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Accepted Offer – Interviewed on Sydney Jan 2010 – Reviewed Mar 26, 2012
Interview Details Gruelling, intensive. However it was great to meet all of the team and learn more about the workplace this way.
Interview Question – How do you feel about Facebook? Answer Question
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Menlo Park, CA (US) – Reviewed May 17, 2013 New
Two days after internal referral, recruiter contacted me and set-up a phone interview. The coding problems are standard and not difficult. Two weeks later, I went to their head quarter for the onsite interview. There are 4 rounds of technical interviews, involving coding and database design.
Wait almost 4 weeks before the recruiter got back to me and offered me a position.
Interview Question – Database design. Don't have background in CS and know little about that. Answer Question
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Menlo Park, CA (US) Mar 2013 – Reviewed May 14, 2013 New
I was contacted by the recruiter who found me via graph search, and was asked whether I was job hunting. I chose to go onsite for the initial phone screen. The question was straightforward with emphasis on fast and accurate coding, and the interviewer was very knowledgeable.
A few days after the screen the recruiter scheduled an on-site with me, and the dates were quite flexible. The on-site consisted of four interviews, 3 pure coding (of which one is about design) and 1 research interview (I guess this is for all PhD applicants). I was quite happy with the coding ones but the research one was, well, a little annoying since the interviewer seemed to be dismissive to everything. But overall, it was a nice experience, two interviews plus lunch + tour around plus two in the afternoon, and it was done!
I did wait for 3 weeks till the decision was make, and during the period the HR seems to be a little nonresponsive. When I followed up what I received was something like a one line email saying "we are reviewing your case and will come back to you soon". This was a little annoying especially the feeling of being silently rejected started to grow, but I guess it is not the HR's fault anyway.
In the end I was offered a job with flexible titles - software engineer or research scientist or whatever. I decided not to take the offer in the end, but the interview process was very smooth.
Interview Question – Signed NDA, so maybe it's not OK to disclose the questions... It was standard coding questions, not those hard ones at leetcode, but you need to make sure not to make silly mistakes. Missing a few semicolons is file, though. Answer Question
No Offer – Reviewed May 14, 2013 New
Interview Details Received a call from an engineer in the US and I did not managed to solve the challenge. Got some questions about my studies and my career.
Interview Question – The coding exercise Answer Question
No Offer – Reviewed May 14, 2013 New
Interview Details Had two interviews. Both technical, and on-campus (at my college). Second interview was harder than the first.
Interview Question – Implement boggle Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Menlo Park, CA (US) Apr 2013 – Reviewed May 13, 2013 New
I was contacted on 25 February via LinkedIn following a recommendation. The position was in the Mobile Operations team. It was followed by a series of phone interviews:
- one with the technical sourcer
- one with the head of the team
- two more with some specialists in various departments
Following the phone interviews, was an onsite interview in Menlo Park on 22 April. Given the 10 hrs time zone difference, they were sympathetic with the jet lag and flew me there on Saturday for the Monday interviews. The interview day had five sessions:
- one with the head of the team
- one with guys from the team (codding session)
- one with a guy from management
- two more with guys from other departments (systems and networking)
With the exception of codding interview, where a second guy was there to observe, all other interviews were 1:1
I flew out on Tuesday, and on Thursday I received a call that they were happy with my performance and we can move forward.
Interview Question –
I expected a tirade of technical questions. The unexpected part was that the interview was both ways: they interviewed me, I interviewed them. Most parts were more like brainstorming session than exams.
The most difficult question was when a guy showed me a gdb stack trace of the threads within a process which hung. It was an facebook internal application, so I had no previous knowledge of that application. The question was what went wrong. Luckily, it was a clear situation where all threads were waiting for a blocked thread. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The offer was a good one, but limited negotiation possibilities.
No Offer – Reviewed May 11, 2013 New
2 Phone interviews + 3 Onsite interviews
Phone interview questions: Sort a array containing values 0,1 or 2
Find 3 values from an array whose sum is 0.
Interview Question – Solve the skyline problem View Answers (2)
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Menlo Park, CA (US) Apr 2013 – Reviewed May 10, 2013 New
I sent my resume some time ago, then was contacted by a recruiter. We went over my experience and interests. Then I got a technical phone interview, followed by on-site interviews (with a manager + 2 coding interviews + 1 design interview). Got another phone coding interview afterwards. Then received an offer.
All the people I spoke with and/or met were very friendly and the overall experience was very positive. The campus is nothing short of amazing.
Interview Question – Questions were not too difficult in nature (but not trivial either), but I did prepare for them and I have some direct relevant experience which helped. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Reviewed May 09, 2013 New
Interview Details The interviewers are all very genuine and friendly, which made the process enjoyable! I was first contacted by phone for an interview and then brought onsite to meet with a couple more people from the same recruiting team. Since I interviewed during the afternoon, I also got free lunch at one of the cafes. The food was delicious and kept my energy up.
Interview Question – How do you go about sourcing a candidate? Answer Question
No Offer – Reviewed May 07, 2013 New
I was contacted by a Facebook recruiter via Linkedin and told that my profile indicated that I might be a good fit for one of their software roles. We set up an initial phone call and I filled out a basic email survey about my professional experience. One of the first questions on the phone was "tell me about your experience as a web developer". I have none, which I admitted in the pre-call survey and is obvious from my Linkedin profile. That seemed to be a big problem. The recruiter said he needed to check with his manager, then hung up and I never heard back.
I still use facebook, but I have no interest in ever working there now.
Interview Question – Have you done any web development? View Answer
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