able to get more interview rounds to push for L4 but probably unlikely.
    Jul 10 1
    • VMware peMa27
      OP
      Okay, is it full day round of interviews or single interview?
      Also, will the L3 offer still stand if additional interviews don't go as planned?
      Jul 10
  • Essar hheje8
    op, any update on TC?
    Jul 21 0