Lesson 5.1 Assignment Go For The Curve Answers For Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at Facebook (Austin, TX) in August 2010.

Interview

I had applied online to Facebook through their site mid-July. However, only after I had applied and was interested in another position one week later, I was not able - exclusively because I had applied to another position previously. That was strike one.

I was contacted in early August for a position at Facebook. I was asked to submit a lengthy evaluation, composing a mock response letter about fraud. Another two or three weeks later, a phone interview was scheduled. Still, the recruiter sent an e-mail at the time of the phone interview to reschedule for later in the afternoon. Later in the afternoon, the recruiter called late without apologizing for wasting prospective employees' time. The interview ran long, too. No hints during or after the initial phone interview concerning the next interview processes either.

Over one week later, moving now into early September, a different recruiter was supposed to schedule an on-site visit to the Austin office. Never was told when or where to show up. Instead, I was contacted two days after I was supposed to have the on-site for yet another phone interview. In the confirmation e-mail, I was informed the recruiter would be from the Austin office. Nevertheless, when I asked on the phone specific questions about the office, I was told this recruiter was in California and had hardly an idea about the office. Still, the recruiter was very interested in me and wanted to continue the process. I followed up about one week later about the status of the next process and received no response. Again, another week later I called and received no return call. I was extended an offer by another company and pretty much forgot about Facebook.

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Until now...two months later.

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Now into November, I received a random e-mail from the first recruiter, whom I have not spoken to in over two and a half months. The note was the following:
"Thanks for your interest in working at Facebook and apologies for the delay on getting back to you. We’re always on the lookout for the best talent and although we’re interested in your skills and background, it's not quite a fit for the positions that we have open right now."

It is absolutely unacceptable for a company to wait over two months to send any correspondence about a recruiting decision. All in all, Facebook's recruiting process extremely unprofessional and inappropriate. It is unfortunate to see a prospering company not properly investing in the future of their company for the long-term.

Strikes against Facebook:
1. Ability to only apply to one position at time of application
2. Unnecessary evaluation processes
3. Miscommunication within the company
4. Miscommunication with prospective employees
5. Absurdly lengthy recruiting timelines
6. Disrespectful, unprofessional, and inappropriate approach to interviews

Interview Questions

  • Who are Facebook's competition?   1 Answer
Facebook 2010-11-09 07:14 PST

В нем ничего не. - Сьюзан, - тихо сказал Стратмор, - с этим сначала будет трудно свыкнуться, но все же послушай меня хоть минутку.

 - Он прикусил губу.  - Шифр, над которым работает «ТРАНСТЕКСТ», уникален. Ни с чем подобным мы еще не сталкивались.

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