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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
Approves of CEO

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 (1)

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

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    • 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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not Perfect, but pretty darned good."

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

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

    Pros

    Great perks / benefits directed at removing friction from your life so you can focus on working and playing. The company still "feels" small, energetic, and focused despite its medium-sized-ness. Awesome accessibility to some of the best and brightest people in the tech industry... working with really smart people is very satisfying.

    Cons

    You have to be aggressive and an entrepreneurial self starter to be recognized here. Either that or you need a boss / advocate that will do this for you. Actions speak louder than words so you have to be comfortable with doing rather than talking.

    Advice to Management

    Keep us small and focused. Really focus on managing your talent.

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