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"A great place to work, especially if you want to stretch your brain."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Menlo Park, CA
Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Menlo Park, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Facebook full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Sure, there are perks like the food (it's really that good), the gym, etc. But the best reasons to work here are the people, the scale (both technical and impact), and the way management prioritizes well beyond short-term returns.

Cons

The location isn't particularly convenient, but as the campus completes construction that seems to be less of an issue. This stage in the press cycle isn't partcularly fun, but that will pass.

Advice to Management

Keep the communications open - it makes such a difference as we grow.

Other Employee Reviews for Facebook

  1. "the best place to be a software engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - really sharp, passionate co-workers
    - blazingly fast ship cycle (new code hits the site *every day*)
    - your work helps hundreds of millions of people connect with friends and family
    - tremendous discretion over what team to join and what projects to work on
    - open, warm, friendly, funny company culture
    - awesome perks (never-ending supply of free food, 21 days PTO, 4 months parental leave)

    Cons

    - fast pace sometimes results in bugs
    - if you like micromanagement, you probably won't like FB: engineers have a lot of autonomy.


  2. "Fast-paced and exciting"

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

    I worked at Facebook full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The perks were a huge pro, especially the health benefits. The food was amazing and any corner you turned, there was something that helped you feel comfortable there. The company clearly tries to take care of its employees when it comes to making them feel right at home.

    Cons

    The hours were very tough, but it may depend on the department. Budget is strict on certain departments so there is a risk of feeling short staffed and working very long hours. With young blood there, some folks do not have to sacrifice time away from family, so the expectation there is pretty high.


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