I came in as an E4, but I feel like I'm over-leveled. I only had ~1.5 YOE before Meta, and I was doing relatively straightforward coding work at startups. However, when I joined my team, my manager's goal was to get me at E5 ASAP.
This has led to them giving me a lot of very complex scope. Here are some of the things I've gotten/am expected to do:
I haven't been able to handle all of this - I'm falling behind and feeling pretty stressed out. I would much rather just take the time to build up the E4 fundamentals and stabilize at an MA initially vs. chasing E5 promo right out the gate.
If only Zuck didn't say he was going to "turn up the heat" on everyone's perf, making this all harder 😭