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Great Perks- making up for lack of everything else..

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager  in  Menlo Park, CA
Current Employee - Manager in Menlo Park, CA

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

Pros

-Great food
-Generous on the perks- great company party, on-site Valet, pay for laundry, gym etc.

Cons

-Employees and Culture

Culture- Highly political, unfriendly, confrontational. Not about working towards a shared vision- everyone is out to look out for their "value-add" as opposed to doing meaningful work. Too much marketing of oneself.

Employees- Most are incredibly immature and lack focus, vision. Feel entitled and want to move to the next thing rather than look at how they can grow in their own roles.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More direction, vision and focus.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook as an intern

    Pros

    Great benefits, dynamic environment, laid back

    Cons

    Nothing comes to my mind

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    slow career and bad management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineering  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The office environment is good in general, also having a big name on your resume may be good for the future.
    Most of the colleagues are very prepared technically.

    Cons

    As company grows they are trying to cut costs, objectives are unrealistically set, bonuses and promotions are considerably lower.
    If you work here on visa, pay increases and promotions are slowed down even more.
    Mid management gets packed with responsibilities, the individual contribution is no longer relevant, the general philosophy seems to be "it's normal for people to leave the company" and that happens regularly after every performance cycle or stock vesting time.
    To counterbalance this, company seems to brainwash employees with slogans, posters are everywhere around the office to make "the culture", many company employees believe and talk with slogans.
    Life/work balance is simply set to "no life".
    I've seen managers complain if someone takes more than one week off in a row, or making jokes about family duties the first day someone returns from parental leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    managers promoted from engineering are not always able to deal with people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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