How to prepare Engineering manager interview at FB

Bloomberg EnEl8
Aug 17, 2018 15 Comments

Interviewing in a few weeks for an EM position at FB. Been a manager for 2.5 years at current company(6 years total), hoping to get leveled as M1. What should I expect for interview? They said there's some coding rounds, but they understand if haven't written code day to day recently. Also design, culture, management rounds. Looking for some more detail on what exactly they'll entail. Thanks. (and yes, if I get offer I'll post TC ☺)

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  • Facebook / Mgmt AsdfFdsa?
    Just to prepare you, it is going to be an uphill battle. We usually don’t hire managers with less than 5y of management experience. The recruiter must be advocating for you, which is a good thing, but you are going to need to interview very strongly on your manager interviews.

    Don’t be disheartened if you get an IC offer. We have really great manager development options, and do a lot of IC to M conversations. Still a great route to go to ramp up into it.
    Aug 18, 2018 8
    • Capital One lala🎃
      @asdf, what's in the manager interviews. Do you ask anything else apart from coding, system design, and behavioral?
      Aug 18, 2018
    • Facebook iuga45
      Plus one to this. We don’t usually hire M0 and getting an M1 offer on 2.5 yoe is unlikely. I got an M1 offer after having managed over 100 people in my previous job more than 7 years
      Aug 18, 2018
    • Bloomberg EnEl8
      OP
      Appreciate it! Any more insights on the manager interview rounds?
      Aug 19, 2018
    • Facebook / Mgmt AsdfFdsa?
      Just be honest. We can sniff out bullshit. We want to see self-awareness, honesty, and potential for growth. It may lead to an IC offer initially, but if you have the natural capacity for it, we can build you into a great FB manager.
      Aug 19, 2018
    • Bloomberg EnEl8
      OP
      Great, thank you very much!
      Aug 19, 2018
    • Facebook / Mgmt AsdfFdsa?
      Good luck!
      Aug 19, 2018
    • IBM ytmD74
      Interesting. People who interview for EM sometimes get SWE IC offers? That’s pretty cool cause I feel like I’d be super happy with either, haha.
      Oct 10, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng NopeNope!
      Definitely happens
      Oct 11, 2018
  • Apple / Eng Anyb0dy
    Current TC? Please follow blind etiquettes :)
    Aug 17, 2018 1
    • Bloomberg EnEl8
      OP
      6.5 YOE, 2.5 as manager - 250k TC
      Aug 18, 2018
  • New / IT webdye
    Any samples on coding or design portion to get an idea?
    Aug 29, 2018 0
  • Facebook / Eng .!.
    More like TC or GTFO.
    Aug 18, 2018 0
  • Microsoft gou34
    Coding, system design and behavioral leadership questions is what you should expexct. Good luck.
    Aug 18, 2018 1
    • Bloomberg EnEl8
      OP
      Yes that's what the recruiter said. This is my first interview for a management position, so wasn't sure what to expect for the leadership interviews
      Aug 18, 2018