Bad Interviewing Experience at Facebook.
I had a second phone screen for a Facebook L6 because the first screener wasn't able to get a great signal due to technical problems during the call. Now, if I could imagine what an ideal second phone screen might look like, the second interview screen with Facebook would describe this. I felt like our conversation was almost scripted like it was for video demonstration. At the end, the interviewer shared I did absolutely great and she hopes to see me around.
After the interview, I immediately followed up with recruiter whom I excitedly shared my
experience. This was on a Thursday. I hear nothing all day Friday, no response Monday, whereby I sent another follow up email also asking questions. Nothing...Tuesday going by..and finally Wednesday where I follow up again with a one liner. Almost immediately I receive an email saying the engineer leadership decided not to move forward after considering feedback from both interviews.
I was just taken back. I immediately assumed I pissed the recruiter off from my emails and she threw me under the bus. Not sure why she would...but it kinda felt like that tone. In my email, I apologized if I sent her too many follow ups. I inquired very politely about any feedback at all which could be shared since my version of reality is apparently much different than what's being reported. Nothing, just radio silence.
CONVERSELY, I had a google tech screen today for an L6 IC role. We had an absolutely great conversation, wrote some code. I told myself once it was finished, I wont follow up directly with any more recruiters until waiting a day or two. But, for my Google experience, the recruiter had already emailed me asking me how I felt it went! I replied back that I thought it was awesome, look forward to coming out hopefully. I get back about 5 min later asking for a quick followup in 20 minutes. In less than an hour, I found out Google is happy to move forward with me and come onsite.
What an amazing and seamless process...thanks Google.