Facebook Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
755 Reviews

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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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great but very messy company

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

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Energizing mission to connect the world
    - Great business outlook
    - Perks (but only in large offices like Menlo Park, Dublin, Sao Paulo)
    - Still keeps some of its original hacker culture
    - Great CEO

    Cons

    - Can be very messy
    - Limited career opportunities outside of sales
    - Extreme differences in perks and compensation between HQ and international offices
    - High workload not matched by compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of non-sales, non-engineering and international employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    The atmosphere was great at facebook, my team was very friendly and the culture was great to work with

    Cons

    The workload was challenging at times and sometimes during deadlines the work could become stressful but overall it was good

  3.  

    Great company to work for, management needs improvement

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

    I have been working at Facebook as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Open culture, smart coleagues, lots of growth opportunities, gourmet lunches, flexible schedule, hard work

    Cons

    Management is a bit non existent, needs to learn to be more transparent and better communicate expectations to newbis. Otherwise great people, honest and smart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more your understanding and vision. Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's been said before, but: Move Fast and Break Things!

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

    I worked at Facebook as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The campus is beautiful. The work is immediately gratifying, as you're working on the website/app that literally over a billion people use the world over. The people are great, the food is free and incredible, and the benefits and perks in general are flat out impeccable. The work is challenging, and you're always growing. This place definitely has got many, many strengths.

    Cons

    The work-life balance can be difficult. You're judged by the amount of work you put out, which is fair, but to keep up you may need to regularly work 10 hours per day. I'd often see people put in even more hours each day. But then again, if you're incredibly skilled, you could probably get away with less than 8 hours per day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're making smart decisions. Keep doing that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Facebook as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Fast pace, great people, opportunity to learn a lot!

    Cons

    You can get lost in the shuffle if you aren't "in" with the right people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company in general, but too big now if you are looking for a startup

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

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Passionate and smart people; company brand value; lots of different projects/areas to work on

    Cons

    it's becoming more like a big company now

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Summer internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Facebook as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Challenging work, flexible timings, awesome food

    Cons

    might feel the pressure sometimes in such a competitive environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing, Its great as it is now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place to be

    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    - Fast paced learning
    - Freedom to work on what interests you
    - You can make big impact
    - Everything based on merit and performance, no politics
    - openness in culture
    - perks are awesome

    Cons

    - learning might get skewed towards internal tools, FB-specific libraries of popular languages, etc
    - a little chance of learning about the complete stack, more likely to work on a particular component of a bigger project/product

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent Place to work, if you fit in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Manager  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Facebook as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Free food and snacks all day

    Cons

    They may be a little races

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    good food and campus, smart engineers

    Cons

    overall coding style not so elegant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more attention to design pattern and coding style

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