Facebook
Menlo Park, California
Facebook is an online social networking service that enables its users to connect with friends and family as well as make new connections.
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Data Engineer, Business Intelligence

Menlo Park, CA, USA

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I was given the opportunity to work on projects that i was most interested in. The team was extremely helpful and the work/life balance is awesome. I've interned with Facebook for 2 terms and both terms have been very exciting.
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I interned at Facebook in Winter 2015. They took care of everything for me so all I needed to care about was focusing on my work. They have excellent infrastructure and a great amount of resources I could leverage. I learned a lot about handling/working with large amounts of data using the industry-standard open-source software (made by Facebook) while working there. Facebook has the best culture out of all of my co-ops.
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Data Scientist

Menlo Park, CA, USA

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Opportunity to have incredible amount of impact as an intern.
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Product Marketing Analyst

Toronto, ON, Canada

$5,000
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The toronto office is great! I got to work with a lot of nice people. Particularly my manager and mentor Blake was very helpful. He gave me a lot of room of freedom that I can decide what projects I want to work on. The job itself is very hard to explain. It's kinda a combination of later stage pm and marketing on a scale (through the sales pods). Food can be a surprise sometimes. I've had alligator and rabbit there. Gym and wellness expense are subsidized as well and you get $300 something everything on ad credits. Overall it's a very cool experience.
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Production Engineering

Menlo Park, CA, USA

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I worked here in the summer of 2015 as a production engineering intern. The company culture is pretty good and there is a push to be open and take on challenges. There is a dirth in good intern mentors in the production engineering internship program but experience may vary widely based on team.
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I worked here in the summer of 2015 as a production engineering intern. The company culture was fantastic, there were many events planned for both interns and full times. The perks are great -- they really make it seem like they value you very much, not just as an employee but as a person. The only thing that was lacking a bit was work life balance, although I think that depends a lot on the team you are on.
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Software Engineer

