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Work life balance at Facebook Seattle

Microsoft / Engspygirl
Jun 8

How is work life balance at Facebook's Seattle office? Do managers set unrealistic estimate? Are people exepected to work insane hours? Is it possible to advance your career if you produce quality work?

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  • Facebook / EngTCYOE
    Depends on the team, manager, and role. Yes it’s possible to work insane hours. Yes you can advance quickly if you produce impactful work.
    Jun 89
    • Tango Health / Englyub4y2
      Define insane :)
      Jun 8
    • Amazon / EngHappynerd
      What is insane hours?
      Jun 8
    • Facebook / EngTCYOE
      I have heard some ppl work 12+ hrs a day and saturdays. It is not the norm.
      Jun 8
    • FBA Zone bJqu56
      Asians
      Jun 8
    • Facebook / Eng
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      C'mon @bJqu56
      Jun 8
    • Microsoft / Engspygirl
      OP
      @bjqu56, are you saying I should avoid Asian managers?
      Jun 8
    • Microsoft rgj2q
      You should!
      Jun 8
    • Microsoft / Engspygirl
      OP
      Wow, seriously? It's not a joke?
      Jun 8
    • Microsoft rgj2q
      See the time of adding commits...
      Jun 8
  • Facebook real_zuck
    It's as good as you want it to be. I work 35 hours a week and get exceeds expectations ratings. A lot of my peers work 50-60 hours and get greatly exceeds ratings. On most teams you can meet expectations and have great work life balance without too much trouble, but the company is filled with overachievers who love to work. I personally don't think so much extra work is worth the reward.
    Jun 90

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