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"It's been said before, but: Move Fast and Break Things!"

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Former Intern - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
Former Intern - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Facebook as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

The campus is beautiful. The work is immediately gratifying, as you're working on the website/app that literally over a billion people use the world over. The people are great, the food is free and incredible, and the benefits and perks in general are flat out impeccable. The work is challenging, and you're always growing. This place definitely has got many, many strengths.

Cons

The work-life balance can be difficult. You're judged by the amount of work you put out, which is fair, but to keep up you may need to regularly work 10 hours per day. I'd often see people put in even more hours each day. But then again, if you're incredibly skilled, you could probably get away with less than 8 hours per day.

Advice to Management

You're making smart decisions. Keep doing that.

Other Employee Reviews for Facebook

  1. "A solid place to work. Maybe increasingly less interesting."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks. Generally smart people.

    Cons

    Now grasping that last nth of efficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Visit more remote offices. Provide more opportunities for mobility.


  2. "Amazing place to work at"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Surrounded by very intelligent people
    2. Opportunity to experiment!
    3. Great perks and benefits
    4. Love the snackbar

    Cons

    1. Product teams are too obsessed with gathering likes rather than adding value to the social network.
    2. Sometimes overly optimistic about certain products.
    3. HR is on the slower side.
    4. Food/cafes are crappy compared to other cos in the Bay Area.

    Advice to Management

    You rock, mostly!

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