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57 English questions out of 57

3 February 2020

Does Facebook offer relocation assistance?

Pros

- Flexibility to choose what you work on. - Only company that has amazing bootcamp process where you can more or less literally choose any team that fits you well. - Great perks - Amazing relocation benefits. - Lot of interesting challenges to solve.

Cons

- Due to lot of flexibility to choose what you work on, you'll have some stress with regards to your impact and rating. But thats a fair trade I'm willing to deal with for the benefits I get from choosing what I work on.

Advice to Management

Continue being transparent and keep doing what you are doing best.

Amazing relocation benefits.

3 February 2020

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5 October 2019

Does Facebook offer dental insurance?

Pros

Lot of perks that a fresh grad would care for. Food is awesome. Good medical and 401k benefits, may be bit better than most companies. Fast promotion if you can work long hours. Fast paced environment, you'll get to learn new stuff all the time. Lot of smart engineers around.

Cons

With fast promotion comes fast firing. It's up or out policy up to a certain level. Not a good place for senior engineers joining. Too much stress in the team driven by performance reviews, which is the most aggressive that I've ever known. Emphasis is on individual impact, due to which there's lot of distrust within the team. No stack ranking, but a curve is implemented a org level. This is not a big deal in other companies but here it means 'out'. Managers main job is to write performance reviews, and this often leads to micro management that can be extremely frustrating to senior engineers. There's lot of work duplication, most managers (even directors) ignore it as performance reviews is all about impact. Most engineers know that everyone wants to write code and make impact, so ignore the code duplication. Some teams are hiring just for the head count, not much impactful work. This becomes a problem for senior engineers as they have to invent work or get out. Before joining a team check out their roadmap for at least a year. This is a good place if you want make money at the cost of WLB. Not a place to be innovative, which inherently carries risk and takes time. It's a risk because if there's no impact you'll be fired. Most of the engineers work to satisfy performance reviews. My work is determined keeping performance review as the guideline. But company will be fine, lot of good engineers capable of quickly delivering a fix or hack a feature.

Advice to Management

:)

Good medical and 401k benefits, may be bit better than most companies.

5 October 2019

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18 January 2020

Does Facebook offer parental leave?

Pros

Great food, amazing vacation policy (21 days), great maternity and paternity leave policy, great campus. You have all you can imagine, access to shuttles, on-site dentist, paid laundry services, sweet shop. The tools, infrastructure and stack let's you be very productive. For instance, setting up a website where someone can input data on a form and storing the data in a DB takes minutes. An experience at this company will open many many doors for you, it will be much easier to get phone interviews. You will also learn a lot.

Cons

The culture is pretty bad and the performance review system is a joke. Unless you abide 100% by their culture, you can't be happy. This means you are not allowed to even question their principles. If you think something needs to be fixed at the root cause, you are in trouble, because you need to Move Fast! The company over-focuses on the short term speed rather than long term. I was lied to multiple time by management. I was told my rating depended on the reviews from my peers, but then when the perf came, I realized it is 100% up to the manager regardless of what your peers say. My manager told me constantly I was doing great, then perf came and because I questioned the principles, I had a bad rating. The 360 was useless, management can use if they want to promote you, but if you are not in great terms with your manager, the 360 will be ignored. I was also told multiple times, the company is impact-based and that what matters is impact. After working on a project with another manager, I was told I could not get any credit, since it was not 100% my idea.

Advice to Management

Put a proper 360 system where the rating does not depend100% on the manager and actually takes impact and peer reviews into account. Understand that the conpany principles (e.g. Move Fast, break things, be bold) are not applicable in all sotuations. Actually encourage your employees to question everything.

Great food, amazing vacation policy (21 days), great maternity and paternity leave policy, great campus.

18 January 2020

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21 March 2021

Does Facebook offer a wellness program?

Pros

* Great benefits, employee perks, health & wellness * Amazing culture (big focus on diversity, lots of resources and training for managing bias, and highly collaborative environment) * great above-market pay but ofc not as high as google's * great focus on employee welfare because of covid

Cons

* because of the scale of FB, the roles are very much segregated into smaller parts and each role is focused on some. Not a company that let's you be a jack of all trades but you could become a master of some. * fast environment, but since everything is internally built the internal tools and systems are not optimal and subpar to a lot of external ATS like Greenhouse

Great benefits, employee perks, health & wellness

21 March 2021

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22 April 2021

Does Facebook offer life insurance?

Pros

great benefits great insurance great work environment

Cons

depends on team. maybe stressful

great insurance

22 April 2021

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