Facebook Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
755 Reviews

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Pros
  • The best thing about this place is that you have so many smart people around you (in 70 reviews)

  • Free food, young and lively coworkers, downtown location (in 53 reviews)


Cons
  • Not the most understanding environment when it comes to work/life balance (in 42 reviews)

  • Long Hours and some times you cant balance work and your personal life (in 24 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very positive atmosphere that challenges you, good camaraderie between workers. Very competitive compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Demanding job if you want to advance; requires long hours.

  2.  

    Relaxed, friendly, and motivated

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    Former Employee - Production Engineering Intern  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Production Engineering Intern in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Facebook as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The atmosphere is great. Everyone is super friendly and really just seems to want to be there. I was worried that it'd be *too* laid-back or even "frat-like" for me, but it really just wasn't.

    I think the most notable part to me was how low-stress things are. In particular, no one is overly harassed about occasional mistakes, even if they bring the site down. As long as you can explain how you're going to prevent it from happening again, you are good.

    Cons

    I was a little disappointed by the quality/skill of some of the engineers. But I'm comparing it to a very small and exclusive company, so my standards may simply be too high.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Entry-level Facebook Experience

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    Former Employee - Human Operations Analyst  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Human Operations Analyst in Austin, TX

    I worked at Facebook full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good way to launch a career. Very mission driven company that has lots of benefits. Highly recommended for someone about to graduate or post-graduate in their first year.

    Cons

    The atmosphere is not exactly the most professional, but I suppose that makes sense as it does fit the overall vibe of Austin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I honestly have nothing but positive things to say about my experience there as well as the managers that I worked with! Highly recommended job.

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Recruiter  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Exciting projects, minimal bureaucracy, focus on impact, great learning and development programs, autonomy to make decisions for effective production.

    Cons

    The reward structure is becoming increasingly political.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very informative learning experience for early entry post-graduates.

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    Former Employee - Human Operations Analyst  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Human Operations Analyst in Austin, TX

    I worked at Facebook part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    One of the most recognizable companies in the business, laid-back, high influx of determined/capable young professionals.

    Cons

    The compensation was a bit lower than I felt it should have been.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be extroverted, open to teamwork, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing company where engineers rule

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    Facebook has amazing perks for employees and tried really hard to be the best employer in the valley. Their benefits are next to none and the company is genuinely interested in ensuring that people are happy and stay for the long run. Also the people in the company are really smart and hence it is easy to have a super enriching experience working here.

    Cons

    The work atmosphere is intense and too engineering centric. Some employees have risen quickly as they have been in the right place at the right time but are not necessarily the best for their role.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great perks and work-life balance, really smart people, challenging problems

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Facebook as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The people here are all really smart. The emphasis is on output and you're pretty much in control of your hours, it's normal to get out in the middle of the day to hit the gym, etc. Perks are also great, can't beat the food and the micro-kitchens. And every change you make to the code instantly impacts hundreds of millions of users.

    Cons

    At least for internships, teams are somewhat hit-or-miss: some teams work on really exciting products while others, not so much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Both Challenging and fascinating

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    Free working environment. You can notice that your code are really making some contribution to others and the product are possibly to be used by millions of people.

    Cons

    You have to undergo high pressureboth from your collegue and the project. In most case, you have to deal with the inflexible deadlines

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great atmosphere to work in.

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    Former Employee - Security Officer  in  Prineville, OR
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Prineville, OR

    I worked at Facebook part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun and laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    Depending on site, it can be pretty boring

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Startup-up culture still evident, but hitting growing pains

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    Current Employee - Product Analyst  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Product Analyst in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast paced, high impact, lots of freedom to pursue directions you find interesting, awesome data set, the ability to have an idea and see it implemented and affecting real people in weeks or months instead of years

    Cons

    Work/life balance not great, overarching "connect the world" goal pretty consistent and clear, but specific direction is often lacking and/or inconsistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much stress on things that are really just minutiae

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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