The company is now completely moved out of its Palo Alto pad, and into the much more spacious Menlo Park facility it broke ground on last year.
Yes, Facebook really lives on Hacker Way.
That, Facebook staffers told us, was the joke name for the facility, which was previously owned by Sun Microsystems — as seen on the reverse of the Facebook HQ sign. It was said to be drab and prison-like, but …
Social Media Disneyland
… Facebook has brightened the place up considerably.
Facebook Circuit Board
Facebook doesn’t like to dress its campus in any kind of monolithic corporate way — no blue decor everywhere. But it does like quirky art, such as this Facebook ‘F’ made out of circuit boards.
The aesthetic of the cafeteria, as with much of the campus: bright and spacious, with a deliberately unfinished look. Zuckerberg likes to say Facebook is “1% done,” and the campus is in constant flux to represent that.
Outside lunch seating and BBQ to Be
An example of how the campus is still in flux: there’s an outdoor BBQ shack being built next to the dining area.
We can confirm the food in the cafeteria is delicious. Here’s a random sampling. Notice there is no tray — Facebook thinks you’ll eat too much unless you only carry a plate.
Calvin, Superman and Vending Machine
Some of the graffiti that is encouraged on the walls — and a tech support vending machine where you swipe your company pass and get the gadgets or chargers you need.
One of our favorite pieces of art on campus — it reminds us of Mashable Connect.
Zuck’s conference room
This is where Facebook’s billionaire founder takes his meetings.
Done is Better than Perfect
How to get engineers to actually finish their product: motivational stencil.
The Wall of Height
Here’s the pitch — cover the whole wall with employees and visitors marking their height and writing their names next to it, just like you used to do as a kid.
Linsanity at Facebook
Yep, that’s Jeremy Lin, Palo Alto kid, coming to visit the campus in February. Go Knicks indeed.
Believe it or not, this wall-sized mural was done without the aid of stencils or guides of any kind.
Hobbes and the Social Network
Deep aphorisms mingle on the wall with fun cartoons.
Insanity Wolf, Treadmill Desk
Enter the Insanity Wolf Room, and there it is: Facebook’s treadmill desk, available to all.
Philz Coffee, Facebook edition
Even though Philz Coffee (a San Francisco institution) is available free throughout Facebook HQ, Philz is also doing a roaring trade with a paid cafe. Never underestimate the desire of engineers for fresh, well-made joe.
It’s a Crane Thing
This crane-like industrial object was transported from the Palo Alto office, simply because Facebookers had gotten used to meeting underneath it.
Meeting Room Map
A giant interactive screen shows you all the conference rooms on the floor. Red ones are taken, green ones are available.
Avera Kadavera is Taken
There are a lot of Harry Potter fans at Facebook. All the Hogwarts-themed conference rooms were taken when we came to visit.
Tom Watson on the Wall of Height
Extra-tall product designer at Facebook or famous golfer? You decide.
Memes at Tech Support
At the Temple Bar, where technology comes to get fixed, the wall is covered with favorite Internet memes.
First built at Palo Alto HQ, now replicated at the Menlo Park facility. Note the guy casually skating by.
Plans for the Future
Facebook is planning a whole other campus, the West Campus, across the street. This plan was sketched out on a whiteboard. Note the pedestrian tunnel to be dug between the campuses.