Facebook recruitment process

New GOiq84
Sep 18, 2018 10 Comments

I received a call from Facebook recruiter to schedule an interview after applying online. After asking about my Visa status,(which is F1-Stem opt) they decided not to move forward with my application,just because "I have only 22 months left on my OPT". She said that the business needs of Facebook requires that I should have at least 24 months left on my OPT so that they can make at least two attempts for my H1 application. I explained to her that even now they can apply at least twice, given the fact that they can make the H1 application only in April 2019 and April 2020. I explained to her that, but the HR did not respond back. This is the weirdest reason for not proceeding with the hiring/ interview process. Moreover, she was asking me to send copies of my documents via email, even before beginning the interviews. In my recent interviewing experience with many companies -big or small, no company has ever denied interviews or offers on the fact that I have less months on OPT etc. Nor have I ever been asked to present my documents even before interview. This is really absurd behaviour from Facebook.
Has anyone gone through this?

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  • F5 Networks 1u2ir8v3f7
    They probably won't take even if you have 24 months on STEM OPT.

    They aren't hiring for E3/E4 on H1B either.
    Sep 18, 2018 3
    • New GOiq84
      OP
      Isn't that discrimination?
      Sep 18, 2018
    • Intel nononsense
      How is it discrimination? H1B is supposed to be used when US candidates can't be found. If they can get enough US citizens, they don't need H1B. They seem to be following the letter AND the spirit of the law.
      Sep 18, 2018
    • Uhh thats definitely not discrimination. H1B is for when the necessary talent can't be found in the US. If they decide they don't need to look outward, that is completely up to them.
      Sep 18, 2018
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    • Facebook QuickHand
      Yes, if you want to work for a company that doesn't care about following labor laws, Google is the right place for you.
      Sep 19, 2018
  • Oracle Softie4
    It makes sense. The entire immigration process is a costly affair. If they can find another candidate who is good enough and satisfies the constraints, it’s a better deal for them. Also, I am curious to see how this not hiring H1s for E3/E4 pans out. If it doesn’t cause much issue, I wouldn’t be surprised to see other companies follow suit. It will be almost like self-regulation and USCIS will be happy.
    Sep 18, 2018 0
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    • Oracle Softie4
      You barely have an authorization. Not your fault but probably should stop blaming FB for its unwillingness.
      Sep 18, 2018
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    • IBM cuddles
      What about H1b transfer?
      Sep 18, 2018
  • Cadent Network coder7
    Went thru the same! Recruiter says need H1B but also says need immediate join. However, currently premium processing for H1B transfer applications are suspended. How can a transfer candidate join soon?
    Sep 18, 2018 0
  • Undisclosed AlphaMaleA
    Europe :)
    Sep 18, 2018 0