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Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
836 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.  

    A great place where you can advance readily and ideas are explored from the ground up.

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    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Culture, compensation, convenience, attitude, technical skill

    Cons

    Growing fairly large, starting to lose some aspects of culture, becoming more formalized, structure being added to day-to-day environment, easy to let work life balance go in the wrong direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Excellent place to work and grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    Great company with many great people to work with. The company is growing fast so there are plenty of opportunity for people to choose what to work on. 21 days paid-time-off, which is very generous.

    Cons

    Company is becoming bigger and bigger. There are more and more so called big-company problems, e.g., too many meetings, people hanging around doing nothing and so on. If you like a start-up environment, Facebook is not a startup anymore.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    awesome place to learn and grow

    • 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

    Learning, Rewards, Perks, food, location

    Cons

    24/7 stress, pace and micro-management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun internship, but long hours and difficult to get a return offer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    Great perks, fun intern events, good pay

    Cons

    Long hours, poor communication with remote offices

  6.  

    Amazing people, big impact, doing cool things in the world

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

    Pros

    By far the best thing about Facebook is its people. I am continuously impressed by my colleagues, even as the company has grown. I love the impact that I can have individually in my role, and am proud to be part of an organization that has such a positive impact in the world. It's important to me that what I do matters.

    Cons

    I really love everything about Facebook.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Facebook Inc.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    A seamless synthesis in thoughts, attention to detail and ideas that lead too great product development . An ability too learn within, you $git too write code.

    Cons

    There are no cons too working at Facebook inc.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Facebook is awsome

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

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    Freedom of engineer to do what they want

    Cons

    Work life balance is bad

    Recommends
  9.  

    Frontend dev

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    JS node car vehicle tester

    Cons

    TK is very useless here

  10.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    Employees travel at business class. The bootcamp is great because it offers flexibility in choosing teams.

    Cons

    Work life balance is complicated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun fun fun

    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice smart people to work with
    Excellent culture and values
    Good metrics measured, both human-wise (e.g. manager approval rates) and engineering wise.
    Flexibility in choice of team, work from home options etc.
    Amazing perks

    Cons

    Growing pains - growth is so fast that it is hard to maintain culture and knowledge.
    Messy code base and obscure/obsolete technologies.
    It is not uncommon for teams to be made mostly (or entirely!) from employees with under 1yr of experience which slows everything down.
    With all the perks and fun, it's still a job. Some people forget that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on providing more perks that save time and energy such as laundry service and gym, things that improve our productivity.

    Be careful not to turn perks into time focus & energy wasters, such as collecting receipts for external sports activity. Is avoiding the few abusers of the 60$ a month perk really worth the hassle for everyone else to collect file and submit over 70 receipts for 10$ each throughout the year?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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