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Best workplace ever - and I'm a relative old-timer

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Research Scientist in Menlo Park, CA
Current Employee - Research Scientist in Menlo Park, CA

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Most powerful engineering force in the world - Potential for individual impact enormous - Incredible people and data; good tools - Good employer - regards employees highly, cares and nurtures for them - Good pay, perks galore - Relatively light on politics considering size and breadth - All around a fun environment

Cons

- Could be better organized; duplicate or abandoned work is not uncommon - Little focus on longer term research - Work is intense, work/life balance achievable but not easy

Advice to Management

We need a better focus on real research with longer horizon than immediate application to production. In addition to adding value to the company in the long term, good research will also improve our relationship with the academia/research community and attract top talent from there. Internal and inter-departamental communication should be improved to foster discoverability and applicability of tools and work done in various parts of the company.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    The best place I have ever worked

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a year)

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

    Pros

    Lots of challenging problems to work on. Lots of really smart people to work with. And a really nice environment to work in. 3 meals a day - with varied menus and options. Fully stocked micro kitchens. 21 days vacation per year (plus sick days).

    Cons

    While the site (in Menlo Park) is really nice, its difficult to get to - from almost anywhere. I hate my commute.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Move fast and break things

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

    Anyone can make an immediate impact in the organization, especially those at Menlo Park HQ. The perks are great and the culture is awesome.

    Cons

    In moving fast, process is sometimes disregarded. You have to assert yourself to make your role work because everyone else is too busy and driven to hold your hand.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! The challenge is to maintain the culture and sense of urgency as the company grows and more people are away from HQ


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