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"Fun at the engineer to engineer level, but brutally long hours and badly disconnected front-line management."

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

Huge corporate upside potential (but might not apply to new hires as of 2012).

Fun work environment (free quality food, game rooms, frivolity encouraged, etc.).

High impact in terms of people using your code and recognition.

Good opportunities to try new ideas and move teams.

Cons

Brutally long hours for many, frequent pressure to delay or cancel vacation plans (even outside of release deadlines).

Harsh, unjust, and badly cross-team calibrated reviews coupled with frequent firings so that the stick is very close to the carrot.

It has now grown large enough that internal corporate politics have seeped in.

Management, at all levels, fixated on lots of shiny new features, no matter how broken, and lack of respect for necessary work getting done.

Other Employee Reviews for Facebook

  1. Helpful (17)

    "Won't ever have an opportunity like this ever again in my career - phenomenal company and people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staffing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Staffing in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smartest and most passionate people I have ever worked with
    Company means so much to so many - humbled to be an employee here

    Cons

    High expectations - good problem to have


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Tough place and amazing people."

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    • 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

    - Super smart people to work with
    - again, super smart people
    - people are young and dynamic, always willing to help. No question is too dumb to ask, people aways help you.
    - everybody working toward the same goal: making the company move forward.
    - lots of resource, easy to get machines allocated
    - freedom to work on projects that you like
    - food is awesome

    Cons

    - very challenging.
    - lots of work
    - long hours
    - not always clear communication from managemenent.
    - lots of koolaid and internal propaganda.
    - little recognition. Not too surprising, everybody's doing awesome stuff.

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