Facebook Online Sales Operations Interview Questions

Updated Jun 27, 2015
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Online Sales Operations Interview

Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
No Offer
Negative Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Facebook (Chicago, IL) in May 2013.

Interview

Asked really hard questions that required convoluted answers. There where no correct answers but rather your process on how you reached them. Interviewees did not seem interested in the process.

Interview Questions

  • How much do you charge to wash every window in Seattle?   3 Answers

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    Online Sales Operations Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Facebook (Chicago, IL) in July 2011.

    Interview

    Interview experience was good. I felt as though i had the job when I left, but I guess I was wrong. They were interviewing several people on the same day. I could hear conversations in other rooms which made me feel uncomfortable during the in person interview. I found it distracting.

    Interview Questions

    • What advertising or product offering do you think Facebook should create next?   2 Answers
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    Online Sales Operations Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Facebook (Austin, TX) in June 2010.

    Interview

    First I was asked to complete a online writing sample and was then contacted about having a phone interview. Phone interview consisted of questions about my experience, facebook, and how facebook stacks up to competitors (ie google, twitter, etc.)

    Interview Questions

    • Why Facebook?   Answer Question
    • What keywords would suggest a client use in targeting customers interested in camping gear? What keywords would you suggest if they were writing an ad for Google? How do these differ?   Answer Question
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    Online Sales Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Facebook (Austin, TX) in May 2010.

    Interview

    I sent in my resume applying for the OSO Account Manager position in Austin. Two weeks later, I was contacted by HR and informed that they would like me to take a written test. At the beginning of the written test there are 5 basic questions and then a 60 minute test where one needs to answer three questions - With many advertisers and a small team to oversee them what are some scalable solutions to make sure they are adhering to policy, while also keeping advertiser satisfaction high? - Selling the ad applications of Facebook to a potential customer in a letter format - How would you convince a new user to advertise on Facebook I have been informed that they are interested in a phone interview with the HR which will last 30 minutes. Awaiting future steps

    Interview Questions

    • With thousands of advertisers and a small team to oversee them what are some scalable solutions to make sure they are adhering to policy, while also keeping advertiser satisfaction high?   Answer Question
    • Would you permit tobacco advertising? if Localized?   Answer Question
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    Online Sales Operations Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Facebook (Palo Alto, CA) in March 2010.

    Interview

    After I sent in my resume, I was asked to do a 60 minute writing exercise in which I had to answer 3 questions. i then had a quick interview with an HR rep who just told me about the company and the position i chose. then asked me a little about my past experiences. i am scheduled for the next interview and waiting for it.

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    Online Sales Operations Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Facebook (Palo Alto, CA) in March 2010.

    Interview

    Asked to complete 30 min online test consisting of 2 questions and 1 phone interview. Phone interview consisted of a few questions about why I was right for this job and previous employment. Called for on site interview in a few weeks. Waiting to hear from them regarding details.

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    Online Sales Operations Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Facebook (Palo Alto, CA) in February 2010.

    Interview

    After I sent in my resume, I was asked to do a 60 minute writing exercise in which I had to answer 3 questions. questions involved, why facebook, how would you persuade a new user to advertise with facebook, and if u wud allow tobacco advertisements. i then had a quick interview with an HR rep who just told me about the company and the position i chose. then asked me a little about my past experiences. i am scheduled for the next interview and waiting for it.

    Interview Questions

    • with thousands of advertisers and a small team to oversee them what are some scalable solutions to make sure they are adhering to policy, while also keeping advertiser satisfaction high?   Answer Question
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    Online Sales Operations Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Facebook (Palo Alto, CA) in December 2009.

    Interview

    There were two standard phone interviews. The first one was by a recruiter who wanted to tell me more about the job and had very little questions. The second phone interview consisted of speaking with one of the senior team members whose questions consisted of advertising policy and comparisons with competing advertisement options. Questions about your previous work history is a given.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you compare Facebook advertisements to competing advertisement outlets such as Google or Yahoo?   Answer Question
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    Online Sales Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Facebook (Paris (France)) in January 2012.

    Interview

    I had a phone call from the company after I sent my resume through the internet application and then I had an interview by phone. After the first interview I had another round by phone and a final interview in face to face that was a really great expertience for me

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    Online Sales Operations Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Facebook (Hyderābād (India)) in August 2011.

    Interview

    I had applied for a Leads Analyst and after a month, got a call saying they liked my resume and would want to consider me for another opening, as this particular post has been filled up. I said i would be willing to go ahead with that as my resume and skill set matched both profiles; exceeded in fact. Anyway, as I'm a fresher, i wanted to go for the Online Sales Operations Analyst post and was excited about the whole process. I had to take an Online test, which after submission was reviewed and i got a call back saying i should not have listed points in one of the answers, so i need to phrase it in a paragraph. My content and style was appreciated, but they needed to be sure. I took this test again and was announced of clearing it. This process itself took more than 2 weeks i suppose. Then, i was asked various things and briefed a little by the Recruiter, after which i was told i have two more rounds to go through. I waited patiently for the call on the mentioned date and time. I cleared it and then was informed to be going to the next round. The next call was scheduled after a week or so. I did not receive one and had to inform the Recruiter, who got back to me immediately. Cleared that round too. Then i was called again to say i have one more round to go through. I did, cleared it. Then one more. I really did not get the point of talking the same things time and again, but i obliged, probably getting better each time. Owing to the public holidays that do occur now and then, the Recruiter does not attend, say, 3 days before and after the holiday. EACH TIME. i have had to wait for ten days at a time to receive a mail from her saying that she is not at office. And then more waiting! Also, i do not receive confirmation mails of the Interview being scheduled or other info. I have to personally ask every time about an ascertainment. Oh and ya, one time there were 'Internal Problems' that they were dealing with, due to which they did not reply for weeks. All this done, with the last interview results pending, which i had done exceptionally well, i had the Recruiter disappearing once again. I finally received a reply to my mail saying she's yet again not in the office and she will be back in a week and let me know. Glory be! I waited for that fateful day and was waiting for a call, as i was so dead sure i would be selected. Instead, i receive a mail, saying that my interview has been impressive and so is my CV, but owing to the large volumes of interview conducted, i do not match the skill they are looking for. "Unfortunately", they would not be taking it forward, it seems. I was polite and asked them the reason as a personal inquisition and rectification if possible, but all i got was a reminding of the 'Company Policies' that they seem to follow to death and how they cannot divulge in more information. Seriously? I thanked them for the experience and the process. Whatever it was, the Recruiter was well mannered and helpful, compared to the other Recruiters out there. I did not take up 3 more jobs that came my way and did not apply anywhere else, thinking i suited the profile and also the interview went well. I know i was a fool in doing so, but heck, a major mistake; probably due to the confidence of my performance and my profile. I do not see the point in withholding the results and the information for such a long time or conducting so many rounds of interviews. As far as i can see it, it was not a stage wise interview or level clearing process. Because, i do not see myself getting evicted in the last round after talking the same things, that too in a better and more confident way after facing off so many rounds. The highlight was that i was told i would be asked questions about the industry and about the operations. I was asked NONE. Everything was about how and why things are so and so in life and plausible probability of some non existent situation. All that research and knowledge about FB and its functions went down the drain. Well, knowledge gained. . .

    Interview Questions

    • Asked a lot of things regarding "what if" and "what if not" . . . They wanted to see where i was headed in life. Very specific to my CV and accomplishments till now.   1 Answer
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