How do you convince Google to uplevel you?

Oct 15, 2019 43 Comments

If you have an E5 offer from Facebook and a Staff offer from LinkedIn, will Google change their leveling from L4 to L5 for you? Is it even worth pursuing?

7 YOE / 205K TC Currently

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TOP 43 Comments
  • ServiceNow SurficeNow
    OP
    Serious question:
    Why does anyone go to Google in 2019? Do they offer the best TC for any individual? It seems like they get absolutely blown out of the water.
    Oct 15, 2019 11
    • Glassdoor cdcd
      Because it's a country club, the best country club there is. You can find yourself in teams / roles where you either don't do anything or don't need to work more than 3-5 hours a day. FB pays more, but your HOURLY wage will be much lower.
      Oct 15, 2019
    • Google dcb4
      Why work more if you can do everything in 3 hours? It's about results not hours
      Oct 15, 2019
  • Snapchat w8vbyc
    Ask for a round of system design if your interview didn't have that. If you had one then you are out of luck.
    Oct 15, 2019 11
    • ServiceNow SurficeNow
      OP
      Cool. Thanks again for all your advice!
      Oct 15, 2019
    • Dell LUHV04
      Serious question - does the system design interview make or break the l6 ?
      Oct 15, 2019
  • Have you tried begging?
    Oct 15, 2019 1
    • ServiceNow SurficeNow
      OP
      I might try that.
      Oct 15, 2019
  • Apple wpqbaf
    Did u already interview at G? Its pretty hard but usually they interview im for a range i.e. L3/4, L4/5, etc. fyi - i doubt they’ll pay as much as fb and linkedin staff even at L5.
    Oct 15, 2019 7
    • ServiceNow SurficeNow
      OP
      That makes sense. Did they even bother sending you an offer at that point?
      Oct 15, 2019
    • Google foony
      My google L5 offer beat both Facebook E5 and LinkedIn staff.
      Oct 15, 2019
  • Apple MbsC35
    205K at L4 is a major low ball FYI
    Don’t accept this shit offer unless you have to.
    Oct 15, 2019 4
    • Apple MbsC35
      Oh and congratulations!
      Oct 15, 2019
    • ServiceNow SurficeNow
      OP
      Thanks a lot! I've got Facebook pretty throttled.
      Oct 15, 2019
  • Google netto
    He's lying. No way he got them all at the same time....also didn't post any offers so...
    Oct 15, 2019 1
    • ServiceNow SurficeNow
      OP
      Yikes! I'm certainly not lying. What would the point be?
      Oct 15, 2019
  • Amazon jesusson
    how many yoe
    Oct 15, 2019 1
    • ServiceNow SurficeNow
      OP
      I updated the post. I've got 7 years.
      Oct 15, 2019

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