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Updated January 31, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
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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.  

    Really nice job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 food
    full health care and lots of other benefits like transport or gym reimbursement
    huge impact on IT world

    Cons

    well, not as many offices as Google has

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more offices

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Great place to have an impact learn.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture, impact and scale. Visionary leadership.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be challenging as it is a very fast paced environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    Definitely a lot of freedom to work on projects you like. Upper management is flexible and expects you to be able to dictate your own career path within the company. Very young, collegiate culture. This includes Friday events like Happy Hour, Q&As with Mark Zuckerberg, and even company field trips for the interns.

    Cons

    Hack is the culture. If you are not really the "hacky" type, you might not feel at home.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    low level sales

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

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

    Pros

    - amazing company
    - great benefits
    - good leaders

    Cons

    - bigger company nowadays
    - engineers outshine all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - be more favorable to sales team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great place to work.. amazing benefits

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

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    Great place to work.. excellent work culture

    Cons

    its a great place. nothing comes to mind

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management doing a great job preserving FB culture.. Please contoinue to do so..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    Fast paced, good benefits, employee centric

    Cons

    Hyd office does not seem to have a future in the company

  9.  

    Not in the club.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    Awesome benefits. Working with smarter than average people. Partying on the job. Name recognition at social gathering.

    The pace is amazing and you always feel like you are doing something important.

    Great people on my team. Really close knit and people I will have in my life for along time

    Free food!!! Cannot stress enough how much I love this. This saved seriously my life. Three meals a day and snacks.

    Cons

    I worked as a "contractor". My direct supervisor was wonderful and took the time daily to ask me about my day and was always concerned. However the upper management on the team was deceitful, uncaring, unkind and unapproachable. The last several months we have been told we would be getting a better role and that we would be able to have real careers, instead we are just getting another contract agency and losing what little access we have to the Facebook culture.

    Expensive parking. It costs us $200 a month to park or we can run the risk of parking on the street and getting tickets.

    People we work for/with that are Facebook "fte" do not know who we are. Some are great but several do not even try.

    Bad contract company. They are definitely not "pros". Paychecks were often wrong or late. Almost the entire time I have been here we did not have a company person in the office. When we did get one it drastically changed how we could interact with our supervisor. We could no longer go to him with issues but instead were asked to go to someone else who yet again doesn't know my name.

    No chance at advancements. While I have the same degree as my close friend that helped me get in the door as a contract employee I have no chance at becoming a true Facebook employee. Unless you are recruited for a job you will stand no chance at getting the job. I was told that when they hire contractors they look for friends but when they hire "fte" they look for pedigrees. If a recruiter didn't find you you stand no chance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest. In one year I have met the "management " three times. All three times have resulted in what I felt was dishonesty. She would talk to us like she had something else or somewhere else to be.

    It was made clear in the beginning that there would be no full time role. What was not made clear was how little concern management would have. Outside of my supervisor and a few people that we got to work with we had no contact with anyone else.

    Learn our names. You don't have to stop and chat with me everyday but don't look at me like I am a complete stranger when I say good morning. Politeness and people skills go a long way. Beer pong is cool. You know what is cooler? Knowing who I am when I talk you.

  10.  

    best place to work at

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

    openness, freedom to choose work & define ones own career path. especially miscellaneous fringe benefits for pursuing extra curricular activities of ones choice

    Cons

    everyone focuses on immediate impact. this can prove to be a bane in the long run, if one does not occasionally stop, slow down to pay the technical debt

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find ways to make the company stronger in technical wisdom

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Once in a lifetime opportunity to create solutions for problems at a scale that not many other companies can even touch.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SMB Marketing in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - SMB Marketing in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    - Culture
    - Top leadership
    - Product strength
    - Ability to learn

    Cons

    - It's growing big rapidly, and new rung of leadership is not always clued into "Facebook" culture and style
    - Many teams still bias towards personalities - it matters who you know at Facebook

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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