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"A lot is said about Facebook's size, not enough is said about our culture of craftsmanship and the passion to build."
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If you could describe working at Facebook in one word, what would it be? University of Michigan software engineer Ish Baid answers this question and shares his summer internship story.
Connecting the world takes every one of us.
Working at Facebook means making an impact on billions of people around the world each day. We build new products and services that bring people closer together. We believe that every connection we make takes us one step closer to a better world where ideas and knowledge can be shared freely. Our people-first approach allows us to do things authentically and make things that are meaningful to everyone.
This journey is 1% finished.
Our work at Facebook has only just begun and we’re looking for smart, ambitious people to join us and help us continue connecting the world. Check out our opportunities in areas like engineering, marketing and design at offices around the world. If you think you’re up to the challenge, we’d love to hear from you.
Visit the Facebook Careers Website to learn more and apply today.
Be bold. Move fast.
We’re a culture of builders who are hungry to solve the biggest challenges and do it faster than anyone else. Through relentless focus on the impact of our work, we’re able to push the limits of what’s capable with technology at tremendous scale. From Facebook Messenger, Internet.org, WhatsApp, Oculus to Instagram, as an engineer at Facebook, you’ll have opportunity to ship code daily and work with some of the smartest people in technology. We have engineering offices around the world, from our global headquarters in Menlo Park to New York, London, Seattle, and Tel Aviv.
View Facebook Engineering opportunities.
Build a better world.
Our journey is 1% finished. With over a billion people connected through Facebook, we’ve set our sights on the next billion and beyond. The opportunity for growth is exponential as more and more people around the world gain access to technology. We believe that Facebook has the potential to change the way people and brands communicate around the globe.
View Facebook Marketing opportunities.
Start your career at Facebook.
As a new graduate or intern, you're encouraged to hit the ground running and make an impact on your very first day. Our open culture allows you to find just the right spot where your interests, skills and passion intersect. Working at Facebook gives you a head start doing meaningful work with access to world-class mentors who have some of the brightest minds in the business.
If you're a new graduate or student and looking to make the world more open and connected, the chance to make an impact at Facebook has never been greater.
Internships at Facebook - Engineering, Business & Design
Because the things you build at Facebook will impact billions of people around the world, our engineering and design interns are encouraged to take ownership of real world projects and be relentless in solving complex challenges.
For business or marketing students, we have exciting intern opportunities for you to learn and grow at Facebook. You'll contribute to a team doing meaningful work right away, helping build deeper connections between people and the brands they love.
Internships are typically 12 weeks in length and offered at Facebook offices around the world.
New Grads at Facebook
We like to keep it simple at Facebook. Love what you do and do what you love. We have opportunities for new grads from business and design to engineering. Explore openings and find your perfect fit on our team.
Learn more about our Intern and New Grad opportunities.
This journey is 1% finished.
At Facebook, we believe that a more open and connected world is a better world. So we’re building our company that very same way – open and connected. We put our people first and encourage everyone to be their authentic selves. That’s when people can do what they do best, share ideas freely, and make an impact on the world.
As we continue our journey to connect the world, we stay true to the same core values to guide the way we work and the decisions we make every step of the way:
- Be open
- Be bold
- Move fast
- Focus on impact
- Build social value
- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
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It might be easy to roll your eyes when people from Facebook say how open their culture is, but it's true; it's more open than any other place I've worked at. At a company wide-level, secret projects, public incidents, important non-public business metrics and the like are all openly discussed. You can ask questions about them directly to Zuckerburg at the weekly Q&A. I think the idea is that if everyone is on the same page or at least, differing views are heard, the company will be stronger, and solutions may be offered from a place you didn't expect. This is much different from previous companies I worked at, where discussions on internal email lists would be shut down by some lawyer saying that there's certain things that can't be discussed, and important data is divided up to groups and individuals on a "need to know" basis, etc. This culture applies at a lower level too. You feel comfortable giving feedback to each other about each other, about product decisions, about management, etc. The flipside of this openness is that you of course, have to be willing to receive the feedback, you have to recognize that while openness and feedback is highly encouraged, decisions have to get made, and actions and data are more valuable than words. At the higher level, since the company trusts employees with access to so much information, keeping such info confidential from the outside world is taken seriously. It's a great place to work as an engineer. You're given a lot of freedom, but it's also a responsibility to make sure you're doing things that are valuable. You don't get much credit for working hard or being smart if you don't produce valuable output. One cool thing about Facebook, in contrast to other comparable companies (Google, Amazon, and Microsoft, though in truth, FB is much smaller), is how they have a pretty singular focus. Even with the differing areas (including advertising and such), they do a good job of keeping their eye on their