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Updated February 18, 2015
Updated February 18, 2015
159 Reviews
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Pros
  • You have occasion to work with super smart people from the industry (in 85 reviews)

  • Amazing office culture and community and the free food doesn't hurt (in 69 reviews)


Cons
  • Another thing that no one will agree with me on is the work-life balance (in 54 reviews)

  • Long hours away from home, due to my own commute situation and long working hours (in 26 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Spectacular engineering talent, but a pretty isolated environment.

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    Former Intern - Front End Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Intern - Front End Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Facebook as an intern

    Pros

    The environment is really fast-paced, with a lot of freedom. As Facebook grows, there's more and more of a spectrum of different types of work environments and managerial relationships--all the way from entirely hands off, to much more hand holding if you need it.

    Speaking as a UI engineering: You'll learn more here than pretty much anywhere else. When it comes to UI tech specifically, Facebook seems much more willing to work from first principles and carefully try new concepts at scale than other places.

    Cons

    Major Silicon Valley companies are frequently a bit isolated--and to some extent that's what makes them good at what they do, by helping them ignore the ways things have been done. In Facebook's case, I found the office environment very isolated from the rest of the area. There's walls all around the campus, and it's across a freeway from the rest of the Menlo Park area, so it takes planning if you want to interact with non-Facebook employees in a typical workday. Being so isolated doesn't seem advantageous as a situation for a company that's trying to make the world more open and connected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find more ways to engage the surrounding georgraphic community with the Facebook community, embrace remote work tech and habits, and encourage workers to get off campus more and wander a bit and talk to people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    I work on the communications team at Facebook

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    -Relatively flat company
    -Most teams I know report they work pretty autonomously and are not micromanaged
    -Really talented people and I never feel like I'm competing with anyone for projects or time with leadership
    -Personally I feel like I have a good work/life balance minus the commute

    Cons

    -Like most companies, your experience will largely depend on your manager and your team
    -Working with teams can be very disorganized or frustrating due to lack of anyone following the same process
    -Personally, don't feel the compensation at FB can compare to the other large tech companies, including Google and LinkedIn

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Big but cool place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Facebook full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Facebook was a cool place to work, but the company is a behemoth now. The perks are great and there are some really incredible people and projects at Facebook.

    Cons

    Work / life balance is a bit off here especially if you live in the city. The perks are great but the expectation is to stay at the office for ridiculous hours. Also, as the company has grown so have the politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix some of the culture and politics, but overall doing a good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I was a former facebook intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Facebook

    Pros

    The work culture here, at the time I interned was what kept me motivated due to its highly structured and efficient coordination with several departments. Work life balance was brought into, and meshed well with the Facebook environment to keep things interesting in HQ by having several company events,

    Cons

    I found myself in search of more work. I felt that I was an intern was not efficiently used to help push the company forward.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with some issues

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    Current Employee - Infra Group in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Infra Group in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    The mission is incredible. Make the world more open and connected.
    From the delivery of the product to the infrastructure the company focuses on impact and truly is disrupting the industry.

    Cons

    As the company grows the culture changes a little which is expected but the politics in certain areas has gotten to be unbearable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hiring from larger companies that Facebook openly says are slow doesn't make sense. If we think xxx company is slow and lacks innovation why would we hire so many people from those companies?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Positive experience overall; good choice compare to most companies, and probably one of the best in large companies.

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    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    Good culture overall. Good career path for my personal experience.
    Very good benefits

    Cons

    Loose some sharpness in execution when team gets bigger

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great Culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    Engineers First, Period.
    Code ships fast.
    Bored, easy transfer to other internal teams.
    Easy to take lead on new projects.

    Cons

    Takes a while to earn credibility if not senior when you sign on

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    Good foo, good envirment
    The people are all really great and the company really trains you well. Maybe the most structured training program I've seen. Very professional but friendly environment.

    Cons

    too crowded, need to valet parking
    The location isn't ideal. It's kind of a not-so-nice part of town. Many people commute an hour each way, since they don't want to live in the area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall is good
    Your path to success is to hire good people and stay out of their way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    full time

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    good pay, great people and project

    Cons

    not much choice for meals

  11.  

    Great company. Slowly getting big.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company and smart people

    Cons

    Slowly getting big and probably slow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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