Google recruiter asking for salary requirements
I just passed the HC today (at T4 think). During the call to tell me my recruiter asked for salary requirements. TBH, I didn't think Google asked that question so I wasn't prepared. I thought Google's usual MO was to put the offer together first based on interview performance and competing offers.
So, should I just look over the numbers here and on levels.fyi and take something reasonable? Am I going to get rejected if I say something too high?
Note: I am no longer at BB, in case that affects your answers. It's a long story, but I left three months ago and the place I went turned out to be a mistake. Relevant, though, is that I am currently a team lead with two reports.
Experience: 16 years (total eng.)/10 years (software eng.)
TC: $241k, rising to $300k in four years (weird stock ramp)