I went through a terrible experience doing Facebook interview!
So I think my recent experience with Facebook will make me refuse any future interview requests with them ever!
So here is the long story. I was approached last year by a recruiter for a position of senior solution engineer. He talked with me for a while and verified that my experience fits very well into that (I have about 17 years of experience in several countries and in several FAANG companies and startups)
The process took about 3 months until I reached the F2F phase.
I had a loop of 5 interviews. I performed hundreds of interviews to many people in several countries when I was at FAANG so I guess I know enough to judge my performance in an interview and by far I put it in the top 3 interviews when it comes to my performance.
I was walking out of that office 100% sure that I got the job to the extent that I started to plan when I will quit my current job, plan things, etc
The interview was on a Friday. The recruiter told me that I will probably hear back on Tuesday or Wednesday. Worst case scenario, will be Friday.
I sent him a thank you email after I left, didn’t get a response at all for it. Waited Tuesday and Wednesday and sent him SMS asking for a heart beat. Got nothing back
So sent email on Thursday, got an auto response back that he left for his vacation and will be back after 10 days!
Vacation?! Seriously?! Without telling me anything?
So I tracked down the coordinator and emailed her to check for me, she got another recruiter and he told me that the team decided not to continue the process about two days ago (which meant that my impressions were 180 degrees wrong which was almost impossible) which meant that something went wrong very badly and worst, I have no clue what was it. So I needed to know what was it.
He told me to check with my recruiter when he is back about more info regarding this (he actually volunteered that info because I didn’t ask him about details)
I emailed my recruiter twice after that and got nothing back! Like my emails were going into a black hole!
Super disrespectful from Facebook to treat a candidate like that! So the candidate didn’t pass? Well, let’s just treat him as garbage and never even reply back to his emails or bother giving him any feedback about why he wasted all what time with us or anything!