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Best work ever

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

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

Pros

Ambitous co-workers. Great athmosphere. Interesting problem I've been working on. Newset technologies.

Cons

Not many. Maybe the fact that you have to work in a giant space, you have very little privacy

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting, innovative work. Great colleagues.

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    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)

    Pros

    As titled. Also, the company is still growing pretty fast, so there is plenty of opportunities to make big impact.

    Cons

    Sometimes, people compete too much internally, which could be put stress on some people. The infrastructure still needs some work to be more robust.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 12 people found this helpful  

    Disappointing, boring.

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

    I worked at Facebook full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Perks, free and delicious food, free other stuff, 21 days vacation, good for resume.
    Free schedule, nice office, gym onsite etc.

    Cons

    They say they're chaotic. IMO, it's a too fancy word for that. I would say that the code-base is a mess. The corporate value "move fast and break things" is understood too literally by some engineers. That's why the product is very unstable and the UI beyond two most frequently used pages is clunky. The job is boring. Things gets done extremely slow and the quality is very far from being perfect.
    Too much of narcissism (we're building an awesome product, we provide really sick user experience, we're ninjas, batmans and supermans etc. etc. etc.). Maybe it's good for some people, but not for me.

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    No advise

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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