Google recruiter lowballs before team match?
I work at AWS with 5 yoe. Is there a chance the Google offers 130K TC for SWE L4?
Recently did SWE interviews at Google Sydney. He onsite interviews included system design so I suppose it’s L4+. I passed HC with a good feedback being assessed at L4~L5. However, there doesn’t seem to have a match for me here in Sydney.
My personally feeling is that the recruiter has been helping me with team matching is very unprofessional. He clearly didn’t want to forward my profile to US. The first excuse he used is Visa being difficult, which I know isn’t true for Australians. To keep me in Sydney, he was trying to sell me non-SWE roles like support in GCP.
On my insist, he said he shared my profile with the US recruiters. A week later I got an updated from him, he said that there’s a potential fit in GCP. But I need to set my exception of TC being 130K USD to proceed to talk to the US recruiter. Otherwise, in his words, “don’t waste the precious time of my US colleagues”
Is he for real? 130K TC for SWE in MTV even before talking to a hiring manager? My interview experience before this guy was very good, but he just shocked me again and again. Please give me some advise if you can, thank you guys.