What’s IT like at FANG? Hated, loved, tolerated?

Symantec RGtp88
Nov 13, 2018 11 Comments

I’m interested in the relationship between IT (corporate IT) and other business units within FANG.

Do you love them, are they partners? Hate them - they’re roadblocks? Tolerate them because you have to?

Trolls aside, I see varying opinions about IT / Business partnerships and curious if it’s different in FANG?

If you answer, please ID what role you play (SDE, sales, marketing etc)

Thanks!

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TOP 11 Comments
  • Amazon / Eng DynamoDB
    I thought it's universally known across all companies that no one likes IT.
    Nov 13, 2018 1
    • Uber / Eng
      sight

      Uber Eng

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      Facebook, Cisco
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      No one likes them, but no business would be conducted without them.
      Nov 13, 2018
  • Google tGtt04
    Love Google's TechStop IT. They're unbelievably awesome. SWE.
    Nov 13, 2018 0
  • Uber / Eng
    sight

    Uber Eng

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    Facebook, Cisco
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    A few years back Facebook’s IT was frictionless and fast. Could get loaner devices on demand, devices to choose from were the latest and greatest. Connectivity options were lightweight and abundant (corporate wireless options for your home, etc). Not sure how it is perceived these days.
    Nov 13, 2018 4
    • Vertivco / Eng
      FastPapuan

      Vertivco Eng

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      YouTube, American Bureau of Shipping, Facebook
      FastPapuanmore
      Nobody is here to learn useless, outdated information. What is the IT currently like.
      Nov 13, 2018
    • Uber / Eng
      sight

      Uber Eng

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      Facebook, Cisco
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      I would let the OP be the judge of that. I was trying to be helpful and figured that slightly outdated information is better than no information at all. I was honest enough to state that this isn’t the most recent experience so that OP can accept it or reject it.
      Nov 13, 2018
    • Symantec RGtp88
      OP
      Appreciate the feedback @FastPapuan. I’ve seen relationships evolve depending on whether we’re in the “outsource movement” or DevOps is taking off, creating a bit of a territorial dispute for IT services.

      Curious as to how IT is perceived today at the big firms and if they’ve evolved to enablers or to roadblocks. Or more likely, pockets of both.
      Nov 14, 2018
    • Facebook Orwell1984
      FB IT is still really good
      Nov 14, 2018
  • Spotify KXAo87
    I like FB IT and also had high regard for spotify IT
    Nov 13, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Product @zzz
    Universally hated, but personally I just tolerate them because I have to.
    Nov 13, 2018 0
  • Symantec RGtp88
    OP
    Thanks for the feedback folks. Still a bit mixed even in this small sample.
    Nov 14, 2018 0

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