Preparing for Your Full Loop Interview at Meta
Preparing for Your Full Loop Interview at Meta
The full loop interview is designed to assess your technical skills, help hiring managers get to know you and give you insight into the opportunities to build at Meta. It will consist of several different conversations. To help you prepare, engineers and recruiters at Meta have created this comprehensive guide.

Prepare for your onsite interview by downloading our comprehensive Meta Full Loop Interview Guide and following the 3 steps below.
Step 1: Understand the Full Loop Interview Process
Your full loop interview will include 3 to 5 different conversations, each lasting about 45 minutes. Your recruiter will give you more specific information about how many conversations you'll have and what type of prep you should focus on, but the process may include:

Coding (2 sessions, 45 minutes each)

The coding portion of your interview will be similar in format to your initial tech screen, but the questions may be a bit more challenging. Doing well depends on how well you've prepared!

The Design Interview (1-2 sessions, 45 minutes each)

This part of the interview will assess your ability to solve a non-trivial engineering design problem. There are two types of design interviews: systems design and product design. In either, your interviewer will ask you a very broad question and evaluate your solution. Not all positions require these skills, and your recruiter will let you know whether you need to prepare for this portion of the interview.

Getting to Know You (1 session, 45 minutes)

Your interviewer will want to learn about your background and interests, what you're passionate about in tech, why you're looking to make a change and what kind of impact you want to make. This is your opportunity to share stories and examples of your past work and what you've learned that will help your interviewers understand what it's like to work with you and how you handle challenges.
Step 2: Practice and Prepare
Just like in the initial tech screen, it's important to practice and prepare before your onsite interview. To understand what other engineers recommend you practice and prepare for, download our comprehensive Meta Full Loop Interview Guide .
This guide covers everything you should know when preparing for your full loop interview. It can help you:
Understand what we look for in each interview session.
Determine what topics you should review and what types of questions you should practice.
Understand how our engineers recommend approaching problems and what strategies you can use to find solutions if you get stuck while coding.
Get to know Meta's technical environment so you can share what you'd most like to work on.
And more.

Step 3: Get Ready for Your Full Loop Interview
Your recruiter will provide all the details about who you'll meet and when/where you'll meet them. Follow these tips to set yourself up for success:
Dress comfortably. We care about what you can do, not what you wear.
Give yourself extra time. Make sure you're ready with enough time before your interview to get logged in and settled, grab water, etc.
Don't forget to talk through all your ideas and decisions as you code and build.
Have fun! We want you to enjoy the process and want to join our team.


We hope you find this guide to preparing for your Meta Full Loop interview helpful! If you have any questions about any of the tips listed here, what to focus on, or how something here applies to you, please ask your recruiter. They are here to help guide you through this interview process and will do everything they can to help you succeed.
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