How is the Facebook shuttle?

New Lejxbqk
Jan 11, 2018 13 Comments

I’m thinking of leaving an SF walking commute for a shuttle commute to FB. Leaving Van Ness/Union.

I’ve never commuted so I’m curious: how is the shuttle journey? Can you get work done?

Overall trying to figure out how unpleasant it is, and how much it should discourage me from taking an otherwise attractive job.

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TOP 13 Comments
  • Facebook parkingson
    Have you tried working on a shuttle before? Some people do it, but personally I can't look at a phone/laptop for more than a couple minutes without getting nauseous on a moving vehicle.

    The shuttles are great though. Luxurious seating with wifi.
    Jan 11, 20180
  • Google tcCd20
    Just a comment on commute in general, it's a royal pita. Don't throw away a short walk for 2 hours of your day on the road unless the other factors are crazy good eg 50% better comp.
    Good luck
    Jan 12, 20180
  • Facebook / Product
    Melvin

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    Melvinmore
    The commute sucks. It gets really old, really fast. However, of you're going to commute, the shuttle is pretty much as good as it gets.
    Jan 13, 20180
  • Facebook CywT56
    The shuttles are great and very extensive. There is definitely wifi, and the shuttles to go home start around 330. If your team is laid back, you can still have a reasonable work day even with the commute.
    Jan 11, 20180
  • Facebook fhhh
    I get on Van Ness and only 70mins but I leave early
    Jan 11, 20181
    • Facebook fhhh
      Work in the morning, nap in the afternoon (or the opposite)
      Jan 11, 2018
  • Facebook / Enginstandidl
    It’s not great. Fucking hated it the first year.

    But it’s definitely by far the most comfortable form of transportation I’ve ever been on. Nicer than any bus or train I’ve ever been on - including Japan. Incomparably more comfortable than a car. It’s actually annoying when a shuttle is canceled and you have to Uber to work (which is reimbursed) since the shuttle is way more comfortable.
    Jan 12, 20181
    • Facebook parkingson
      "Incomparably more comfortable than a car" - that's a little extreme.
      Jan 12, 2018
  • Facebook mGsL38
    My commute on the shuttle is about an hour. I am able to work done.
    Jan 11, 20181
    • New Lejxbqk
      OP
      Nice. You must pick it up towards the mission? An hour seems doable. I’m worried about 90 min + thx!
      Jan 11, 2018
  • New Lejxbqk
    OP
    Fuck, that sucks. Though I expected it.. I’m about to start work with a shuttle commute. Had a good 5 year run walking downtown through nice parts of SF. Will miss that for sure. Loved starting my day with a 30 min walk...but it’s the right career move and maybe I’ll convince my wife to move to peninsula...
    Jan 13, 20180
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    vpFb99

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    vpFb99more
    The commute is rough.
    Jan 12, 20180
  • Facebook / Engzezima
    I usually listen to audiobooks on the shuffle. It’s 1.5-2 hours of books every single day!

    Otherwise, shuttles are pretty convenient. If you go to work late and leave late, the commute time is often shorter
    Jan 12, 20180

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