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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)

Pros

energy, and food energy, and food

Cons

lack of future innovations energy, and food

Advice to ManagementAdvice

talk to obama

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Approves of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Sometimes good, sometimes a bad place to work.

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    Former Employee - SCO-Infrastructure in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - SCO-Infrastructure in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Facebook full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, perks and pay are good. Most people are very nice.

    Cons

    Facebook could have been a great place to work, had it not been for the management in certain departments. When half of the people in your group quit, because they couldn't work for the new management, there is a problem. Yet upper management seemed to not notice this.

    There is no work/life balance at Facebook. Good luck getting time off, as you don't have time to leave your desk to take a vacation or have a day off, and don't have backups to support you, so if you do get a day off, your desk is piled with the work that didn't get done when you were gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the people you hire for management positions, are a good fit to Facebook culture. Because some managers shouldn't even have been hired in the first place, and FB lost a lot of good people for this reason.

    Managers: Make sure that you stick to your words when asking us to trust you, and not stab your star employees in the back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Need to suck up to management

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

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

    Pros

    - Some of the smartest engineers I've ever worked with
    - Great free food and perks (dry cleaning, snacks, etc)
    - Lots of opportunities to make things happen -- great bottoms up culture
    - Mostly very nice people who try to help each other out

    Cons

    - Engineering management runs the show -- you need to suck up to them to succeed, and if you dare disagree, prepare to leave
    - Poor quality management -- many are set there by level and for being smart technically, but aren't good people and career managers
    - Terrible work/life balance unless you actively set barriers and don't do some things
    - Sloppy coding -- hacking is more prized than good structure and elegance
    - A bit overly full of itself and entitled

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more selective with managers and get people who communicate well and genuinely care about their employees. Some of this can be trained / mentored but there are folks who really just shouldn't be people managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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