Facebook Oculus Referral

Apple / Eng AplIsDBst
Aug 22, 2017 15 Comments

I’m currently interviewing with a bunch of companies (big and small) but somehow Facebook has been ignoring me lol is there anyone that would be nice enough to refer me for a specific role I’m interested in?

Thanks in advance

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TOP 15 Comments
  • Facebook / Eng gJJA84
    Why would someone put their reputation on the line for someone who they don't know? Serious question.
    Aug 23, 2017 6
    • ABB HedNogg
      OP would you refer me at Apple?
      Aug 23, 2017
    • Apple / Eng AplIsDBst
      OP
      @gJJA84: your point is valid. The referral system is meant to be for employees to refer people they know and not random strangers (that is for the recruiters). But I don’t think your reputation is at risk! It’s not like they’ll hire me with their eyes closed and only based on your recommendation. I’ll still go through the normal phases of interview. Thanks anyways, I knew it was a long shot lol
      Aug 23, 2017
    • Apple / Eng AplIsDBst
      OP
      @ABB: sure. PM me your contact + specific job posting you are interested in.
      Aug 23, 2017
    • New / Eng ᕕ( ᐕ )ᕗ
      Because you get $$$ and you can just say, "oh I met this dude at a meetup" or "oh I met him online at a forum/discord/group/etc".

      Very low reputation risk and your recruiter will thank you for sending someone more competent than the usual person they find.
      Aug 23, 2017
    • Amazon / Other times
      Seriously guys, you think that much for referring someone? Don't forget you are also employees not the owner of the company. I think it doesn't matter much to refer someone. It's just 5 mins thing and can change someone's life. There is a saying that if you reached somewhere at position, pull someone along with you as well
      Aug 23, 2017
  • Workday SNatella
    Why are you interviewing at Oculus? Serious question
    Aug 23, 2017 2
    • Apple / Eng AplIsDBst
      OP
      I’m interviewing with a couple of other big names and want to make sure I have also considered Facebook before saying yes to them (I don’t like changing jobs too often). The Oculus seems to be the only team that is hiring Firmware/Embedded engineers.
      Aug 23, 2017
    • Workday SNatella
      Cool. Good luck mate!
      Aug 23, 2017
  • ABB HedNogg
    Also, OP might not know alot of people at FB in real world and linkedIn is as good as Blind with respect to referral without knowledge. Infact, Blind is such a small community and even if a single generous (risk taker) makes a recommendation for OP, that would make his career. Good strategy.
    Aug 23, 2017 2
    • Facebook / Eng gJJA84
      Lol ok then refer them yourself
      Aug 23, 2017
    • New / Eng ᕕ( ᐕ )ᕗ
      Don't let your ego get in the way, all you're doing is missing out on the referral bonus by being a jerk.

      The recruiter isn't going to care. You're basically doing their job.
      Aug 23, 2017
  • Noble Software Group / Design MrBigs
    @gJJA84 stop being a pussy and give the OP a referral.
    Aug 23, 2017 0
  • Microsemi P5yduck
    Any update on this? I would like to know how the interview process was for this type of position. Thanks!
    May 31, 2018 0