I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Facebook in November 2013.
Interview Details – Referred to by current FB employee and the process was very quick and took about 3 weeks total. I had 5 phone interviews and then a half day of in person interviews with team members at their Texas location. Recruiter was great at prepping you for the interview.
Interview Question –
How would you describe a branding strategy on FB? (very general so not sure where they were leading)
What stage does Facebook fall in the advertising process? Ex. Awareness, research, purchase, etc Answer Question
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I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Facebook in July 2011.
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Its a thrilling email when you get an email from fb.com saying they're interested in you. The overall experience was good. I got my decision in 4 days of my on site interview.
The interview style is definitely very different. They expect you to be an independent thinker, know the product and industry at expert level, and show energy.
The most common question is simply, why do you want to work at Facebook. I don't think they want to hear you want to get rich.
Expect to whiteboard, present case studies and show world class qualifications. The recruiter actually tells you this, so take it seriously.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Facebook in June 2011.
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A friend of a friend referred me for the position and a recruiter reached out to me to schedule an interview about a week later. I had a relatively easy 30 minute call with the recruiter, which she was 10 minutes late for, where I described my background, and learned a little more about the position. I was told I would have to speak with an employee in the position I was interviewing for, and then the next step would be to fly me down to Austin for an in-person interview (I'm currently in NY).
A couple days later, I spoke with an Account Manager who asked relatively straightforward questions about my experience, and why I was interested in Facebook. Overall, I think it was a good conversation and I was able to develop a rapport. Things started to get a little weird after this point. After the call I asked the recruiter for the Account Manager's email so I could send a Thank You, to which I received a cold response that they couldn't disclose this information. I was then told I would have to have another phone interview with another Account Manager, and that this was "standard procedure" despite her saying different previously.
My call with the second Account Manager went find. She was a little more cold and standoffish than the first one, but it may have just been the phone interview. The call seemed to go fine, more softball questions about my experience, what I thought of the Facebook advertising product, etc, etc. I didn't get as good a vibe this time, and followed up with the recruiter at the end of the week for next steps. I got an email Monday that they would not be going forward with me as a candidate with little insight as to why.
My overall impression is that the HR department at Facebook is very young and inexperienced. Being late to my call gave me a bad first impression, and their rejection email referenced the incorrect names of the people I had interviewed with from their Account team. She also referenced a different position than the one I had applied to, and to which they were recruiting when I spoke with her - I applied for a job on their Agency team, and she said the position was on their Vertical team when we spoke, though when I spoke with the Account Managers they reverted back to treating it as a position with their Agency team. I'm sure part of it has to do with the fast pace which the company is growing, but I think they could do a lot more to treat their candidates respectfully.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Facebook in April 2011.
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Had an informal call with a recruiter that was trying to rush the process so it sounded like they were trying to move quickly. She told me the process consisted of a one on one phone interview followed by an in-person interview where I would meet 4 other employees. My phone interview was 2 weeks after my initial contact with the recruiter because there was a Global Sales Conference the following week and no one was in the office.
When I had my one on one it was with a potential peer (NOT someone I would be reporting to) She had a similar background to mine and was very polite. Questions were relevant and not too difficult. I think in order to do well here, the interviewee has to be REALLY passionate about Facebook. If they don't get that sense, they will end up passing on you even if your experience and background fits like a glove. There's tons of people that are dying to work for this company so they can be picky.
My tip is make sure you sound excited about the chance to work there. Also, I'm sure they screen your profile so make sure you hide any inappropriate pics or comments. They won't bring it up but you can't convince me otherwise that they don't look you up beforehand.
I applied online and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at Facebook in August 2010.
Interview Details – Process started over email and scheduling was very long and drawn out
Interview Question – What is your favorite thing about Facebook Advertising Answer Question
Reason for Declining – bad experience fit
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Facebook in June 2010.
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I applied at facebook several weeks before a current employee there recommended me to the talent recruiter. The interview process consisted of 1. Timed writing sample, 2. Phone screen conversation, 3. Phone Interview, 4. In person rotation interview (talking to 2-4 interviewers, each individually).
Everyone involved in the interview process was very friendly and pleasant.
Interview Question – If you were given 50 new clients today, how would you start? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Facebook in April 2010.
Interview Details – Applied to a job as an Direct Response Account Manager via their website, and got an email from a Facebook recruiter 45 days later. Asked about my experience and knowledge of direct response advertising. I did not get a second round interview, but the recruiter referred me to another recruiter who was hiring for another job at Facebook.
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Facebook in March 2010.
Interview Details – applied online and received an email asking to complete writing skills sample - basically these were questions on facebook policies and work related scenarios for me to imagine myself in. In a couple of days, I was asked to provide some times for a phone interview.
Interview Question – How can you maximize scalability by keeping team small and client satisfaction high Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Facebook in November 2013.
Interview Details – Initially, I was dealt with by a fantastic recruiter in Palo Alto, who walked me through the process, and asked me probing questions to ensure I was applying to Facebook for the right reasons. I then went through an arduous process of multiple interviews over 6 months, which meant by the end of the process, I hadn't actually learnt a huge amount about the company, but they'd learnt a lot about me. After 6 months, they deferred my application, and put me on hold. Eventually, I got the job.
Interview Question – Nothing technical was asked as I was a graduate at the time. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Facebook in August 2013.
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The process was fairly standard and straight forward. I applied online and got a call from the recruiter based in California. She was very nice and extremely helpful and responsive. She prepped me up well for the upcoming interviews. I was then scheduled for 3 more phone interviews.
The first two went very well and the recruiter called me again to check in and give some good and immediate feedback on my interviews so far. The last call was with a girl from Texas. From the onset, it appeared that she had a closed mind and only wanted to hear answers which she thought were appropriate. I don't think she had any working experience in Asia to be expecting to hear what I said. Throughout the interview, she was generally not interested to hear anything apart from her 22-yards and she was extremely cold. This was the exact opposite of what I had experienced so far. Needless to say, by the time the call got over I had a feverish feeling that I won't be getting the job and that is exactly what happened.
I hope FB takes in to account that while having a diverse set of peers interview you, they should appoint individuals with an open mind, rather than standoffish.
Interview Question – If I gave you 50 accounts today, what is your plan of action for those accounts? Answer Question
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