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"Not a good place for a career"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

1. Great benefits and perks
2. Passionate and dedicated employees
3. Fun and exciting environment

Cons

1. No career growth and lack of internal career paths
2. Low compensation
3. Lots of politics within the company (many ex-Yahoos and AOL employees are in management)
4. Bad culture and habits brought in from ex-Yahoos and AOL employees are making a big negative impact on culture and morale at the company
5. Mark Zuckerberg, aka Zuck has received good ratings in the past but of late he has been very distracted and not focused on how the company is run internally, he should own it and step up by making management changes to course correct the ship before it becomes another AOL.

Advice to Management

Do something to address the low compensation issues and morale/culture issues within the company, make changes to management particularly in the engineering and sales organizations since the same traits that they had at Yahoo and AOL are starting to show at Facebook as well.

Other Employee Reviews for Facebook

  1. "Experience of a lifetime"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lot of independence in choosing your projects, recognition for innovation, complex problems, daily code pushes to production, awesome peers.

    Cons

    Constant inflow into upper management chain from other companies, so harder to move up the ladder if you're not on a crucial project.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize engineering contributions in non-product areas for promotion as well.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "It was good to a point, and then too bureaucratic."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    free food, laundry service, gym, shuttles, coworkers

    Cons

    friends of sheryl sandberg, over 4k employees

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees when they tell you something's wrong

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