Facebook contract to hire solutions engineer

AT&T sjdkal
May 6 24 Comments

Trying to determine if this situation is worth pursuing. I have 1 YOE and trying to crack FAANG. I was contacted by TEKsystems for a 6 month contract to hire Solutions Engineer at Facebook. Comp is 130k all cash. I have 2 days to decide on the offer. Ideally, I’d like to use this as a stepping stone for FAANG SWE. (Or at least full time solutions engineer at Facebook).

Current TC: 100k

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TOP 24 Comments
  • Facebook SFab53
    Keep trying and look beyond F and G. Use your LinkedIn network. Attend networking events
    May 6 0
  • New worlz
    Contract work is a second class job. If you take it, you'll be signaling to everyone reading your resume in the future that you couldn't get a full time position. Don't do it.
    May 6 12
    • AT&T sjdkal
      OP
      I didn’t intend to lie about the position, I wanted to use this as leverage to pass resume screens. I would definitely disclose that it was a contracting job if asked
      May 6
    • Facebook SFab53
      That alone is ridiculous. Disclosing after the fact will get you rescinded. Wtf
      May 6
    • AT&T sjdkal
      OP
      So you’re saying it’s better to stay in my current position?
      May 6
    • Facebook SFab53
      Probably. I would never take a contract position over a fte one. Tekksystems is a body shop
      May 6
    • BBDO sxYo02
      You couldn't just apply directly to Facebook?
      May 10
  • Workday / Product f35
    How frequent is CTH at FB ? Any visa situation ?
    May 6 2
    • AT&T sjdkal
      OP
      US citizen. Not sure what you mean by frequency, but it’s paid by hourly rate. Full time position.
      May 6
    • Workday / Product f35
      I meant if Facebook frequently converts contractors to FTE positions.
      May 6
  • AT&T sjdkal
    OP
    I understand. Thanks for your advice. The only reason why I’m considering this opportunity is because I feel hardstuck in my position. I failed G and F onsite one year ago and can’t pass resume screen with other companies. Haven’t interviewed since college. Do you have any advice for someone in my position? I’ve been going hard on leetcode for the past year with over 350 problems solved.
    May 6 1
    • BBDO sxYo02
      Depends on your risk tolerance. Contract roles are always tough and likely a bad idea to leave a FTE role for contract. However, you could add Facebook to your resume. Granted you have to say you contracted at Facebook through TekSystems as you're technically a Teksystems employee, not a Facebook employee but you can still legitimately add Facebook to your resume. You'll likely have that awful "Contractor" flag added to your fb email signature/name though.
      May 10
  • New / Eng mintha
    I heard they don't usually convert contract to FT in FB or G. But u can apply to Google with that experience later
    May 6 1
    • AT&T sjdkal
      OP
      Makes sense. The recruiter also mentioned there is possibility for early FTE conversion/contract extension based on performance
      May 6
  • New old?
    So no interviews?
    May 6 1
  • Dropbox drl/
    Csn you go back to AT&T a year from now? If so, why not make the move and get the experience.
    May 7 0