Preparation strategy for Google

Qualcomm / Eng qcomSam
Aug 18 14 Comments

Looking to make a 1 year/ 6 months plan to change job to Google, please give your suggestions on the following.
1. Strategy for algo/ps/DS preparation. Have not done leetcode ever, used to do Interviewbit, codechef and geeksforgeeks.
2. Suggestions for system design preparation. Aware about design primer and grokking the system design.
3. What companies should I target for counter offers as I have heard that Google doesn't give consideration to your current TC.
4. What's the best time to apply to Google or is it same throughout the year (release of headcounts during specific months).
5. For 4 yoe, the level would be L4? I have heard that design round is optional for L4.

Current details:
Location - India
TC - 36 lpa INR (50K usd)
Yoe - 3

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TOP 14 Comments
  • BYTON cJKu57
    Can someone answer the actual question asked for once?
    Aug 18 0
  • Microsoft / Eng SwitchJobs
    All questions about Google. Why tag U & M?
    Aug 18 8
    • Qualcomm / Eng qcomSam
      OP
      What was your friend's yoe? 26 sounds low even for freshers. Their l3 package starts at 30 lpa as per my info.
      Aug 18
    • Apple woodkid
      Uber doesn't pay all that well. You'll find others like Indeed who are matching and beating Uber offers for same yoe.
      Aug 18
    • Uber basket
      Uber is locked down for hiring anyways
      Aug 18
    • Qualcomm / Eng qcomSam
      OP
      @woodkid I might be wrong, my observation was based on different blind posts and one of my senior who changed job 6 months back, he had offers from almost all big companies and his uber offer was the highest(60lpa/4.5 Yoe). I didn't know Indeed pay that much. Can you please tell me what all other companies you are referring to.
      Aug 18
    • Qualcomm / Eng qcomSam
      OP
      @basket I am not looking for an immediate change.
      Aug 18
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    • Qualcomm / Eng qcomSam
      OP
      Software engineer. Mix of different tech stacks (Python(ML) , C#(Web development)). My team doesn't have QA or devops people, so have to take care of the entire SDLC.
      Aug 18
  • Microsoft / Eng SwitchJobs
    Do whatever it takes!
    All these questions have already been answered on Blind.
    Aug 18 1
    • Qualcomm / Eng qcomSam
      OP
      Okay!
      Aug 18

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