Not sure if it is because of bad timing or other reasons, Google NYC teams currently has almost no headcount, especially for L3/L4. It is very probable that there are a huge number of candidates with positive interview results waiting to match a team just like me. I had two match calls in my first week of team matching but the hiring managers went with someone with more relevant experience. I think a lot of HMs are picky right now as they can choose 1 candidate out of a few hundred.
I had to choose another expiring offer and wait for Google team match, as I am a new immigrant. Luckily the interview results are good for 1 year and I can wait for it while working.
My question is, with the new expansion plan in NYC (https://venturebeat.com/2018/12/17/google-announces-1-billion-new-york-city-expansion-in-hudson-square/), it is unlikely that Google will stop hiring in NYC. So when will Google likely have more headcounts in NYC? September when intern season finish? Early next year when they set new headcount? Or when they move into the new buildings, which will happen soon (anyone from Google NYC can shed light on when this will happen)?
1) for L3 = school graduation, many new hires just graduated.
2) H1B, October will be the start date. Many teams picked a H1B candidate and is basically waiting.
3) recession (?) a few blind fellows mentioned it. Not sure tho.