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Updated Jul 23, 2014
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4.5 682 reviews

96% Approve of the CEO

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg

(599 ratings)

91% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, dynamic environment, laid back

    ConsNothing comes to my mind

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    An amazing time

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Menlo Park, CA

    Pros- Great reach
    - Great people
    - Great resources
    - Great projects
    - Great perks & compensation

    The fast-paced movement really aligns well with me.

    ConsYour life inside and outside of work will likely become blended. This may be okay. Many people at the company have become my friends.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing company where engineers rule

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFacebook 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.

    ConsThe 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great young energy, but sometimes dull job

    Media Solutions Specialist (Current Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    ProsFast changing, open leadership, good perks.

    ConsOver qualified workforce, dull manual tasks

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work at, but pressure tends to be high.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Pros1) Ownership of software
    2) Responsibilities are given
    3) No lack of projects
    4) Compensation and package is awesome

    Cons1) Pressure tends to be high
    2) long working hours
    3) Management is ineffective
    4) Managers sometimes aren't very understanding
    5) A lot of employees have the fear of getting fired for performance

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Client Partner (Current Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    Prostop notch, couldn't be better

    Consno complains so far. Only the weather.

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    Both Challenging and fascinating

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFree 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place and great people to work with

    Analyst (Current Employee) Hyderābād (India)

    ProsPeople, Work Atmosphere, Pressure less

    ConsContract System, Monotonous work, Irrelevant outside

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Really enjoy working here

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Menlo Park, CA

    ProsGreat place to work--great people, interesting work, great perks, lots of opportunity to take on more responsibility.

    ConsCan't really complain about anything

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Transparency. Trust. Compassion. Food.

    User Operations Associate (Current Employee)

    ProsFacebook truly values the important things in life (to me, at least).

    - The culture and dialog is open about everything. Whether it's with your manager, on your team or concerning a company wide issue.
    - The amount of power entrusted to employees is huge. You are empowered to go explore and find data, build things, and generally chose the course of action you think will have the most impact.
    - Managers force you to go home if you're not feeling well. Miss your kid's all star game to stay at work and you'll get weird looks. Perform your core function well and you have so much leeway in how you spend your time - (how it should be, right?)
    - The food is so good.

    Cons- Sometimes it's momentarily discouraging surrounded by such smart, driven, all-around awesome people. And it can be harder to stand out for excellence (despite internal commitment to acknowledging successes in public and private).
    - On occasion the community can be overly sensitive

    Advice to Senior Management- Focus on being transparent with users
    - Simplicity should be a major pillar of the vast majority of new products
    - Keep the user first in all decisions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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