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Facebook is the best engineering organization I have ever worked for

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

ProsA 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

ConsSome 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 Senior ManagementDon'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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I'm very glad I work here.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Facebook


    Pros: I'm very happy working at facebook. * Other employees are very friendly and supportive * Facebook is more meritocratic than other tech… Cons: Sometimes facebook is kinda unpopular in some circles due to… Advice to Senior Management: I think we should stop releasing products that aren't fully done yet. I'd like to see more internal iteration on… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    If you are in Engineering, you are at the right place. If, Operations... don't look back and run.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Facebook


    Pros: If you are in Engineering department, you are at one… Cons: Operations department management sucks, they don't treat to people in a respectful and fair way. If you… Advice to Senior Management: Question and try to understand why you constantly loose people from Operations. Facebook… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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