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May 10 280 Comments

Why should I join Facebook? Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Y'all working on anything game changing?

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  • Facebook qVQD10
    No.
    May 101
    • Microsoft
      🤴king🤴

      Microsoft

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      OP
      I appreciate your honesty.
      May 10
  • Facebook уes
    Facebook is the only company that has a clear dominating profit margin and actually interesting problems (not every team) that is also not yet overgrown like Google
    May 1026
    • Facebook / ProductaQxL35
      If you look at Pulse (the anonymous survey), often the main reason for bad WLB is “Desire to perform.” Overall it can be pretty chill if you want.
      May 12
    • New / IT
      BigMFg

      NewIT

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      BigMFgmore
      Autocracy? You mean when a top official, let’s call him mr Orange, can fire anyone who could accuse him or disagree with him and deny any lie and never be held accountable no matter how much damage is done.
      May 12
    • Adobe
      fNOL51

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      You got it BigMFg and while you are at it, you may want to research history to see who was behind getting mr orange elected and spreading fake news articles.
      May 12
    • LinkedIn wjwjej
      May 12
    • LinkedIn SFBASV2
      Facebook seems to have a ton of challenges up ahead. I feel like if you have the stomach for risk it could be a decent place to work if you want to go up against those challenge. I see some folks chiming in from companies that have problems of their own (mine included) but not as public. Facebook’s mission/vision is genuine as described. Once they figure out the balance between monetization and that mission/vision, they should be okay. If you’re looking for a check, benefits, the FAANG badge, and wlb then maybe it’s not your cup of tea. And that’s okay. Unsure why ECTT56 seems so compelled to attack FB employees here. You’re not even in the same industry facing the same problems. High chance that the person interested in FB isn’t aligned too well with your work place (Nvida). Just say you don’t like FB and go about life.

      I agree with wjwjej though because we all drink our own flavor of koolaid.
      May 13
    • Nvidia bdei51
      Dudes chill the f out. Don't let your companies brainwash you. There is no perfect company, just make sure to be happy with what you do and try to make an impact. Both Nvidia and FB are great companies if you are in the right team and making an impact.
      May 13
    • LinkedIn SFBASV2
      100% agree. Bdei51
      May 13
    • Facebook / Eng435
      @bdei51 who do you think you’re trying to stop people from having their biggest dick competition?
      May 13
    • Facebook Ubеr
      There are not enough characters in this field to represent it using ASCII
      May 13
    • If you all want impact so bad why not join Uber ATG?
      May 14
  • Nvidia ECTT56
    C'mon now, ending privacy is game changing af.
    May 103
  • Google AI Snot
    In 5 years, there’s always jail
    May 1024
    • Oracle rubbi
      Not a lot of smart people. Hey, I didn’t say I’m one.
      May 13
    • Google Mr. Glass
      Most ultra smart folks are libertarians, idiot @rubbi. Check your misguided assumptions
      May 13
    • Oracle rubbi
      That’s more the folks on the spectrum who never developed empathy and compassion for others. Certainly some ultra smart folks there. Not a lot of ultra smart folks in general though; that’s not the median employee at any of these companies. But I am an idiot; completely stupid!
      May 13
    • Nvidia wuwuw
      Wow y'all a lil angry
      May 13
    • Oracle / IT
      l00tb0x

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      l00tb0xmore
      Might be a soft spot for them xd
      May 13
    • New Vikf78
      “Most ultra smart folks are libertarians” lol - I think you may be featured on /r/iamverysmart
      May 13
    • OpenDoor atleng
      Libertarian and conservative are on different axes of the political compass... might want to check yourself Mr. Glass
      May 14
    • Google Mr. Glass
      ^ I never said libertarian is conservative, dumbass. I said we need political-orientation quotas in hiring to teach the leftists a lesson.
      May 15
    • OpenDoor MhBB55
      >Most ultra smart folks are libertarians

      you said, replying to someone pointing out that higher education and IQ tend to be correlated with liberal tendencies.

      Try again, dumbass.
      May 15
    • Google Mr. Glass
      ^ what does that have to do with conservatives idiot? The guy pointing out IQ actually meant to say leftists instead of liberals. There are right leaning classical liberals and there are left leaning authoritarianists as well. I never said libertarian is conservative.

