Will I fail as an E4 at Facebook?

Clever Devices / Eng nzbU08
Mar 20 31 Comments

I have 3 years of experience and it’s mostly been mediocre experience. Just bug fixes and implementing small time features at small time companies pretty much. For some reason, Facebook thought I did decent at the system design interview (I felt like i bombed it) and wanted to give me an E4 offer. It’s a much bigger company with much bigger products and for a higher level role than I’ve been exposed to. Given my inexperience, do you think I might be a bit in over my head?

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TOP 31 Comments
  • eBay / Eng sjhdh
    Just join it dude.. Congrats 👍
    Mar 20 0
  • Google / Eng bgduonfe
    Go for it! They are careful with hiring, so it sounds like you're having some imposter syndrome, but in reality you have a ton of potential. Congratulations and good luck at Facebook!
    Mar 20 0
  • Apple / Eng Iron Hide
    What is your TC once you join FB?
    Mar 20 11
    • Plymouth Rock / Eng !leetgod
      How the fuck did you manage to crack the interview? I'm in the same boat as you are (currently, before you join Facebook). I've been to multiple on-sites, just to get rejected every fucking time.
      Mar 20
    • Clever Devices / Eng nzbU08
      OP
      Honestly I think the best advice is to just always be communicating your thought process. Even if you’re stuck, say why you’re stuck and what solutions you’re considering to get unstuck. The interviewer can provide good hints to keep you moving then. I didn’t do amazing in every interview and had some bad solutions, but I was always communicating
      Mar 20
    • Plymouth Rock / Eng !leetgod
      I have always followed this rule. For a couple of the interviews I was very confident that I was gonna get the offer, but didn't happen. And none of these fucking companies give any feedback. Anyway, congrats on your offer! You'll do great! :)
      Mar 20
    • Clever Devices / Eng nzbU08
      OP
      If it provides more context, I’ve done a pretty bad job with interviews in the past couple of years, particularly with Amazon and Google. Only just recently have I been able to do better. I’m sure you’ll do better in your future interviews as well!
      Mar 20
    • Plymouth Rock / Eng !leetgod
      I hope so! Thanks!
      Mar 20
  • Facebook
    Instagrаm

    Facebook

    PRE
    Google, Microsoft
    Instagrаmmore
    No one knows the future
    Mar 20 0
  • Microsoft
    tech.ladki

    Microsoft

    PRE
    Google
    tech.ladkimore
    So what?
    You get signing bonus that you don't return if they fire you!
    And depending on how long you survive, you can use the brand to leverage a good TC
    Mar 20 3
    • Facebook / Eng this.sucks
      Hey ladki,,. Aathi Kya khandala
      Mar 20
    • eBay / Eng sjhdh
      Lol
      Mar 20
    • This! Even the worst case is a good case. Destress it will work out for you
      Mar 20
  • Amazon wnxK3y
    I believe in you! You can do it.
    Mar 20 0
  • Facebook / Eng this.sucks
    It's ok... Join
    Mar 20 0
  • Facebook copy🍝
    It’ll be a whole new world OP. I love FB but it can be crazy just because it’s such a unique place and culture. 3 years of experience is a good time to join and you will learn a lot, also you sound like a thoughtful person and will be great. congrats and enjoy the ride!
    Mar 22 0
  • Apple 867530nine
    Don’t do it OP. It’s a Trap! They want to give you tons of money to watch you burn and laugh at you.

    Seriously you’ll be fine. Remember the only serious qualifying factor for people to get into FB is their ability to grind LC. You made it. Congrats. I hear work hours can be kind of brutal but hope it works out for you.
    Mar 20 0
  • Morgan Stanley U+1F438
    Which role is this for?
    Mar 20 2
    • Clever Devices / Eng nzbU08
      OP
      Just normal software engineer
      Mar 20
    • Morgan Stanley U+1F438
      I think the median for E4 SWE is around 240, but that's still great! Congrats
      Mar 20
  • Microsoft pollpull
    What did they ask you to design?
    Mar 20 1
    • Clever Devices / Eng nzbU08
      OP
      It was mostly focused on the API layer and not so much on the backend. Don’t wanna say too much because of NDA
      Mar 20
  • Microsoft spvjkgls
    Which location?
    Mar 20 1
    • Clever Devices / Eng nzbU08
      OP
      Most likely New York
      Mar 20
  • Microsoft pollpull
    What's different about fb culture? Why do most people complain about work life balance in fb?
    Mar 22 0