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Fantastic place to work

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Consultant in Menlo Park, CA
Current Employee - Consultant in Menlo Park, CA

I have been working at Facebook as a contractor (more than an year)

Pros

Incredibly smart people. Hierarchy agnostic. Ideas bubble up. Best ideas win, but key is to articulate them compellingly. Fantastic benefits.

Cons

As FB grows, so do interdependencies. Key is to maintain scrappy startup feel while scaling up and ensuring coordination and communication.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Key is to transition to more mature stage.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Fun, creative, exciting

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Facebook

    Pros

    Open, collaborative, and fun environment

    Cons

    Limited long-term opportunities for contracted employees

  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good company, too many failures, mostly boring work

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Facebook is used by everyone, and this is incredible. The Menlo Park campus is really cool and has a great vibe.
    - Great benefits
    - Smart people
    - Impact on millions of people

    Cons

    I joined Facebook a few years ago because of the agility of the engineering team. Back then, it was true. Today, not as much.
    - Most projects fail due to over-complication and over-engineering
    - Smart people are hampered by large inflexible codebase
    - Very hype-based culture (thing x is the new hotness, everyone on board!)
    - Most of the code is old and not owned by anyone, yet still in production
    - Most work is very mundane and not very exciting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so impatient for "impact" - some projects take time and nurture them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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