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Facebook is the best engineering organization I have ever worked for

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

I have been working at Facebook

Pros

A bureaucracy-free environment that allows you to simply get work done
Strong management with strong technical background all the way to the top
Very metric-driven engineering team
The ability to prioritize tasks based on what you think is important
A remarkably well defined review process that encourages personal development in different areas
Company policy to leave unnecessary meetings early or skip them entirely

Cons

Some politics and cliques
Some user-facing projects have too many product managers
Some late nights when supporting new code pushes
Fighting fires can become a full time job

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't stop being open and transparent
Daytime hackathons to encourage more participation for engineers with family commitment
Improve recruiting's ability to filter candidates so engineering interviews have lower reject rate

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  1.  

    I love working at Facebook

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

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    -meritocracy
    -freedom for engineers
    -interesting problems, cool company, lots of unique opportunities
    -benefits are great, I love free food

    Cons

    -environment can be overly intense for some

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great workplace and perks !

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

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    - It's Facebook
    - Some of the smartest people you'll ever meet work there.
    - Great projects, fast pace, high impact.
    - Personal empowerment.
    - Free food!

    Cons

    - you might gain weight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to improve PR and be more pro-active about user security/privacy concerns.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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