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Updated Apr 14, 2014
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Internet Marketing Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Facebook in February 2014.

Interview Details – 1 interview with recruiter, 1 interview with hiring manager

Interview Question – Tell me one thing you'd want to improve about Facebook's online marketing capabilities   Answer Question

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Market Researcher Interview

Market Researcher

Interviewed at Facebook

Interview Details – Lots of interviews with different stakeholders

Interview Question – All questions were challenging!   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Didn't like the culture

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Marketing Strategy Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Menlo Park, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Facebook in October 2013.

Interview Details – Referred by a friend who works there. I had two HR screening calls, followed by a face to face meeting with hiring manager. Then followed by three additional interviews and a presentation

Interview Question – nothing really challenging   Answer Question

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Internet Marketing Analyst Interview

Internet Marketing Analyst
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Facebook in August 2013.

Interview Details – The process took a total of roughly 5 weeks, and was pretty smooth all around. Initial phone screening, 4-5 in person interviews and a couple other tasks.

Interview Question – Not sure what I can share - just know the products well and be conversational.   Answer Question

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Marketing Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Facebook.

Interview Details – Two phone interviews and then an onsite 3 hour interview with three different people from the sales and marketing division in NYC. Very fit oriented. Asked about why I wanted to work at FB, what previous sales and marketing experience I had, where I thought FB was going in 10 years.

Interview Question – "How do you deal with stupid people?"   Answer Question

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Marketing
Menlo Park, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Facebook.

Interview Details – A friend referred me for the role, and the recruiter was quick to follow up with phone interviews and on-site interviews.

Interview Question – No curve balls.   Answer Question

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Internet Marketing Analyst Interview

Internet Marketing Analyst

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Facebook in April 2012.

Interview Details – applied through university job board.

First round - in-person interview.
1) walked through resume, your best experience/project you are most proud of.
2) how could you improve fb's engine so that friend A could find friend B, if friend B were listed as a name other than the one on his birth certificate (and the one that friend A is searching by)

Second round - phone interview, 30 mins. 2 stats questions.
1) how would you increase user engagement for users that have stopped using facebook for X amount of time
2) in a game of russian roulette, in which 2 bullets are loaded in a 6-chambered gun, and 1 shot is fired, what is the probabilities of each subsequent shot containing a bullet?

Interview Question – stats question of russian roulette. (i am terrible at stats)   View Answers (3)

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Internet Marketing Analyst Interview

Internet Marketing Analyst
Menlo Park, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Facebook in March 2013.

Interview Details – I was first contacted by an internal recruiter through LinkedIn. We setup an initial call so I could learn more about the opportunity. After I expressed some interest, they setup three phone interviews with their Growth, Engagement and Mobile team. The first interviewer asked a couple of logic puzzles, case questions on how to grow Facebook and how I would go about executing an A/B test. The second interview was a technical interview -- a couple of basic SQL questions. The last interview was a behavioral interview. Afterwards, I received feedback that they would like to invite me for an on-site interview at their HQ. There was some miscommunications with my travel arrangements, but other than some minor snafus, FB took care of everything.

At their HQ, I had 6 interviews with various managers and the head of the Growth team. Many of them revolved around how I would grow adoption of various FB products, their userbase, SQL questions, behavioral-type questions and questions about my past projects. It was not a difficult interview process, but I got the sense they were looking for a particular fit -- someone who was passionate about data, marketing, and could communicate big ideas to grow Facebook. They mentioned they were risk averse when hiring candidates -- they'd rather turn down a good candidate over hiring a false positive.

The campus was lovely and everybody was very friendly towards me. Overall, it was a pleasant experience and if I have another opportunity to interview there, I may do so in the future.

