Facebook Hiring China’s Top Graduates, Despite Being Blocked There

Posted on Feb 24 2012 - 4:47am by Editorial Staff

Being in the “block” stage in China by the government does not meant that the world’s largest social networking giant Facebook eyeing up for grabbing the best talent in the country for its workforce – the company is targeting graduates from five Chinese University – including Tsinghua University in Beijing – in an urge to make its US-based team more diverse and multi-cultured.

According to Shanghaiist blog which cites a Sina report, states, as a part of its program to recruit 900 employees from across the world – the company is looking out to tap the best talent from the country – however the recruitment drive isn’t just focused on China or indeed working on to building a presence over there in the country.

The local media also confirmed that Hangzhou-based Zhejiang University has confirmed Facebook’s push but the university is yet to receive any finer details of the social network’s plans, which are still emerging in the media – the move in anyhow isn’t a way that company will enter in the Chinese market but to grab better future Facebookers.

The company is seeking candidates with undergraduate, master or PhD in computer-related subjects, with good C++ and (or) Java skills and experience of Perl, PHP or Python required. Any new hires from Chine will need to relocate to the US. Candidates passing the initial rounds of phone interview, which is said to be two or three, followed by three face-to-face interviews, than need to be cleared the two rounds of coding on white boards to show their skills.


All new employees are expected to work in California and Seattle, with annual salaries of around $200,000 USD. Welfare and benefits will reportedly be on par with Google employees, while work visas and even US green cards also offered for future Facebookers [from China].

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