Does FB care if employees use their product?

Amazon jesus69
Sep 12, 2018 12 Comments

Will be applying to intern at FB (engineering) soon. I don't think I use any of their products (deactivated Facebook, no insta, no whatsapp, no Oculus, etc). Considering how ubiquitous these products are, do you think this will work against me in the hiring process?

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  • Facebook Ghyer
    They may not care if you use it but if you want to do well in interviews you have to have an idea of how fb works.
    Sep 12, 2018 0
  • IBM / R&D erectile
    Change the title. You are still not an FB employee
    Sep 12, 2018 2
    • Amazon jesus69
      OP
      I see how this is slightly ambiguous, but I see no benefit to changing it
      Sep 12, 2018
    • VMware O0O0O0
      It's not ambiguous, it is wrong.
      Without any ambiguity.
      Sep 12, 2018
  • Illumina / Other
    Duderin0

    Illumina Other

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    Illumina
    Duderin0more
    Go get an oculus. They’re pretty awesome even if you don’t work for Facebook.
    Sep 12, 2018 0
  • VMware O0O0O0
    Yeah, it is interesting if having a FB account affects interview process. I remember being asked to design a news feed, or something - don't remember exactly - some FB component, I understand. I just asked the interviewer to explain it's functionality. Hope it didn't harm the outcome (I didn't get an offer).
    Sep 12, 2018 2
    • IBM / R&D erectile
      Lol. Did you say to the interviewer that you have not seen FB news feed ? That was brave.
      Sep 12, 2018
    • VMware O0O0O0
      I think I know the general idea, but...
      Is it purely chronological, or sorted according to some relevance criteria? If latter, what is is relevance criteria? Do you get news only from you network, or there may be some "promoted" messages? How messages are selected / filtered? Is there a kind of throttling mechanism?
      All I am saying - I know this feed is some linear sequence of messages, that are supposed to be "interesting" to you, but no details.
      Sep 12, 2018
  • Facebook aNrx61
    Yes
    Sep 12, 2018 1
    • Amazon jesus69
      OP
      Did you choose to use the product(s) to work there?
      Sep 12, 2018
  • Facebook move slow
    Fuck no. During orientation the guy next to me didn’t even have a FB account.
    Sep 15, 2018 0
  • Verizon / Other
    Merkiltumo

    Verizon Other

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    Nothing I could type or not type would or wouldn’t tel someone who I was or wasn’t.
    Merkiltumomore
    Having some familiarity with a company’s bread and butter offerings that are free for anyone to use is helpful in any company especially if you are looking for a job where you’d be making “improvements” to it.
    Sep 12, 2018 0