Facebook Data Engineer offer eval

New 7d5
Mar 18, 2018 12 Comments


I have 2 years exp as a software engineer at a small (and stale) startup.

Fb offer:
115k base, 100k rsu (25 per yr), 20k sign on.

Some colleagues at google (SWEs) tell me this is low. I wanted to get an opinion from DEs at Facebook.

I expect to hear back in the coming few days from Tableau for a SWE interview I did. I'd like to know what to target when negotiating, regardless of the 2nd interview outcome



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TOP 12 Comments
  • Facebook Tr3kkie
    Sounds about right for an entry level DE position. Keep in mind that DEs get paid less than SWEs at Facebook.
    Mar 18, 2018 3
    • New 7d5
      Thanks for the reply! I notice some people mention the major difference in SE and DE comp at Fb is in Equity. Would you say that's true?
      Mar 18, 2018
    • Facebook Tr3kkie
      Yes. Base salary remains the same. 115k is master's new grad base salary if that helps.
      Mar 18, 2018
    • New 7d5
      Is it a common practice to negotiate level or is it like something they evaluate once and only negotiate on the comp?
      Mar 19, 2018
  • TEKsystems eWFz62
    Can you share what questions you were asked and what preparation helped?
    Mar 18, 2018 2
    • New 7d5
      I'd say the questions were 35% SQL, 35% product sense and 30% coding. There's a behavioral component in each. I heavily prepared on SQL (SQL zoo, leetcode). Both before the phone screens and on-site the recruiters provide comprehensive prep materials which will give you insights you'll likely get nowhere else.
      Mar 19, 2018
    • TrueCar


      @7d5: how was your coding round? I did poor in coding but in other rounds, I did really good. What are my chances? Thanks in advance!
      May 6
  • Facebook MonKhan
    I would go with tableau sde
    Mar 18, 2018 0
  • Facebook / Eng

    Facebook Eng

    Facebook, Qualcomm, Lockheed Martin
    Software at Facebook currently.
    I can confirm that this is a usual DE entry level offer.
    Mar 19, 2018 1
    • New 7d5
      What level is that? E3?
      Mar 19, 2018
  • Amazon Dreamie
    Is there a role like DE in FB? I thought there is only PE or SWE?
    Mar 18, 2018 1
    • Facebook Tr3kkie
      Yes, DE is a position. There's also a Network Engineer position.
      Mar 18, 2018


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