I recently got an offer from Uber freight that is a downlevel. I told the recruiter I wanted to interview for a senior role, having over 8 years of experience. Then the actual interview came around and I didnt pay much attention to the fact that the position I was interviewing for said Backend Engineer (not Senior Backend Engineer). So the offer comes in and its a level 4 as I suspected. There was mixed feedback in the interview panel, with some interviewers recommending me for level 5. I go back and forth with the recruiter, and they are able to set up another interview with a hiring manager. But unfortunately, that manager did not recommend level 5. The uber juice wasnt worth the squeeze, so I had to decline the offer. Can I go back to the recruiter and say I am open to being a contractor? I hear contractors can work remote, so I can work for Uber without much risk while I live in a low cost of living state and look for something more stable. The other option is contracting at Google, but I hear they treat contractors like crap.
What's so great about Uber. Prep more and try for different roles/companies