Low Google SWE Headcount for L3/L4
I had my on-site on Thursday and I thinking I did very well during my interviews. My recruiter reached out to me to tell me, a couple of hours later, that my feedback was trending positive and I should hang tight!
However, over the last few months, I have been seeing posts on Blind and other forums where people are complaining that after clearing the HC round, they have been stuck in Team Matching phase for the past 3-4 months and haven’t found anything.
Hence, many candidates had to reject google and move on to competing offers. In other cases, the recruiters suggested the candidate to wait indefinitely for a match. Some candidates did get a call from HM but never matched or the position was taken up by someone else in the queue. In a few other cases, the recruiter told the candidates that they had to close the application because it had been open for a long time.
So, the headcount crunch is REAL!
So, I wanted to ask the candidates who recently got L3/L4 offers from Google in 2019 as to:
1. When exactly did you get the offer?
2. Which happened first for you? Team Matching or HC?
3. How long were you in the Team Matching phase?
4. Which location did you get an offer for?
P.S.- Any information would be really appreciated as there are a lot of people having this concern here!