Google Offer

Jan 31, 2018 31 Comments

Got an L3 Google offer with an MS and about 2.5 years experience.


I was pretty disappointed to be honest as I thought I’d get L4. I have no competing offers so I doubt I can negotiate much.

Let’s say I work my ass off, how hard is it to get promoted to L4 in about a year? Any tips or things I should keep in mind?


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TOP 31 Comments
  • Google / Eng waveforce
    no worries it's all good... if u perform, you'll quickly get to 4... probably in a year or 1.5 years. in the long term this is no big deal. L4-5 is the bigger challenge by far... and, forget about L6 unless you have luck on your side.
    Jan 31, 2018 7
    • Google usermeme
      20% project doesn't really help in promotions from 3 to 4. Just do your work well and you should get it in 18 months
      Jan 31, 2018
    • Comment from @waveforce is really inspiring!
      Jun 11, 2019
  • Oracle / Eng otLQ15
    Come to Oracle, my first year TC was 220K and with NO promote, my second year is 285K due to base increase and stock refresh. I’m getting promoted soon, expecting to see more increase and stock refresh. In google you never get such jump.
    Jan 31, 2018 6
    • Amazon / Eng BabyEllie
      Are they hiring new grads or senior SDE only?
      Jan 31, 2018
    • Oracle / Eng otLQ15
      No new grads, I would say 2 years experience should pass the bar
      Jan 31, 2018
  • Cisco khalisi
    low ball for sure. l3 3 years back used to get 250 stocks.
    Jan 31, 2018 10
    • Google Xundar
      There are some acquired startups at Cisco that pay quite well. Even free lunch.
      Jan 31, 2018
    • Cisco khalisi
      i am not from any startup and not from alpha project. anyways does not matter. you are in google :) period !
      Jan 31, 2018
  • Google wBrx61
    You can make L4 in a year or less. Just make the intention clear to your manager and execute.
    Jan 31, 2018 0
  • Bloomberg drp3
    Unrelated question for op - what happens to any leftover T days you have? Do you get paid out for them or do they just go away?
    Jan 31, 2018 0
  • eBay / Eng 26o
    Congrats! When did you interview? I’m waiting too. The offer is a little bit low I think.
    Jan 31, 2018 1
    • Bloomberg FormerEmp
      About a month ago. Good luck
      Jan 31, 2018
  • Intel move_on
    OP- did you accept the offer? Were you able to negotiate more? Pls reply
    Jan 12, 2019 0


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