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Amazing place to work

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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 (more than an year)

Pros

- Huge impact from day one - I got to own pretty large projects almost as soon as I joined, and the amount of trust placed in employees even from the first few weeks in bootcamp is amazing.
- Exciting work environment, I work with some of the very best people I've met in the business every day
- Real start-up feel and anxious to keep it that way. There's a lot of attention paid to the culture of the company
- Things really do move fast. It's really motivating to see the results of your efforts get adopted so quickly
- Great support from management
- Fun @ work, many great perks. Lots of free food, and a gym to work it all off.

Cons

High workload mean that you have to be pretty motivated to enjoy it. On the flip side that's mostly self-driven - I certainly end up working a lot not because I'm pushed to but because I want to see my project succeed.

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    Best company I've worked at

    • 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

    + Smart/energetic people around you to make yourself better
    + Relative flat management for a company at this size
    + Projects that influence people
    + Probably the best café in all IT companies at the moment. Thomas Keller, Gary Danko theme, etc.
    + Work for fun. You can still keep a life if you are good at what you are doing. :)

    Cons

    - None I can think of at the moment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the open conversation. Keep focused. Keep being an engineering driven company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Loads of impact from day one, lots of autonomy

    • 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

    Perks are so great (3 meals a day 5 days a week, microkitchens, ping-pong, no set hours, they do your laundry for you, etc). You're given a good deal of freedom in what you choose to work on. You have huge impact (you push code to a billion+ people weekly or even daily).

    Cons

    Expectations are pretty high (this isn't necessarily a bad thing). It's a software engineering gig so work is somewhat isolating, but no more so than any other similar job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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