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"Still huge opportunities & growth potential"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Partnerships in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Partnerships in London, England (UK)
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Work Flexibility: you have a work description, but you can basically do what you want
Work environment: you work with the smartest people of the industry, tackling the biggest problem of recents years (connecting 1 billion people together)
Work culture: perks, couches, free food etc.

Cons

Facebook becomes your work, you don't open it in evenings or weekends anymore

Advice to Management

Hiring is the single most important thing for Facebook. True in the engineering department, but also true in the sales team. I feel this rule isn't applied well enough in sales: I keep asking myself how some people got hired here.

Other Employee Reviews for Facebook

  1. "Hackers changing the world"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Engineer
    Current Employee - Production Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    FB is a company built around the hacker culture and it shows in numerous ways. You're valued for your work and for getting things done.

    Cons

    The pace is hectic and churn is always on the verge of drowning you.

    Advice to Management

    As the company grows commit some resources towards also getting some semblance of order and documentation before everyone spends most of his time just asking everyone else one tidbit at a time.


  2. "Fantastic challenges, great craic, excellent people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Site Reliability Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Site Reliability Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Despite having several thousand employees, you can still have an impact, and it doesn't have to be "wrote the messaging system", it can be as simple as "made something more efficient, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars over a year", or "enabling someone else to be a rock star". There are great challenges in the infrastructure, and it's a first-hand experience of (at the heart) simple systems interacting in complex ways. Lovely food from the on-campus cafe (really and truly I'd call it a restaurant, the food is that good), break out areas for peace and quiet, and generally excellent and smart co-workers.

    Cons

    Long days mostly, and the communication lag with HQ. It's possible to get sucked down a rabbit hole for days on end, sinking in far too many hours. However, in the end, it's a personal choice to do hours and hours of work beyond what you're salaried for. The 8 hour lag with California is also a pain in the rear - you either live with 24 hour turnaround on question/answer threads, or you stay late to try and catch someone in real time.

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