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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2018 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

Everything! Best summer experience you could ask for as a software engineer. Free food, wonderful working environments, countless perks, and very fulfilling work assignments.

What I wish was different

I was very busy all summer working hard after hours sometimes to try to get a return offer. I wish I had enjoyed the summer a little more by exploring the area.

Advice

The program is there to help you succeed, if you get into it, you'll have a whole network around you helping you to do well and show your value.
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Software Engineer

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I like the benefits and the atmosphere

What I wish was different

I wish I was more dedicated to the work. I wish I would of kept my location in Menlo Park.

Advice

Make sure that if you feel as if your manager doesn’t help you , reach out to manager’s manger and let them know what is happening
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Software Engineering Intern

June - September 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Open, transparent, great benefit

What I wish was different

More involved with the team

Advice

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Software Engineering Intern

May - July 2019 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

Very fun culture, a lot of independence on project, many perks for employees and events for interns.

What I wish was different

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Computer engineer

June - September 2019 • Palo Alto, CA

What I liked

The environment

What I wish was different

The workload distribution

Advice

The quality of your experience is heavily reliant on how well you match within your team
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University Engineering Intern

June - August 2018 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

I enjoyed getting to experience working at a software-centric company.

What I wish was different

My role was mostly training-focused, so I did not work on the company products as much as I would have liked to.

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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I really enjoyed the program that I was involved in (FBU). I also really enjoyed the people that I worked with. I felt like I was learning so much, both technically (coding) and interpersonally. The activities and amenities were also very nice.

What I wish was different

I wish that the selection process for our managers was a little different. I wasn't sure if mine was really invested in what we were producing. Also, I wish that we got to work in some capacity with the "big data" that Facebook works with everyday.

Advice

Try to say "yes" to every opportunity that comes your way. Knowing that internships are a finite amount of time, treasure each moment, even though you may be tired. Hang out with your coworkers. Play some pickup soccer. Take a spontaneous trip to Vancouver! Try to seize the opportunity that you've been given because it was honestly such a privilege to have been a part of that experience.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

My teammates were great engineers, but willing to always stop what they were doing and help when asked. I was given real work to do, even as an intern, and I felt that my work was valued.

What I wish was different

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Account Manager Intern (PR and Marketing)

June - August 2018 • Austin, TX

What I liked

Facebook has a very open company culture. They embrace interns from day 1 and give you access to a lot of resources and people to help you learn about the company and your job. A lot of interns relocate for the summer so they make sure to set up events where people can explore the city and meet other interns.

What I wish was different

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Data Engineer Intern

May - August 2018 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

Internship was a great experience. Worked on impactful projects and had the opportunity to meet very smart people. Additionally, Facebook provides their interns with fun activities throughout the summer, which was a great bonus.

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Intern

June - August 2018 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

I loved the environment. I was always able to ask for help and learned a lot of skills that I wouldn't have necessarily learned in school.

What I wish was different

I wish that it was longer. I was just getting to know some people when it ended

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask for help.
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Software Engineer Intern

June - August 2018 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

I learned so much and feel so much more confident as an engineer now. Also, Facebook treats its employees very well, the benefits were amazing!

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

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Information Security Analyst Intern

May - August 2018 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

Great culture, awesome place to work

What I wish was different

More technical role

Advice

Don't be afraid to balance your work life with personal life.
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Software Engineer Intern

May - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

There was great flexibility and support. I had multiple points of contact if I was struggling with work or with my experience, which really helped me feel like I could make the most of my opportunity. I also had flexible hours, all meals paid for, and so many company-sponsored opportunities to get out and explore NYC!

What I wish was different

I think that at first, it was quite difficult for me to reach out to my mentors and my recruiters for support because they seemed a little removed (just getting through a list of interns to deal with) and while it turned out alright because I am generally outspoken, I can see that that might be difficult for people who might be more shy.

Advice

Genuinely take advantage of every single opportunity that comes your way! Of course, your intern project is important but definitely make the time to go to the intern events or to take opportunity of the benefits like FBNYBFF and FLW -- some of these friends might last a lifetime, and NYC is an awesome place to make them :)
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Facebook University Software Engineer

June - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

--Learned useful Android development skills -Amazing social events -Approachable mentor

What I wish was different

Advice

Really good experience for Freshman or Sophomore college students who intend to major in CS
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

I liked the work environment. I was able to learn and ask anyone around me for help. The progression throughout the project was smooth and well executed. The fact that your manager or the director of the team was just a seat over was surreal and I felt like I was an important asset to the team.

What I wish was different

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Software Engineer Intern

June - September 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I was proud of what I worked on. I learned a lot and I really enjoyed working with the people I worked with.

What I wish was different

I wish I relaxed a little more on the weekends instead of thinking about work or actually doing work.

Advice

Don't worry and just work hard. Ask questions often. Check with your manager every week on your progress and whether or not you met your expectations this week and then set new expectations for next week.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

I learned a lot.

What I wish was different

More focus on community.

Advice

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Account Manager (Internet and Software)

June - August 2019 • Austin, TX

What I liked

I loved the people who worked there!

What I wish was different

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Product Design Intern

May - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I was given my own project to complete over the course of the internship that I owned which was a great learning experience. I had tons of mentorship opportunities and weekly meetings with my manager. There was also a lot of great networking events and it was highly encouraged that I meet as many people as possible. There were also amazing benefits for being an employee at Facebook and things like health insurance were included during the internship.

What I wish was different

It's hard to complain! But, I wish there had been more transparency throughout the course of my internship. It was easy to get blind-sighted with fun events and benefits, it was almost overwhelming. It often felt hard to disconnect from work.

Advice

Own yourself. You are your best supporter, and don't forget that. Expand your network to people you wouldn't normally reach out to or talk to. Find something to push yourself with every week. Constantly find ways to grow and jump on all opportunities to learn something new.
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