Here Are 22 of Facebook’s Most Mind-Blowing Interview Questions

May 11, 2016 | Kelly Tatera

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Getting hired by the tech giant isn’t a piece of cake.

In the past few years, Facebook has exponentially grown itself as one of the most influential social media companies of our time. It’s revolutionized the way we communicate with each other as well as the way we consume news.

Many people want to be a part of the company as it makes history, but Facebook is known for asking particularly tricky and creative questions in its interview process.

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Here are 22 of Facebook’s most mind-blowing interview questions.


1. How would you build Facebook for blind people?

Product Manager

2. How many happy birthday posts do you think Facebook gets in one day?

Sales Operations

3. How do you deal with an underperforming teammate?

Mechanical Engineer

4. Redesign a TV remote.

Product Designer

5. Do you think Facebook should be available to China?

User Operations Analyst

6. Describe a Facebook product you use and how you would make it better.

Product Manager

7. What is [the] probability of pulling a different color or shape card from a shuffled deck of 52 cards?

Data Scientist

8. What would you do if you were the editor-in-chief of a magazine?

Product Manager

9. How many Big Macs does McDonald’s sell each year in the US?

Data Scientist

10. How do you detect fake information input from a user?

Data Scientist, Analytics

11. How would you test a GPS sensor?

Avionics Systems Engineering

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12. What Hackathons have you been to?

Software Engineer

13. You have bug reports from a few high value customers, a bunch of low value customers, and employees. How do you prioritize?

Product Support Specialist

14. What's special about you?

Global Security Specialist

15. If you made your own encouragement poster on the wall, what would it be?

Intellectual Property Ops

16. Where do you see Facebook in 5 years from now?

Quantitative User Experience Researcher

17. How would your friends describe you?

Product Specialist

18. Design a self-driving car with artificial intelligence.

Software Engineering

19. What’s an example of bad Facebook marketing?

Junior Level Employee

20. What is something other people misunderstand about you?

Software Engineer

21. How would you communicate with 10,000 people at once about our service?

Account Manager

22. How many Vacuums are there in the USA?

Risk Analyst


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