rejected from fb. quit engineering?

Dec 9, 2019 63 Comments

just got rejected after onsite with facebook. I did all the coding with the optimal performance and the interviewers didnt really point out any major or minor issues. just evolved the question more. finished quick enough where both coding sessions i had 10 mins to ask question. behavioral i thought went smooth. system design was the only question mark of how it goes. seemed like i thought i did well enough but got the rejection. The fact that i dont know why makes me think im at the end of my progression as an engineer. is it time to drive for uber instead of coding?


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TOP 63 Comments
  • Amazon whowe
    Yes, if FB rejects you, that means your career is over. Sorry bud
    Dec 9, 2019 5
    • OP
      Damn. Guess I have to respond to one of the million texts I get about delivery for google
      Dec 9, 2019
    • FormFactor Tove1
      Maybe you can go to housekeeping?
      Dec 9, 2019
  • Docker kubeedm
    Judging by the tone of your message you are probably an entitled jerk, hence no offer from Facebook.
    Dec 9, 2019 7
    • Facebook freehk
      There are other aspects: how long it took you, whether you suggested any improvements, you understood memory consumption, runtime cost. There are also design questions. How did you do there?
      Dec 9, 2019
    • Facebook


      IBM, Google
      Bachelors & Masters in CS
      It could have also just been as trivial as not being a good “culture fit.”
      Dec 9, 2019
  • Cerner RMuh72
    It’s the end of the world as you know it. Your life has been invalidated. Game over.
    Dec 9, 2019 1
    • OP
      Dude. I can’t even commit suicide from Facebook roof.
      Dec 9, 2019
  • What's the point of living if you cant get the zucc buccs right
    Dec 9, 2019 0
  • Airbnb TRHB06
    There are other companies than Facebook. Even ones paying near the same or more with better wlb.
    Dec 9, 2019 9
    • Apple onepunch
      Ross is growing very fast. Growing to be nearly as prestigious as Albertsons.
      Dec 9, 2019
    • OP
      I can’t afford to shop at Ross tho. Like Netflix said I’m at $25 a share. Dollar Tree may be where I belong in all aspects of life. Now that I think about it fkn Netflix costs me more than half a share a month. What a rip off.
      Dec 9, 2019
  • Google / Eng Tier 3
    Go to WeWork
    Dec 9, 2019 1
    • Apple SamPam
      Dec 9, 2019
  • Amazon PM626
    Dont be so negative, I went to 3 FB onsites this year and wasnt able to secure an offer after all these efforts as well (for non tech roles). It’s only normal to feel a bit defeated, just have a couple of beers, vent a bit to your friends, then continue to improve yourself.
    Dec 9, 2019 0
  • Apple S. Jobs
    Lol, fuq facebook bruh. You have to get rejected at least a hundred times before giving up tho.
    Dec 9, 2019 3
    • I have been thinking about applying but I don't understand apple products at all. Like I feel dumb every time I touch one. I'm like would you really want to hire someone that does not use/ struggle to use your products?
      Dec 9, 2019
    • Ah ok, now FB is gone, you don’t understand Apple, Amazon’s LP as well. You are almost close to being doomed 🤣🤣. Go for Google and Netflix, if you can crack that, you redeem yourself!
      Dec 9, 2019
  • eMoney Advisor SQLDBADEV
    Haha... absolutely not.

    There are so many factors to consider as to why you received the rejection.

    One, for example, is the amount of applicants for the position. I recall reading that Google had over 100k applicants for a position. Perhaps you were in the same situation? Perhaps they went with someone who approached the question from a completely different angle and they were impressed by that?

    Or, perhaps YOU were the one who approached the question from a completely different angle, but another less-analytical applicant’s personality or attitude was contagious. Sometimes companies will overlook the applicant’s lack of technical knowledge and strongly consider the person’s overall attitude and aptitude to learn the topic.

    Or perhaps they already had someone in mind for the position and had to conduct the interview knowing they weren’t going to choose you from the beginning.

    I would not say your career is at the end of its lifecycle. FB just may not have been the place for you at this particular moment in time.

    Lastly, think about this... to get an actual on-site interview is impressive on its own. If I were you, I would reach out to the hiring manager or the technical interviewers and ask for feedback and what you could work on for next time.

    You’re already talented- never doubt that. However, take the feedback and run with it. It will only make you a more solid IT professional if the feedback aligns with the direction you ultimately want to go.

    Congrats on the On-site interview. That’s HUGE. Don’t downplay it.
    Dec 20, 2019 0
  • Hmm, I went to FB onsite. After I answered 3 coding questions in each round, I also asked 2 more coding questions back to the interviewers. Unfortunately they were not able to complete the problems.

    I was rejected 😞
    Dec 9, 2019 1
    • Lol, really? You were allowed to ask coding questions to the interviewers?
      Dec 9, 2019


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