Wait for SDE2 Amazon promo or accept Google?

Amazon nlou87
Sep 19, 2018 21 Comments

Hi,

I have 1 year 3 months of experience out of college in Amazon and just got approved by the hiring committee in Google Fremont (Seattle).

Haven’t received a formal offer yet and am talking to my recruiter soon. However, from my research it seems like Google doesn’t really hire SDE 1s as T4.

I’m wondering if it is worth switching to Google at this point or if I should first wait for my SDE 2 promo at Amazon (manager says I should be good for Q1 2019).

I’m kinda tired of the shitty work life balance at Amazon and would def prefer Google’s ( in addition to perks, etc)

Anyone have any advice from similar experiences? Also what should I expect in terms of an offer?

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  • SAP fgkr53
    Join google
    Sep 19, 2018 0
  • Google / Eng
    FTcI53

    Google Eng

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    Sumo Logic
    FTcI53more
    If you get promoted to sde 2 you will be 99.9999% hired as T3 at Google :) so better do it now then to risk the offer itself
    Sep 19, 2018 0
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    nole

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    nolemore
    Join Google
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  • Amazon Satya Musk
    Google. You gain 0 leverage waiting for an SDE2 promotion.
    Sep 19, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Uhf5
    Google. It's a no brainer.
    Sep 19, 2018 0
  • Collective Health / Eng FlowersHi
    Google dude
    Sep 19, 2018 0
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    • Collective Health / Eng FlowersHi
      Jesus. What could make the svp make a decision counter to the hiring committee? Do you think you were a borderline applicant?
      Sep 19, 2018
    • Amazon nlou87
      OP
      Damn dude that really sucks, crazy that you would have to go through all of that to just get rejected by SVP. Had you gone through the whole team matching process?
      Sep 19, 2018
    • Deutsche Bank Super12
      That sucks - what do you think went wrong ?
      Sep 20, 2018
    • Google topCon
      Internal reference might have torpedoed you
      Sep 21, 2018
    • Google topCon
      Eif36, which poll? Please share
      Sep 21, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng Eibfje
    @Op how was your interview?
    Sep 19, 2018 3
    • Amazon nlou87
      OP
      First one was kinda shaky as I hadn’t interviewed in some time, second was better and I’d say my last 3 were very good. I got the solution in all of them but def required lots of hints in the first one and a couple in the later ones
      Sep 19, 2018
    • Collective Health / Eng FlowersHi
      How many problems were in each interview? One or two? Were they all leetcode mediums or were there some hards?
      Sep 19, 2018
    • Amazon YFdu24
      What topics were the questions and how difficult? Also, how did you prepare
      Sep 19, 2018
  • Amazon mahasan
    TC?
    Sep 19, 2018 1
    • Amazon nlou87
      OP
      I’m currently at the standard tc amazon offers to college grads, haven’t received the specifics on the google offer yet
      Sep 19, 2018
  • Amazon Gjdyveycc4
    Is that even a question
    Sep 19, 2018 0
  • Google / Eng Folaad
    Join Google
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