Facebook Operations Interview Questions

Updated Jul 5, 2015
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    Site Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Menlo Park, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Facebook (Menlo Park, CA) in October 2011.

    Interview

    day 1 - phone screen with recruiter day 2 - met hiring manager and recruiter for lunch interview day 3 - met with 5 people individually for 45 min each (15min break before next person) day 4 - met with 2 directors individually for 45 min Recruiter did an excellent job prepping me for the interviews and really moved quickly since I had other offers on the table with other startups.

    Interview Questions

    • Various SQL programming questions involving white-boarding and query optimization tests.   Answer Question
    • Time when you messed up on a project/task etc and how did you handle it?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Easy and fast

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    User Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Facebook (Austin, TX) in October 2011.

    Interview

    Very casual interview. The process was done through my university and it began with a "coffee hour" the day before to meet some of the recruiters and talk a bit more about the company. The interview was very laid-back and asked basic questions about my resume and experiences. Interviewer was very friendly and I was told I didn't need to dress up, which I of course still did.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your experience as a club leader at your school?   1 Answer
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    Online Sales Operations Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Facebook (Chicago, IL) in July 2011.

    Interview

    Interview experience was good. I felt as though i had the job when I left, but I guess I was wrong. They were interviewing several people on the same day. I could hear conversations in other rooms which made me feel uncomfortable during the in person interview. I found it distracting.

    Interview Questions

    • What advertising or product offering do you think Facebook should create next?   2 Answers
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Facebook (Austin, TX) in June 2011.

    Interview

    I was initially called for a phone interview, which was later followed by a second phone interview, and was eventually flown to Austin to interview in-person on the Facebook campus. During the in-person interview, I spoke to three different people one-on-one, one of whom was the head of the User Operations team.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked more "standard" interview questions than I would have expected, including the usual "If you were an animal, what would you be?" That question actually threw me for a loop, as I truly did not think interviewers ever actually asked it in real life, so I had to flounder a bit for an answer. Other than that, nothing too unexpected (why do you want this job, why aren't you looking for a traditional law job - I was graduating law school at the time, etc.)   Answer Question
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    Site Operations Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Facebook (Palo Alto, CA) in June 2011.

    Interview

    Contacted by a recruiter, who found me on LinkedIn. He asked if we could talk at some point about a position that he thought I would be a good fit for. We set up a time and talked over the phone for about 15 minutes. He explained a bit about the position, asked what my background is, and asked a few technical questions. Although he seemed to really like my background, it went downhill with the questions that he asked, which all focus on one aspect of the position (as described, at least). The questions were all phrased as "What is the difference between x and y?" He told me he would submit my info to a hiring manager and get back to me within a couple days. A week later I emailed asking what was up and mentioned that I would probably be a better fit for a different position. He replied that he hadn't heard anything, and that he would ping the hiring manager again (with no reference to my asking about a different position). Two weeks after that, I still hadn't heard back, presumably because they aren't interested in me. Upon contacting the recruiter again, his email address no longer existed, so he probably left.

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    User Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Facebook (Palo Alto, CA) in May 2011.

    Interview

    In the phone interview, they look for people exactly matching this position and have a lot of passion for this position.

    Interview Questions

    • Writing test: 1 Describe a feature of facebook that you like most.   1 Answer
    • In the phone interview: Question: why do you like this position?   Answer Question
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    User Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Facebook (Austin, TX) in April 2011.

    Interview

    I met first with Facebook's recruiter at The University of Texas and was then taken to speak with a current employee of Facebook. He asked detailed questions about my resume and leadership experience and typed into his laptop. There were behavioral questions and open ended questions without definitive answers. The open ended questions can overwhelm if you are not prepared to come up with strategy. While both recruiters were kind the interview felt very exclusive. Tip: Wear Business Professional even though they interview in jeans and T-shirts.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you think that Facebook should be available to China?   1 Answer
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    User Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Facebook (Austin, TX) in April 2011.

    Interview

    There were many steps to their interview process: interview at the university career services, an easy written test, and two on-site interviews. Be prepared for all types of behavioral questions and random ones that just test how you think (ie. if you could be any animal what would you be). In the end, it just wasn't a good fit. I liked half of the people I met, and disliked the other half.

    Interview Questions

    • What previous experience has led you to apply for this specific position?   Answer Question
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    Analyst, Online Sales Operations Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Facebook (Austin, TX) in April 2011.

    Interview

    I was first asked to take a time writing test, which lasted an hour. I was asked a few questions like "Why Facebook" and "Would you permit tobacco advertising on a localized basis, or globally?"

    Interview Questions

    • How would you improve Facebook's Advertising platform.   Answer Question
    • With many advertisers and a small team to oversee them, how would you scale this process?   Answer Question
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    User Operations Spanish Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Facebook (Palo Alto, CA) in April 2011.

    Interview

    What would do with a Facebook user who was having trouble with their account?

    Interview Questions

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