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Facebok TL;DR

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Wonderful food - A company culture encouraging absolute openness - No red tape, in terms of work, resources, people - Opportunities to get together with other employees to hack on what interests you - Freedom to work from home and to come into work whenever

Cons

- Parking - Neighboring houses dislike us - Terribly inefficient and large number of e-mails - Too much 'The Son of Man' around the office

Advice to Management

n/a

Other Employee Reviews for Facebook

  1. I love my job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Open environment, flat organization, people are nice and very smart

    Cons

    Everyone is smart so you always have to be on your game

    Advice to Management

    How will we keep a startupy environment when the company grows to 5000? 10000?


  2. Helpful (4)

    Excellent plate to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Site Reliability Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Site Reliability Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing environment with a strong focus on getting things done vs politics or "Process". When bad things happen, the focus is always on finding a fix rather than finding the blame. Organized chaos. Working with some of the smartest and most knowledgeable people I've ever met. They don't just throw money away, but they're willing to spend to solve problems or improve things when it's needed. The benefits like free food are excellent, and in general they treat their employees like human adults instead of children or replaceable cogs or numbers.

    Cons

    The biggest downside is the organized chaos (although that's also a plus). At times it can be a bit too chaotic, though even that's improving.

    Advice to Management

    What you're doing is working - keep at it. Although some increase in Process and bureaucracy is inevitable as the company grows, make sure that the focus on people never goes away. The risk of following "Best Practices" down the road to mediocrity is very real, and it will take away everything that makes the company great.


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