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"A hand in life"

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  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Data Center Technician IC2 in Ashburn, VA
Current Contractor - Data Center Technician IC2 in Ashburn, VA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Facebook as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

The best reason that I can think of personally is that it has afforded me the opportunity to go from the install side of IT. To understanding the process for diagnostic methods of troubleshooting data center equipment. There is a wealth of knowledge that I have access to within the Data Centers (Asburn, Va.) and the Facebook Family.

Cons

A downside would be not wanting to work for or with the Facebook Family.

Other Employee Reviews for Facebook

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Forces you to grow as a person and professional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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