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"Politics, politics, politics"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Facebook full-time

Pros

Great brand name, if you need one on your resume

Cons

-Highly politicized working environment means 50% of your time on the job is spent posturing.
-Lots of opportunity to move laterally; not a lot of room to grow.
-Dramatic pay imbalance seems unfair. Engineers sometimes get 40x the equity compensation as non-engineer hires.
-Investment-banker hours without investment-banker pay.

Advice to Management

Be more involved in managing departments other than engineering.

Other Employee Reviews for Facebook

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting technical challenges, talented co-workers, great atmosphere, nice perks.

    Cons

    Constant need to move fast and have impact results in lesser emphasis on planning.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Best engineering job I've ever had."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    It's engineering-driven, meaning engineers have a lot of say in the direction of products. They've given a lot of responsibility and expected to take ownership in driving things forward. The organization contains the most talented people I've ever worked with. And so far, it's struck the right balance between providing enough resources (like a big company) and giving everyone ownership over what they work on (like a small company).

    Cons

    It's not as small as it used to be, and it's sometimes difficult to keep up with what's going on across the company.

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