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It feels more like home than a job

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

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

Pros

- The ratio of employees to customers is still large enough that everything you do has impact
- Employees are trusted with working on what's important without the need for constant overview
- Everyone is smart, but rarely feel the need to prove it.
- The amenities allow us to focus on our work, and also make us feel valued. Plus not having to go grocery shopping in eight months has been nice.
- The campus really does feel like a home. This is the first job I've had where I really am glad to head into work and actually get disappointed when I see how quickly the day goes by.
- The managers are very technical capable, and know when to manage and when to step back.

Cons

- The size of the company makes communication a little harder, and it's more difficult to get to know people who you don't normally work with.
- Conversely, there aren't enough employees to have people working on whatever pet project they want. The work they do has to have as much impact as possible (but the hackathons are a good chance to work on those pet projects for a bit)
- Too much beer

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Facebook is a great place to work because it feels more like a group of capable engineers all trying to build a project together, rather than a hierarchy of workers. As the company grows it is important to use that as an opportunity to do more exciting projects instead of having more people work on the same projects.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Software engineering intern

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Facebook as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Small team, intetesting task, good work place

    Cons

    need good knowlage of internet technologies for good work process where

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve orientation for noobies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good learning experience, fun culture

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    - good learning experience
    - fun culture

    Cons

    - hectic and chaotic
    - constant reorgs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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