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Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    great job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    company culture ceo friends work environment

    Cons

    nothing all good to go!

    Advice to Management

    keep it up!


  2. Amaze-balls

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    amazing infrastructure, great people, rocking campus

    Cons

    crazy atmosphere, crowded desks, too much candy


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great Company. Lots of opportunity to grow as a developer.

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Facebook as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The perks at Facebook are unmatched in Silicon Valley. They offer free laundry service, and possibly the highest quality free food on the planet.

    Cons

    Very demanding in environment, with a poor work life balance. There is an expectation to put in as many hours as necessary and can be very stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Management is very hands off and will let their engineers drive the direction of the company. This style is enjoyable and times, but I feel they would benefit from occasionally taking a more active role in their employees work.


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  5. Helpful (7)

    I work on the communications team at Facebook

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Relatively flat company -Most teams I know report they work pretty autonomously and are not micromanaged -Really talented people and I never feel like I'm competing with anyone for projects or time with leadership -Personally I feel like I have a good work/life balance minus the commute

    Cons

    -Like most companies, your experience will largely depend on your manager and your team -Working with teams can be very disorganized or frustrating due to lack of anyone following the same process -Personally, don't feel the compensation at FB can compare to the other large tech companies, including Google and LinkedIn


  6. Really does move fast, and you have to keep up.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You can make almost any change you really want to the most popular apps on the planet. How much you do is really a function of how much you're capable of and how much you can back up your decisions.

    Cons

    Guidance is slight, and you have to convince people to ship things after you've already built them, not before. It's a difficult thing to get used to.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Spectacular engineering talent, but a pretty isolated environment.

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    Former Intern - Front End Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Intern - Front End Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook as an intern

    Pros

    The environment is really fast-paced, with a lot of freedom. As Facebook grows, there's more and more of a spectrum of different types of work environments and managerial relationships--all the way from entirely hands off, to much more hand holding if you need it. Speaking as a UI engineering: You'll learn more here than pretty much anywhere else. When it comes to UI tech specifically, Facebook seems much more willing to work from first principles and carefully try new concepts at scale than other places.

    Cons

    Major Silicon Valley companies are frequently a bit isolated--and to some extent that's what makes them good at what they do, by helping them ignore the ways things have been done. In Facebook's case, I found the office environment very isolated from the rest of the area. There's walls all around the campus, and it's across a freeway from the rest of the Menlo Park area, so it takes planning if you want to interact with non-Facebook employees in a typical workday. Being so isolated doesn't seem advantageous as a situation for a company that's trying to make the world more open and connected.

    Advice to Management

    Find more ways to engage the surrounding georgraphic community with the Facebook community, embrace remote work tech and habits, and encourage workers to get off campus more and wander a bit and talk to people.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Big but cool place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Facebook was a cool place to work, but the company is a behemoth now. The perks are great and there are some really incredible people and projects at Facebook.

    Cons

    Work / life balance is a bit off here especially if you live in the city. The perks are great but the expectation is to stay at the office for ridiculous hours. Also, as the company has grown so have the politics.

    Advice to Management

    Fix some of the culture and politics, but overall doing a good job


  9. I was a former facebook intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The work culture here, at the time I interned was what kept me motivated due to its highly structured and efficient coordination with several departments. Work life balance was brought into, and meshed well with the Facebook environment to keep things interesting in HQ by having several company events,

    Cons

    I found myself in search of more work. I felt that I was an intern was not efficiently used to help push the company forward.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Great company with some issues

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    Current Employee - Infra Group in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Infra Group in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The mission is incredible. Make the world more open and connected. From the delivery of the product to the infrastructure the company focuses on impact and truly is disrupting the industry.

    Cons

    As the company grows the culture changes a little which is expected but the politics in certain areas has gotten to be unbearable.

    Advice to Management

    Hiring from larger companies that Facebook openly says are slow doesn't make sense. If we think xxx company is slow and lacks innovation why would we hire so many people from those companies?


  11. Helpful (2)

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

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    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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



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