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"People are actually smart. It's a special place."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Facebook is a fantastic place to work. Yes, you get to work on big things, there are cool new opportunities all over the place, and there's lots of cache...but what really matters is that this is a place full of smart, engaged, and driven people. You don't have conversations at Facebook where you walk away saying "he just didn't get it." This makes every day so much better it's hard to even begin to explain.

Cons

Management is great at a lot of things...but not necessarily at manageing the business. Random stuff just happens that sometimes doesn't make sense across all aspects of the business. Often, initiatives just happen over night, without properly involving all the relevant stakeholders. Sometimes the business side of the company seems to be operating in completely different world from the engineering side.

Advice to Management

Work harder at integrating business and engineering.

Other Employee Reviews for Facebook

  1. Helpful (3)

    "I was just an intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Young culture
    Fast paced
    Exciting after hours

    Cons

    Sociopathic leadership
    Youth run amok with poor oversite

    Advice to Management

    None really.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "wonderful place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -management is approachable and open with information
    -perks are outstanding (health, pto, food, company events, laundry services, etc)
    -employees are among the brightest in the industry
    -exciting work environment

    Cons

    -inconsistency in quality reviews
    -rapid employee growth means less personal peer-to-peer relationships

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work and the forward thinking

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