Facebook onsite interview questions New Grad

LinkedIn / Eng FbIntervw
Sep 9, 2018 26 Comments

I have an onsite coming up at Facebook for SWE.
I have few years of prior industry experience, but mostly on frontend tech.

Do they typically ask system design interviews to new grads? If so what type of questions?

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  • Facebook / Eng kerby
    Yes. IMO it's the one that really matters, and there isn't a really good way to cram for it.
    Sep 9, 2018 7
    • LinkedIn / Eng FbIntervw
      OP
      Agreed. Just wanted to get an idea of what type of design it would be. Would it be design tho data structure or would it be design this service?
      Sep 9, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng kerby
      Design this service, website, or system type questions. Some are also "You have these resources at hand, how would you do X" type questions. The specific question will vary from interviewers. Usually it's a single problem in a 45 minute session.

      If you don't know the normal loop, it's usually 1 system design session, 1 personality session, and 2 coding challenges.
      Sep 9, 2018
    • LinkedIn / Eng FbIntervw
      OP
      Thank you! Appreciate it.
      Sep 9, 2018
    • Microsoft astronomic
      Did a new grad interview, was not asked any system design. Please clarify with your recruiter.
      Sep 10, 2018
    • LinkedIn / Eng FbIntervw
      OP
      To be honest my recruiter is not sure. Did you apply for SWE? Did they mostly just ask coding questions?
      Sep 10, 2018
    • Microsoft astronomic
      Yes. Leetcode-style and behavioral. No system design.
      Sep 10, 2018
    • Microsoft astronomic
      This was with a bachelor's. Having more experience may change your experience.
      Sep 10, 2018
  • eBay / Eng
    Shaktimann

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    Shaktimannmore
    @OP I have an onsite coming up soon. How are you prepping?
    Sep 9, 2018 7
    • LinkedIn / Eng FbIntervw
      OP
      Mostly did Leetcode problems and revised fundamentals.
      Sep 9, 2018
    • eBay / Eng
      Shaktimann

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      Leetcode how many of them? Mediums or hards?
      Sep 10, 2018
    • IBM / R&D leutang
      I have one coming up too
      Sep 10, 2018
    • New / Eng
      aYLx06

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      aYLx06more
      Also have an onsite coming up. What problems did you guys get in your phone screens? I got continuous sequence sum and serialize/deserialize binary tree, decode ways. A friend got buy sell stock and remove invalid parentheses.
      Sep 10, 2018
    • Any questions to share?
      Sep 12, 2018
    • My phone - Number to words, Nested List Sum, Weighted Probabilities and remove Invalid parentheses
      Sep 12, 2018
    • New / Eng
      aYLx06

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      aYLx06more
      ^ Thank you! Man they really love Integer to English Words and Remove Invalid Parens. The Leetcode company tagged seems really accurate. Is it “Weighted Random Numbers” like the Uber question?
      Sep 12, 2018
  • Amazon
    BeffJezos!

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    How do you have few years as a new grad? Holyshit you must go to waterloo?
    Sep 9, 2018 3
    • LinkedIn / Eng FbIntervw
      OP
      I worked few years after my undergrad. Now completing my Masters. Sorry if I wasn’t clear
      Sep 9, 2018
    • Proofpoint / Other foodtruckj
      Which gead school? Your courses should have covered some of it.
      Sep 9, 2018
    • LinkedIn / Eng FbIntervw
      OP
      USC. I did not take any distributed systems courses. I’ve typically heard that’s what they focus on in system design?
      Sep 9, 2018
  • Facebook gAtd06
    Where did you work after your undergraduate? New grads are mostly hired at starting level so leetcode should be good.
    Sep 10, 2018 1
    • LinkedIn / Eng FbIntervw
      OP
      Worked in India. Not sure if that experience is counted.
      Sep 10, 2018
  • New eyiK84
    Are you graduating in December?
    Sep 9, 2018 1
  • MathWorks / Eng ∞ ^ 2
    OP how did the onsite interview go?
    Oct 12, 2018 0
  • eBay / Eng
    Lool

    eBay Eng

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    Loolmore
    OP how was the onsite
    Sep 26, 2018 0

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