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"Startup-up culture still evident, but hitting growing pains"

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Current Employee - Product Analyst in Menlo Park, CA
Current Employee - Product Analyst in Menlo Park, CA
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Fast paced, high impact, lots of freedom to pursue directions you find interesting, awesome data set, the ability to have an idea and see it implemented and affecting real people in weeks or months instead of years

Cons

Work/life balance not great, overarching "connect the world" goal pretty consistent and clear, but specific direction is often lacking and/or inconsistent.

Advice to Management

Too much stress on things that are really just minutiae

Other Employee Reviews for Facebook

  1. Helpful (20)

    "Extremely cliquey, political, poor culture, lacking in communication and career growth."

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

    I worked at Facebook full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing food, great campus and latest technology.

    Cons

    Management lacking in leadership and communication. Blamed is passed down to front line employee's. Very poor work life balance. Half the department left due to politics.


  2. Helpful (19)

    "Good company, too many failures, mostly boring work"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Facebook is used by everyone, and this is incredible. The Menlo Park campus is really cool and has a great vibe.
    - Great benefits
    - Smart people
    - Impact on millions of people

    Cons

    I joined Facebook a few years ago because of the agility of the engineering team. Back then, it was true. Today, not as much.
    - Most projects fail due to over-complication and over-engineering
    - Smart people are hampered by large inflexible codebase
    - Very hype-based culture (thing x is the new hotness, everyone on board!)
    - Most of the code is old and not owned by anyone, yet still in production
    - Most work is very mundane and not very exciting

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so impatient for "impact" - some projects take time and nurture them.

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