mission of connecting as many people as possible. I also think they are way more empathetic to their users than most people give them credit for. It seems like popular opinion has it that FB is arrogant and only cares about its users insomuch as they represent $-signs. From within the company, it didn't feel this way at all. I saw a lot of empathy towards users, and a lot effort spent to improve or things or fix broken things with no direct financial benefit. The strategy is not complex. The thinking is that if they can make FB easier and more fun to use, then more people will use it for more time each day (which will also have a network effect of attracting even more people to use it), then the advertising dollars will follow. Of course, it is true that FB wants to make the audience more accessible to advertisers as well, but there are a lot of people at FB who care about privacy and security. They have really good infrastructure and really great ways to share the infrastructure and code. They have a lot of cool internal tools, and what they've built is really impressive, and more importantly, it helps your team build products faster without having to solve problems that someone else already solved. Every software company tries to do this, but FB seems to have been more successful with it. Perhaps it's because they're still relatively small, but if anything, I can at least say it is very cool while it lasts. The perks and work environment are great, unless you're one of those types that can't stand open office spaces. I've worked in both a private office and open offices in multiple companies. While I do think a private office has some benefits, I mostly think it's a personal luxury for the employee and a huge waste of money for the company. I'd much rather have the money go into other areas like salary, benefits, and other workplace improvements rather than the added real estate necessary to have offices. Of course, you've heard about the food and snacks. They have an amazing selection of great stuff, and what I like about it is that it sort of goes above and beyond expectations. Sure, some days, lunch is better than others, but I really can't complain, and the selection of drinks and snacks is amazing. It's not like you should work at FB just because of that, but it demonstrates FB's desire to make work as fun and convenient as possible. You'll be surrounded by people who like being there. I can't think of a better environment to work in. If you have a giant ego, you may not like it as much. Respect is definitely given to those that have deep experience in the industry, and they are expected to lead others and mentor more junior employees. However, if for whatever reason, you can't perform at the level expected, no one is going to care if you did this and that at Google or shipped ten things at MS, etc. FB also has a lot of fun events, and I made a lot of friends working there, so going to the events was fun. Also, if you're older and worried that FB is just a bunch of 22-year-olds, and that you won't fit in, I wouldn't worry about that. FB does have a lot of young employees (who are really smart btw), and it does hire a lot of people straight out of college, but it also attracts a lot of experienced engineers from other top companies like Google, MS, Amazon, etc. Work-life-balance seemed totally normal to me. It may be different depending on your team, but I felt you could do 40-50 hours of work a week for the most part and you would be totally fine. It's about what you produce, not how hard you're working. Other team members who had children would work normal hours and go home at normal times. I didn't see any of these folks have a problem when they left early to take care of their child or things like that. Of course, there could be times that people are expected to work extra if something critical happens, but for the most part everyone wants to avoid this and this happens sparingly, from what I observed. Now, there were many times where I chose to work late myself, but I never felt any pressure to do so. The caveat is that there are on-call rotations, and in addition, even if you are not on-call, you are expected to be reasonably available if the on-call person needs your help. However, again, no one wants this, and your team will work on ways to avoid these situations. The best thing I can say is that working at FB is about productivity. I didn't experience and political bs and it was a pleasure working with a group of people who were all concerned with producing a good product and making the best of the time spent while doing it.
FB expects a lot out of engineers, and you can't slack off. Of course, you shouldn't slack off at any job, but since FB is pretty fast-paced, there is a risk that you'll have trouble adjusting at first. FB has a lot of custom infrastructure and tools, and prehaps more impressively, it works great. It makes doing your job really great, but on the other hand, you'll end up learning a lot of stuff that won't be applicable elsewhere. FB's code-base is very good in some ways, but in other ways, it's not as great as some of the existing engineers think it is. I don't think this is that big of a deal, but the important part is that as an engineer, you need to quickly learn FB's values and practices and "get with the program" so to speak. If you don't like some things, then you just have to deal with it, as it's not likely you're going to change people's minds at this point. The nice thing is that things are at least very consistent.
Advice to Management
You need to focus on how you are going to maintain the existing culture and protocols as you grow. I think this could be really tough.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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phone interview starting with introducing yourself followed by two code questions. The first coding question is very standard coding question and the second one is a little more related to facebook's certain functionality
Facebook was built to help people connect and share, and over the last decade our tools have played a critical part in changing how people around the world communicate. With over a billion people using Facebook and more than fifty offices around the world, Facebook strives to hire the best people who want to move fast and make an impact. The company empowers people in every ...
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