Facebook follow-up design interview

Oracle zyxw
Feb 25 17 Comments

I did Facebook on-site a few days back. The recruiter said feedback from all rounds were great except one system design round and they want to do one more follow up loop for system design. Is this normal ? What are my chances now? Also any tips about how to prepare for this interview ?

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  • Facebook cochococho
    Happened to me, and got in. Good luck!
    Feb 25 0
  • Oracle suchisl1fe
    Donne martin and also look at common design patterns like pub sub, key value store and such

    Congratulations! Hope you get the job

    Hpw many LC questions solved so far? Any DP questions during the interview?
    Feb 25 5
    • Oracle zyxw
      OP
      I have solved about 150 leetcode. One dp question during interview.
      Feb 25
    • Facebook ....?....
      There shouldn’t have been any questions expecting a DP solution, but suggesting one is always nice
      Feb 25
    • Oracle zyxw
      OP
      It was one of those simple array based dp. I wouldn’t call it hard.
      Feb 25
    • Oracle suchisl1fe
      So you had 2 coding and were asked 4 questions?
      2 design and one manager round?
      Feb 25
    • Microsoft HawaiiBurg
      2 problem solving in each interview?
      Feb 26
  • Oracle jePv37
    If you don't mind can you pls share types of ques asked in onsite interview
    Feb 25 2
    • Oracle zyxw
      OP
      All leetcode mediums. One leetcode hard. They expect 2 algo questions to be done in coding rounds (even during the leetcode hard round I did 2 questions). There are one manager interview and 2 design rounds.
      Feb 25
    • Oracle jePv37
      Thanks..
      Feb 25
  • Facebook ....?....
    Three possibilities:

    1) you are target for N level but design feedback came back with N-1 hire decision and no hire at N level
    2) you got no hire at any level in design round
    3) you totally failed system design and there is thinking that you would do better with a different type of question like product architecture

    In either case, this is very common.

    Just try to relax, this kind of interview is hard to prep for, and those that over-prepare by rehearsing often fail with corresponding feedback. Be honest about what you know and what you are guessing about and focus.

    Good luck!
    Feb 25 0
  • Microsoft / Eng SwitchJobs
    Good chances. Rock the extra interview.
    Feb 25 0
  • Microsoft bmkfv
    What kind of questions do they ask for system design round ? Can you give some examples from your experience, not necessarily from Facebook, but any other interviews you must have given ?
    Feb 25 3
    • Oracle zyxw
      OP
      This post seems to be turning out about people asking me questions , than giving me answers 🙂. But anyways , happy to help! Depends on company. At Facebook they ask mostly to design some of their own feature. For example design the Facebook new feed system. Or design a system to search Facebook posts. Or design Facebook messenger etc.
      Feb 25
    • Oracle zyxw
      OP
      This is what I have seen or heard so far. This might not be a rule.
      Feb 25
    • Microsoft bmkfv
      Haha thanks for sharing :)
      Unfortunately I don’t have an answer to your question. But the fact that they are willing to spend more time on you indicates that they want you!
      See if they can share more specific feedback with you about your previous interview rounds. That’ll help you prepare better for the next one.
      Good luck!
      Feb 25
  • Amazon AmazIngram
    Did you get hired
    Jun 15 0