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"Great people moving fast."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Probably the most important thing about Facebook is the culture. Engineers are always free to solve problems when they see them. Generally there are no hard deadlines to meet, so you can almost always put something to the side when you think there's something more valuable to do. If you find a bug in somebody else's project, fix it. If you have an idea for a useful feature, make it. We're willing to try anything once. The agility of Facebook is amazing, because all engineers are expected to be able to help out with anything. The org is very loose.

And the benefits are fantastic. Free food, laundry, shuttle service from all over the Bay Area, and much more.

Cons

I frequently take a moment to consider what I would want to improve at Facebook, and I never come up with anything. I could see how if you were somebody who really needed structure and direction, you could get frustrated. Facebook strongly encourages engineers to try working on new things every so often so that you're always learning, and also expects autonomy.

Advice to Management

Never let Facebook lose its agility, and keep up the amazing transparency.

Other Employee Reviews for Facebook

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering New Grad in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering New Grad in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fast pace, a lot to learn, comfortable env, nice people, flat promotion

    Cons

    production team was too revenue driven and built a lot of crappy code.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work environment. Great people.

    Cons

    Heavy work load. Always have something going on


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