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Lots of hype, substance is lacking.

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

I worked at Facebook full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Challenging problems in scope and scale to solve.
Money for projects is essentially unlimited. Buy the best of everything.

Cons

Politics and poor leadership in the mid-management levels.
Many mediocre co-workers that can't pull their weight.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Many of your Managers and Directors are not high caliber or top notch.
Set a higher bar and weed out your poor quality directors.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Politics, politics, politics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Great brand name, if you need one on your resume

    Cons

    -Highly politicized working environment means 50% of your time on the job is spent posturing.
    -Lots of opportunity to move laterally; not a lot of room to grow.
    -Dramatic pay imbalance seems unfair. Engineers sometimes get 40x the equity compensation as non-engineer hires.
    -Investment-banker hours without investment-banker pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved in managing departments other than engineering.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting place to work

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Interesting technical challenges, talented co-workers, great atmosphere, nice perks.

    Cons

    Constant need to move fast and have impact results in lesser emphasis on planning.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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