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Differences between FB and Uber

Uber SCghost
Jul 3

Considering accepting an offer with FB but not yet sold. Wondering what the biggest differences people who have moved between the two companies (either direction) have noticed.

For reference, I feel good about Uber overall, both in terms of my role / potential growth and the company as a whole.

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  • Uber Mmmnkh
    If you feel good about Uber why make a change. There is always some unknown risk. FB wlb and fire culture makes it a bigger risk.
    Jul 38
    • New PEvs31
      What is wlb? How terrible is FB’s fire culture?
      Jul 3
    • Uber Mmmnkh
      Wlb = work like balance. Or, to put it simply, you will be expected to put in a lot of hours to just survive.

      FB fire culture is well documented on Blind.
      Jul 3
    • New PEvs31
      How about Uber? Do they fire or PIP a lot? Better work life balance?
      Jul 3
    • Uber Mmmnkh
      Not as bad as FB. Wlb improved a lot over the last year. FB wlb has gotten worse. They have a toxic culture that they put sprinkles on top of.
      Jul 3
    • Uber DAmZP3
      Uber WLB is so good that even you yourself want to fire your self for the very light work load but you manager still wouldn't.
      But if you get like 200K sign on bonus from FB I say go for it. Even if they fire you you just keep the money and say "kiss my ass" to them.
      Jul 3
    • Facebook LimYo-Hwan
      Is uber's work life balance really that good?
      Jul 4
    • Uber Mmmnkh
      It's team dependent. It's not Microsoft or anything, but way better than FB. I used to work at FB.
      Jul 4
    • Uber / Engbag
      Limyo-Hwan it was not good until 1 year ago - or as bad as FB. But since then it’s become really good.

      I now work hard because I am passionate for my work rather than my manager asking me to.
      Jul 5
  • Facebook / Engmpk0
    Ask around the office, tons of ex-Facebookers are now at Uber.
    Jul 30
  • Uber EJIs61
    I have worked at both. I would never swap Uber for FB.
    Jul 34
    • eBay CountNow
      Can you elaborate?
      Jul 3
    • Uber EJIs61
      FB work is part of a machine. At uber I can do meaningful work that has direct impact. I also found people managed upwards to FB and wanted to be seen as what their manager wanted to see. It was political
      Jul 3
    • Uber EJIs61
      Uber has its issues but it's honest and feels like it is genuinely trying to be different
      Jul 3
    • eBay CountNow
      Did you take a pay cut? Especially considering that FB stock is liquid.
      Jul 3
  • Expedia kbFK55
    Über will be a good choice over FB... Dara effect ;-)
    Jul 33
    • Uber zbmd75
      Do you plan to follow him ;)?
      Jul 3
    • Expedia kbFK55
      I would love to... as I have seen Mark Orkastorm n Dara... ;-)
      Jul 3
    • Expedia kbFK55
      Also... you can see conditions with Expedia stock ;-) ... 160 to 120...
      Jul 3
  • Uber tapp
    Expect a lot harder to get promoted at FB. You need to show impact to get to the next level - but here’s the thing, everyone is chasing that impact. At Uber, it’s a lot easier to make impact and we’re also less impact-obsessed.

    The people I know that did well at FB we’re people who joined new teams early (eg first 10 engineers in Messenger or first 30 engineers at FB London). For others, it’s a hit & miss. For me, I like having more space to make an impact.
    Jul 31
    • Uber SCghost
      OP
      Super useful, thanks
      Jul 3
  • Uber 0123user
    Feeling good at Uber but wanted to switch? Sounds like a money issue, am I right?
    Jul 31
    • Uber SCghost
      OP
      Nailed it. And leveling. FB offering better for both
      Jul 3

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