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

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Seattle, WA
Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Seattle, WA
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Positive Outlook
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I worked at Facebook as an intern (Less than a 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. "On the top of the world"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Best place to work, ever.

    Cons

    Best place to work, nothing better exists out there. That's it.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Best place I've ever worked at"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Security Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Top quality engineers, management who doesn't slow you down or want to track every time you take a poop. Seriously, this place was built for speed. They empower the engineer and allow you to do what you need to get done without fear. At first I just assumed this was like every other corporation who claims to empower their employees and move fast. Nobody wants to move slow but Facebook is serious. It really is different here and in a great way.

    Cons

    People tend to want to tell you about how they hate facebook or how they don't use it because "xyz" when they find out you work there. I've just started telling people I work at the NSA spying on their porn browsing habits.

    The other major con is Zuck never responded to my friend request. I feel so rejected.

    I do wish they had a daycare..

    Advice to Management

    Keep the agility and openness. The Q&A's are amazing and make me feel like I am apart of the company.

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