What makes people want to work for Facebook - other than the RSU ?
I see a lot of posts where even with comparable TC with other companies like Google / Oracle OCI / Linkedin. People recommend joining FaceBook - Id really like to know why.
What are some of the interesting projects at Facebook. What are the some of the interesting groups to work for at Facebook ? To be honest, Facebook as a product / website hasn't changed much over the years.
Then there is the angle of actually doing useful work:
I know there is a lot of work being done to improve stuff like the feed algorithms to improve ad targeting etc. But end of the day, nothing different from what is done at most other web companies. People complain that Oracle etc. is an enterprise company with low growth prospects - but from an engineer's point of view. Enterprise software is actually really challenging and there are so many interesting problems that need to be solved. We might have all the NoSQL and globally scalable open source databases in the world - but when it comes to storing a company's really really important data - it will always be on Oracle or SQLServer.
Microsoft and Google have so many different types of projects - many of them where software is created that actually benefit users and enterprises. But people keep suggesting "join Facebook". Why ?? To be honest the only reason Facebook is able to give RSUs is from targetted ads - which they are able to do by blatant invasion of user's privacy. Not to mention the Dis-ingenious "internet.org" bulls**t designed to get people from poor/developing countries hooked to facebook by subsidizing their data plan so they can access facebook (and only facebook) for free.