I guess well? There are weekly q&a's with Mark, where he'll answer questions from anyone in the company. People are free to talk about their work internally and be open with each other. My manager encouraged me to make decisions and speak up in meetings (very bold). The internship moves extremely quickly, with barely a week before you start pushing code. It's a very social company. I met a lot of nice people who helped me out a lot, even when they didn't need to take as much time as they did. Everyone is busy, but many people who helped me also took the time to teach me how and why something worked, allowing me to get the most out of the experience. In terms of focusing on impact, every decision about product changes is made after careful consideration of the effect. A lot of our sprint planning meetings were spent looking at data and how changes made affected use and revenue and so on.
I think that hits all the stated company values. All in all, it was an environment I loved being in.
I was wary at first too, however, I have not talked to anyone who would consider leaving Facebook once they land the job. The benefits are industry leading, and the management team is always ensuring we strive to align towards company values. We have global all hand meetings frequently for employees to provide feedback to upper management on areas that may be falling off the radar
Former Hardware Storage Technical Program Manager at Facebook
about 3 years ago
Facebook is an amazing place to work at. I met some of the smartest and the nicest of people there. The company encourages openness and the idea of staying connected. Everyone is very supportive. The work is challenging but it is super interesting and that is a great source of motivation to learn and grow from the assignments at hand.