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Transparency. Trust. Compassion. Food.

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Current Employee - User Operations Associate
Current Employee - User Operations Associate

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

Pros

Facebook truly values the important things in life (to me, at least).

- The culture and dialog is open about everything. Whether it's with your manager, on your team or concerning a company wide issue.
- The amount of power entrusted to employees is huge. You are empowered to go explore and find data, build things, and generally chose the course of action you think will have the most impact.
- Managers force you to go home if you're not feeling well. Miss your kid's all star game to stay at work and you'll get weird looks. Perform your core function well and you have so much leeway in how you spend your time - (how it should be, right?)
- The food is so good.

Cons

- Sometimes it's momentarily discouraging surrounded by such smart, driven, all-around awesome people. And it can be harder to stand out for excellence (despite internal commitment to acknowledging successes in public and private).
- On occasion the community can be overly sensitive

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Focus on being transparent with users
- Simplicity should be a major pillar of the vast majority of new products
- Keep the user first in all decisions

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Facebook

    Pros

    Food, perks and booze! Otherwise terrible management and BS about being open!!!!!

    Cons

    Everything! Terrible management and red tape! Managers tend to think they are better! They treat contractors horrible!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop walking around with your heads so high and treating others poorly! Lead by example!

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not for the faint of heart!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Facebook full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    College campus type atmosphere; sometimes you don't even feel like you are at work.
    Food, and lots of it.
    There are some really terrific people who work here.
    IT needs are very easy to get handled and the vending machines are a huge plus.
    Good benefits package.

    Cons

    Constant re-orgs and changing priorities can make it hard to keep up.
    Glaring differences between good managers and bad managers.
    No work/life balance; long hours; must work a lot just to stay afloat; difficult for those with families and/or small children.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should take more time to make sure their people are not dying a slow death due to the pace. More encouragement and time for training or personal growth.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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