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  1. Data Engineer

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

    I have been working at Facebook

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free food, shuttle, and intelligent people

    Cons

    Work life balance is not so good due to the competition.

  2. Amazing

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

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers, tough challenges, endless opportunities, fantastic benefits, world travel.

    Cons

    All consuming, easy for overachievers to burn out, some clueless people have snuck in over the past couple of years and we are less prone to firing them as we were in the past.

    Advice to Management

    Fire culture killers.

  3. Emerging Markets Specilaist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Perks Culture Mark Food People

    Cons

    Nothing that comes to mind. Maybe salary

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    Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of talented people to work with

    Cons

    Management is really immature and lack training

  6. Helpful (2)

    Friendly people, interesting work but no work-life balance.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Smart, hardworking people
    - Great internal tools and tech
    - You get a lot of freedom as an employee, and your ideas are valued by your manager and your peers if they are good.
    - Great perks
      - Free food - Great cafeteria and decent selection of snacks and drinks at the micro-kitchen, plus two bars :)
      - Decent gym allowance

    Cons

    - No work life balance. To be fair, a fair number of people at FB work 40 hour weeks and are pretty successful, but it's not uncommon for people to work 10 hours a day or more, or work on a weekend because they are overloaded with work to do. A lot of people (including me) don't have any friends outside of work.
    - The whole "We're changing the world" thing starts to get old after a while.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing a great job, keep it up! I'm not sure what can be done to address the work-life balance issue, but in my mind that's the only major issue with working at Facebook.

  7. Helpful (3)

    Facebook is THE place to work

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    Current Contractor - Community Operations Contractor in Austin, TX
    Current Contractor - Community Operations Contractor in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Facebook as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fully stocked kitchen with 3 catered meals a day and unlimited snacks/drinks, Relaxed, open office environment, ping pong, fun and collaborative teams, work hard play hard attitude, couches, etc.

    Cons

    Difficult to move from contract to contract or contract to full-time/permanent position. Can seem cutthroat at times in office.

  8. Nepotism, Cliques, Immature Workers, Unpleasing Experience For Contractors

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    Current Contractor - Community Operations in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Contractor - Community Operations in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Facebook as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Free food (breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, boba)
    - Free shuttle (it's free for now, until they become like Google)
    - Freedom in daily job tasks (not a ton of micro-management)
    - Looks of internal company groups that perm/temp workers can join

    Cons

    - NEPOTISM, FAVORITISM, AND IMMATURE WORKERS
    A lot of college grads are hired for temporary positions in the Community Operations department (possibly other departments as well), which calls for an immature work environment. Permanent employees favor certain temp workers, and promote them or give them more responsibilities. College grads look down on people older than them, and permanent workers overlook hard workers (statistics are skewed because there is nepotism and favoritism involved). Some temp workers are undervalued for their hard work and 'let go' without many facts to back it up.

    - NO WORK LIFE BALANCE, UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS
    Although there is not a lot of micro-management and you have freedom to accomplish your daily job tasks, the expectations are too high and they are unrealistic. If you don't meet the manager or senior-staffs' quality or quantity, they "let you go" without a just cause. The judgement system is not fair, because there is nepotism and favoritism among temp workers. Temp workers are shunned and ridiculed in front of everyone during quality review time. This causes the work environment to be very harsh, unfriendly and NOT a fun place to work. Permanent workers are PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE and don't try to help you improve in your job tasks, let alone even train you well when you first started working for Facebook.

    - NO SUPPORT OR ENCOURAGEMENT FOR TEMP WORKERS
    Contractors are hired fast and "let go" fast. It feels like more than 50% of the workforce are temp workers. Permanent workers view temp workers as just their 'slaves' to do their unwanted job tasks. No one really cares about your career growth, nor care about you as a person. You are just a 'slave' to the permanent workers, so move on to a new job when you get a chance.

    - LOW PAY FOR TEMP WORKERS (HUGE DISCREPANCY IN PAY BETWEEN PRO UNLIMITED AND OTHER STAFFING COMPANIES)
    The pay is extremely different between Pro Unlimited and other staffing companies. If you were hired by Pro Unlimited, that is good news for you because you are getting paid a lot more in dollars per hour. If you came from another staffing company, you are being paid a lot lower and should try to find a new job that pays more for your hard work.

    - PERMANENT WORKERS LOOK DOWN ON TEMP WORKERS
    This does not just exist at Facebook, but it is sad that it happens at Facebook. Permanent workers act entitled, and think that the world revolves around them.

    - HARDLY ANY TRANSITION BETWEEN TEMP TO PERM
    If you are a temp worker, don't expect to be hired as a permanent worker. Facebook usually hires permanent workers externally and do not even encourage temp workers to try to transition as a permanent worker. Work hard, but take it with you. Don't expect that they will create a permanent opportunity for you to stay longer than your contract. Once it ends, it's over. Move on with your life and find something better.

    Advice to Management

    - Hire more experienced, IMPARTIAL permanent employees that do not show favoritism among temporary workers.
    - Have realistic expectations and empathy for your temp workers. Just because you don't do their daily job tasks, it doesn't mean you should raise the bar extremely high......just so you look good in the eyes of your own boss.
    - Have more support and encourage your temp workers to be productive, proactive and provide them resources to do so.

  9. This is an amazing place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -smart people
    -relative autonomy
    -impact all over the world
    -unbeatable perks

    Cons

    Be prepared to work hard.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being amazing--you're building something truly special.

  10. Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very good culture and very good benefit.

    Cons

    A little bit of working overtime

  11. Helpful (3)

    software engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    nothing apart from surrounded by many stubborn, hot head

    Cons

    This company sucks now. People are not good there.

    Advice to Management

    Not to put too much pressure to employee

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