      In general, there are 3 axis:
      X: left —> right
      Y: Authoritarian —> Libertarian
      Z: Economic, Social

      Think of it as a cube. Left leaning libertarians on social issues for example want you to have the freedom to do whatever you want in the bedroom, pro LGB+. Right leaning libertarians on economic issues want less regulation and free markets.
      May 16
  • Snapchat
    Lampost

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    Lampostmore
    Recommend you check out Snap. Solid engineering teams, growing DAU, growing revenue. Chance of doubling/tripling in the next few years.
    May 1020
    • Snapchat trabajo
      When you try to join snap in 12 months you’ll have missed the 3x but 2x still possible then
      May 12
    • Walmart.com 🌲50
      Nah! I recommend Walmart. Chance of being exactly where it is today for eternity.
      May 13
    • Apple / Design
      aplanonymo

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      aplanonymomore
      But crazy CEO who barks all the time
      May 13
    • Salesforce / EngForcesales
      Snapchat is such a dumb product, still can’t figure out how it took off like that. It’s messed up that insta ripped them off so brazenly but that functionality makes way more sense to me as a feature there, than as an idiotic standalone product with an entire company built around it.
      May 14
    • Snapchat
      Lampost

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      Lampostmore
      Clearly you know nothing about the product and have done 0 research other than your own opinions 🤦‍♂️
      May 14
    • Snapchat trabajo
      I’m old and angry and I hate Snapchat and them dumb kids
      May 14
    • Nvidia signale
      "Dog face is the greatest thing since the internet" says Snap employees to themselves when they go to sleep at night.
      May 14
    • New / SalesLadyCloser
      What is snap doing that has you confident of growth? #seriousquestion
      May 15
    • Salesforce / EngForcesales
      I use the product because my gfs sister uses it to send us dog snaps. And yeah it’s a feature not a standalone app. Makes way more sense as part of the Instagram platform.
      May 15
    • Nvidia buck25
      Always go full dog face
      May 15
  • Facebook phplol
    Been at 3/5 of the faang, and FB is incredible. Almost 6 years now and didn’t even start thinking about moving on.
    May 1245
    • Facebook chromeo
      @NewGrandpa: Calm down, old man, before you have a coronary.
      May 14
    • Amazon
      SamuraiBlu

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      SamuraiBlumore
      Someone brought up some good points about how Facebook poses real undeniable threats to democracy and then FB janitorial on-call got paged to clean up the mess.
      May 14
    • Facebook Ubеr
      Grandpa is really losing it, got this love letter in pm. Kickstarter to help out with some Valium?

      From @FBisDeath:

      “Hi, fuckface!

      I’d like to invite you to meet me in real life. I think you’re THE epitome of the entitled, shitty, useless person who thinks that they’re better than everyone else because...

      ...Jesus, who knows why.

      You think age is an issue? Guess what, douchebag, GenX and Boomers are the people not abandoning your shitty platform.

      I’ll write my next story about this. Stay tuned.”
      May 15
    • Amazon
      SamuraiBlu

      Amazon

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      SamuraiBlumore
      ^^ what’s funny about the “grandpa” remarks is that anyone who knows the product is aware that FB’s user base skews older, often markedly so compared to other social media. You should be grateful for grandpas, not insult them; they’re keeping the site going.
      May 15
    • Facebook Ubеr
      Im grateful and worried. Long ranting posts and veiled threats is just something to be worried about, health wise.
      May 15
    • Amazon
      SamuraiBlu

      Amazon

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      SamuraiBlumore
      Where was the veiled threat?
      May 15
    • Facebook Ubеr
      Inviting to meet in real life? Seriously?
      May 15
    • Amazon
      SamuraiBlu

      Amazon

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      SamuraiBlumore
      Seemed more like a fact-finding mission to discover what FBers are like in non-virtual space. It’s not a mystery to me since I live by the office but it read more like curiosity.
      May 15
    • Facebook Ubеr
      Quite a curiosity with the language haha
      May 15
    • Amazon
      SamuraiBlu

      Amazon

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      SamuraiBlumore
      Yeah, quite curious, but not on the level of confusing maintain with obtain.
      May 15
  • Apple
    iron 👨 man

