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Is it possible to uplevel during team transfers in any of the FAANG companies?

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Anonymous User at Taro Communitya year ago

I know for sure that one of my friends got that at OCI -> Oracle switch. What about Faangs?



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    Tech Lead @ Robinhood, Meta, Course Hero
    a year ago

    I'm sure it has happened in some super obscure case, but I'm certain that 99.9% of cases resulted in the person either keeping their level or going to a lower one (this will happen when folks from outside of SWE switch into SWE).

    I talk more about this here: "How can I best switch internally and uplevel?"

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    Career Coach • Former Head of Engineering
    a year ago

    Very rare, but I've seen it happen a few times. It's not something you can actively aim for since the dynamics of internal transfers are pretty unfavorable to begin with (they are usually blocked, take a long time, or at best land at the same level and pay). It mostly depends on how much pull your sponsor has.

    My friends and I used to joke that it's easier to get promoted by leaving for a few years and applying to a higher level position at the original company. Unfortunately, it's closer to the truth than a joke.