Facebook onsite interview

Intel tCyB84
Sep 30, 2017 15 Comments

People who got into Facebook, how did various rounds of your onsite interviews go? Assuming there are 4 onsite rounds, Do you need to have positive feedback all 4 rounds, or positive feedback in 3 rounds will suffice sometimes?

comments

Want to comment? LOG IN or SIGN UP
TOP 15 Comments
  • Paysa jiDx56
    If you’re invited on site, expect three interviews and a lunch spread across a full day.

    1. You’ll go through another coding interview.
    Much like the coding interview you did over the phone in structure, except this time, you’ll be face-to-face and coding on a whiteboard, not a shared collaboration tool (so practice that, too).

    One important piece of the coding interviews is that you talk through your thought process. Yes, interviewers want to see good, clean code. But they also want to see how you think and problem-solve. Don’t make them guess about it - be transparent and share your thought process before you even start writing.

    2. Then, you’ll do a design interview.
    Here’s another 45-minute interview that requires you stand at the whiteboard—but this time, no coding.

    This interview is a unique step for Facebook: as a means of assessing your creativity and ability to solve important design problems, your interviewer will pose either a systems design or product design question and have you work through it with them over the next thirty minutes.

    Notice the “with them” part: this interview is just as much about your ability to collaborate as it is your design ability. Work with your interviewer, asking good questions and sourcing their thoughts and feedback.

    3. Next, comes lunch with the recruiter (or another member of the engineering team).
    Somewhere in the process you’ll take a break, eat a meal, and get a chance to ask more questions to either your recruiter or another member of the engineering team.

    4. Finally, there’s a behavioral interview.
    Lastly, you’ll sit down for a longer look at your resume, background, and long-term goals. Think about why you want to work for Facebook and be prepared to answer questions like:

    - What are you proud of?
    - What were some excellent collaborations you’ve had?
    - Tell me about a time when you advocated for and pushed your ideas forward despite opposition?
    - How do you deal with conflict?
    - How do you like to give and receive feedback?
    - What kinds of technologies are you most excited about?
    - What problems do you like to work on?

    Hope this helps. You can read all about it in more detail here: https://goo.gl/oKThuQ
    Sep 30, 2017 2
    • Intel tCyB84
      OP
      I’ve already completed onsite. I just want to know if they expect us to do well in all 4 interviews, or if I doing well in 3 would suffice?
      Sep 30, 2017
    • LinkedIn $$$$$$$$$
      Great post! 👍
      Oct 1, 2017
  • LinkedIn They
    Depends. But in most cases 4 positives are required because there are too many strong candidates.
    Sep 30, 2017 0
  • Facebook kFna32
    It's a bit of lottery to be honest
    Sep 30, 2017 2
    • Intel tCyB84
      OP
      Yeah, I already have 3 really good offers, so didn’t prepare at all for this interview. Now I feel bad, because I felt the interview was quite easy, and if prepared, I should’ve easily aced it.
      Sep 30, 2017
    • Facebook kFna32
      Hopefully we get you then !
      Oct 1, 2017
  • Facebook n00b🤔
    You can survive one bad interview if the rest went extremely well. I had 5 interviews onsite. Did very well in 1 coding, 1 system design and the behavioral. Did ok with 1 system design and crashed&burned 1 coding. Got the offer.
    Sep 30, 2017 1
    • Intel tCyB84
      OP
      I hope it goes well for me. Recruiter got back to me saying I got 3 positive reviews out of 4, and asked me to hold off in accepting other offers.
      Sep 30, 2017
  • VMware poster
    Did you receive fb offer?
    Nov 17, 2017 1
    • Intel tCyB84
      OP
      Nope. 😕
      Nov 18, 2017
  • Epic nasre
    When did you get your last offer? If you have three offers then why do you think you were not well prepared?
    Oct 1, 2017 1
    • Intel tCyB84
      OP
      About 1.5 weeks before Facebook interview. Completely chilled out and haven’t touched any leetcode question since then. I wasn’t well prepared in context in Facebook interview.
      Oct 1, 2017
  • Facebook wrxXv73V8k
    If it’s 3 and 1 it will almost certainly make it to the discussion stage at which point the details of each interview will matter, it could go either way (or result in follow-up interviews being requested.)
    Sep 30, 2017 1
    • Intel tCyB84
      OP
      I hope things go fine.
      Sep 30, 2017