Facebook London hiring freeze for E4/E3

Microsoft cmgogo
Jul 26, 2018 21 Comments

After my hiring process I got a congratulatory mail from Facebook London in May saying they are offering me and asked me details. After that the next day HR called me and said we have stopped offering for your level and you will remain as a selected candidate, once we have positions we will rollout an offer but gave no timeline.

It's been 2 months and they are saying still no timeline. Does this usually happen? I am just confused.

For ref: I have 5 years of workex and I currently work for Microsoft. I applied for Android/Mobile developer role.

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  • Amazon / Eng 6'5 Stud
    Why did they interview you if they had no positions. Makes no sense. Also, were you going for E3 or E4?
    Jul 26, 2018 3
    • Microsoft cmgogo
      OP
      I am not sure actually, that's why I mentioned my experience. But you don't expect this behavior from companies like Facebook.
      Jul 26, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng 6'5 Stud
      I see. Is this exclusive only to the London location?
      Jul 26, 2018
    • Microsoft cmgogo
      OP
      Not sure but I was interviewing for London.
      Jul 26, 2018
  • Facebook NotSchrep
    OP always do what’s best for you. take the job with Amzn if it’s better then what you currently have. If fb ends up offering you can use this to get more and jump ship
    Jul 27, 2018 0
  • Facebook / Ops
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    GdbI02more
    This is normal. I waited from May till November before I finally joined. Not the best candidate experience but this does happen.
    Jul 26, 2018 2
    • Amazon / Eng 6'5 Stud
      At London location?
      Jul 26, 2018
    • Microsoft cmgogo
      OP
      Were they in constant touch with you during this time?
      Jul 27, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng Kya
    Interview elsewhere and use that offer to negotiate when u actually get Facebook offer.
    Jul 27, 2018 1
    • Microsoft cmgogo
      OP
      I got an offer from Amazon, told this to the recruiter and she basically said "Good luck".
      Jul 27, 2018
  • Oracle rSYq60
    This happened to me in 2009 at MySpace 12 months later the company was dead... I don’t think fb are likely to go the way of MySpace though any time soon. I suspect it’s just a headcount freeze to help with the financial numbers. These things take at least a quarter to change. It frequently happens at large corporates in the U.K. that are American owned since the Head quarters will mandate a freeze with very little notice. Your hiring manager and HR probably had no idea this was coming.
    Jul 26, 2018 1
    • Microsoft cmgogo
      OP
      Thanks for the help
      Jul 27, 2018
  • What's your tc?
    Jul 26, 2018 1
    • Microsoft cmgogo
      OP
      They did not rollout the offer.
      Jul 26, 2018
  • Proofpoint / Other foodtruckj
    Why don't you reach out again by replying to the email? This way the recruiter will remember you being the email conversation.
    Jul 26, 2018 1
    • Microsoft cmgogo
      OP
      Yeah i am doing that every couple of weeks
      Jul 26, 2018
  • New aqeT18
    Did you get the offer finally ?
    3d 0
  • Uber / Eng noob999
    Same here. Gave interview in May and was told to wait till Nov since there are no headcounts.
    Sep 5, 2018 0
  • Microsoft RunRunRun
    Same here, I passed onsite in mid April.
    I knew a guy who passed interview in late Jan. and got the actual offer in June. My HR told me they won’t have headcount until Oct./Nov.
    Aug 8, 2018 0
  • Apple Hgvmjytf
    Alright
    Jul 26, 2018 0
  • Salesforce Tower
    Ok
    Jul 26, 2018 0

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