Menlo Park, CA, USA

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I co-oped for Facebook twice: first time in Summer 2015, and second time at Instagram in Winter 2016. Both times I had excellent mentors, and who coached me during my term. Facebook really does not differentiate between interns and full-times, so the work you get to do will be real and meaningful. They are also really flexible, and try to accommodate to your interests; I was initially assigned an Android project, since my resume has a lot of Android experience. However, I really wanted to learn something new, and my manager was able to accommodate to my learning needs. The corporate housing is luxurious and EVERYTHING at work is free!!!!! (Food, tech, snacks, etc...) The team and managers really try to ensure you have a good work-life… Show More
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Facebook has a great culture and everyone treats each other really well. Team-matching does a pretty good job finding a team that would interest you. With all big companies, there is a concern with the amount of impact one can have, but aside from that, I can't think of any other cons.
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I worked here during Summer 2015. I was assigned a team, but they are very flexible with regards to what you actually end up working on. For instance, I was put on a back-end team, but ended up doing mostly Javascript because of the project I chose. Everyone around you is pretty eager to help and support you learn. There's generally a lot of cool things to work on, but because of sheer size of the company, it may be difficult to make meaningful impact. Overall, Facebook has amazing perks and is great place to grow and learn as a software engineer.
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I worked at Facebook in Fall '16. The compensation and perks speak for themselves. The work will vary depending on the team you'll end up on (based off your preferences and skill set to a certain degree). Your intern project and its impact will largely determine how successful the internship will be. For me personally, I've always preferred back-end a bit more, but my main project was a front-end one (ironically, my team was almost entirely backend and infra-related). That being said, I was still fine with getting more front-end experience, especially with React. After expressing my interest in doing more back-end stuff, I'd help with some back-end items after finishing my main project. Admittedly, the stuff I was working on wasn't going… Show More
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Unlike many other interns, I was not given an 'intern project' but rather tasks after tasks from my mentor. Therefore, I didn't really feel like I owned anything substantial. So for me, the work wasn't meaningful. Also, the mentorship/support from my mentor wasn't great. I told my mentor many times that I want some more tasks that involve much more coding. However, I was given tasks that had very little coding but require a lot of manual A/B testing done through web ui. I love Facebook culture and food though. 3 buffet meals a day every work day is too awesome. Not only there are a lot of variety of food but the taste of them are indescribable. I really miss their food. Also, intern life is great. Intern events, corporate housing, etc.
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I interned at Facebook in Winter 2016. To start off, Facebook pays very competitively when you consider the base salary, luxury housing, intern & team events, inter-office travel, and perks. Large signing bonuses are attached with a full time return offer and you will not need to do technical interview to be considered. Facebook is a large company so your experience and work largely depends on you and your team. The matching process is mostly arbitrary so you are unlikely to be matched with your dream team. Teams have different dynamics so reviews and first hand experiences are mostly based on these individual experiences. The intern program at Facebook provides resources for a intern to shape the internship the way they want it to be.… Show More
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I was there for Summer '16. I was on the Messenger Core team, working on a cross-platform data-syncing library for the Android and iOS Messenger apps. I was given the general responsibility of reducing data consumed by the library, and was given leads and general ideas to explore in order to achieve this. I felt a ton of autonomy, to the extreme where I would have liked some more guidance and concrete projects to work on. It was a great opportunity to practice directing myself and others rather than the normal developer job of working on a stream of coding tasks. The perks, salary, and housing are awesome. Tons of events for interns and tons of interns to enjoy them with. Because you live with other Facebook interns, and eat all meals on… Show More
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I had a good experience at Facebook, but mostly because it's a big company and has a lot of perks. I was doing low level programming in C++ and the codebase for that part can be messy and hard to understand. The concept of meaningful work is also very different in a big company. My team was made up of people who had kids and wanted to go home earlier, which was good for worklife balance but made getting to know them harder. There was almost no team communication outside of the necessary -- people rarely ate together, and when we tried "mandatory" Friday lunch together, it felt a bit awkward. There was almost no cross team communication. The perks are awesome though. There are also a lot of other interns, which makes for a great… Show More
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I had a terrible experience at Facebook due to having a very bad manager. He couldn't explain expectations, he was not available to answer questions, and he overall seemed to dislike/be bad at being a manager. Your experience will vary though. Many of my fellow interns had better teams and managers, so they had a better experience. The perks were great though! You get paid a ton and are given quality, free housing. My corporate housing was in a good location. In my case my apartment complex was within biking distance to the office. I had my own room and bathroom and laundry in my unit. Even though the apartments were close to the apartment, we still had free shuttles to and from work. They had free food and all the other standard tech… Show More
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The perks were really awesome and there are a lot of organized intern events. The work itself was pretty meh. I didn't feel like the stuff I was working on was that important or high priority. I also feel like there wasn't much collaboration between team members. I was mostly doing my own thing and so was everyone else. I've always been more interested in building user facing features, but this time I was working on a backend payments team. That may have contributed to my mediocre experience while other interns enjoyed it more.
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I was working at HQ in the Menlo Park office on the Messenger team. Facebook is very flexible in the way they let you choose your team and in my experience, your project as well. The perks at Facebook can't be beat - they provide pretty much anything you can think of that you would need for living, awesome events, shuttles, often trips to remote offices, a health and wellness stipend (on top of an on-campus gym), etc. The work experience is very team/manager/project dependent. If all of these work out then everything else about the company is great and it'll for sure be a great experience. Return offers are also given directly after the internship with no extra interviews required.
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Software Engineer

Seattle, WA, USA

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I had a great time as an intern at Facebook 1) Work: This varies heavily with team, but you do have some say in what team you're assigned. In the Seattle office the bigger teams are Ads and Messenger. I was on Ads and the work was impactful and challenging but fun. Facebook also has amazing internal tooling, processes, and support; meaning we get to spend more time on meaningful work rather than dealing with trivial setup and issues. 2) Perks: FB definitely has one of the best perks among the top tech companies. There's the usual free food, mini kitchens, pingpong/foosball, and gyms, but FB also provides free housing on top of your salary, professional laundry on-site (includes dry cleaning), bike stipend, wellness stipend, a phone with… Show More
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I worked at Facebook in Fall 2016 on Infrastructure. Work-wise, Facebook's internship program is very well structured; they really focus on providing mentorship and tools that allow developers to come in and ramp up quickly. I had a great relationship with my team and a lot of respect for both my team manager and internship manager; they were all very keen to make sure I was enjoying my time there. Dev experience is very polished, I was never blocked on infrastructure not being available for me to work on my project. Benefits are probably top-tier in comparison to other tech-internships, you also really bond with other interns outside of work. This is a great choice!
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