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"High expectations but great benefits"

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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

Opportunities, benefits, perks. Engineers go through a 4-6 week training program and have an opportunity to choose which team to work on. The benefits package is very competitive. On-site perks are awesome.

Cons

Other than the commute from San Francisco I haven't found any.

Other Employee Reviews for Facebook

  1. "Great company to work for, management needs improvement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Technical Sourcer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Contractor - Technical Sourcer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Open culture, smart coleagues, lots of growth opportunities, gourmet lunches, flexible schedule, hard work

    Cons

    Management is a bit non existent, needs to learn to be more transparent and better communicate expectations to newbis. Otherwise great people, honest and smart.

    Advice to Management

    Share more your understanding and vision. Keep up the good work!


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    "Great people moving fast."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

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