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How do you answer the question "Why do you want to work at Meta?"

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Senior Software Engineer at Taro Community2 months ago

What is the company looking for or expecting when they ask "Why do you want to work at Meta?"

Is saying something like "I have used Instagram/Facebook for a long time so it would be great to work on a product that I use daily" a good answer?

What is a good answer for this question for Meta and other companies in general?



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    Collaborative Tarodactyl
    Taro Community
    2 months ago
    • I use <insert company product> regulary and I'd love to work on something I regulary use
    • (For bigger companies) I want to learn how to do things a massive scale
    • (For smaller companies) I want to work at a smaller company where I have more ownership over my work
    • (For early-stage startups) I want to work in a more fast-paced environment building something new from the ground up
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    Collaborative Tarodactyl
    Taro Community
    2 months ago

    It may be worth digging deep and finding your reasons. With that said, think of everything you know or have heard or like about a company and pick top 3/5 reasons.

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    SWE @ Govt
    a month ago

    Maybe you could add a technical spin to your answer.

    Instagram and Facebook are some of the most used applications in the world so assisting with that level of technical challenge would come with many opportunities.

    Looking at how the company is currently positioning with their organizational strategy and seeing something cool in that (i.e. their opensource AI work)

    Saying that, it looks like whatever you said worked? haha