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    iron 👨 manmore
    They don’t want u, so answer is NO
    May 101
    • Microsoft
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      OP
      Fresh take 🍎
      May 10
  • Amazon broke&dumb
    Facebook gets to choose the next president in most countries.
    May 129
    • SAP 13371
      Funny and sad at the same time
      May 12
    • Facebook / Engonjetplane
      You think Zuck chose Trump?
      May 12
    • SAP 13371
      No, Zuck was used as a tool for Russian money just that. Profits over ethics.
      May 12
    • Facebook / Engonjetplane
      Oh, so Facebook didn’t choose the president?
      May 12
    • SAP 13371
      No, the president chose FB
      May 12
    • Facebook / Engonjetplane
      Huh, broke&dumb said FB got to choose the president. You should argue it out with him.
      May 12
    • New / Eng/ ÷
      He said most countries. It is not clear whether US is one of them. On path for next elections tho
      May 12
    • New / Eng
      griesrt

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      Not sure that fb influenced the election more than it divided people further away than they already were. I can’t tell you how many friends I lost over politics on fb. Deleted it a long time ago along with all of my data.
      May 12
    • I feel significantly dumber having read this thread.
      May 13
  • Facebook / Eng435
    Why should you? Do it if it’s what you want, no one is begging you. It’s a job, 99% of the people do it for the money, no matter what they say about missions and shit. Touch their salary and their ideals go to the trash. So if you like the money, come.

    I see myself retired in 5 years.
    May 1110
    • Nvidia showeridea
      *takes offer for +30% TC at other FAANG in 6-mo, still on track for retirement*
      May 11
    • Airbnb / Engqwezxcvf
      TC?
      May 12
    • LinkedIn SFBASV2
      Total Comp
      May 13
    • Airbnb / Engqwezxcvf
      Haha, I know what TC means. I just want to know the Facebook person’s TC. 😢
      May 13
    • Facebook / Eng435
      Does it matter? Besides the stupid blind meme, my TC is enough for me to be happy (I’d actually be happy with much much less). OP needs to ask himself/herself if it’s enough for them.
      May 13
    • Airbnb / Engqwezxcvf
      It matters to me. I’m curious because you said you would retire in 5 years
      May 13
    • Facebook / Eng435
      ~350k, could probably push to be an ic6 and bump that, but it’s pretty chill at this level. My partner earns a bit more, so that helps.
      May 13
    • ConsenSys / Eng746279
      no wonder facebook is trash. employees are just in it for the money
      3d
    • Nvidia chocodaddy
      They are trash, but it's not as if you'd work for lower than you could get...
      3d
    • ConsenSys / Eng746279
      pretty big difference, working for free and working for facebook. lots of people here are convinced that there's no middle ground. it's sad
      3d
  • Amazon allinon
    As long as Snap is innovating, Facebook doesn't need to... Copy+Paste is facebook's greatest innovation 😂
    May 127
    • Amazon azmix
      Microsoft did the same for 20 somewhat years through acquisitions until they came up with Azure.
      May 12
    • Google / Eng
      poogers

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      poogersmore
      Azure is copy-paste from AWS...
      May 12
    • Microsoft Gorillala
      iOS copies Android, Android copies iOS the circle of life
      May 12
    • Tableau YwcI06
      GCP shoulda copy and pasted from someone.
      May 12
    • Google Methane
      ^^ That made me chortle. What a shit show.
      May 12
    • Tableau YwcI06
      On the bright side, at least you're not Oracle Cloud or whatever the fuck they're calling themselves now.
      May 13
    • CVS Health / ITwalgreen
      Oracle cloud... #Joke
      May 13
  • Facebook vFfi02
    Don't come
    May 106
    • New fml!
      Why?
      May 10
    • Apple woodkid
      That’s what she said
      May 12
    • Facebook maryjblind
      That’s what ur mum said
      May 13
    • Cruise Automation iugfruo
      Oh, my sweet summer child, that’s literally who “she” in “that’s what she said” is
      May 13
    • ConsenSys / Engdackjorsey
      You can come on me next time
      May 15
    • ConsenSys / Engdackjorsey
      But really, that’s what she said 😂
      May 15
  • Amazon / EngfHUg57
    You can stay in touch with friends and family that are on Facebook. In five years, you'll get friendship anniversary reminders. That is a nice way to know what's going on with other's lives without being intrusive
    May 106
    • Nvidia ECTT56
      That's like saying, "the nice thing about eating at buffets everyday is you'll never be hungry, they have free refills and no one else there is judging you for reguarly engaging in this harmful behavior"...

