Use laptop in Facebook onsite ?

Salesforce CmbP63
Sep 23, 2018 21 Comments

Can I? I don’t mean to use an ide or something that assists in coding. Just want to use laptop as I a better at typing than writing.

comments

Want to comment? LOG IN or SIGN UP
TOP 21 Comments
  • New aLuu55
    Facebook is very, very insistent on using whiteboard unless you have some accessibility issues with it. Would not recommend even asking.
    Sep 23, 2018 1
    • Facebook toppot
      This is bad advice. You should not be afraid to ask for what you would like as long as you do it in a polite and respectful way.
      Sep 25, 2018
  • Citibank / R&D whatdabump
    Just don’t. It’s obnoxious and annoying when it happens in meetings so can’t imagine it will help you in the interview.
    Sep 23, 2018 2
    • Microsoft @at
      Many companies will let you code on a laptop during an interview
      Sep 23, 2018
    • Citibank / R&D whatdabump
      I see. Misread it as Needed for taking notes.
      Sep 23, 2018
  • Facebook toppot
    Ask your recruiter.

    Don't use an IDE (you already said you don't plan to), don't try to compile your code, etc. Those things just tend to slow you down and you end up spending time in things that other candidates don't. Practice writing code in whatever environment you plan to use to make sure you don't get tripped up on the day of the interview.
    Sep 25, 2018 0
  • Toptal bvRJ58
    For FB onsite, whiteboard not laptop. You already used your laptop for your initial screening. This is their interview process, so practice for it.
    Sep 23, 2018 0
  • ZipRecruiter OlAq48
    My recruiter was MIA leading up to my onsite so I didn’t get to ask in advance. The day of I asked each interviewer if it was cool if I used my laptop and everyone said yes. Some were unsure if it was allowed, but still said yes.
    Sep 23, 2018 7
    • Salesforce CmbP63
      OP
      Thanks
      Sep 23, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng NotIndian
      Did you get an offer?
      Sep 24, 2018
    • ZipRecruiter OlAq48
      Yes. Accepted offer elsewhere though
      Sep 24, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng NotIndian
      Why ZipRecruiter over Facebook?
      Sep 24, 2018
    • ZipRecruiter OlAq48
      Zip is current. I haven’t begun working at new company(Google) yet
      Sep 24, 2018
  • Salesforce CmbP63
    OP
    When was your interview? And did u just write on a text pad?
    Sep 23, 2018 2
    • couple of months ago. they have some notepad-like app specifically for that
      Sep 23, 2018
    • Salesforce CmbP63
      OP
      Thanks
      Sep 23, 2018
  • Amazon aNII51
    Google lets you use a Chromebook
    Sep 24, 2018 0
  • they asked me if I want laptop and provided one after I said yes
    Sep 23, 2018 0
  • Microsoft @at
    Ask the recruiter
    Sep 23, 2018 0