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"Endless amounts of challenges and opportunities"

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Current Employee - Product Designer in Menlo Park, CA
Current Employee - Product Designer in Menlo Park, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Strong entrepreneurial culture that fosters independence and proactivity. This translates in small talented teams that can makes things happen. And funnily it's a very open and connected organization, no red tape in sight. Management truly values longterm over short term, and proves they do by not being afraid of changing their strategies whenever circumstances change.

Cons

The proactivity and independence are required to stay on track and focussed in such an understaffed and fast moving company.

Other Employee Reviews for Facebook

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Forces you to grow as a person and professional"

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

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

    Pros

    -- Emphasis on interpersonal skills, honesty and integrity
    -- Smartest people I have ever worked with
    -- Inspiring mission and leadership
    -- Amazing benefits (onsite health, postal services, food and gym)

    Cons

    -- Some departments fail to hire for culture fit
    -- Need to weed out some unfit people managers

    Advice to Management

    -- Continue honest dialogue about what we suck at.
    -- Identify people that "manage up" well


  2. Helpful (3)

    "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.

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