Facebook Interview Experience – Menlo Park Onsite

I went through Facebook interview rounds during December 2016 at their California Headquarters, Menlo Park. The process prior to onsite involved 3 rounds :

  1. Recruiter prescreening round : This is where recruiter asked me a bunch of questions about my visa status, my expected graduation timeline. Most important however was the basic technical questions that is used to screen out the obviously non-technical people
  2. Phone coding round : This round lasted for 45 minutes & I was asked 2 technical questions. Both question focussed on data structures & algorithms. The interviewer was very easy to talk to & overall a very pleasant interview experience.
  3. Phone systems round : Round lasted for 45 minutes & went deep dive into Linux concepts

Facebook contacted me couple of days later to inform me of my selection to onsite & coordinated with me regarding my flight timing preferences, hotel stay, dietary restrictions etc. 

On onsite day, I was welcomed by the recruiter at 10 am sharp & given a tour of the building I was going to interview in. It was a packed schedule from 10.30 AM-3.30 PM with 1 hour of lunch break in between. In total, there were 5 rounds . 

The breakdown of the day was as follows:

  • 1 non technical : 45 minute round where I was asked about challenges in my career, toughest problem I have solved so far, how I handled conflicts etc.
  • Whiteboard coding : 45 minutes with a Software engineer where I did 2 data structures related question
  • Lunch : Accompanied by an engineer, who took me to one of the fanciest cafes in the Menlo park campus
  • System round ( discussion ) : Curveball question on Linux debugging skills to gauge how I can handle production issues
  • Whiteboard coding : 45 minute round with Software engineer , more data structures questions
  • Whiteboard coding : 45 minute round with Production engineer, “how to code for operating systems” related questions

The recruiter reached out to me a couple of weeks later, & grandly announced that I was selected. Overall, compared to all the silicon valley giants that I have interviewed with, Facebook’s process was the smoothest & the recruiters were the most understanding. Needless to say, I joined here & its been a happy 3 years so far 🙂

Write your Interview Experience or mail it to contribute@geeksforgeeks.org

My Personal Notes arrow_drop_up

If you like GeeksforGeeks and would like to contribute, you can also write an article using contribute.geeksforgeeks.org or mail your article to contribute@geeksforgeeks.org. See your article appearing on the GeeksforGeeks main page and help other Geeks.

Please Improve this article if you find anything incorrect by clicking on the "Improve Article" button below.

Article Tags :
Practice Tags :


Please write to us at contribute@geeksforgeeks.org to report any issue with the above content.