What level should I expect to interview with 1 year experience?

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May 9, 2018 8 Comments

I heard one of my friend with a little over one year of experience (in Machine Learning) w/ promotion in original company, got into FB as E4 with 160/300/50 TC in late 2017. Is that common? Also, I have not get a promotion yet. Will it be possible for me to apply for E4?

Also, except for FB, what will be some good candidate company to apply for people with one year of experience (not in ML)?

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  • New purp
    Check out http://levels.fyi, those are all companies that might be cool
    May 9, 2018 1
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      Thanks, but I’m not leveled up in my current company yet. Does that mean that I will interview only for entry level E3?
      May 9, 2018
  • Amazon NoStranger
    It all depends on how well you perform in the interviews. You can have 8 years of experience and if you don’t perform to the level then they will just downlevel you.
    May 9, 2018 1
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      I do know a guy with 15 years of experience and got only senior engineer title. But I do doubt and I will get a higher level if my interview does end well.

      Correct me if I’m wrong:

      I heard that for google, people with less than 2 year of experience can only interview for T3, and for people with less than 1 year FB only gives E3. But my question is: what about just a little over 1 year? Still E3?
      May 9, 2018
  • Yahoo LiamNam
    Yes that’s a good offer for Fb. ML prolly helped a lot. At most he might have got 50k more sign on. Yes you can get E4, will prolly not be that high for you unless good competing.
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      Thanks for the info. Do you know any company can offer e4 (-ish) level for one year exp? I talked to LinkedIn, tableau, Bloomberg and they seem to only offer me interview for entry level
      May 9, 2018
    • Yahoo LiamNam
      You can get it at Fb, doesn’t mean you will. Most places won’t place that high for 1y.
      May 9, 2018
  • Nutanix saySomethi
    Your have 1 year experience, shoot for the moon, but keep realistic expectations. Welcome to the real world, it won't always seem fair!
    May 9, 2018 0

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