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Facebook Intern Reviews

Updated October 7, 2017
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  • Work-life balance can be an issue (in 205 reviews)

  • Work-life balance: pressure to move fast (in 55 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Raises and promotions are determined based on a structured performance review system, so you don't have to proactively negotiate with your manager. Engineers regularly meet with their manager's manager, and provide upward feedback to their manager during the performance review cycle. There are also anonymous feedback surveys, which say that the vast majority of employees at Facebook are happy with their managers.
    - Work-life balance: My manager specifically told me not to work on weekends.
    - Overall culture of people being helpful towards each other. Lots of places to ask questions and get support. People will help you even if you're on a completely different team.
    - There's really good infrastructure and a lot of things at Facebook "just work."
    - You really get the sense that Facebook as a company takes care of its employees and cares about your happiness.
    - Overall it is the best company I've worked at.

    Cons

    The food is too delicious, especially the dessert, I gained a lot of weight


  2. "Job Experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work culture, great projects, free food and a very good pay

    Cons

    Might be a bit tough to grow through the positions so most people switch to other company's

  3. "Software Enginner"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Company! Good! Really Good!

    Cons

    No Cons. No Cons. No Cons.

    Advice to Management

    Not too much advice.


  4. "Great Time"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook as an intern

    Pros

    Worked on page insights team

    Cons

    I really liked being at Facebook.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    * Smart employees
    * lots of ownership over your work
    * room to advance
    * excellent pay and benefits

    Cons

    * Work life balance isn't the best.


  6. "FBU ENG"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - SWE Intern in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Intern - SWE Intern in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Horizontal Leadership - Very open and positive company culture.
    Managers and Full-Times willing to take time out of their day to help interns.
    Interns get to work on actual projects.
    Interns get access to all the internal tools.

    Cons

    Very easy to spend lots of time at Facebook.

    Advice to Management

    Management should have more robust training on internal tools for interns.


  7. "The best company I've ever worked at"

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

    I have been working at Facebook as an intern

    Pros

    Ability to create a massive impact, things move fast, insane perks

    Cons

    a challenging environment, but that fosters growth

    Advice to Management

    Keep accepting and acting on feedback

  8. "A great place for engineers, but not for math people."

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    Current Intern - PhD Intern in Seattle, WA
    Current Intern - PhD Intern in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Facebook as an intern

    Pros

    Best IT company probably. Free meals. Nice people. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Everything is good. No complaints.

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work is technically interesting and culture is like no other company on earth

    Cons

    Little work life balance and it's quite difficult to disconnect


  10. "Love learning new things"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Intern - Business Intelligence Intern
    Current Intern - Business Intelligence Intern
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There's opportunity everywhere, the people here are always willing to help, all the other perks are just a bonus. The people here are the reason why I would come back.

    Cons

    Move fast means really move fast.