What’s international travel like at Facebook?

Apple BeachLife
Mar 1 16 Comments

I’m expecting an offer from FB for a position with an above average amount of international travel. Can any FB employees tell me a bit about the travel policy? Business class....hotel limits....food and beverage limits? You know, the kind of stuff that can make trips hell or tolerable.

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  • Facebook zuccc
    Typically it's business class for international, $300-400 a night limit for hotel but flexible, $75 a day for meals, nice rental car. As mentioned you can put everything except for the flights on a personal card, but you still get the miles for the flight.
    Mar 26
    • Apple BeachLife
      OP
      75$? It’s $100 here so not a huge difference. Seems like the hotel limits are slightly higher though at FB
      Mar 2
    • Facebook zuccc
      Honestly most managers don't care as long as it's not crazy
      Mar 2
    • Facebook public2
      Fb provides free food...
      Mar 2
    • Oracle blahbl
      Oracle has the best meal limit. 120$ per meal
      Mar 2
    • Apple CRNY
      I didn’t know we have hotel limit until we changed the dashboard last year, and found I went over limit for plenty times when I was booking non-preferred and ~500 USD/night just for the location... manager didn’t care about it though. BUT the air policy for FB is way more generous in my opinion
      Mar 2
    • Apple BeachLife
      OP
      $75 a day is on the low side, especially for weekends when you aren’t eating at suppliers facility
      Mar 3
  • Why do you need to travel ?
    Mar 11
    • Twitch RbOv54
      Probably a pmm or bdm. Travels to do market research, ie meet users at conventions to figure out market requirement, and then goes up to Seattle to pitch that to pms and create product definition. Alternatively, trying to lock down deals with other corporate partners and therefore have to travel a lot as well
      Mar 2
  • Facebook / Enggrrrr8
    Yes you always get to fly business internationally. For hotel limits, I'm not sure. Always stay at nice places and it's never been an issue expensing. Same with food.

    There are rules and limits, but for the most part as long as you aren't just expensing ridiculous things it shouldn't be a problem.

    The only time I had someone question an expense report was when I ended up having to book a hotel at $1k/ night. I didn't have a choice though as the entire area was booked up due to some event that week, and my trip was important and could not be postponed. Even that was not a big deal getting approved though.
    Mar 22
    • Facebook / Enggrrrr8
      Also in case you're wondering, you cannot book flights yourself and expense (for cc points). They have to be booked through concur.

      Everything else though I just put on a travel card to earn points, and expense it later. You can also get a company credit card which makes expensing easier, but then obv you wouldn't earn points.
      Mar 2
    • Apple BeachLife
      OP
      $1k for a room and it wasn’t a big deal?!? That’s impressive. Thanks for the information
      Mar 2
  • Netflix <empty>
    Depends on org. Travel policies are below average for sales/partnerships/community ops. But really good for product/eng.
    Mar 11
    • Apple BeachLife
      OP
      Yes the travel would be for product engineering. Can you elaborate on what really good means?
      Mar 2
  • Oracle blahbl
    Are you an SDE? What’s your position?
    Mar 10
  • Apple CRNY
    from what I heard FB’s travel policy is quite good. Like 4000 miles for biz
    Mar 10

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