Not happy at Facebook.

Nov 24, 2018 31 Comments

I've been here on the design team a while now. It's frustrating to see all the negative press in the news but even more so internally. They are constantly reorganizing. Design system is all over the place. They have an overabundance of design crits. The design team overlaps on a shit ton of initiatives. Leadership isn't exactly inspiring. And with so much churn you'd think the product would be making good strides but it's a mess. There are times I regret coming here. Is this the end for them? Maybe not Myspace, but Yahoo levels of decline? Having been there a while now it's painfully embarrassing to see how they operate internally. Plus on a moral, social issues and handling billions of people's data, you'd think they'd have some proclivity but turns out, they have no spine. Highest bidder wins as long as engagement is up.

Anyway, no point here. Just a venting observation.

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TOP 31 Comments
  • Uber yo mom
    All companies eventually choke on their own hubris
    Nov 24, 2018 1
  • Facebook FUmJ67
    Why does your profile still say Google?
    Nov 24, 2018 1
    • Facebook pdhwjdkal
      the title says all
      Nov 24, 2018
  • Uber Uber|
    Come and join Uber
    Nov 24, 2018 2
  • New tLFu71
    One can only hope fb crashes and burns like MySpace.
    Nov 24, 2018 1
    • New / Eng ////
      There will be a new one. There is something in the air that makes them pop up all the time. Time to change city air filters?
      Nov 24, 2018
  • Google OazC68
    OP
    Not being happy isn't a means to leave but an opportunity to promote change. There is no perfect job. For me it's more of a surprise that a company that's been around for a decade still hasn't figured out design or managing change.

    Culturally Facebook is way ahead of the game, but it struggles with diverse genders. Women designers are dwarfed by the number of men at the table. Surprising considering the VP of design is a woman (the assumption here being she'd at least see the disparity and signal for more change). 🤷🏻‍♀️

    Not trying to be so flippant as to bounce because of something so petty that CAN be fixed. But I'm frustrated and not happy. In the bigger picture, society is frustrated and not happy. There seems to be a shift in perception and I'm wondering if all the internal turmoil and ill advised decisions pouring out into the public space will be it's demise.
    Nov 24, 2018 3
    • Williams Lea Tag / Mktg GayDude
      AND ? They did it for users and the press ? That doesn’t mean that internal management and diversity at the company is great. Looks like you are drinking dry martini too much 🍸
      Nov 24, 2018
    • This experience is so relatable to the one a friend is having in a different org. Lot of incompetent naive kids are in leadership position apparently. The clean up needs to begin at the top. I would suggest you leave. Not sure how similar was G for you, I have heard it’s similar to FB.
      Nov 25, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng HelloGuys
    Not sure about all these posts about how bad is FB or its going down. I have several friends who went from Amzn to FB, they seem pretty happy, despite TC going down (due to stock). TC went down in comparison what they could get at amzn if they stayed. I guess they hope to get good refreshers.
    Btw, their wlb at amzn was pretty good.
    Nov 24, 2018 4
    • Amazon / Eng HelloGuys
      2-3 posts from FBers cannot represent the entire company, however the fact that they are upset at FB can be learned from recent articles saying about that snd morale being low.
      Nov 24, 2018
    • Facebook Cappo
      While not thrilled by the headlines, I’m loving it at FB. I’m biased because my last company was shitty. People don’t think about how biased FB is here in posts.
      Nov 25, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng Dr Yueh
    It’s the beginning of the end for fb. Young people don’t use it anymore. They haven’t diversified beyond VR (niche) and instagram. Insta is your best bet. Double down on that and milk it for all it’s worth. But without offering products or services outside the original platform you’re kind of hosed as youth grows up.
    Nov 24, 2018 2
    • Illumina / Other
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      Microsoft and Apple should be launching major initiatives to claw back the lead that google and Facebook gained.

      I hope you guys watched The Creepy Line and have plans to re-emerge as the tech titans, crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women.
      Nov 24, 2018
    • New tLFu71
      If they brought back fucking chronological feed for insta and stopped being so flooded with absurd ads they could milk insta for alot longer.
      Nov 24, 2018
  • Citibank / Eng Slurpsurp
    At least you can brag about the portal. 😂
    Nov 24, 2018 2
    • Facebook public2
      Have you tried it?
      Nov 24, 2018
    • Google sunnyvale8
      @public: calculate the odds with the miniscule sales
      Nov 25, 2018
  • Facebook FB4L
    Lurking. Just joined. And I see all this Facebook shit. Hey I've been here less than a year. On the design team. Come from Google. It's great. ❤️ There's a lot in the works. Lots of passion in the design team; really talented folks. Not once have I felt out of place. Car culture here is dope. 🤣😎😄 Everything is what you make it. Stick it out. It gets....rather....it'll get better. That stock price tanking tho! #yikes
    Nov 25, 2018 1
    • Facebook FB4L
      And if any of you are serious about joining, holla at me. I could use that referral money! ✌🏽😎👀🤣🤑
      Nov 25, 2018
  • Uber / Eng Nasdax
    Are you looking for a side project?
    Nov 25, 2018 0

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