      Cherry picking the one nice to have little niche while ignoring the mind dumbing ads, personal life and emotional manipulation and general privacy yard sell.

      It's weird that no one else thought phone calls or meeting someone you care about in person was so "intrusive" before.
      May 10
    • Amazon / EngfHUg57
      Do you even sarcasm bro?
      May 11
    • Nvidia ECC56
      Shit. Yes, I owe you 57 strictly platonic f'ing hugs.
      May 11
    • New / Eng/ ÷
      Where this friends and families twist comes from? Zuckerberg said Facebook is for dumb fucks.
      May 12
    • ConsenSys / Engdackjorsey
      Sounds like Boeing’s idea of nonintrusive information for pilots
      May 15
    • if they’re not important enough for me to remember in my head, then they’re not important enough to be reminded about in 5 years on a shitty website
      3d
  • Microsoft
    waesrdtf

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    waesrdtfmore
    Yes! Facebook is growing and will be the leader in areas like AR/VR which is believed to be future of computing
    May 129
    • Amazon bgoc01
      Why not Microsoft? Hololens is killing it
      May 12
    • Microsoft
      waesrdtf

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      waesrdtfmore
      Hololens? Killing what?
      May 12
    • Microsoft Gorillala
      Killing our profits!
      May 12
    • Microsoft
      waesrdtf

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      waesrdtfmore
      Lol what profits???
      May 12
    • Sage / HR
      khCi60

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      khCi60more
      No they won’t they have done jack with oculus. Microsoft is again going to be the loser. hololens has been out for awhile..anyone using one? Answer...no. Apple will have their glasses out and revolutionize things
      May 12
    • Microsoft Gorillala
      Well the US army has one.
      May 12
    • Sage / HR
      khCi60

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      khCi60more
      Apple will revolutionize AR - next year.
      May 12
    • Google Methane
      I don't see AR/VR being a leader in anything. Maybe for gaming and some military and medical use cases but that's it.
      May 12
    • Oracle / IT
      l00tb0x

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      l00tb0xmore
      Gaming abandoned ar/vr/3d(!) years ago. We don't give a shit.
      May 13
  • Facebook chromeo
    Like it or not much of the world’s communication flows through us.

    The dominant paradigm that FB has focused on thus far is public sharing. In the next 5 years, we will likely be focused on sharing in smaller paradigms. Zuck talks about the town square vs the living room. In doing this, the paradigm of sharing will move to be more private.

    We also recognize our responsibility to the safety of people and to democratic elections. This is a massively complicated technology problem. Everybody complains rather than provides solutions. We don’t have the luxury of just pointing out what’s not working. We’re trying to fix an unprecedented problem at unprecedented scale. This has massive implications to society when it comes to free speech vs regulated speech.

    Messaging will continue to dominate the way people interact with society and we have some of the most popular messaging platforms whether it’s for western markets or 2nd/3rd world markets. That model will also evolve as they move towards being more private.

    We will continue to get people connected to the internet who live in areas that don’t have internet today. Increasing penetration of information will be important as mobile penetration growth tapers.

    We’ll continue to push forth in AR/VR. We recently launched the Quest, which represents the next step in hardware. We still have a ways to go until VR becomes adopted by the masses.

    We’ll also continue to experiment in the hardware space. We recently launched Portal and believe that hardware plays a key role in how people connect with each other.

    As far as our main app goes, people will always want to connect and share with each other. Whether it’s with friends or family or support groups; whether it’s text, photos, videos, live videos, short stories, or VR spaces; sharing will always be there. We’ll continue to evolve with it.
    May 1216
    • Sage / HR
      khCi60

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      May 12
    • Facebook gEKd54
      Did you even read the article?

