I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Facebook in January 2013.
Interview Details – I was called by a recruiter to see if I was interested in any of the problems Facebook was working on. I had heard they had a bad culture but decided to go talk to them anyway to see for myself. I met a director and a few more managers. The recruiters were hard to reach and unprofessional. I would want to work there.
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I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Facebook.
Interview Details – Recruiter contacted me through LinkedIn and asked for a CV. After a week or so, they contacted me back asking to answer general questions (regarding relocation possibilities, etc.) and four technical easy questions:
Views: A square subview is centered when viewed in landscape. When the device is rotated to portrait, the square ends up closer to the top-right corner. What's wrong?
Memory: What memory management policy do you use for an object's delegate? Why?
UX: When would you use a home-screen navigation or tab-bar navigation?
Understanding of platform: What is toll-free bridging?
After that, they've arranged a skype interview with Facebook engineer. The guy was iOS-developer and after briefly asking about my past experience, started with questions like follows:
-how will you describe iOS manual memory management for a new developer in few words?
-how would you implement call for canceling queued blocks with dispatch_after?
-Given a set of 2D points, some integer k, find the k points closest to the origin, (0,0).
Interview Question – -how would you implement call for canceling queued blocks with dispatch_after? View Answer
Interviewed at Facebook
Interview Details – Got in touch with a recruiter through a friend, and they passed me along to a mobile recruiter. I had 2 technical phone interviews—one more general CS stuff, and the other specific to iOS. After that, they flew me out to Facebook HQ, where I interviewed with 4 members of the iOS team.
Interview Question – Lots of standard challenge type questions. Answer Question
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