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"slow career and bad management"

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Current Employee - Software Engineering in Menlo Park, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineering in Menlo Park, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Facebook full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

The office environment is good in general, also having a big name on your resume may be good for the future.
Most of the colleagues are very prepared technically.

Cons

As company grows they are trying to cut costs, objectives are unrealistically set, bonuses and promotions are considerably lower.
If you work here on visa, pay increases and promotions are slowed down even more.
Mid management gets packed with responsibilities, the individual contribution is no longer relevant, the general philosophy seems to be "it's normal for people to leave the company" and that happens regularly after every performance cycle or stock vesting time.
To counterbalance this, company seems to brainwash employees with slogans, posters are everywhere around the office to make "the culture", many company employees believe and talk with slogans.
Life/work balance is simply set to "no life".
I've seen managers complain if someone takes more than one week off in a row, or making jokes about family duties the first day someone returns from parental leave.

Advice to Management

managers promoted from engineering are not always able to deal with people.

Other Employee Reviews for Facebook

  1. "Entry-level Facebook Experience"

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    • 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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