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"A fun ride, with lots of opportunities to soar"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
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Positive Outlook
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I have been working at Facebook full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

- The culture is very open and honest, and the heavy use of groups internally keeps everyone accountable to others. Company-wide Q&As also keep the management team transparent.
- The work you do is high impact, and products iterate quickly
- Hackamonths actively encourage engineers to try a different team occasionally
- Lots of opportunities to continue learning, like training for iOS and android development

Cons

- Work/life balance can be tough, depending on the team. This is up to personal preference though, and many teams (especially those in infrastructure) have more stable projects.
- Coasting doesn't work here, you always have to be actively improving and not rest on laurels

Other Employee Reviews for Facebook

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Facebook is an exceptional company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Everything at Facebook moves incredibly quickly which makes it a very exciting place to be. There are also a ton of smart people there and I feel like I'm constantly learning new things from my coworkers.

    Cons

    People generally work very hard. This is by choice (people are generally excited about what they are working on and trying to ship stuff quickly) but it does mean that there's a fair amount of peer pressure to work hard and it's easy to feel like there's always a little bit more that you could be doing.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Best company I've worked at. Everyone's voice is heard."

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

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, empowering, no hierarchy or red tape, truly "open" culture

    Cons

    culture is different in support functions versus Engineering and the business

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