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Won't ever have an opportunity like this ever again in my career - phenomenal company and people

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Current Employee - Staffing  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Staffing in New York, NY


Smartest and most passionate people I have ever worked with
Company means so much to so many - humbled to be an employee here


High expectations - good problem to have

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  1. 34 people found this helpful  

    Busiest but most rewarding time of my career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA


    - Working for a product that's changing the world
    - Working alongside brilliant people
    - Casual dress!
    - Amazing benefits (food, PTO, laundry)
    - Lots of nice people
    - Celebrity encounters almost weekly (Oprah, Katy Perry, Tyra Banks, Obama)
    - Everything you do has a direct impact on the company's success
    - FB really tries to be a fun place to work
    - Despite the cons below, this is the best, most rewarding and memorable job I've ever had. I would do it all over again.


    - Long hours
    - No clear path for advancement. I'd been told I'd get promoted if I achieved xyz. I achieved xyz with flying colors, and still no advancement. Despite being a top performer in my group, I was not promoted once in nearly 4 years.
    - Great PTO plan, but difficult to get time off. Often you're made to feel unpatriotic to the company if you request a whole week off. One manager actually told his team they could only take long weekends.
    - The Mach 5 pace is exhilarating, but maintaining that pace 24/7 takes a toll. Several people I know developed heart issues from the constant stress.
    - Terrible middle management. Very out of touch with their teams, only looking out for their career.
    - Questioning company policies or products is frowned upon. They want you to drink the KoolAid, versus have a constructive discussion.
    - In my group, promotions were given to unqualified people simply because they were buddies with the manager. It was very much an old boys club.
    - Too many meetings and interviews. I spent a solid 7 hours a week in company/team meetings, and another 3 hours a week in interviews. That doesn't sound too terrible, until you realize the massive workload given to each employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Promote from within, create more transparency with promotions
    - Encourage employees to use their PTO - we work hard, we need to recharge.
    - Encourage employees to speak up and question product design or policies. We may have new perspective. It doesn't mean we aren't still 100% dedicated to the company.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tough place and amazing people.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA


    - Super smart people to work with
    - again, super smart people
    - people are young and dynamic, always willing to help. No question is too dumb to ask, people aways help you.
    - everybody working toward the same goal: making the company move forward.
    - lots of resource, easy to get machines allocated
    - freedom to work on projects that you like
    - food is awesome


    - very challenging.
    - lots of work
    - long hours
    - not always clear communication from managemenent.
    - lots of koolaid and internal propaganda.
    - little recognition. Not too surprising, everybody's doing awesome stuff.

    Approves of CEO
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