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the best place to be a software engineer

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Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Menlo Park, CA
Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Menlo Park, CA

I have been working at Facebook full-time (more than an year)

Pros

- really sharp, passionate co-workers
- blazingly fast ship cycle (new code hits the site *every day*)
- your work helps hundreds of millions of people connect with friends and family
- tremendous discretion over what team to join and what projects to work on
- open, warm, friendly, funny company culture
- awesome perks (never-ending supply of free food, 21 days PTO, 4 months parental leave)

Cons

- fast pace sometimes results in bugs
- if you like micromanagement, you probably won't like FB: engineers have a lot of autonomy.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Very faced paced

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    Current Employee - Helpdesk in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Helpdesk in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits, Opportunities to move up.

    Cons

    Company moves to fast and not enough documentation during training.

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    Learn how to train new hires in a classroom like environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Really smart people and company moves incredibly fast. You can have a huge impact in a short amount of time. There is a ton of ownership and it is a pretty flat organization. The benefits at the HQ are great- free food, gym on site, shuttles to work and flexible hours. Mark has a very clear vision for the company and everyone who works here really believes in the mission. It is nice to work at a founder led company with such a strong sense of mission to make the world more open and connected.

    Cons

    Some of the teams are political which can be frustrating. The Menlo Park office is kind of in the middle of nowhere so there aren't any places to run quick errands or grab drinks/food after work without going all the way to downtown Palo Alto.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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