Google EM L6 / L5 chances

Dec 20, 2019 22 Comments

I have a Google engineering manager on-site interview coming up. YOE 9 (3 as EM). Currently Sr. EM leading 20 person org.
What are my chances of getting leveled as L6 vs L5 at Google?
TC: 340k

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  • Facebook EBPs82
    9YOE, L5 is the best they will give you. G looks at YOE when they assign a level to you.
    Dec 20, 2019 6
  • Google / Eng Melon Usk
    Never disclose your TC. That's only L5. I'm pretty sure not what you want
    Dec 20, 2019 3
    • Google / Eng Melon Usk
      Well, from EM of 20 people to L5 sounds underwhelming to me
      Dec 20, 2019
    • Indeed dr4mni8
      OP
      Yeah, the team at Google is about 10 people. A little bit of a step down but figured its par for the course for FANG
      Dec 20, 2019
  • You can get L6 but you need to ace interviews. The 3 years of experience might bite you, because it’s the lower level of the 3-5 yoe as manager that Google demands
    Dec 20, 2019 2
    • Indeed dr4mni8
      OP
      Is that 3-5 yoe a hard requirement for L6? The JD doesn't say 3-5
      Dec 20, 2019
    • I think so, however exceptions always exist for stellar profiles
      Dec 20, 2019
  • What's the onsite for Google EM like for L5/L6? Ratio of System Design/Coding/Behavioural?
    Dec 21, 2019 6
  • Facebook mWXe48
    @OP, how were the interviews? Did you end up getting an L5 or a L6 offer?
    2d 0

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