FANG interviews a joke?

Deltek Dur
Nov 24, 2018 34 Comments

Recently interviewed at Facebook and Google and I can't get over how unprofessional the interviews were. Google recruiter called me a day in advance of the scheduled call. Then the Hangout interview was incredibly awkward and the interviewer barely made eye contact with me. Don't get me started on Facebook, at the onsite, the interviewers had no enthusiasm for their jobs whatsoever and could barely speak coherent thoughts when asked questions. Second, in back-to-back interviews, I was asked the same exact questions in a robotic manner. Has anyone else experienced this? Finally, both companies had incredibly easy questions. What's the hype?

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  • Jet.com ADFPOI
    Googles a very exclusive company. Can you believe they only employ 90,000 people? Those 90,000 are all society needs to persist beyond a nuclear event.

    Will you be in the submarine core? Google keeps their most elite coders at sea 6 months of the year. Those engineers bang out the best ad units you’ve ever seen. My friend is doing a tour of duty there and says it’s the most exposure to pythons he’s ever had. Didn’t suck as much as you’d expect. Blew his mind.
    Nov 24, 2018 0
  • Google %_
    All eng in my org have been told that they have to interview or be penalized on performance ratings, so you’re getting a lot of people interviewing that don’t want to do it. Could explain the awkwardness.
    Nov 24, 2018 4
    • Facebook Instagrаm
      Same at FB, see my reply above.
      Nov 24, 2018
    • Uber Nope 👎
      Same at Uber. Interviewing fucking sucks
      Nov 24, 2018
    • Uber Uber|
      Don’t ever reply to this guy named Instagram. He is a well known Uber hater
      Nov 24, 2018
    • Facebook Instagrаm
      Lol
      Nov 24, 2018
  • Google / Eng
    prodaccess

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    Just remember that you can always try again in six months.
    Nov 24, 2018 1
    • Sapient / Eng
      geek007

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      Lol
      Nov 24, 2018
  • Amazon / Consultant Steel-man
    Maybe lightening has struck you twice
    Nov 24, 2018 1
    • Uber Jfyv57
      as opposed to darkening
      Nov 24, 2018
  • Facebook Instagrаm
    Just remember that interviewing candidates became an unpleasant burden no one really enjoys, but have to do anyway to report in the next performance cycle.
    Nov 24, 2018 1
    • Microsoft mvProgrmr
      It gets old interviewing so many under qualified and ill prepared candidates.
      Nov 25, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng IAmJob
    It's just proof that not everyone at Facebook and google are good. Bar is reducing, especially in Google.
    Nov 24, 2018 5
    • SAP kbron
      I use google products that are free. If I had to pay I wouldn't use them probably. So many Google products have not made it and many are not successful like project fi, Google fiber, Google phone, Google cloud, etc. So not all Google is great. For Facebook things are worse, single and declining product company.
      Nov 24, 2018
    • Google / Ops Huhf13
      Project Fi and Cloud are both profitable. Increasingly so.
      Nov 24, 2018
    • SAP kbron
      Cloud is not even a shadow to Amazon or Microsoft. Project Fi has been there several years and not getting enougth subscribers, they have to offer huge discounts on the phones to attract customers and even like that ATT service cheaper.
      Nov 24, 2018
    • Google / Ops Huhf13
      Fi was designed to break the mobile data paradigm. Mission successful.

      Cloud needs work but is still quite profitable
      Nov 24, 2018
    • Salesforce 2cloudy
      The cloud market is so enormous that even being a distant third will still be unbelievably lucrative.
      Nov 24, 2018
  • IBM optibee
    Probably a bad time to interview at FANG when the market is crashing. Would you feel enthusiastic when your realise half your TC is going into Wall Street pockets?
    Nov 24, 2018 2
    • Google / Eng Dhaiqq
      It’s probably the best time. Get a juicy stock grant during the dip
      Nov 24, 2018
    • IBM optibee
      My answer is in regards to why interviewers don't seem enthusiastic.
      Nov 24, 2018
  • Google / Eng Dhaiqq
    Lots of NPCs at the companies. You might have ran into a few. Sorry about your experience
    Nov 24, 2018 2
    • Google / Ops Huhf13
      Wtf does NPC mean in this context
      Nov 24, 2018
    • Google / Eng Neopets😍
      ^^^Lmao. Look up NPC meme
      Nov 24, 2018
  • Google / Ops Huhf13
    They're not making eye contact because they have to transcribe the interview. In this case, transcribing your failure.
    Nov 24, 2018 1
    • Sapient / Eng
      geek007

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      Lol
      Nov 24, 2018
  • Facebook cMMt64
    Incredibly easy questions, so why not celebrate if you have some job offers? I would either feel lucky if I had such easy questions or worried that I missed a key part of the question.

    What is your TC?
    Nov 24, 2018 1
    • Sapient / Eng
      geek007

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      Those where too easy , that OP felt offended answering them. LoL
      Nov 24, 2018
  • Gusto plskillme
    Please give an example of what the “incredibly easy questions” were
    Nov 24, 2018 0
  • New DMFC00
    What is Deltek and why are you still there? You should have been a founder of some cool startup.
    Nov 24, 2018 0
  • Airbnb / Eng qPVd08
    Google interviewers have almost all been exceptional in my experience. Facebook, meh.
    Nov 24, 2018 0
  • Deltek Dur
    OP
    It is disappointing to hear that it's a chore to interview candidates. It really has left me with bad impressions of the companies. I'm extremely happy at my current job and don't plan to leave any time soon. Thanks all for your insight! (btw, I don't work at Deltek)
    Nov 24, 2018 1
    • Facebook / Eng Rustie
      So why are you interviewing?
      Nov 25, 2018
  • Snapchat Snapechat
    Is this because it’s holiday season and your interviewers just want to get the interview over with ?
    Nov 24, 2018 0