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

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

I worked at Facebook as an intern (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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not so great unless you are FTE

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

    Pros

    Pleasant atmosphere. Convenient onsite perks. Friendly, well-meaning people. Opportunities to be hired in-house if someone likes you.

    Cons

    As a vendor you are a second-class citizen. One may have the responsibility for a project, but no one consults your opinion on how to best execute. Too much top-down, one-way communication. Reactionary, impulsive decision making based on limited, often incorrect or incomplete, information makes it difficult to focus and be effective on longterm goals.

    Everything is based on relationships. So if you are an FTE, you could be completely inept, inappropriate, offensive and egotistical, (--as long as it's to a vendor--) but if you get along well with the right people, it's overlooked.

    I recommend working here only as an FTE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Survey your contingent and contract workers. Most of these people are just as dedicated, intelligent and capable. Practice more inclusion and gratitude.

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  2.  

    Exciting to work and make an impact immedately . But it is starting to get big

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Can work with very smart people and make impact immidiately

    Cons

    Its getting bigger and too many people now

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