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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 10 1
    • Microsoft
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      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 10 26
    • 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 / Eng 435
      @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 10 3
  • Google AI Snot
    In 5 years, there’s always jail
    May 10 24
    • 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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    Recommend you check out Snap. Solid engineering teams, growing DAU, growing revenue. Chance of doubling/tripling in the next few years.
    May 10 20
    • 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 / Sales LadyCloser
      What is snap doing that has you confident of growth? #seriousquestion
      May 15
    • Salesforce / Eng Forcesales
      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 12 45
    • Amazon
      SamuraiBlu

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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

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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

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

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    They don’t want u, so answer is NO
    May 10 1
    • Microsoft
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      Fresh take 🍎
      May 10
  • Amazon broke&dumb
    Facebook gets to choose the next president in most countries.
    May 12 9
    • SAP 13371
      No, the president chose FB
      May 12
    • Facebook / Eng onjetplane
      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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      griesrtmore
      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 / Eng 435
    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 11 10
    • Airbnb / Eng qwezxcvf
      It matters to me. I’m curious because you said you would retire in 5 years
      May 13
    • Facebook / Eng 435
      ~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 / Eng 746279
      no wonder facebook is trash. employees are just in it for the money
      May 22
    • Nvidia chocodaddy
      They are trash, but it's not as if you'd work for lower than you could get...
      May 22
    • ConsenSys / Eng 746279
      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
      May 22
  • Amazon allinon
    As long as Snap is innovating, Facebook doesn't need to... Copy+Paste is facebook's greatest innovation 😂
    May 12 7
    • 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 / IT walgreen
      Oracle cloud... #Joke
      May 13
  • Facebook vFfi02
    Don't come
    May 10 6
    • 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 / Eng dackjorsey
      You can come on me next time
      May 15
    • ConsenSys / Eng dackjorsey
      But really, that’s what she said 😂
      May 15
  • Amazon / Eng fHUg57
    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 10 6
    • Amazon / Eng fHUg57
      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 / Eng dackjorsey
      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
      May 22
  • Microsoft
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    Yes! Facebook is growing and will be the leader in areas like AR/VR which is believed to be future of computing
    May 12 9
    • Sage / HR
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      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
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      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
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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 12 16
    • 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 12 3
    • 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 / Eng qwezxcvf
      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 12 1
    • Qualcomm dynasty001
      This makes me so sad 😞
      May 12
  • Uber baag
    World is a better place without Facebook
    May 12 0
  • 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 12 0
  • 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 12 7
    • Amazon / Eng sha1024
      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
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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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      "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 / QA khtq18
    Facebook Portal ?
    May 12 3
    • 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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      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