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Excellent, fun, productive, stressful

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Former Intern - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA (US)
Former Intern - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA (US)

I worked at Facebook as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

It's a young and energetic company. Teams always switch seats so there's a high chance you can sit a few feet away from Zuckerberg and Sandberg and these famous people. The motto is to move fast and stay focused. Work can be stressful, but if you're in a good team like Mobile, there're plenty of opportunities to do fun stuff on beaches or zoos or...

Cons

Work can be stressful. Everyone works really hard. The company is getting bigger nowadays so you have less and less ownership of a certain product. Gender ratio is really bad.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire fewer interns because some of them don't get work.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    not different from any other organization except for the benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    vision of its founder is strong

    Cons

    too much office politics
    nepotism outweighs meritocracy
    teamwork is limited, more individualism

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good way to jumpstart your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Current Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Palo Alto, CA (US)

    I have been working at Facebook as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Facebook has a lot of awesome people working there to solve interesting problems at scale. They have over a billion active users a month and a lot of smart engineers working to keep their software great. The benefits and pay are obviously great, and since it's a well-known company it's a good place to start if you're looking to get recognized at other tech companies and startups.

    Cons

    If you're looking to solve "new" problems and build new things, Facebook is probably not the ideal place for you. They occasionally work on new features but a lot of work is put into improving or rehashing what they currently have. This is what I spent most of my time on while I was there. It was still pretty fun though.

    Facebook sometimes claims to be startup, but it's not in most aspects the average software engineer would be concerned with. While engineers do have access to a lot of information and code, the company is too big for one person to have a major impact on product or engineering decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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