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"Lots of hype, substance is lacking."

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Former Employee - Network Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
Former Employee - Network Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Challenging problems in scope and scale to solve.
Money for projects is essentially unlimited. Buy the best of everything.

Cons

Politics and poor leadership in the mid-management levels.
Many mediocre co-workers that can't pull their weight.

Advice to Management

Many of your Managers and Directors are not high caliber or top notch.
Set a higher bar and weed out your poor quality directors.

Other Employee Reviews for Facebook

  1. "Summer internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, flexible timings, awesome food

    Cons

    might feel the pressure sometimes in such a competitive environment

    Advice to Management

    nothing, Its great as it is now


  2. Helpful (12)

    "Completely disappointed and ignored as if I didn't exist"

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    Former Contractor - Risk Ops in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - Risk Ops in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free food, no dress code, downtown location, smart peers, young and fresh as you would expect

    Cons

    treated as a second class citizen, subhuman compared to full time employees, ignored, excluded from team, no potential for career advancement

    Advice to Management

    Stop contracting. If you are going to continue to, then just move them all offsite, or in a dark room away from everyone else. At least that one, they will think you treat everyone like that. Its basically slave labor for you, and you would honestly do better to just ask for volunteers if you don't plan on hiring the position full time. At least a volunteer signed up for the abuse. I cannot think of a more demoralizing environment than the one you subject your contractors to.


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