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"Best workplace ever - and I'm a relative old-timer"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Research Scientist in Menlo Park, CA
Current Employee - Research Scientist in Menlo Park, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- Most powerful engineering force in the world
- Potential for individual impact enormous
- Incredible people and data; good tools
- Good employer - regards employees highly, cares and nurtures for them
- Good pay, perks galore
- Relatively light on politics considering size and breadth
- All around a fun environment

Cons

- Could be better organized; duplicate or abandoned work is not uncommon
- Little focus on longer term research
- Work is intense, work/life balance achievable but not easy

Advice to Management

We need a better focus on real research with longer horizon than immediate application to production. In addition to adding value to the company in the long term, good research will also improve our relationship with the academia/research community and attract top talent from there.

Internal and inter-departamental communication should be improved to foster discoverability and applicability of tools and work done in various parts of the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Facebook

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Meritocracy that knows how to move fast"

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

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

    Pros

    Open, flat management, fast, smart, amazing benefits, flexible schedule, self-directed

    Cons

    You must know how to be self-directed

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to employees and users!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great people, great place to learn, not so great salary."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - User Operations Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - User Operations Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The learning opportunity at Facebook is huge. You have so many resources available to you. For new grads, you have the opportunity to treat Facebook like a pseudo-grad-school. The people are awesome and the perks make you comfortable.

    Cons

    Salaries are low. People are mainly driven by passion here, but once they reach a certain skill level they leave.

    Advice to Management

    More incentive to keep people around would be good.

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