Facebook Lands At No. 22 On Glassdoor’s ‘Top 25 Most Difficult Companies To Interview’

By David Cohen 

Facebook employees have told social jobs and career community Glassdoor that they were very satisfied working at the company and with the leadership of Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, although the social network fell short in terms of work-life balance, but what about the process of interviewing for jobs at Facebook?

Glassdoor released the 2013 edition of its “Top 25 Most Difficult Companies to Interview list, and Facebook came in at No. 22, with an average interview difficulty of 3.3 out of five. A total of 72 percent of respondents reported positive experiences with their interviews at the social network, while 14 percent cited negative experiences. The average length of the interview process was 30 days, according to Glassdoor.

A respondent who interviewed for a product manager position at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., told Glassdoor:

The second phone interview … I told her about my future plans for Facebook. She said it wasn’t much different from what they have now. (It is, but she was apparently expecting more than my already unconventional ideas).

And an engineer who interviewed for a post at an undisclosed location said:

I passed the technical interview, and they invited me to interview on-site. The interviews were 100 percent technical, and the answers were very challenging.

As for specific examples of interview questions, the product manager candidate again cited:

Where do you see the future of Facebook?

And a respondent who interviewed for a product analytics position in Menlo Park shared this question:

Given access to all of the data Facebook collects, what would you do with it?

Readers: Are you surprised that the interview process at Facebook is seen as difficult?

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