      This a research company doing a survey that claims there is a drop in active users in the us.

      1. The us is a small piece of the fb ecosystem. It matters for revenue, of course, but it is far from summarizing fb trends. This is a market where fb reached saturation- almost everyone uses fb very often. There are many other markets globally where fb is not yet in that position and is growing rapidly

      2. Dude it is a survey. It is a survey that contradicts the publically available usage data fb reports every quarter... that one even has a nice breakdown by region where you can see the saturation in the us where fb (excluding ig) remains pretty flat and Asia + Africa grows very rapidly.

      3. Self reported behavior surveys are an incredibly inaccurate tool to make precise numeric arguements, they may be good directionally. I was personally involved in a survey taken by people that used fb a few times the previous week with 20% claiming they never used fb before .

      You ignore most of the world, base your conclusions on one survey data where better data is available and you make assumption about ig stories (which is far smaller in than whatsapp stories btw) despite ig having massive growth prior to stories.

      You should be careful about confirmation bias and picking the data source that confirms what you thought before you looked
      May 12
    • Facebook gEKd54
      Unfortunately, fb doesnt publically report the relevant data to refer to your second article so I cant directly comment.

      But - as someone who does have access to the data, the concern I have for the validity of such surveys remains...
      May 12
    • Facebook chromeo
      @khci: You went from getting shutdown about the copying remark to linking to Business Insider. 😆
      May 13
    • Tableau / Eng
      WorkingIt

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      WorkingItmore
      FB itself has a huge and growing problem. Teens. They despise FB. They have for the past five or more years and yet, FB hasn't figured out how to address it. Buying other properties that are popular with the younger gens hasn't helped FB itself.

      I'm getting tired of FB too. You still can't quickly search and peruse your old postings easily or those of your friends. Some of the features that Google+ had that were obviously cool have never made it to FB. Why is it so tough to maintain friend lists? FB is just getting tired feeling let alone the issues with privacy.
      May 13
    • Sage / HR
      khCi60

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      khCi60more
      Wow lot of defensive responses from FB people. Honestly ask yourself if you or anyone you know uses FB much anymore. Answer is mostly no and large decrease. Yah that’s not the same as real research but it is a big trend. Obvious that people are spending less time on Facebook, posting less and overall less engagement. Those are major trends in play. So go ahead and quibble over a little data point here or there but there is an obvious huge trend in motion...
      May 13
    • Facebook chromeo
      Dude, you’re pulling random articles off the internet. How about you actually pull an authoritative source like from our quarterly earnings report.

      Here’s a tidbit of wisdom that might help you in life: Not everything you read on the internet is right or accurately portrayed.

      And in case you didn’t know we own Instagram.

      Maybe learn about our company before trying to speak authoritatively about it.
      May 13
    • Facebook gEKd54
      Hehe :)

      How is criticizing your data resources and trying to be helpful by providing the actual data being defensive?

      I'm actually trying to have a real conversation and show you where you are doing some lazy research work.

      And as commented above - ig is and has been a fb product for quite some time. Many of the leaders and engineers building and initiating the projects that drove ig growth are the same ones that did it in fb... this is not a split company working independently.

      People need to stop conflating fb the company with fb the product. All FB employees joining after the ig acquisition (>95% of the company) joined a world that included ig and were part of making it successful. There is this made up reality in peoples minds of some small ig team that's kept separate and is winning while everyone else is losing...

      There quite a few fair criticisms you could make of fb, there is no need to invent facts/trends.
      May 13
    • Facebook JeezLouise
      For real, khCi, you linked to businessinsider as a source? Wut? Check out the quarterly earnings report
      May 13
  • Amazon UUVv22
    You will have access to plain text passwords of all the users.
    May 123
    • Facebook chromeo
      Old joke is old.
      May 12
    • Amazon UUVv22
      No wonder that for folks at Facebook this is still just a joke.
      May 12
    • Airbnb / Engqwezxcvf
      The joke might be old at Facebook, but I still enjoy it a lot
      May 12
  • Amazon bgoc01
    I’m pretty sure you are not able to do 2 whole LC medium problems in one round. Better start working on that now because in 5 years you’ll need to do 5 LC problems in a single round instead
    May 121
  • Uber baag
    World is a better place without Facebook
    May 120
  • Uber / Eng
    sight

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    The major growth years of Facebook are over. Now you just get to tinker around the edges while playing defense.

