Facebook Bigdata Infrastructure teams

Google nestor
Apr 23 12 Comments

Anybody knows anything about these teams? Is it a good place to go? How are the people and turn over rate? Are there a lot of tech debt and maitanance work?
I am a bit concerned that all of the managers I talked with has been at Facebook for less than 2 years though it might be a side effect of fast growth.

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  • Facebook bot-man
    I was in that org before

    WLB is bad, lot of tech debt, SEVs all the time, terrible oncall

    Which means a lot of room for impact and growth if you don’t care about your life

    Why leaving Google btw ? I am thinking of going there
    Apr 23 8
    • What orgs are less stressful at FB?
      Apr 23
    • Facebook bot-man
      Reception, campus security, culinary, valet parking, janitor department etc.
      Apr 23
    • Lmao
      Apr 23
    • Google nestor
      OP
      Google is one of the best places to work at and I hope Facebook is going to be similar. I just don't see any impactful projects on my team that I can use for further growth. And it's easier for me to switch companies than teams.
      Apr 23
    • Facebook bot-man
      Why not try changing teams within Google ?

      At FB it’s hard to survive without piling hacks on shitty codebase. Short term impact is more prioritized. I have been here for a while didn’t learn much technicality. I got better at skipping unit tests, clean code, documentation, design review and pushing out quick patches to hackily fix my previous hacks
      Apr 23
    • Facebook bot-man
      Btw, do you already have offer from FB or just looking to interview ?
      Apr 23
    • Google nestor
      OP
      Code quality at Google is usually good because you have to go through various reviews. Though it doesn't mean that we always do the right thing. Also in some teams there is a lot of technical debt because projects were started a long time ago.
      Apr 23
    • Google nestor
      OP
      I am waiting for the offer.
      Apr 23
  • Google L7@AWS
    Why leave Google
    Apr 23 1
    • Uber fang2019
      Were you l7@aws? What’s your level at google?
      Apr 23
  • Nvidia bdei51
    Fast growth is not the side effect, it is the main motivation
    Apr 23 0

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