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This is freaking amazing

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Current Employee - Product Analytics in Menlo Park, CA
Current Employee - Product Analytics in Menlo Park, CA

I have been working at Facebook full-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

* Intellectually challenging, stimulating work
* I own my work stream and for the most part decide what is most important
* Managers have a "hands-off" philosophy as long as you perform well, which is absolutely awesome
* Tons of opportunities to develop technical, communication and other skills
* Perks, perks, perks!

Cons

* too much cool stuff to do that I don't have time to do it all

Advice to Management

Don't listen to wall street and keep doing what you are doing

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  1. My first job, it does not get better than this

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Everyday is different
    - Good progression in the company
    - Nice people
    - Overall faith in the company

    Cons

    - The expectations are pretty high


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    The best job I've ever had

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They grill you hard in the interview but once you're in, you get a lot of autonomy and freedom to make decisions about how you think things should be done. Zero bureaucracy/red tape, very few meetings, and people are encouraged to build what they think will work. Two of the common sayings there are "code wins arguments" and "what does the data say?" meaning that if people disagree about something, the debate gets resolved by looking at numerical data and/or by building something and seeing whether or not it works. This is a very fast, turn-on-a-dime, high productivity, zero BS environment. It's also a lot of fun to work there. People work hard and play hard.

    Cons

    The cons at Facebook mostly fall under the heading of "growing pains".

    Technologically, things move so fast that the layers of the technology stack are often in flux. If you are building a system that depends on other systems at FB, be ready for them to change underneath you. Nothing stays the same for long at Facebook. Every layer of the stack changes, and changes quickly.

    At the human level, the company has also grown very quickly which means many of the lower level managers are new or inexperienced or got promoted to management for being good with computers (but not necessarily with people). It can be frustrating to report to junior managers and/or people who are clueless about social skills. With that said, the higher level, more senior managers tend to be really good and their skill often "trickles down" in various ways.

    Advice to Management

    Shore up the lower level management situation. Get more senior people and people with better people skills.


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