    Go for a place where the core functions are still being built. It will challenge you professionally and will be more interesting. Also greater chances of growing at higher multiples.
    May 120
  • Indeed wofjamakz
    Since when do these tech companies actually work on anything “game changing”? Their own goal is to increase shareholder profits, whether it be by releasing gender-bending selfie filters or by adding the newest way to integrate your entire financial life into your iPhone. If you truly want to work on something game-changing, I would recommend higher level cs research at a public institution.
    May 127
    • Amazon / EngfHUg57
      Name one company that doesn't put investor's interest over anything else?
      May 12
    • Indeed wofjamakz
      My dads hotdog stand on 45th and Lamar
      May 12
    • Amazon / Engsha1024
      Listed on NASDAQ?
      May 12
    • Amazon !JeffBezos
      SNAP, home of the confused boner. That’s got to be worth something. It was enough to get me some free tit pics, albeit confused tit pics.
      May 12
    • Sage / HR
      khCi60

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      khCi60more
      Snap is still the best social media winner in the long game...
      May 12
    • SpaceX / Other
      muskytaint

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      muskytaintmore
      "name one company that doesn't put investor's interest over anything else". All of the musk companies. Lol. Well, at least not their financial interest
      May 13
    • Nielsen nqED75
      CS research at a public institution is game changing? Isn't the major research done at Google, MS, etc these days?
      May 13
  • GoPro / QAkhtq18
    Facebook Portal ?
    May 123
    • Sage / HR
      khCi60

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      khCi60more
      Facebook portal is another loser. The commercials are so tone deaf to human Interaction
      May 12
    • Google Methane
      And does anybody trust that FB isn't "spying" on them?
      May 12
    • Sage / HR
      khCi60

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      khCi60more
      No of course not, good point! The part about the ads I was mentioning is the people making fun of each other...not the reason u need to buy a video device to connect w others...duh
      May 12
  • Sage / HR
    khCi60

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    khCi60more
    Fuck Facebook - they are ruining society. Causing more anxiety depression suicide.
    May 120
  • Google / EngSlw07gnvs
    The government is going to break up FB/IG/WhatsApp and/or regulate them. Zuckerberg’s too powerful.
    May 124
    • Facebook Ubеr
      Sure Google is special and shouldn’t be split too?
      May 13
    • Facebook chromeo
      If the government is breaking up companies simply because they are too big/powerful, Americans should be afraid.

      Also, to point out that obvious, Google, Apple and Microsoft are bigger
      May 13
    • Google / EngSlw07gnvs
      Notice I didn’t say Facebook is too powerful, I said Zuckerberg is.
      May 13
    • Facebook chromeo
      Ok so you just hate him personally and that’s the reason to breakup Facebook. Makes total sense. 👌
      May 13
  • DigitalOcean 447gd
    The product creates an addictive time sinkhole that's poisonous to society, while selling eyeballs and people's data to marketers. There's no pride to be had from working at this company, it's a net negative for the world.
    May 132
    • Facebook chromeo
      I think it’s interesting how the liberal elite look down their noses at how people spend their time. It’s all very elitist and pompous. You’re too good to see pictures of family and friends, read a few articles, laugh at a couple of memes and see your friends get married and go interesting places. No, people like you sneer at people living normal lives. It’s such a POISON to society.

      Instead, you’re spending your time saving the world burying yourself with a game console or shopping online. Maybe you’re being a super productive citizen binging on Netflix or flipping through Tinder.

      👌
      May 13
    • Shapeways CoddyCodd
      Hey FB. Make sure to save that post in plain text next to all those plain text passwords. Next time genocide similar to Myanmar happens thanks to FB you can easily copy/paste it again.
      May 14
  • Amazon Ncvp57
    Geebus. This thread is rife with evidence why Facebook is decaying. There is no remorse from Facebook-ers, no apologetic introspection, and no consideration that maybe some of the people on this thread use FB (ie don't attack your customers). Just attacking other points of view including various replies trying to tear down just about every other company on blind outside FB.
    May 1410
    • Facebook Ubеr
      Points of view... You have yours, we troll yours. It’s blind, take a deep breath. World is unfair. Eat a banana. Release some dopamines...
      May 15
    • Cerner pfdP78
      Thanks for proving OP’s point.
      May 15
    • Facebook Ubеr
      Happy to help
      May 15
    • Facebook chromeo
      No remorse? Umm look at our public statements.

