Facebook H1B lottery

Dec 29, 2019 44 Comments

I got an offer from facebook mpk and applied for H1B visa (currently not working in US).
What are the options available if I fail to get picked in H1B lottery ? Does facebook reject the offer or will relocate to another country.
Does facebook have separate quota for H1B lottery?

Guys please provide your inputs, really looking forward to get some help here.

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  • Microsoft appaiah
    I will share the truth. The visa can be denied. If it is, you will have no options to change that decision. If you do get a visa, the visa you are applying for is temporary. You can expect to be asked to leave the country if you loose your job or quit. Your employer can fire you for any reason or no reason at all.
    Nobody has an interest in helping you keep your job. In fact many people would gladly see you released so they can have your job. Especially college graduates. Job security does not exist.

    Now you know the truth. Peace.
    Dec 29, 2019 2
    • Amazon hgye43
      OP
      What if the visa is denied , does facebook gives offer in other country like london where the visa approval chances are more ?
      Dec 29, 2019
    • Microsoft appaiah
      There is no reason for Facebook teams in another country to do this. You can expect your Facebook job offer to be contingent on your visa status for that specific job.

      Your recruiter may have a different answer.
      Dec 29, 2019
  • Ironclad / Legal ⌐(ಠ۾ಠ)¬
    Why would Facebook have a separate quota for H1B? That logic makes no sense. Facebook is not above the immigration law. Anyway. You will probably get a better and clearer answer if you ask your facebook recruiter. Ask that question here, you should expect to get trolled.
    Dec 29, 2019 0
  • Custom Service Plastics / Eng
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    Rabinomore
    Facebook has a separate quota ? Lol get off your high horse.
    Dec 29, 2019 0
  • Amazon love123
    Update in your post, it's a blind rule..if you are new here u should know the term "tc or gtfo"
    Dec 29, 2019 3
    • Amazon love123
      Op, make another post about interview experience..which would be helpful for others in this community
      Dec 29, 2019
    • Amazon hgye43
      OP
      Sure. Will definitely do that.
      Dec 30, 2019
  • Amazon hgye43
    OP
    Does anyone know what percentage are rejections in H1B among those applying from Facebook ?
    Dec 29, 2019 6
    • Amazon hgye43
      OP
      No, why do you ask ?
      Dec 30, 2019
    • Facebook classpass
      Curious to know what country you’re from also. I thought companies didn’t give out US offer to people who didn’t already have OPT/H1B etc anymore.

      Probability of getting H1B is around 30% iirc (slightly higher if you have a masters/PhD from US) - this is not FB specific, just general H1B numbers
      Dec 30, 2019
  • Amazon jASV47
    basically that's really depends on your level of your facebook offer. If you are an e4(judging by your tc, it is probably higher than e4) and below, they will retract the offer; if your position is an e5 and above position, then they will relocate you to London. I am also in the same situation with you. Are you based out of China?
    Jan 4 0
  • Facebook gygunh
    You need to chill the fuck out and talk to your recruiter. There are no definitive answers to this question. Your recruiter will have the best answer compared to any speculation that other people might offer here.
    Dec 30, 2019 5
    • Ironclad / Legal ⌐(ಠ۾ಠ)¬
      Sounds like your recruiter has already told you the answer, but you are hoping for some thing different
      Dec 30, 2019
    • Facebook gygunh
      Ah missed the part where you said you don’t work in the US. Best of luck man. This whole process sucks balls. I hope you get the lottery.
      Dec 30, 2019
  • Amazon hgye43
    OP
    Anyone faced H1B rejection? Do Facebook retract the offer in such case or will apply for H1B again ?
    Dec 29, 2019 4
    • Ironclad / Legal ⌐(ಠ۾ಠ)¬
      Vancouver is a common city for large companies to temporarily put employees that cannot get H1B. It has the same timezone as California and it's much easier to get a Canadian visa.
      Dec 29, 2019
    • Facebook thorop
      FB Vancouver used to be for new hire who got their H1B application rejected. Nowaday, it is only for current FB employee that has to leave the US. Those employees still work for their team but from Vancouver. AFAIK, they do not take new hire, as there is no team. Just "remote" employee.
      Dec 30, 2019
  • New rhYx18
    Ask your recruiter if they can give you an offer in another country.

    Honestly even if you get h1b, it's going to be 8 months later. I'd ask them to get you signed on a country where you can get an easier work visa. Even if you don't get an H1B, a year later you can transfer to L1B
    Dec 29, 2019 3
    • Amazon hgye43
      OP
      Thought about this option as well. But if I join in another country I need to wait for another 1 year to start applying for L1. That means overall it will be 2 yrs from now when I can join mpk office vs 8 months from now.
      Dec 30, 2019
    • New rhYx18
      Umm no.
      You go to another country. Work there till 2021 January. Then apply for L1B there and transfer to MPK in about 2021 April.
      Dec 30, 2019
  • Amazon hgye43
    OP
    Just had a thought if employers have any specific quota for H1B but seems like the answer is NO.
    I will ask the recruiter but wanted to know if anyone faced this situation among the blind users.
    Dec 29, 2019 2
    • If they apply h1b for you OP, you would be usually put in the general lottery along with the others. I'm not sure about the timeline though, because you get to apply h1b in april every year for a for-profit employer. Unless it is a request for change of employer on an existing h1b.
      Dec 29, 2019
    • Amazon hgye43
      OP
      Got it. Thanks for the clarification.
      Dec 29, 2019

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