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Experience of a lifetime

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

I worked at Facebook full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Lot of independence in choosing your projects, recognition for innovation, complex problems, daily code pushes to production, awesome peers.

Cons

Constant inflow into upper management chain from other companies, so harder to move up the ladder if you're not on a crucial project.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Recognize engineering contributions in non-product areas for promotion as well.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Not a good place for a career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    1. Great benefits and perks
    2. Passionate and dedicated employees
    3. Fun and exciting environment

    Cons

    1. No career growth and lack of internal career paths
    2. Low compensation
    3. Lots of politics within the company (many ex-Yahoos and AOL employees are in management)
    4. Bad culture and habits brought in from ex-Yahoos and AOL employees are making a big negative impact on culture and morale at the company
    5. Mark Zuckerberg, aka Zuck has received good ratings in the past but of late he has been very distracted and not focused on how the company is run internally, he should own it and step up by making management changes to course correct the ship before it becomes another AOL.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do something to address the low compensation issues and morale/culture issues within the company, make changes to management particularly in the engineering and sales organizations since the same traits that they had at Yahoo and AOL are starting to show at Facebook as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    It was good to a point, and then too bureaucratic.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Facebook

    Pros

    free food, laundry service, gym, shuttles, coworkers

    Cons

    friends of sheryl sandberg, over 4k employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees when they tell you something's wrong

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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