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Is WLB that bad in Facebook?

New LIOwh7
Jun 24

(1) Are you allowed to work from home occasionally?
(2) When do you arrive at and leave the office?
(3) How often do you work more than 8 hours?
(4) Do you ever work on weekends?

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  • Twitter Natureman
    1) yes
    2) sure
    3) no
    4) no
    Jun 242
    • Facebook MobyDee
      Am I missing something here :( I’m confused. 2 and 3 aren’t really yes or no questions?
      Jun 24
    • Qualcomm CR7!
      Twitter guy responding to a fb wlb post to which a fb guy is confused?
      Lol wut?
      Jun 24
  • Facebook otwjfpqgea
    there are some teams with good wlb, but eventually their projects will be taken by teams with bad wlb. we are taking projects over from some team with good wlb.
    Jun 2411
    • Facebook otwjfpqgea
      yes
      Jun 24
    • Facebook otwjfpqgea
      it is normal that there are two teams working on the same thing. who delivers first gets promoted. who doesn't deliver will be let go after 1 or 2 years. competition is encouraged here.
      Jun 24
    • Microsoft Wintel2
      Wow, do you know if there are teams competing with you?
      Jun 24
    • Facebook otwjfpqgea
      of course. we ship code to the same place.
      Jun 24
    • Facebook otwjfpqgea
      and we have weekly meetings
      Jun 24
    • Microsoft Wintel2
      That sounds weird when 2 competing teams are in the same meeting...
      Jun 24
    • IBM xdij88
      Why does this even happen. Why do two teams do the same thing?
      Jun 25
    • Glooko / Other
      兄弟好故事

      GlookoOther

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      Stanford Health Care
      兄弟好故事more
      Embarrassment of riches/talent, competition leads to quality, wild be my guesses
      Jun 25
    • Facebook otwjfpqgea
      peer pressure to make you move fast
      Jun 25
    • Intel goji
      Toxicity defined?
      Jun 30
  • Facebook otwjfpqgea
    just shipped 400 lines of code this weekend.
    Jun 241
    • Nextdoor Jaws2
      Nice life.
      Jun 24
  • Facebook MobyDee
    1 and 2 aren’t really big issues in my team. The biggest challenge at FB is that noone ever really disconnects. Constant posts, diff review requests, mesenger messages and work quickly trickles into your home. I’m on the lighter side but I would say for my team and around the averages are 60-70 hours a week. I’ve yet to see a weekend go by without many posts and diffs.
    Jun 242
    • Microsoft Wintel2
      How about during vacations? Is it OK to ignore all the messages and catch up later?
      Jun 24
    • Facebook sum41pwd
      It is, but it’s a pain; I do a little email checking and replying even when I’m on vacation. Not because I’m expected to, but for my own sanity when I’m back. If I ever do take parental leave, I’ll make sure to delegate everything so nothing important comes my way
      Jun 24
  • Microsoft ToTheMoooo
    Yes, 9 and 4, can’t remember the last time, never
    Jun 240
  • Uber / Eng
    sight

    UberEng

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    Facebook, Cisco
    sightmore
    One major issue that contributes to bad WLB at Facebook is the traffic around normal business hours. You’ll burn crazy hours trying to get to and from of the campus at a decent hour. You can either arrive early:stay late and get a few more hours of work in or spend the time sitting in traffic.
    Jun 250
  • Facebook hollycow
    wlb for first 2 yrs can really bad 60 hrs atleast
    Jun 240
  • Facebook / Engvizio
    Wednesday is wfh at Facebook. Most people do except the ones who hate to cook. Haha.
    10 to 6
    Usually never.
    Nah.
    Jun 240
  • Facebook / Engmpk0
    1- twice a week is ok on my team
    2- arrive by 8, leave at 4, work once I'm home
    3- often
    4-not uncommon
    Jun 250

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