      But in my personal opinion much of this is overblown. We used to be attacked for having walled garden so we created APIs so that peoples data could be portable. They had that freedom and responsibility. But now people complain that they had that freedom. We didn’t give anybody their personal data; those people gave it themselves.

      So now we’re closing stuff up because people can’t be allowed to handle their own data. And yet now, again, we’re being asked to make that data portable to take to other services. That’s literally what we’ve been bashed for.

      And the bashing is way overblown. People think that this is how Trump got elected because it’s easier to blame a corporation rather than accept that 1) Hillary sucked 2) she ran a shitty campaign and 3) there’s a good chunk of America that likes Trump.

      If your average citizen cared about the hysteria put out by NYtimes, you would’ve seen user numbers crater. Instead they’re still up and to the right. All the hysteria is among NYT, liberal elite and Silicon Valley bubble.

      The people who shared their data to take dumb personality quizzes didn’t care and still don’t care.

      Yet we still take our responsibility serious fighting attackers, spammers and people up to no good. But even this is a paradox because people have asked for more privacy but that makes safety harder. When you have end to end encryption, you can’t monitor for bad people. I’m sure everyone will blame FB.

      Other paradoxes also apply to us. People want us to monitor news and end disinformation but then they also don’t want us to censor and believe in free speech. There are literally the same people asking opposing things.

      So we’ve literally asked governments and society to help us decide how to choose on these matters but we acknowledge we can’t do it alone. And yet even that is taken with cynicism by the liberal media claiming that we want regulation to shutdown competitors.

      Everyone wants their cake and they want to eat it too. This isn’t about improving society, fairness or even making a better Facebook. This is about a media industry whose business has been disrupted by the internet and the biggest powers trying to take down emerging powers. You don’t think NYT tracks you, profiles you and collects data on what you read?

      And sadly even the most educated of us are susceptible to the agenda of the media. Even the most educated of us are susceptible to political grandstanding.
      May 15
    • Cerner pfdP78
      Facebook - tl;dr
      May 15
    • Facebook chromeo
      tl;dr - Media wants to destroy their biggest competitor, Facebook.
      May 15
    • Facebook Ubеr
      @chromeo you are wasting you time, they have better “sources” of information
      May 15
    • Cerner pfdP78
      We do have better sources. They’re called reality and common sense.
      May 16
    • Facebook chromeo
      Don’t always believe what you read in the media.
      May 16
    • Cerner pfdP78
      Is that the standard talking point legal gave you?
      May 16
  • Uber lkcc
    If you join FB today you’ll see yourself broke and homeless on the shitty streets of East Palo Alto in5 years
    May 122
    • Facebook / Engshortguy
      Really
      May 12
    • Facebook oh yea
      Yea with all the TC and fun, FB employee is more likely to develop a drug habit and end up homeless
      May 12
  • New / Eng
    griesrt

    NewEng

    PRE
    Flipboard
    griesrtmore
    Tbh I would work there for the money. Facebook is one of the most detrimental apps out there next to Insta.
    May 120
  • Uber sadbear
    Back when I was at Facebook, we used to do these sale calls for the candidates we really want. If they haven't already done so for you, you are probably a 'meh' hire.
    May 126
    • Microsoft
      waesrdtf

      Microsoft

      PRE
      Facebook, Google, Amazon
      waesrdtfmore
      What are these “sales calls”?
      May 12
    • Uber sadbear
      To tell OP the answer he is looking for.
      May 12
    • Uber vgruvcc
      Is it when recruiter suddenly reaches out to you ?
      May 12
    • Uber sadbear
      Not recruiters. Normally people who are on the team and/or interviewed you during the hiring.
      May 13
    • Uber vgruvcc
      Got it
      So I am also a "meh" probably 🥺
      May 13
    • Uber sadbear
      The majority of people are 'meh' anyway so don't be too hard on yourself. Most people don't feel crazy about every offer. The same is true about how companies feel about candidates. It is just business.
      May 13
  • Facebook TheDude
    No more Microsoft people please. We suck. We aren’t doing anything fun. Stay at Microsoft.
    May 121
    • Facebook / Eng
      baldnshort

