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Great perks and work-life balance, really smart people, challenging problems

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Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern  in  Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Palo Alto, CA

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

Pros

The people here are all really smart. The emphasis is on output and you're pretty much in control of your hours, it's normal to get out in the middle of the day to hit the gym, etc. Perks are also great, can't beat the food and the micro-kitchens. And every change you make to the code instantly impacts hundreds of millions of users.

Cons

At least for internships, teams are somewhat hit-or-miss: some teams work on really exciting products while others, not so much.

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    If you are over 40 Beware!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are great, and there are some very smart an engaging people

    Cons

    Many departments within Facebook have a maturity problem. If, you are 40 or older, I would not apply.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ms. Sandburg as the COO needs to evaluate the lack of maturity of those who surround her...the lack of experience is going to cost Facebook potential law suits and brand reputation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    AGist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Facebook as a contractor

    Pros

    Great place to work and get things done, tons of energy, no obstacles to creativity, very, very, very talented people

    Cons

    Do not even consider a full-time role here if you are over 40. The average employee is very young, and doesn't know how to treat more senior people with anything more than patronizing, sophomoric arrogance, you know: "You might think you've done this before and know what you're doing, but even though I've never done it before I'm going to be able to do it better than you." The company is lucky that it is being buoyed by ad revenue, which makes up for a lot of short sightedness when it comes to management and the efficiency brought by experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up to a truly diverse workforce that is designing social networking tools for the whole world, not just for the people who work at Facebook today.

    Doesn't Recommend
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