Interview Questions

  • What is the biggest challenge Facebook will face in hitting 2 billion users?   View Answer
  • A Russian gangster kidnaps you. He puts two bullets in consecutive order in an empty six-round revolver, spins it, points it at your head and shoots. *click* You're still alive. He then asks you, do you want me to spin it again and fire or pull the trigger again. For each option, what is the probability that you'll be shot?   View Answers (9)

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Analyst, SMB Growth, Global Marketing Solutions Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Facebook in March 2013.

Interview Details – I was contacted by the recruiter for the above position based in Austin TX. Because I was overseas and traveling extensively at the time, we scheduled an interview only after 3 weeks.

Although friendly over e-mail, the recruiter was brusque and curt over the phone. It was as if she was obligated to talk to me, and didn't particularly care about my answers. Either that or she was having an impossibly bad day at work.

Toward the end, she told me more about the role and next steps. Similar to a prior interview review, she sounded like a robot/airline stewardess going through the motions. I could tell that the interview didn't go well from the moment I picked up the phone.

Either my answers to her questions were way off the mark (which I don't think they were--the questions were very straightforward: what kind of ad solutions does Facebook offer?), or within that 3 week period while waiting for my scheduled interview, the position was no longer available and had already been filled.

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Online Marketing Specialist - SMB's Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Menlo Park, CA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Facebook in February 2013.

Interview Details – 1. Phone interview with recruiter -- some in depth questions but nothing I wasn't prepared for. (Looking at glassdoor really helped with this one.) The recruiter was very helpful but towards the end she sounded like a robot repeating her thank you phrase... Also reminded me of flight attendents that rush through their sentences with the most monotone voice ever. She told me right off the bat that she wanted me to speak with the hiring managers after our interview. She didn't want to give any names out of the hiring managers. They're very secretive about that but she let me in on his first name, which I actually found on LinkedIn. She emailed me the details for my next phone interview which was the next day. She gave me a bunch of links to be familiar with and to help me study. I spent all my time studying and focusing on the FB ad products, none of which made it to the next round interview chat.

2. Phone interview with hiring manager- went awfully (in my opinion) as I blanked on the first question he asked me. (Math question.. see below) I know I could do it but put on the spot on the phone was just too uncomfortable for me and my nerves got the best of me. He sounded so pretentious but started to warm up a bit. He even held my hand through out the math problem that i epic-ly failed. After the first question I bombed, I really wanted to hang up or tell him he didn't have to waste his time anymore on me haha. Anyway I tried my best to revive myself from his unexpected questions. It was definitely nothing the recruiter prepped me for, but then again she was just trying to help. Anyway after 20 minutes he said "Oh wow it's already been 20 minutes? I have a meeting in 10 minutes. Do you have any questions for me?" He didn't even allow me to talk about myself or give me the stand to give my background.. i guess that's what the 1st interview was for.. but i just felt i had a lot more to offer based on my experience and i was really bummed that he didn't give me a chance to do that. What's worse, our convo was cut short so I couldn't ask him all the challenging questions I wanted to. I even asked if I could give a suggestion for FB improvements but he said, "that's a great idea and thanks for suggesting that but to be completely transparent so many people have suggested that to me but i do appreciate you taking the time to think of that." What a great way to end the interview! :D There you have it-- FB people will be totally transparent with you on whether or not they want to follow up. So even though I have not yet received a rejection email, it is pretty apparent that the offer does not stand.

Interview Questions

  • Let's pretend you are sending out emails to encourage SMB's to advertise with Facebook. Each email to each SMB costs $1. After you send the emails, .5% of the SMBs sign up. How much did you pay for each person that signed up? I had to keep asking clarification questions. "How many people did I send to?" Then he said, "Let's pretend there were 1,000." Then I got the answer from there... I believe it's just a way to assess how you think and not exactly to get the correct answer.   View Answers (3)
  • A hypothetical scenario question about churn rate and how you, as a marketing manager, would respond to an analytics manager's findings.   Answer Question
  • What would you tell an SMB about SEO? Follow up question was: What would you tell them next?   Answer Question

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