Facebook engineers - Do you feel the stress at work?

Microsoft / Eng@yo
Feb 12, 2018 19 Comments

Do you get stressed at work? FB seems to have high expectations from its employees.

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  • Microsoft wlb
    My (likely inaccurate) impression about fb from blind is that top performers get a ton of RSUs (3x), and that’s why they work super hard. If you want work-life balance (wlb), you can get by with 1x RSU with normal stress levels, and hopefully don’t get retrenched for being a reliable (not workaholic) peformer. Is this understanding accurate or is there something more to it?
    Feb 12, 201810
    • New / Eng
      PageFault

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      With normal stress level, most likely you will get fired... no kidding...
      Feb 12, 2018
    • Microsoft wlb
      Seriously dude? This contradicts some blind posts I saw earlier. And doesn’t even justify why fb would get such a high rating on glassdoor.
      Feb 12, 2018
    • New / Eng
      PageFault

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      Well... try talk to fbers in real life not on Blind...
      Feb 12, 2018
    • Google nowaydude
      Im ex-FB. You would get fired... eventually. It wont be sudden, they will give you ample warnings, but fire you they will.
      Feb 12, 2018
    • Google arbitdude2
      @dude : When were you in Facebook? It looks they are hiring a lot more ppl these days, it can't be that bad.
      Feb 13, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng@yo
      OP
      @dude .... why do they fire so much ? Is it because the expectations are abnormal ?
      Feb 13, 2018
    • Microsoft wlb
      So fb is just a go burn yourselves out and then get the f out kind of company? this sounds worse than amzn, and i do find it hard to believe.
      Feb 13, 2018
    • Google nowaydude
      Its not worse than Amazon. FB does care about its employees, unlike Amazon. But their culture brings the worst out of people (managers). The bar is too high and exceeding it is generally expected. Just meeting it forever is not good. But their hiring bar is a bit lower conpared to their work expectations. So sometimes people find themselves happy in the beginning but eventually realize that FB is expecting too much, and the only way they will be able to exceed is by not having any WLB.
      On the opposite site of this, Google's hiring bar is a bit higher than it needs to be, so people often find themselves overqualified for the job; and can easily exceed expectations while having a reasonable WLB.
      Feb 13, 2018
    • Google nowaydude
      Basically FB could fix this problem by increasing their hiring bar and hiring fewer people. But Zuck has spent too much time with Reed Hastings, he might have been influenced by Netflix's quick hire quick fire strategy. Its not as bad as Netflix though, that is the worst.
      Feb 13, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng@yo
      OP
      This is by far the most convincing answer on why wlb at facebook is so bad. Even I found Facebook interviews to be too easy.
      Feb 13, 2018
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    PageFault

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    In some team the peer pressure is immense, especially those all-Chinese team.
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    • Airbnb Jing Yang
      Wow how about those all Indian-team?
      Feb 12, 2018
    • Facebook xkbvc
      Avoid both of those teams
      Feb 12, 2018
    • Revinate JPQ
      What other teams are there?
      Feb 12, 2018
    • Facebook xkbvc
      Half & half
      Feb 12, 2018
  • Not worth the money
    Feb 12, 20182
    • Facebook / EngEngimineer
      Very worth the $$$
      Feb 12, 2018
    • Microsoft wlb
      @Engimineer - do ppl really get fired for having wlb and leaving office on time?
      Feb 12, 2018

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