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"Not so great unless you are FTE"

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Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Pleasant atmosphere. Convenient onsite perks. Friendly, well-meaning people. Opportunities to be hired in-house if someone likes you.

Cons

As a vendor you are a second-class citizen. One may have the responsibility for a project, but no one consults your opinion on how to best execute. Too much top-down, one-way communication. Reactionary, impulsive decision making based on limited, often incorrect or incomplete, information makes it difficult to focus and be effective on longterm goals.

Everything is based on relationships. So if you are an FTE, you could be completely inept, inappropriate, offensive and egotistical, (--as long as it's to a vendor--) but if you get along well with the right people, it's overlooked.

I recommend working here only as an FTE.

Advice to Management

Survey your contingent and contract workers. Most of these people are just as dedicated, intelligent and capable. Practice more inclusion and gratitude.

Other Employee Reviews for Facebook

  1. "Entry-level Facebook Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Operations Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Human Operations Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good way to launch a career. Very mission driven company that has lots of benefits. Highly recommended for someone about to graduate or post-graduate in their first year.

    Cons

    The atmosphere is not exactly the most professional, but I suppose that makes sense as it does fit the overall vibe of Austin.

    Advice to Management

    I honestly have nothing but positive things to say about my experience there as well as the managers that I worked with! Highly recommended job.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "An amazing time"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great reach
    - Great people
    - Great resources
    - Great projects
    - Great perks & compensation

    The fast-paced movement really aligns well with me.

    Cons

    Your life inside and outside of work will likely become blended. This may be okay. Many people at the company have become my friends.


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