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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good place to work

    Nov 25, 2021 - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - good compensation - fast paced engineering culture - focus on better engineering - focus on metrics

    Cons

    - poor work/life balance to meet promotions/preferred ratings

    1 person found this review helpful
  1. 5.0
    Current Intern, more than 1 year

    Amazing experience!

    Jan 24, 2022 - Data Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Brillant coworkers - No one has a superiority complex, everyone willing to learn and teach

    Cons

    - Internship structure was a bit less structured than I hoped but I learned to be resourceful

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Best employer so far

    Nov 9, 2021 - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I’m still a bit new, but I have very good impressions so far. I have 10 years exp at 5+ other companies (although no other tech companies) and this is the best by a good margin. First off, everyone is nice here! Yes, folks are ambitious, but there is a shockingly small percentage of jerks here… not sure exactly how they are weeded out, but I’m grateful for it! Lots of small benefits and well-run systems give the overwhelming feeling that this company just generally has its sh*t together. Shuttles, good food, good internal chat and groups system, not too many meetings or emails (much better than other companies!), great tech stack and automation, etc etc. Pretty good transparency and communication with leadership (e.g., weekly CEO/CTO Q&As). They are open to feedback and change when needed, without too much unnecessary reorg-ing and pivoting. Good examples recently are moving to annual performance reviews after years of complaints with 6-month cycle, decoupling Oculus and FB accounts, and killing facial recognition. Comp is fantastic, and relatively standardized within levels. Engineers don’t have different titles between levels, we’re all just software engineers. This was weird at first, but is a really cool feature that discourages dumb hierarchies. Work life balance is totally reasonable in my experience, but might be different on other teams. Mark is great, I don’t really understand why folks dislike him externally.

    Cons

    Some risk with new company direction. The metaverse shift is gutsy. It seems like a reasonable move, but if it doesn’t pan out, Meta might not be the same tech giant in 10-15 years. Like any big company, it has its share of internal koolaid/propaganda (but criticism/feedback is still welcomed and discussed openly) The (largely overblown) negative media coverage can lead to some family and friends judging you a bit for where you work, if you care about that sort of thing.

    34 people found this review helpful

    Meta Response

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    Thank you for choosing to grow your career here! It's an amazing feeling to work in an environment with such friendly faces. We're glad to hear you're enjoying the experience.

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