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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)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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. Great atmosphere to work in.

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Prineville, OR
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Prineville, OR

    I worked at Facebook part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun and laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    Depending on site, it can be pretty boring

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    Not for the faint of heart!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Facebook full-time (more than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    College campus type atmosphere; sometimes you don't even feel like you are at work.
    Food, and lots of it.
    There are some really terrific people who work here.
    IT needs are very easy to get handled and the vending machines are a huge plus.
    Good benefits package.

    Cons

    Constant re-orgs and changing priorities can make it hard to keep up.
    Glaring differences between good managers and bad managers.
    No work/life balance; long hours; must work a lot just to stay afloat; difficult for those with families and/or small children.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should take more time to make sure their people are not dying a slow death due to the pace. More encouragement and time for training or personal growth.

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