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Amazing Internship! Highly Recommended for Independent / Creative Thinkers

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Former Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

Great, open work atmosphere, incredible benefits (the food is incredible), wonderful coworkers, many opportunities for professional and personal growth. Lots of room for lateral growth and learning new skills on the job. Employees are extremely friendly and focused on cultivating a social work environment.

Cons

This isn't really a con, but positions at FB require the ability to work very independently. If you aren't a person who loves creating and completing projects to high standards without a lot of management, this probably isn't a good place for you.

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    Opportunity of a lifetime to solve cutting edge problems.

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    Current Employee - Principal in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Principal in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are not only super-smart, but they're also super-fun and relatively normal people. The job comes with a built in social life, if you want it. That makes it extremely easy for those who move to the Bay Area without knowing many people.

    Cons

    Explosive growth and rapid hiring makes it sometime feel like a ton of people are getting hired into the spaces where you think you'd be promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step our press game up. If we're confident our products are the best they can be, then we shouldn't keep having PR trouble.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great workplace for motivated engineers

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    1) You own your own career: choose a team and a project; switch teams when you're saturated; learn any skill you need.
    2) Very little process and bureaucracy for a company of this size.
    3) Hackathons.

    Cons

    1) You own your own career, which also means you have to be the one focusing on impact (and ensure it's visible) to progress.

    2) The intense focus on impact can sometimes mean that longer-term, exploratory projects are harder to initiate, justify, and eventually get recognized for. Facebook is growing to the scale where a small team focused on "failing more often" (that is, crazier projects) would be beneficial.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The growing scale means that the review process starts to be more political, as upper management calibrates people the barely know. Monetary bonuses for performance, as is now becoming well known, are a poor motivator. Let's go back to a more recognition-based culture.

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    Positive Outlook
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