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Campus Interview. The interviewer is very nice and friendly. It is a 45 min interview.

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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Facebook.

    Interview

    The guy is cool and nice. When I ask for a little clue, he said thanks for asking and the clue really help me out with the solution.

    Interview Questions

    • O(n) time O(1) space to print link list reversely.   7 Answers

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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    Recruited through college fair. Process was quick and easy and recruiter was very prompt.

    Interview Questions


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    Software Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Facebook (Menlo Park, CA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter after dropping my resume at the career fair. After 2 phone screens, I was invited to attend a 'University Day' at the Menlo Park office for one onsite interview. Each phone screen is generally about 45 minutes long and consists of 2-3 programming questions to be coded on Collabedit. The recruiter and interviewers were very helpful and extremely organized.

    Interview Questions

    • All programming interviews. Mostly questions on recursion, backtracking, trees and graph theory. Be comfortable with data structures too. Questions from Careercup and Glassdoor are helpful for practice.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was happy with the offer I received and did not negotiate.


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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    The questions are challenging. I survived to the second round which I think I did pretty good. I did not got the offer mainly because the first one I think. I cannot tell exactly what questions they asked, but I would only say cracking the coding interview is a book you have to digest. I found the all most same question on it.

    Interview Questions

    • I cannot tell exactly what questions they asked, but I would only say cracking the coding interview is a book you have to digest. I found the all most same question on it. Not exactly the same one but the key idea is the same. I regret not going through it before the interview. The interviewer are really nice though, it was fun talking to them.   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer--Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    University Career Fair

    Interview Questions

    • Reverse a linked list dynamically. So also, delete the nodes.   2 Answers

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    Software Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Facebook.

    Interview

    Applied through campus, had an on-campus interview and an on-site interview. Both were technical and had 1-2 questions. On campus interview was followed by a tour of the campus and some tech talks. Interviewers seemed more focused on thought process than whether I reached a correct answer. Overall questions were not too difficult.

    Interview Questions

    • Given a list of 4 billion integers, find an integer not in the list using 4MB of memory.   7 Answers

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    Software Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Facebook (Menlo Park, CA) in December 2013.

    Interview

    I was referred by an employee and received an email reply within 48 hours (Oct 28). My recruiter set up a phone screen within the week. It was a 45 minute technical interview that I found a solution for. Again, within 48 hours I received an email saying that I passed.

    Facebook gave me an option of three "University day" on-site interview dates, each about a week apart from each other. I chose the last date, Dec 3rd, almost a month later. Facebook will cover all of your traveling fees, so no worries about the cost of flying across the country. The internship on-sites start with one 45-minute interview, then lunch (good food!), then a tour, then a quick presentation about why Facebook employees love working at FB, then an open Q&A with new FB employees.

    By chance, my recruiter was hosting the interview group, so I got a super early-bird heads up that I received an offer before I even left FB headquarters! From what I gather by talking to other interviewees, you might have to wait 3 or 4 days to hear back from your recruiter. Good luck, everyone!

    Interview Questions

    • Facebook loves graph theory and tree questions. Study up on these for sure. I feel like my questions were of average difficulty, not hard by any means. Some of the other interviewees I talked to received recycled questions that I've seen on this site and on careercup.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    If you have another offer with some clout (like LinkedIn or Google), I hear you can negotiate even an internship salary. I was happy with the offer I received, so I didn't negotiate.


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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Menlo Park, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Facebook (Menlo Park, CA) in December 2013.

    Interview

    I received a mail from HR to give my basic information and programming skills. There was no phone interview with HR at all so we arranged technical interview through mail. The interviewer was very nice and polite, so you don't have to be scared at all. It will help you if you stuck.

    Interview Questions

    • On my technical interview I was asked questions about time and space complexity, and to implement some simple algorithms. Example - check if string is a palindrome.   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Facebook in November 2013.

    Interview

    I emailed the recruiter and requested an interview. My first round interview was on the phone a week or so later. I heard back 3 days later.

    Interview Questions

    • Program "atof", which means convert a string float (e.g. "345.44E-10") to an actual float without using any existing Parse Float functions. This is not hard but gets messy.   Answer Question

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