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what a joy;

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Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Menlo Park, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

I worked at Facebook as an intern for less than a year

Pros

- even as an intern you have great responsibilities
- work with really smart and cool people
- liberty to decide how, when and where you'll work
- your opinion matters
- you do stuff that have impact on almost a billion people
- delicious food
- the coolest perks/benefits you could want to have

Cons

in a move fast culture it's not so easy to get involved if you're not proactive.

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    As a Facebook engineer, you can have as much impact as you are driven to have; your opinion matters a lot!

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As a software engineer, a lot of work is self driven and based on self-motivation. You are not told exactly what to do week over week. It is your job to figure out what is best to work on, what has the most impact for the company, and how to improve things. Most engineering is driven by the engineers themselves and not some sort of management. To me, this is perfect. However, if you don't like thinking about what you are doing and being critical about what is good for the company and your team, this might not be the place for you.

    Cons

    Facebook is all about iterating fast. This is great for our products because we can quickly get something out there and see what works and what does not. However, it means we have a lot of sketchy software and products sometimes. It also means we have to constantly be doing "cleanup" which often takes a long time. You will be under "attack" by the outside world because things "suck" even though you know they are being worked on and improved, but that takes time.

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    So good it doesn't feel like work.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - High impact on a product that is used by 900M+ people every month.
    - Awesome environment with highly skilled coworkers.
    - Great culture, focus on getting stuff done.
    - Awesome food.
    - Great benefits and perks.
    - Engineering bootcamp, which is the best way to introduce the new hires to the culture and to teach how stuff works at Facebook.

    Cons

    - Too much food can get you fat.
    - Ripstiks can hurt sometimes.
    - The first days of work can be very hard. They can be very fun too, though.

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