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If I have 8 YOE should I be targeting L5 or L6 for S&O roles?

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L4 maybe 5

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I had 8 YOE and got L6….

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8 YOE + MBA?

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The level is decided by the hiring committee based on your interviews

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Or course you can get L6 if your background aligns perfectly and you have a top tier MBA, you crush your interviews, but even then that is rare. With the info given it aligns mostly to an L4 or L5. So for expectation for Op I would set them at L4 and anything above that is awesome.

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What is you have 7 years of experience plus an MBA? Can you target L5?

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Based on that probably L4 and if you do well in interviews L5 if you got MBA L5

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I had 7 yoe (+ mba) and got L6 when I joined from MBB. Don't think this is very common though and I had relevant pre mba experience. Got a bit lucky with my interviews, so it's possible!

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You said 8 years.....can you break down what you have done over those 8 years

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Level 4most likely if you have the interview of your life....then maybe a level 5. 20% chance. Don't be upset at level 4. It's a great level. A huge percent of people at google are at that level or below. If you do well in your role. ..you will get promoted to an L5 in 2.5-3 years. You will learn a lot as a level 4 - those skills will set you up in the long run

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Same as bcg1, had 8 yoe and got L6. 3 at Mckinsey and 5 in financial services before mba . People from my business school got L4 right after MBA (yoe ranging from 3-5). You should definitely get L5, don’t short sell yourself

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Not back at Mckinsey , I left Mckinsey and I am at google now

I had 3.5 years pre mba … mba … 1 year at MBB … 1.5 year at other Corp strat group … now at L5

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L5

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I was 4 years FAANG, MBA, 2 years D and got L5 but was in 4/5 consideration and was told L6 is rare at 8 YOE. Definitely possible more this thread, but I think it actually depends more on the role and org as well, which you can't really know when you're at the application phase (i.e. my strat ops role is L4/L5 so even if the hiring manager wanted to bring me in at 6 it's not possible for this particular role

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