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"Great place to grow"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - SWE in Menlo Park, CA
Current Employee - SWE in Menlo Park, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Very smart people around
Great projects and opportunities
Easy changing of the teams
A lot of interesting stuff to work on

Cons

Requires a lot of work in periods

Other Employee Reviews for Facebook

  1. "Great place to work, but you work really hard"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome perks and sense of purpose. High impact. Low bureaucracy even as the company grows. It's fun to work on a product that your friends and family use.

    Cons

    High stress. High work hours (60-80 hours). Expected to always be available. No 401k plan. Social is getting a bit played out. Sometimes I long to work on cool projects like self driving cars or mobile payments.

    Advice to Management

    Work-life balance is increasingly important as Facebook matures. There is no longer IPO money to motivate new employees to give their life to the company.


  2. "The best large company you'll find"

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

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Great benefits (medical, pto, etc)
    * Flexible hours
    * Lots of food options, free drinks, etc. All usually very good
    * Smart people
    * Open culture
    * Great coworkers

    Cons

    It's still a big company. With that comes some of the big company downsides. Being smart politically can advance your career. If you keep your head down and just do a good job it's less likely to be noticed. For example, I see good engineers not going anywhere with their career even though they do good work, while I see average ones advance up the ranks if they make it a point to post in FYI for every feature they create.

    You also have less of a chance to make an impact as a new hire since you're more likely to work on existing features rather than new ones.

    If you joined about a year ago, your stock grant was over valued (by about 2x), so you're making a lot less than if you go to another company.

    None of the cons are unexpected at a large company. If you're looking to work for a larger, post IPO company, then you're not going to do better anywhere else.

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