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every day is awesome day

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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 (Less than a year)

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

Pros

1) everyone is insanely smart. so it's a great place to progress. 2) despite 1) people have no ego. no one is territorial. you don't like something and think you can do better? go at it. 3) the internal culture build around the "hack" directive is very strong, very motivational and makes me feel very comfortable 4) immense data to analyze 5) everyday a chance to make an impact

Cons

ok, so it's not in downtown san francisco. that's really because i have to say something here.

Advice to Management

stay focused and keep shipping

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    Not a good place for a career

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Experience of a lifetime

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

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


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