Microsoft Level 64. 5 Yoe. I am planning to interview at Google. My recruiter told me that they don't hire T5 externally with only 5 YOE. I feel like MS Level 64 to Google T4 is a down level for me. I know some friends who make T5 in 3.5 years and T6 in 4.5 years, but they all joined Google out of campus and got promoted internally.
Should I insist on interviewing at T5 or should I interview at T4 and try to get higher TC?
Current TC: 250K
1. You are very good at system design
2. You join a team that matches your current domain knowledge.
Believe it or not T5s at Google are probably more competent than L65s at Microsoft.