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"Disappointing, boring."

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Facebook full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Perks, free and delicious food, free other stuff, 21 days vacation, good for resume.
Free schedule, nice office, gym onsite etc.

Cons

They say they're chaotic. IMO, it's a too fancy word for that. I would say that the code-base is a mess. The corporate value "move fast and break things" is understood too literally by some engineers. That's why the product is very unstable and the UI beyond two most frequently used pages is clunky. The job is boring. Things gets done extremely slow and the quality is very far from being perfect.
Too much of narcissism (we're building an awesome product, we provide really sick user experience, we're ninjas, batmans and supermans etc. etc. etc.). Maybe it's good for some people, but not for me.

Advice to Management

No advise

Other Employee Reviews for Facebook

  1. Helpful (1)

    "graet"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great place to work for

    Cons

    busy life and rigorous setting and much more

    Advice to Management

    nothing


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    "Best work ever"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ambitous co-workers. Great athmosphere. Interesting problem I've been working on. Newset technologies.

    Cons

    Not many. Maybe the fact that you have to work in a giant space, you have very little privacy

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