Facebook Hire

Capital One 2PM2
Oct 22 49 Comments

Just had FB onsite last week. What are the chances of getting hired for the following assumption:

Target Eng lvl: E4
YOE: 4

Architecture Interview - Weak
Career/Coding - Strong
Coding 1 - Strong
Coding 2 - Strong
Coding 3 - Weak (Interview with Reverse Shadow)

Thanks in advance

edit:
coding 3 was a shadow interview. i am not sure how heavy that round is counted.

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  • Facebook XyLb36
    YOE?
    Oct 22 12
    • Capital One 2PM2
      OP
      @infostone - why is that round not counted?
      Oct 22
    • Cornerstone infstone
      [Blind] Check out this post! Facebook interviewer with shadow interviewer (Tech Careers)
      https://us.teamblind.com/s/eU6JiRxz
      Oct 22
    • Capital One 2PM2
      OP
      Thank you! That means I failed the shadow coding interview one lol
      Oct 22
    • Cornerstone infstone
      Yeah don't worry unless you made huge blunder, it won't count.
      Oct 22
    • Capital One 2PM2
      OP
      Thanks @infstone you just made my day lol
      Oct 22
  • Deloitte hjqhwhd
    I don’t know about Facebook but I had one mediocre coding round (out of four) at Amazon final (all three were strong). I didn’t get the offer. From my experience if you don’t nail all you may not get the offer since there are so many strong candidates.
    Oct 22 7
    • Capital One 2PM2
      OP
      hjqhwhd - damn that’s rough, sorry to hear that
      Oct 22
    • Deloitte hjqhwhd
      I ended up getting amazing offer from other companies though. IF this doesn’t work out I am sure you have better opportunities coming in your way.
      Oct 22
    • Capital One 2PM2
      OP
      I have google lined up beginning of Nov
      Oct 22
    • New nivc57
      M
      Oct 23
    • Apple bogle
      @Deloitte, what other offers did you get out of curiosity?
      Oct 23
  • Oscar
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    Oscar

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    Your guess is as good as mine. I got offer you might too.
    Oct 22 7
    • Capital One 2PM2
      OP
      πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ what lvl did u interviewed? And which two area u were weak at?
      Oct 22
    • Oscar
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      I never asked. Maybe e5, but im e4. Haha but im fine with the downlevel. I am happy to get an offer plus I don’t want get pip for overlevel.

      System design and linux/kernel interview
      Oct 22
    • Capital One 2PM2
      OP
      Thanks for sharing koala
      Oct 22
    • Apple bogle
      @Oscar was it for a general SWE position? They ask linux/kernel questions for that? Or was it a specialized position?
      Oct 23
    • Oscar
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      PE @bogle
      Oct 24
  • Lyft / Eng 1πŸ‘Œ1
    4/5 can be ok, 3/5 is no good unfortunately.
    Oct 22 2
    • Lyft / Eng 1πŸ‘Œ1
      However it is possible that your expectations and perceptions and your interviewer's aren't aligned and you actually did better than you thought. This has happened to me before.
      Oct 22
    • Capital One 2PM2
      OP
      I hope so! Thanks 1πŸ‘Œ1
      Oct 22
  • Facebook aN48dH
    50%
    Oct 22 2
    • Capital One 2PM2
      OP
      Could you elaborate plz?
      Oct 22
    • Facebook aN48dH
      Possibility is 50%, probability is unknown.
      Oct 22
  • Facebook public2
    If you think you are weak why would someone else think you are strong?
    Oct 22 2
    • Capital One 2PM2
      OP
      I was able to answer all the questions except for the last round. Might be because I was tired and the room start to heat up due to broken AC. We had to leave the door open for that round.
      Oct 22
    • Capital One 2PM2
      OP
      All other coding round I was able to come to an answer
      Oct 22
  • Microsoft make πŸ’•
    Your assessment is objective. Chances are you cannot correctly and objectively assess how good was the interview. For instance you may think some interview was really strong, but in reality you spent the whole time on easy task which the interviewer would expect you to finish in 10 mins and you did not even start on a real task.
    Oct 22 1
    • Capital One 2PM2
      OP
      Fair point, thanks for the input :)
      Oct 22
  • Facebook cochococho
    Sounds pretty low to me
    Oct 22 1
    • Capital One 2PM2
      OP
      :( thanks for ur input
      Oct 22
  • Microsoft / Eng gone ms
    If only one round was weak then they will ask you to come again for interview. More than one round weak, no chance in my opinion. All the best.
    Oct 22 0
  • eBay kjhgfssx
    Zero chances
    Oct 22 2
    • Capital One 2PM2
      OP
      Not sure if ur trolling but Why is that?
      Oct 22
    • eBay kjhgfssx
      Because my friend didn’t had one good out of 5 and he was rejected..
      Oct 23
  • New VJ5
    I generally think it will be a no hire decision, but even if it's a hire decision I don't think it would be at E4. You'll probably get down-leveled in the best case.

    Missing a coding question or not doing great on it can be a fluke, but performing weakly on an architecture question might just mean you're not at that level yet experience wise.
    Oct 23 0
  • A10 Networks helo-world
    A facebook recruiter told me during my interview that it is okay to have a series of good and average round of interviews.
    On the contrary, having a set of excellent and horrible rounds might cause you problems.
    "You cannot fail any round"
    Oct 23 0
  • Capital One 2PM2
    OP
    I just Edited my post about coding 3 was a shadow interview
    Oct 22 0

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