Facebook Data Analyst Interview Questions & Reviews

4 interviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

50%
0%
50%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

50%
50%

Interview Difficulty

3.5
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

4 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty

 

Data Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
Anonymous Employee
Interview Details

Phone interview with HR is the first step in the screening process. HR reps don't know much about the roles other than bullet point requirements. Facebook is still engineering heavy and they seem to prefer that everyone have a CS or similar background which is strange since they don't advertise business development roles as such but stress deep experience with databases and programming during the interview. HR does not seem to care if you come from a non-technical background but are perfectly capable of learning new processes and tools on the job. As a new media tech company resorting to initial phone screenings in order to vet candidates is bad form.

Interview Questions
No Offer

Other Interview Reviews for Facebook

  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Facebook in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, right on facebook. About a month later, an HR lady contacted me through email to set up a phone screen. I had the phone interview within 3 days. The initial phone screen was quite intense for a call with HR; and I was asked some technical questions. However, she said she was impressed and would pass me along to the next round. I was emailed to schedule a next round interview, but was then emailed a canned rejection email. I thought it might be a mistake, so I followed-up, but didn't get any response.

    Interview Questions
    • Why facebook?   Answer Question
    • Give me an example of when you worked with a large database, and were able to get insights from it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  East Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Employee in East Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Facebook in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was referred by by of the Facebook employees. They first sent me a list of problems that I had to complete by the end of the week. The questions were testing my knowledge of data models and analytics used in Facebook plugins. They asked me about the marketing strategies of the plugin to third party developers and to describe a value proposition. The phone interview consisted of two parts, first was a general conversation about my background and then about the company and the job that I was applying for. Then there were two questions, one was a quantitative puzzle and the second was a programming question, I had to login remotely and type in the code to solve a problem, while my interviewer was evaluating it. I did not got an offer in the end.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    I was referred by an employee, and the process was extremely fast. They seemed to be in a hurry to fill the position. I had a recruiter phone interview, a team lead phone interview, a data analyst phone interview and onsite interviews.

    Recruiter interview was as usual very easy with questions on background and knowledge of specific tools (excel, sql, etc).

    Data analyst phone interview was a bit more technical, with questions on SQL and data structure (what is the difference between inner join and outer join, etc).

    Onsite interview was easy as well, basically testing my knowledge of the internet market and how comfortable I was with numbers and logics applied to the field. Only one interviewer asked unusual questions on excel and seemed unprepared for the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • If you were to pick a sample for an experiment, how would you choose the size of the sample.   Answer Question
    No Offer

Worked for Facebook? Contribute to the Community!

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.