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Smart, conscientious coworkers and an employer that treats us well

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Current Employee - Data Scientist in Menlo Park, CA
Current Employee - Data Scientist in Menlo Park, CA

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

Pros

My coworkers are ridiculously smart and competent. Every day I learn something new from one of them. We move fast and think about having impact on the world. Our site is used by a billion people. The company cares about its employees' quality of life; we have excellent food, shuttles to/from San Francisco, a culture that eschews meetings, great ergonomics, onsite medical care, and a gym. New engineers go through "bootcamp," which exposes you to all aspects of the codebase in a friendly environment where you're allowed to ask n00bish questions and bond with other new engineers.

Cons

It's difficult to come up with meaningful downsides to working here. We move very fast, so I don't always have time to be a perfectionist (but in general that's a good thing). Our codebase is huge and it can be difficult to find documentation.

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    A truly great workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers - Facebook employs extraordinary people, working with such amazing people makes all the difference.
    Open environment - Facebook encourages you to break the boundaries, you should are always welcome to come up with new ideas, crazy as they seam.
    Great benefits and perks - The campus in MPK is amazing, gym, food, laundry, coffee, doctor, everything for the employees. The 4 month parental leave wasn't bad either.

    Cons

    Facebook outside MPK is not as great. The remote locations don't have the same range of perks and won't be as great to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Lots of investment in employee learning and growth
    Too much responsibility too soon helps you move up quickly and learn fast
    Great perks, great coworkers

    Cons

    As we grow, the company is getting more hierarchical
    Very easy to let it become your whole life (not that you'd necessarily be unhappy)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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