Should I join Facebook? How is the culture?
Received an offer for a TPM Product role at FB after a recruiter reached out and I went through the interview process. L4 w/TC: $210k. I'm currently at TC $140k, but a move to the Bay Area reduces the jump somewhat.
I'm excited about the offer, but also a bit hesitant as I"m really not familiar with the culture at FB and wondering if i'll fit in. Some questions that come to mind:
1. Is FB really doing exciting work? Obviously that varies with teams, but seems that maybe they have hit their peak and most of the work is on refinement around things like privacy/security? I'm sure the office is a fun place, but is the work boring? Especially at the size of FB today?
2. What is the culture really like at FB? I've seen several posts of people saying they didn't "fit in" and curious what elements contribute to that. Is it just around autonomy, bottoms up approach, or is it more the kool-aid and politics? I don't mind a loose structure, but I don't have much patience for egos and slogans. Seems like a social media company would bring a lot of drama and social pressure. But maybe FB has moved past this stage.
3. With some of the recent news in the past year, seems that morale is a bit low. Are things beginning to look up?
4. A lot of posts here comment on the high intensity and bad WLB. Is this improving? How is the WLB and pressure for TPMs? I don't mind working hard, but I cap myself at ~45 hrs/wk. Is that an unreasonable expectation?
Appreciate any advice!