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 2 months - interviewed at Facebook.
Interview Details –
Initial phone conversation with facebook recruiter of about 20 mins, going over my background and experience as well as what I was looking for.
Set up a phone interview with a shared screen coding question, was suggested 2 weeks to prepare.
Had I passed this stage, would go into London for an all day interview.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 7+ weeks - interviewed at Facebook.
Interview Details – They were as friendly as you can imagine and gave me a T-Shirt. I met a kind of famous security guru.
Interview Question – How do you print all elements of a linked list. View Answer
Reason for Declining – I'm still in the loop.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Facebook in February 2013.
Interview Details –
First interview: 20 minute phone conversation about past experience with a technical recruiter that works for them.
Second interview: 45 minute phone interview, with a PC in front. He gave me some details about the company and gave me one coding challenge.
Interview Question – During the second interview, I was asked to implement LCA in a binary tree (not BST) on collabedit.com. I was close, but not close enough... View Answer
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Facebook in October 2012.
Interview Details –
I saw the role advertised on facebook.com/careers and it looked made for me: my level of experience, exact sector specialisms and working in a team that I had had regular contact with in a previous role.
I first contacted a few people within Facebook (either my own contacts or through colleagues) to understand more about the role, working at Facebook and the recruitment process. A huge positive for the company is that everyone you speak to at Facebook is amazingly enthusiastic about working there and very keen to pass that enthusiasm on to you.
I submitted a customised, comprehensive CV and cover letter to my main contact at Facebook who said she would pass it on to the HR lead working on this role.
Two weeks go by and, fortunately for me, I spent a bit of time prepping for a possible interview (thanks Glassdoor for some great interview question suggestions!)
After two weeks, I send my contact a chasing email and at 4.30pm that afternoon, a recruitment manager from Facebook emailed to request a half hour phone interview at 6.30 that evening - lucky I'd done some prep already.
On the phone interview, the lady was initially unsure which role I was interviewing for and had not got my CV or cover letter. She told me that the hiring manager was in London in two days time so we had to move quickly. Oh, and the job description online has now changed - they require someone with different sector specialism and technical product experience. We spent 30 mins talking through my CV, why I wanted to work for Facebook and what I thought I could bring to the role, but it was clear that the goal posts had moved and I was no longer suitable for the role... Surprise surprise, no call back.
Overall a disappointing experience with a disorganised and unclear process.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work for Facebook? View Answers (2)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Facebook in September 2012.
Interview Details – Lengthy, multiple rounds, focused on a mixture of technical skills and working style. Very fair interview was given ample notice to prepare for it and background information about the interviewers was shared in advance of the interview date. Great at providing feedback after reach stage and was overall a success
Interview Question – None. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Facebook in November 2011.
Interview Details – Terrible process, very unclear, had 4 HR points of contact and was given no overview of the actual role. When I came to the second interview with the manager he called me 15 minutes late and was in a hotel lobby it was extremely noisy, he seemed distracted and uninterested. I was told I would hear back in a week, I heard nothing, waited and waited heard nothing, so e-mailed after 3 weeks and nothing returned, e-mailed 2 weeks later and got an out of office that she had left. I then did not follow up. But terrible from the recruiters and really put me off them.
Pros: You get spoiled with stuff like free breakfasts and lunches during the week, awesome break/game rooms, and constant opportunities to learn and grow. – Full Review
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