      FacebookEng

      PRE
      Facebook
      baldnshortmore
      Don't need Microsoft tools.
      May 13
  • New / Eng
    griesrt

    NewEng

    PRE
    Flipboard
    griesrtmore
    I worked with a company in Myanmar to build an ML model for dangerous/threatening speech. People are being killed for what’s being said on fb.
    May 120
  • Cerner pfdP78
    Why would you want to work for a company that is directly contributing to the moral decay of society?
    May 132
    • Disney / Design
      blamo

      DisneyDesign

      PRE
      Magic Leap
      blamomore
      I was thinking about this and we have the unique opportunity to go work for these companies and fix what is wrong. If we think these products should be more humane then as a product designer I actually have a voice so why not use it?
      May 14
    • Cerner pfdP78
      If you think you’re going to change FANG, i have a bridge I’d like to sell you.
      May 14
  • Intel Hunting
    FB ==> WeChat ?
    May 123
    • Qualcomm dynasty001
      U kidding me. The way i see it , Messenger is always playing catchup with WeChat features. In a way ,its good, it gives FB a clear product roadmap to execute future Messenger features.
      May 12
    • Intel Hunting
      Sorry, I meant the exact thing you said...
      Perhaps FB---> WeChat?
      May 13
    • Qualcomm dynasty001
      Maybe WeChat >>> FB
      May 13
  • I see, someone just failed a 3D trapping rainwater question
    May 122
  • Facebook / Eng
    ouHU60

    FacebookEng

    PRE
    PEAK6 Investments, Slalom Consulting, CME Group
    ouHU60more
    It’s great. Honestly. Lots of interesting work here. I learn new things every day. Lots of interesting people too. Little process and it’s quick to get things done.
    May 122
    • Amazon / Engpoconos
      “Little process and it’s quick to get things done” - Zuckerberg just had a bad deja vu.
      May 13
    • Amazon crazylion
      Move fast, break things and maybe fix them later.
      May 13
  • Facebook xil
    Only if you are chinese
    May 121
    • Amazon bgoc01
      I keep hearing about such comment on Chinese in FB or AirBnb. Could you elaborate?
      May 12
  • Facebook Ubеr
    Well I think its easier to test how world is without Uber than without FB. FB will last for a WHILE :)
    May 120
  • Microsoft jdjfjfcj
    What exciting thing could you actually see yourself working on there? Yet more irrelevant ads that appear every two posts?
    May 133
    • Facebook Ubеr
      Probably a bit more interesting than virtually anything at MS?
      May 13
    • Cerner pfdP78
      Facebook - Why so defensive? Suddenly woke up and realized you’re contributing to the decay of society? I’d be ashamed of myself, too, if I were you.
      May 13
    • Facebook Ubеr
      Not defensive, offensive :)
      May 13
  • Expedia anony🐭
    Op, don't kid yourself bro. You're not hot shit. Nobody on blind is.
    May 132
    • Microsoft
      🤴king🤴

      Microsoft

      PRE
      Cubic
      🤴king🤴more
      OP
      Expedia with the hot take 👌
      May 13
    • Expedia anony🐭
      I'm not pretending to be hot shit. So...
      May 13
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    • Sage / HR
      khCi60

      SageHR

      PRE
      Coca-Cola, The Home Depot
      BIO
      East coast
      khCi60more
      No chance there’s a currency govt can’t access lol
      May 12
    • Bitcoin?
      May 12
  • Nvidia signale
    "Screw privacy, let's identify the world" said every Facebook employee, ever.
    May 140
  • SAP gbanana
    SAP is following all DPP and GDPR guidelines. Said that with an almost straight face.
    May 120
  • Netflix user0xFFFF
    “LifeInvader” in GTA 5 was a really good representation of FB.
    May 130
  • SAP amFP81
    Sales call?
    May 120

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