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Having gone through a Facebook acquisition I can tell you that being part of a company Facebook acquires does not mean you are guaranteed a job at Facebook. You still have to interview just like any other person would. Being part of the acquisition does not even guarantee you a smooth ride through the interview process. You might get a little extra consideration in that they will try harder to find a place for you to fit but you should not be putting all your eggs in the Facebook basket.
No matter how it went for these guys, big props to them for coming out better off on the other side. I also suspect that if they had walked away from Facebook this time (assuming they did before), they probably would not have gotten paid. That is a lot of money for Facebook to shell out. I'm sure they want some return on that.
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