Just had Facebook onsite for full stack swe.

IBM carmax
Mar 3 21 Comments

Just had onsite at Facebook for full stack SWE. Here’s how I did.

Could the community provide some feedback while I’m anxiously waiting for the official.

- design round: just poor :(

- behavior round: did great!

- coding round 1: two probs, did great!

- coding round 2: finished the first, rushed through the second without completing the code, but was able to outline different approaches to solving the problem and their trade offs.

(Also have offer from Netflix w/ tc 300+)

Yoe: 6
Tc: 180

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  • Facebook $!$!
    Its hard to really know when you “screw it up”, it really depends on interviewer. A lot of design interviewers goal is to push you out of comfort zone to see how you think in such setting. With one design round and 6 yoe you were likely target for e5. Your possible outcomes then: reject, hire at e4, followup design for e4 or e5, hire at e5 (best case). Just wait and see.
    Mar 3 3
    • Gap / Eng randUser
      If youre at a junior level, with 1.5 YOE, would your design interview be weighted heavily? I haven't had much experience with design at work, although I've been trying to increase exposure. I would be cool with a lower level since I'm a junior
      Mar 3
    • Facebook $!$!
      At 1.5 you are either E3 target (no design round), or E4. I would say bar is pretty low for E4. Just don’t bs and try to be organized about what you are trying to do. Communication, asking questions would probably impress the interviewer more than any specific knowledge you try to plug in.
      Mar 3
    • Facebook uuwsjsnw
      With 1.5 YOE, this is L3
      Mar 3
  • Activision Blizzard others
    Can you go in detail about the questions?
    Mar 3 4
    • Facebook kzweiazns
      He signed an nda - not in his best interest to do so
      Mar 3
    • Activision Blizzard others
      Yeah but Facebook interviews SWE everyday lol
      Mar 3
    • Facebook uuwsjsnw
      If he leaked questions and he is from ibm, do you really think he is not identifiable?
      Mar 3
    • Activision Blizzard others
      Fair.
      Mar 3
  • Google drains
    Mostly reject. Design was poor and could not complete code in cr2.
    Mar 3 0
  • Gap / Eng randUser
    What was the behavioral round like? So there's really only two coding problems?
    Mar 3 1
    • IBM carmax
      OP
      Two coding rounds, 2 probs per round
      Mar 3
  • Bayer macys
    Go with NFLX ftw!
    Mar 3 0
  • Oracle / Eng DesiDaaru
    Wow- how you managed to get Netflix with poor design?
    Mar 3 2
    • IBM carmax
      OP
      I screwed it up... dont even want to go into details. But is redo really possible?
      Mar 3
    • Facebook $!$!
      Follow up interviews happen all the time if there is enough otherwise positive feedback in other interviews
      Mar 3
  • Oath Supremist
    It’s a reject. Design in very important.
    Mar 3 1
    • Gap / Eng randUser
      Do they weigh it heavily if you're a junior too, like with 1.5 YOE?
      Mar 3
  • Clearstream.TV / Eng JobSearch
    Did u pass op?
    May 27 0
  • OnDeck GPgj02
    You had 4 rounds? One Systems design?
    Mar 4 0
  • Facebook Zuccy
    Might get a follow up design interview. If not, probably a reject
    Mar 3 0

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