Facebook Marketing Interview Questions

Updated Aug 30, 2014
Updated Aug 30, 2014
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    Finance Associate Manager, Global Sales & Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Menlo Park, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Facebook.

    Interview Details

    Facebook gave me a verbal offer and then took it back.

    1. I was initially contacted by an FB recruiter to have a phone interview where we discussed typical experience questions.
    2. I was then brought in-house to interview with the GSM finance team (the hiring manager and direct reports). I enjoyed meeting the team as everyone was friendly and seemed like people I wanted to work with. The questions covered FP&A, experience, and situations.
    3. I then made it to the next and final round which was with two finance directors. The questions were mainly high level (e.g. where do you want to be in five years, what project are you most proud of, etc.).
    4. Several days later, the recruiter called me and told me I got the job! During the call she asked me if I would take the job as we had just gone through weeks of interviews and FB needed someone to take the job. Obviously, I said yes, basically committing myself to FB (I had told the recruiter I had interviews scheduled with other companies, but said I was going to cancel them because I wanted FB). She then proceeded to talk to me about my compensation requirements and asked for two references. Over the next several days she spoke to my references, which the recruiter later told me went well.
    5. I wait several days thinking they are putting the offer together. After not hearing anything I contact the recruiter. She tells me that the hiring manager quit out of the blue and that they won't be able to make me a formal offer because the hiring manager's boss doesn't want me to start without a manager in place. This didn't make sense to me. Why not just have me start and learn from the team until a new manager is in place? Or why not tell me I can start once they hire a new manager? Also, when hiring someone you aren't hiring the person solely for the role but because he/she is good for the company and will add value in the long-term, so why take back a verbal offer and why not just let me start? This was an extremely frustrating experience because I had essentially committed to FB once they made me the verbal offer, but apparently FB didn't commit to me. After getting the verbal offer, I also canceled interviews with other companies, told numerous people (family, friends, coworkers) that I got a new job, and even had a celebratory dinner with my friends.
    6. FB then wasted my time again by letting me interview for another finance role several weeks later, which I knew wasn't a fit with my experience and knew I wasn't going to get. I ultimately never made it past the first round.

    This is feedback on Facebook's recruiting and hiring process. If you make a verbal offer, stick to it. FB may think that a verbal offer is not the same as a formal offer obviously, but in my years of experience as long as the candidate has a good reference check, which I did, the high high majority of the time, a verbal offer turns into a formal offer. And at least personally apologize for putting a candidate through this process instead of sending a generic rejection email.

    7. To top it off, I recently learned that the FB recruiter that I had been working with used my name to connect with my friend that works at another company to try to get a strong candidate (that had interviewed at FB but ultimately didn't get the role) who was interested in a finance role at my friend's company, a referral for the role. I guess the FB recruiter wanted to help this person out because FB felt bad that they couldn't give this person an offer at FB.

    To all reading I just want to let you know that this is what went down for me while recruiting with Facebook.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Facebook in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview: Was called one day after submitting my resume. Very nice, recruiter but new very little about the actual position which made it difficult for me to show my value. She appeared to be very excited about my interest through multiple emails but did not hear back.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Internet Marketing Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    1 interview with recruiter, 1 interview with hiring manager

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me one thing you'd want to improve about Facebook's online marketing capabilities   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Market Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Lots of interviews with different stakeholders

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Didn't like the culture

    Declined Offer
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Strategy Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Menlo Park, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - 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 Questions
    No Offer
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Menlo Park, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Internet Marketing Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • Not sure what I can share - just know the products well and be conversational.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Analyst, SMB Growth, Global Marketing Solutions Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Internet Marketing Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Menlo Park, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. 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)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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