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Updated July 6, 2015
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Pros
  • Your surrounded by smart people (in 85 reviews)

  • Free food and frequent offsites (in 69 reviews)

Cons
  • There is no work/life balance at Facebook (in 54 reviews)

  • No work/life balance; long hours; must work a lot just to stay afloat; difficult for those with families and/or small children (in 26 reviews)

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  1. High Impact, Great Responsiblity

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of internal opportunities- Facebook is growing in both products and it's people.
    Smaller and lean teams so that one can grow their career quickly.
    Given a large amount of responsibility and has the viewpoint that to be promoted, you should be consistently performing at the next level.
    People there are gems. There is a strong hiring bar.
    Magical campus, great amenities- spa, gym, laundry, food, wifi transportation- so that you can focus on your work.
    Quick to change processes to make things better.
    Treats feedback like it's a gift.

    Cons

    You will work hard and there aren't always lulls like at other companies.
    I don't see this as a con though since this is the type of opportunity I was looking for.

    Advice to Management

    More tools and tips on how we should prioritize or day since we operate so lean.


  2. Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Great corporate perks,
    Fast-paced company knows clearly where we are heading,
    Challenging but rewarding job responsibility that can really impact people

    Cons

    To my knowledge, all cons I observe are present in any other similar high tech companies


  3. Technical Recruiting

    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Facebook as a contractor

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

    Pros

    The people here are awesome
    Management tries to implement solutions to problems with employee feedback
    The free food is AMAZING

    Cons

    Work life balance
    Lots of perks but no time to take advantage of a lot of them


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  5. Awesome Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Network Planner in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Network Planner in London, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    I performed a similar role at Google and I can say that I prefer the work ethic and depth of knowledge of the Facebook teams.
    Being a social network Company, colleagues are open and honest in everything they do, even as a contractor I feel completely part of the team.
    As a contractor at Google, I was excluded in so many ways including being allowed access to certain tools which FT's could access.

    Cons

    There can be some in-house politics and power struggles, which are resolved really quickly before it encroaches on daily work flow.
    none really.

    Advice to Management

    maintain the flexibility - Facebook is a great place to be.


  6. Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    Facebook is a great place to work

    Cons

    The office is pretty loud


  7. Regional Product Marketing Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Product Marketing Manager in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Current Employee - Regional Product Marketing Manager in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good perks, 6 months salary revision, in large offices there are good career opportunities, good company momentum

    Cons

    Fiercely competitive environment especially around sales, eng and technical positions. Collaboration is encouraged, but teams usually work in silos.


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    Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

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

    Pros

    Facebook is an employee-focused company. Working here I feel valued and appreciated. I feel lucky to be part of this organization.

    Cons

    This is not a real con, actually, but rather a reflection on the fact that in order to be successful at Facebook you have to be comfortable with change.

    Advice to Management

    I'm inspired by my management from a professional as well as from a personal point of view.


  9. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Operations in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Community Operations in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Facebook

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

    Pros

    great opportunities
    lots of learning
    good pay
    insane perks

    Cons

    none, they are doing everything right

    Advice to Management

    stop re org


  10. Business Development

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    It's like the best group project you never worked on in college. Everyone is extremely smart, driven, capable, high octane, and wants to work hard to see the team succeed...and for the most part, everyone is genuinely kind and friendly. Office politics don't exist like they do at other companies.

    The quality of the benefits / perks cannot be overstated.

    Cons

    There isn't much opportunity to be based outside of Menlo Park. There are a handful of offices outside of Silicon Valley (New York, LA, Seattle, abroad) but not many. That said, it's better to have the company stay small and focused than get too big and have offices scattered about.

    Advice to Management

    For jobs that allow it, consider unconventional work schedules (i.e. work from home ~25% of time) to allow greater time spent with family/significant others that live outside Silicon Valley.


  11. It is the best company to work at for new grads.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - tons of responsibility
    - respect for employees
    - learn from the best
    - flexible work hours
    - flexibility in switching teams
    - great perks

    Cons

    - no office in the city (so commute from SF is something one should be up for)

    Advice to Management

    Build an office in the city to tap into the pool available there.



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