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Meta (Facebook) Interview Process

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Where do I apply for a Meta interview?

You will need to upload your resume and provide other relevant information to the Meta careers site, or use this LinkedIn strategy to find a recruiter to contact.

If you pass the initial screening, you'll be asked to talk with a recruiter.

What topics should I study for?

What are some example Meta technical questions?

What are some example Meta behavioral questions?

  • Tell me about a time you exceeded expectations.
  • Tell me about a time you failed expectations.
  • Tell me about a time you had a disagreement with a coworker.
  • Where do you see yourself after five years?
  • What is your background?
  • Why are you looking for a new position?
  • Describe the projects you worked on. What was the most challenging aspects for you?
  • Tell me about your strengths and weaknesses.
  • If you had conflict with your manager, how did you handle it?
  • Why do you want to work for us?
  • Tell us about a challenging situation and how you overcame it.
  • Tell me about a time when you didn't get along with someone at work, and what you did about it.
  • What do you think about Meta values, and how do you put this values into your work life?

How long is the entire Meta interview process?

It takes from one to two months to get to the offer stage after a recruiter reaches out.

What is the Meta interview like for a full time software engineering role?

Recruiter phone screen (30 minutes)

This is an optional screening that some candidates may not need.

Prepare to talk about your professional background, skills, and career goals.

Coding challenge (90 minutes)

This is an optional screening that some candidates may not need.

The screening will be on, where there are four questions on data structures and algorithms.

Technical phone screen (45 minutes)

The phone screen will be around 30-45 minutes. You will be asked to solve two medium-hard level problems (15 minutes each) or one hard problem.

Expect to code on a shared online coding platform like The interviewer will assess your problem-solving skills, coding abilities, and algorithmic knowledge.

Onsite (one day)

  • 3-4 total interviews:
    • 2-3 technical interviews, with 2 questions per interview round, 45 minutes
    • 1 system design assessment for E5 candidates, 45 minute
    • 1 behavioral interview, 45 minutes

Team matching

This is after receiving an offer. Once you get to this stage, the recruiter will connect you to leads from potential teams for you to join.

What are the levels and salary for a software engineer at Meta?

Level Description Estimated Annual Compensation*
E3 SWE II (Entry Level) 185k
E4 SWE III 295k
E5 Senior SWE 400k
E6 Staff SWE 615k
E7 Senior Staff SWE 1.06k
E8 Principal Engineer 1.7m
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*Note that compensation varies based on location. These estimates are likely based on the USA HCOL market.

The compensation package will likely include:

  • Base salary
  • Equity split equally over 4 years
  • Target Bonus: usually around 13% of annual base salary Meta provides annual stock refreshes.
Last updated on October 9, 2023
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