People from Google, Facebook and Amazon. How do you decide what level do you give a new hire?
I have read that the most important thing is interview performance. However, I have also read that interview loops are different for different levels. That suggests that there is a substantial influence coming from what's in the CV, right?
I am especially interested in what it takes to be T6(Google),E6(Facebook) and L7(Amazon). Levels at which the compensation begins to be ridiculously higher than the equivalent in Microsoft (L65-L66).
Would you ever give someone at L63 at Microsoft a loop for those levels? No way, right? Therefore no matter if the candidate kills the interview, would not get a shot at something higher than T5,E5,L6. Is this right?
So, what determines the maximum level you can aspire to (assuming you do as good as possible in the interview).
Your current level / Title? Does it matter what company?. FANG, apple/Microsoft/nvidia, unicorn, smaller/less prestigious company us company, Chinese company, non-tech company, other foreign company, small startup. How do you map levels for anything other than the biggest companies?
Your current compensation? (Just try you for the level that has closer to the TC you have)
What you have on your CV (milestones , academic/education credentials)
What internal references say?
I believe that understanding what comes in to play to grow when switching (the fastest way to grow) can be an important factor in making career choices.
If truly only the interview matters, please describe how you determine the level from the interview alone.
For convenience, I included a poll. You can choose multiple options. Please describe your thoughts too.