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Challenge, Chaos, and Impact

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

I have been working at Facebook full-time for less than a year

Pros

-The smartest people with the most passion about what they work on.
-People who legitimately want to make people's lives better through open communication.
-Amazing technological infrastructure worked on by everyone at the company - not just a core team.
-Leadership that thinks about the future and makes every effort to move towards it.

Cons

-A lot of work. No lie, people expect a lot out of you and you will work hard. It'll be challenging problems with no clear solutions because people haven't operated at this scale before.
-Leadership visibility. You will be in meetings with the senior leaders about day-to-day matters.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Awesome company!

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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    - opportunities to switch teams
    - working with really smart people
    - many social events, parties

    Cons

    - I gained 23 pounds for the last 14 months
    - I'm getting much more emails from recruiters from other companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    After 3 years I still feel like I'm surrounded by people smarter than me. The job is stressful at times, but so worth it

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    * Free food
    * Fun people
    * "Don't ask for permission, just go do it" culture
    * The code I write goes in to production in a matter of days
    * A vast distribution of incredibly interesting problems to work on (often hard to choose from)
    * Management knows they can't really shove anything on to anyone. If they want to see something get done a different way, it's up to them to persuade not to force (I've worked in 3 completely different groups in the company and this was a consistent theme)

    Cons

    * Each engineer has tons of responsibility. This can honestly be stressful sometimes as you're on point for keeping it all running
    * I live in the city and, while the commuter shuttles (with wifi) make commuting about as bearable as it possibly can be, it's still less than ideal to have about an hour between work and home.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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