Facebook Account Manager Interview Questions

Updated Mar 8, 2015
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Account Manager Interview

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

Application

I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Facebook (Palo Alto, CA) in July 2011.

Interview

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.

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Facebook (Sydney (Australia)) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Gruelling, intensive. However it was great to meet all of the team and learn more about the workplace this way.

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    Account Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Facebook (Austin, TX) in November 2013.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • 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
       
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Facebook in August 2013.

    Interview

    Had 5 interviews all up, 1 with the recruiter (phone), then 4 on-site back to back 30 min interviews. Was quite an intense process all up

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Facebook (Singapore (Singapore)) in July 2011.

    Interview

    Received a request on LinkedIn from a Facebook International Recruiter (based in Palo Alto). Was informed that Facebook is seeking an Account Manager for Online Sales Operations in Singapore. Wanting to understand further (and passion for social media), I consented to a phone interview. The first phone interview was from an International Recruiter and the call was mainly to highlight the responsibilities of the job. Questions asked were mainly open-ended questions about myself and thoughts on the company.

    My second phone interview came a week after. The interviewer was a Sales Associate and her questions duly appraised my areas of expertise and suitability for the position. Questions this time around involved hypothetical scenarios ("What will do to convince your client to invest in FB Ads", "How would you prioritize 50 clients?").

    Was informed a week after with regards to my 3rd phone interview, this time from an Account Manager based in Texas. Her questions were mainly related to the position and consist of hypothetical and behavioral questions ("What are your strengths/weaknesses", "How can you improve FB ads", "Say you are the account manager for XXX, how do you sell FB ads to them"?.

    Received an email a couple of days later for an on-site interview with my potential colleagues. The office has quite a bit of communal space and the setup encourages interactions among colleagues - as expected from coming from FB. The session was split into three 1-on-1 interviews and aside from personal queries, some key questions asked were, "Who are our competitors?", "How can we improve FB ads?", "Advantages of FB ads compared to our competitors".

    Although I did not receive the offer, overall it was a positive and enriching experience. Would recommend FB to anyone who wishes to pursue a career in the field of social media.

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Facebook in March 2010.

    Interview

    I had only 1 interview with the recruiter who contacted me within 3 days after my online application. She sounded very professional over the phone setting the framework for the interview. Do be prepared for questions relating to adverstiments, campaign ads on Facebook, how does Facebook differ from Google and Yahoo and what makes Facebook so unique.

    Interview Questions

    • What makes Facebook different from Google and Yahoo?   1 Answer
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Facebook in March 2010.

    Interview

    Received an email saying that someone from HR would be calling for a phone interview. No call was ever received, but about a week and a half later I received an email instructing me to take an online essay prompt. After completing and submitting the essays, I was contacted by email saying that I did not recieve the position. At no point, did anyone contact me by phone, nor respond to any emails.

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    Account Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Facebook (Austin, TX) in June 2010.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • If you were given 50 new clients today, how would you start?   Answer Question
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Facebook (Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)) in November 2013.

    Interview

    I applied online for the role of Account Manager (International). After a few weeks, I was invited to a phone interview, which went quite smoothly (typical questions about my background). Then, I was invited to take a language test and to record myself answering 4 questions. Then, the process stopped for over a month due to an internal restructuring. When the process resumed, it had been handed over to a different interviewer, to whom my CV was passed on. This next interviewer contacted me in order to arrange another phone interview. This time around, the process was a lot quicker – just one phone call and I was invited to Facebook's HQ in Dublin for an interview day. All expenses were paid for by the company except for meals and transportation.

    I arrived at Dublin on a Sunday and the interview day was on Monday. It was super-quick – less than 2 hours and 4 interviewers from Account Management, Partner Management, Client Services and the Regional Director. In my opinion, the questions they asked were too thoughtful and mind-draining for such little time and the position itself, and honestly, sometimes I did not know how to answer them. The hardest part was the last one with the regional director. I sensed from the first moment he didn't enjoyed being there. "Tell me something that's not in your CV", "Why should I hire you", "Do you like football." I asked what was he looking for in a candidate and his answer was "we're looking for bold people who can make an impression." (As if he just read that.) After we were finished, he simply left the meeting room and I had to find my way to the exit from a 3rd floor myself, and to the airport.

    But other than that, it was an interesting experience although it felt like getting the on-site interview was just a matter of luck.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you communicate with a mass volume of clients (50,000 for example) who you can't speak with on a 1:1 basis.   1 Answer
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Facebook (Austin, TX).

    Interview

    This was a long and drawn process that included 8 total interviews. 4 of which were by phone and 4 were in an all day in person session. The first two interviews were phone screenings, the preceding ones were from different account managers. The onsite interview was with two account managers and 2 folks from different teams

    Interview Questions

    • Explain the advertising funnel and how Facebook fits into that?   Answer Question

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