I had onsite interviews at Google MTV last month. Did not get an offer for the position interviewed: was told that another candidate was in more advanced stages of the process. But based on positive feedback from onsites the recruiter is trying to place me elsewhere. I am faced with two problems:
1. The recruiter sent out my resume and heard back from a couple of groups of partial/marginal interest to me. On the other hand, I found some interesting TPM positions in other groups, but the recruiter cannot get an answer if they are interested. How can I get these hiring managers to look at my resume? Would an internal reference help?
2. Had a preliminary compensation discussion with the recruiter: the onsite feedback is strongly trending to L6, but the final level will be decided by the hiring committee. Recruiter quoted a combined L5/L6 range of 140 - 200 base, 15% bonus, 250 - 350 RSU, 10 - 40 sign-on. Based on what I read on Blind for Google L6 TPM, the bonus, RSU, and sign-on numbers look quite low. I do not have any counteroffers at the moment (interviewing at Amazon next week), so I went along for now. The recruiter says that the only thing affecting the offer is the feedback from the onsites and my 15+ YOE and PhD don't matter. How should I navigate this situation? What is a reasonable set of numbers?
I would appreciate any advice or help. If anyone is aware of TPM openings, I would appreciate a reference.
May I know what groups in Google you're considering / are considering you?