Why did Facebook reject me?

VMware PapaJohan
May 25, 2018 23 Comments

Nailed all the interviews. Dp, trees Etc, was one step ahead of the interviewers but recieved a reject. What went wrong?

Current TC: 140/10/30 yeah I don't belong on blind.

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TOP 23 Comments
  • Uber vfOb56
    Maybe because you came off like someone who thinks they’re one step ahead (I.e. smarter) than everyone?
    May 25, 2018 2
    • Apple appleguy45
      I hate to say it, but sometimes that is the case. Sometimes people feel threatened by brilliance. That’s assuming you didn’t make a fool of yourself tho.
      May 25, 2018
    • Uber vfOb56
      Yep. Odds are you aren’t a genius. Even if you are, gl convincing interviewers of that in 1hr. You cannot be an egotistic stubborn jerk in an interview.
      May 25, 2018
  • Facebook Blind4Lyfe
    You are never one step ahead of the interviewers since they have asked the question so many times. You were just being led. Interviewers are also suppose to be nice and will adjust the level of your question based on how you are doing.
    May 25, 2018 0
  • WalmartLabs dhoom3
    How do you stay one step ahead of the interviewer? Did you say- now please ask me a problem in DP. Infact I suggest we go with this specific problem....
    May 25, 2018 0
  • Google sstrefv
    The fact you are so sure about nailing the interviews and being "one step ahead of the interviewers" make me believe you could've failed miserably on the behavioral interview, and being a big company now they cannot afford to have brilliant jerks in, it doesn't matter if you solve P?NP during leetcode interviews. I was part of a few HCs at FB and I've seen this happening many times.
    May 25, 2018 0
  • Glassdoor FroggerFro
    What kind of answers are you expecting here ? It's like asking why a girl didn't want to go on a second date after you thought the first date was really good. You keep trying. One thing though - like others have stated, be humble, you're not the only person who can write code.
    May 25, 2018 0
  • Oath / Eng banacek
    It’s because your user name is “Papa Johan”. Did u name your kid dominos?
    May 25, 2018 0
  • Microsoft HaroldShum
    Where’s Gayle Lackman McDowell to answer this question?
    May 25, 2018 3
    • WalmartLabs dhoom3
      What do you have against her?
      May 25, 2018
    • Microsoft HaroldShum
      Nothing. She has a very lengthy answer to this question online.
      May 25, 2018
    • Twitter Bit505
      Where? What to google for?
      May 25, 2018
  • Facebook dd69
    Lol, you are making 180k TC and you think you are ahead of the interviewer who’s making twice as much and probably has asked that question hundreds of times? Isn’t it enough of a reason?
    May 26, 2018 0
  • Gusto summits
    Could be anything. Maybe one of your interviewers was prejudiced. Maybe you didn’t do as well as you thought you did. Maybe you didn’t explain your solutions sufficiently.
    May 25, 2018 0
  • Twitch Hippos
    YOE?
    May 25, 2018 0
  • Facebook / Eng E12
    Body odor
    May 25, 2018 0
  • Facebook public
    Someone was better.
    May 25, 2018 0
  • Amazon Vaspar
    You seem to think that the programming questions are the only thing that matters.
    May 25, 2018 0
  • Uber / Eng TC or GTFO
    Thanks for providing your TC.

    It could have been something really small related to culture fit. Companies like Facebook pass over great candidates all the time because they would rather accidentally skip a good candidate than accidentally hire someone who doesn't work out. If you did well in the interviews they will likely invite you back again in 6 months or so.
    May 25, 2018 0
  • Facebook / Eng
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    Behavior round could be one of the biggest reasons. Also the solutions you provide should be optimized solution.
    May 25, 2018 0
  • Peloton / Eng GAJK73
    Behavioral ??
    May 25, 2018 0
  • Microsoft RanknFile
    Maybe because you heard all the questions before but werent a good actor? Where’s Morgan freeman go exlain all this?
    May 25, 2018 0
  • ForeSee 2bFANGr
    Same thing happened to me. They didn't provide feedback as well. Maybe my system design round was not strong enough..
    May 25, 2018 0

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