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Helpful (7)

slow career and bad management

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineering in Menlo Park, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineering in Menlo Park, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Facebook full-time (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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for Facebook

  1. Very informative learning experience for early entry post-graduates.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Operations Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Human Operations Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One of the most recognizable companies in the business, laid-back, high influx of determined/capable young professionals.

    Cons

    The compensation was a bit lower than I felt it should have been.

    Advice to Management

    Be extroverted, open to teamwork, etc.


  2. Helpful (9)

    If you are over 40 Beware!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are great, and there are some very smart an engaging people

    Cons

    Many departments within Facebook have a maturity problem. If, you are 40 or older, I would not apply.

    Advice to Management

    Ms. Sandburg as the COO needs to evaluate the lack of maturity of those who surround her...the lack of experience is going to cost Facebook potential law suits and brand reputation


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