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Facebook

Intern

June - August 2019 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

I liked the people and culture. It felt like being in college with a pay, more perks and less homework. I think my experience was really exciting and I enjoyed it a lot. l had the opportunity to learn a lot of practical skills in iOS mobile app development within a very short time. Overall, the program was really well designed.

What I wish was different

I wished we weren't ranked against other FBU interns. This created a little of an unintended competitive culture where some interns would prefer to work both at work and after work at home to get ahead in weekly projects. Also, expectations could have been much clearer instead of getting halfway in and then realizing it and having to work twice as harder.

Advice

Never underestimate the expectations during your internship. Hit the ground working really hard and get that return offer. Also, definitely enjoy the experience and network. Get to actually know new people including other interns and full-time workers that you can connect with after you leave. You'd love your experience. Facebook is an amazing place
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Software Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

The office amenities

What I wish was different

Menlo Park is a pretty boring place.

Advice

Getting off to a fast start is the easiest way to get ahead of your project schedule, complete additional tasks at the internship, and impress your managers.
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Software Engineer Intern

June - August 2019 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

Despite its size, Facebook is split into many small teams that feel like small communities and move fast when it comes to their work. Additionally, Facebook has a culture of treating interns like full time engineers, whether it be the perks they receive or the work they are given. Working at Facebook on several high impact projects taught me many of the tools necessary to be a full time engineer.

What I wish was different

Facebook's size and its vast codebase mean that many projects span several parts of the company and are often highly complex. As a new intern this can make diving into a project initially quite difficult. More structured learning experiences in the first few weeks of the internship may be beneficial to alleviate this issue.

Advice

The most valuable thing you'll get out of working at Facebook is learning from some of the best engineers in the world. As an intern you'll get to build some really cool things, but learning what its like to work with top engineers on projects that affect billions of people is an experience few other companies can offer.
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Public Policy Extern

July - August 2019 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

The company culture and team energy were phenomenal. This opportunity allowed me the chance to collaborate on projects with team members from all over the globe.

What I wish was different

Advice

Always ask for more to do and take the chance to get to know all of your coworkers.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

Dynamic work environment, surrounded by very smart people who are always willing to help, had my own assigned manager who was there to guide me all summer.

What I wish was different

I wish there was less pressure to get a return offer

Advice

Work hard, meet as many people as you can and learn from them, don't be afraid to ask questions.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

Team Culture

What I wish was different

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Software Engineering Intern

July - September 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The projects you work on at Facebook are real and challenge you.

What I wish was different

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Data Engineer Intern

June - September 2019 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

Overall quality of life at Facebook is amazing. Free 3 meals a day, everyday transportation from around the bay to your office is covered through various options (i.e. monthly Caltrain stipends, shuttles from nearby bus stations, and a bike reimbursement policy), on-campus gyms are free to use, on-campus health facilities for check-ups covered under provided insurance, much more in addition to great compensation. As an intern, you are treated almost exactly lile a full time employee. Feedback is very important and you can always ask for more feedback to see how you're progressing in your internship.

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

It's an overall great experience. However, I've heard how an individual experience is depends a significant amount on the team and manager to which one is assigned. So if anything seems off or odd about your team or manager, you should talk to your recruiter or someone involved in the intern program for your field.
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Software Engineering Intern

June - September 2019 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

Just about everything! The food was great, the perks were huge, and the project I worked on felt meaningful. My manager was very good too.

What I wish was different

I just wish I had more time to intern there longer.

Advice

Ask questions on the internal tooling and don't be afraid of being wrong! Lots of people monitor these tools and are ready to help out
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Front Desk Receptionist

May 2019 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

I loved the people and office environment.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been better communication between my contracting company and the head company.

Advice

Dream big! Apply for opportunities and you'll be surprised about what you get m
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Software Engineering Intern

June - September 2019 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

Friendly team and helpful support from recruiter, managers, and peers. Great perks like free transportation, corporate housing, gym on site, food, etc.

What I wish was different

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Software Engineer Intern

June - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

My manager was very kind and helpful, encouraging me to ask questions and willing to help me with the problems I encountered while trying to do my project.

What I wish was different

I wish I had a little more guidance to start with.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions to start off, even if you think they're dumb questions, better to get them out of the way in the beginning rather than at the end!
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Product Technical Program Manager

June - August 2019 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

I learned so much, and was challenged consistently and in ways I couldn’t prepare for. I met amazing and brilliant people who were passionate about making the company and product actually better for people, and changing the perception it has in the media.

What I wish was different

Advice

Network, and practice practice practice for the interview. You need to demonstrate that you are passionate, curious, and thoughtful.
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Product Designer Intern

June - August 2019 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

The company

What I wish was different

The work

Advice

Careful with all that you hear
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Software Engineer

June - August 2018 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Take advantage of the fact that you are surrounded by experts in your field. Everyone at Facebook was super friendly and open to sharing their experience and helping guide yours.
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Full-Stack Software Engineer

May - August 2019 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the campus was amazing. It didn’t feel like a big tech company or intimidating in any way.

What I wish was different

I wish I lived in a little more lively area than the suburbs but other than that my internship experience was perfect.

Advice

Don’t be afraid to ask questions but make sure to adapt quickly and learn how to solve your own problems.
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Intellectual Property Operations Intern

June - August 2019 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

Everything.

What I wish was different

Advice

Try to learn as quickly as possible. Remember that they don't expect you to come in knowing everything!
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Data Science Intern

June - September 2018 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

I was able to learn about how to most effectively frame analyses to solve product questions.

What I wish was different

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Software Engineering Intern

May - July 2018 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

Hand-on experience in real industrial project.

What I wish was different

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Intellectual property operations intern

June - August 2017 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

There was so much autonomy for interns. I did my own project, and met with lots of upper level managers

What I wish was different

I only wish it had been longer

Advice

Take advantage of the people: they want to talk to you so make sure to ask people for advice!
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