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Amazing experience; open culture, huge personal growth in technical and soft skills.

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Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

The company culture embraces independence, quick problem solving, strong communication skills. There is a strong work hard, play hard mentality. Making mistakes is okay as long as we take ownership and fix up our own messes.

Cons

While it's doable to maintain a good work life balance, it's also easy to get sucked into working long hours. This is a combination of: employee interest in resolving an issue/implementing a feature, poor documentation, and unspoken pressure to take part in endless hackathons.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's been said before, but: Move Fast and Break Things!

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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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    The campus is beautiful. The work is immediately gratifying, as you're working on the website/app that literally over a billion people use the world over. The people are great, the food is free and incredible, and the benefits and perks in general are flat out impeccable. The work is challenging, and you're always growing. This place definitely has got many, many strengths.

    Cons

    The work-life balance can be difficult. You're judged by the amount of work you put out, which is fair, but to keep up you may need to regularly work 10 hours per day. I'd often see people put in even more hours each day. But then again, if you're incredibly skilled, you could probably get away with less than 8 hours per day.

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    You're making smart decisions. Keep doing that.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    Great food, great campus, great projects to work on. As an engineer you have a lot of autonomy on what to work on.

    Cons

    Campus is in the middle of nowhere, so not much interaction with people from other companies or local startups.

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