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Why do FB interns get to keep flying places?

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May 21

I know folks at FB that get to fly to off sites multiple times during their internship, not even just for the orientation. Does any other company do this?

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  • Airbnb Joe Gebbia
    The budget per person depends on the team and size of team, but can be high enough to cover the flight.
    May 215
    • Amazon / Eng
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      Airbnb has the same policy?
      May 21
    • Airbnb Joe Gebbia
      No, I’ve worked at FB. Went to Las Vegas with my team once.
      May 21
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      Damn. I more meant shuttling between offices. Didn’t even think about places without offices fuck.

      We can’t even get tickets to reinvent when they’re announcing our feature :(
      May 21
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      wooooraymore
      Makes no sense. I work at Facebook, budget for offsites is $100/person. Nobody is flying to Vegas. At most a bus ride to a bowling place
      May 22
    • PeerStreet / OtherAVCm14
      @woooray maybe if you weren’t on the QA team and we’re doing machine learning you’d be getting more than $100/person
      May 22
  • Facebook public
    You don't travel for business? I guess I wouldn't be surprised given amazon but assumed you would just have to fly economy or something.
    May 219
    • Amazon / Eng
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      No it’s Amazon we don’t get shit
      May 21
    • Facebook public
      So you only vc with people from other offices?
      May 21
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      We usually don’t even talk to them. Everything is generally really siloed by region by what experience I’ve had. That’s where all the bitching about internal politics comes from.
      May 21
    • Facebook / Engopen
      I fly to London office sometimes on business class :)
      May 22
    • Amazon / Eng
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      I wish I had your life that is literally the lifestyle I’ve dreamed of since I was younger. I’m so sick of being treated like garbage.
      May 22
    • Facebook public
      So do it?
      May 22
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      I’ve tried 3 times. I keep failing. I’ll never be an intern now for obvious reasons.
      May 22
    • Facebook public
      You don't have to be an intern, just join any other company that's not amazon. Most (if not all companies) fly including start ups and mid sized companies. Amazon is the first I've ever heard of to not travel.
      May 22
    • Amazon / Eng
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      All the other companies I got offers at for SWE don’t travel either because they only had 1 office. I can’t get into Google either so
      May 22
  • Facebook / Enganonlizard
    The why is because relationships with other sites matter, so the business trips are inherently justified. The fun ones are because good interns have a choice of where to go (maybe Amazon's don't, idk) and if FB was fun to intern at, they come back.
    I sometimes get envious of those trips but then I remember college students are probably as broke as I was, and then my net worth delta, then I'm just happy for the little pischers
    May 221
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      > maybe Amazon's don't, idk)

      It’s true. Employer of last resort
      May 22

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