Facebook Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Best job I've ever had

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    Current Employee - Content Writer  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Content Writer in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    There isn't enough space to write them all. You work with the best, smartest, most interesting people in the world. You are working on problems that can touch over 1 billion people. If we don't have the tools we need to do something, we make them, then do what we wanted to do. I've never worked at a place that so inspiring, creative, and FUN as this one. I've been here for over a year and I am STILL not upset when it's Monday and I have to go back to work.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be frustrating when you want to work on something, but have to prioritize something else that's higher impact. Luckily my manager works with me to ensure that I always have some time allocated to what I'm passionate about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're doing a fantastic job. The fact that you've been able to scale this culture as well as you have is a true testament to how much you love it here as well.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best workplace if you really want to get things done!

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    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 less than a year

    Pros

    - You are measured and rewarded on impact and not the other usual factors such as your relationship with manager or how many hours you have to work
    - Great open culture where you can question anything and anyone. You are encouraged to take risks in order to achieve something bigger.
    - Great place for mentorship - bootcamp is amazing way to understand company culture, build relationships and get exposure to various technologies. Beyond that there are tons of individuals that you just need to ask and they will help you in every way possible.
    - Facebook has some of the friendliest individuals that I have ever worked with
    - Great perks! food, amenities, health, dental, gym, and the list goes on and on
    - Believes in compensating you what you are worth instead of trying to lowball and counter offering once you have a competing offer.
    - You are truly working on things that are making a difference in people's lives

    Cons

    - If you really want to set yourself apart, know that you are probably working with some of the brightest in the industry. You better be on top of your game :-)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to maintain the culture that exists. Let's ensure it doesn't turn into another one of those other tech giants!

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The best company ever

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    The work environment is amazing with extremely talented and helpful people around. You get to choose what you are passionate about and want to work on. You can get to make huge impact right from the first week at work. The learning curve at Facebook is still strongly up and to the right. The compensation and perks are very competitive. The free food and free laundry are the best in my opinion.

    Cons

    The work environment is pretty competitive and have to work extremely hard to stay on top. This can lead to longer work hours and a little more stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management has to work hard to maintain the open and connected culture as the company grows.

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  5.  

    Fast and open.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    - Moving very fast allowing making you feel better about what you've done.
    - Product is shipped so often that your work is much more impactful.
    - It's a very open company that puts a lot of trust in it's engineers. Even interns have a lot of power that could be easily abused but we don't want to lose that trust so no one abuses it.
    - You have occasion to work with super smart people from the industry.
    - Even it's no longer startup it still has this feeling about it.
    - It's not all about the money.
    - Food is great! Snacks and drinks too :)

    Cons

    - Because company is small comparing to the number of users we have sometimes there's a lot of work.
    - If you are not a minority you can sometimes feel discriminated here but I think it's a trend everywhere.

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  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Very positive atmosphere that challenges you, good camaraderie between workers. Very competitive compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Demanding job if you want to advance; requires long hours.

  7.  

    Best place to work!!!

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    Current Employee - Release Engineer  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Release Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    Move fast!!! Not afraid to take risks. Smart people.

    Cons

    Company is growing and hopefully the culture will remain the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring smart people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing company at the bleeding edge of media

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    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    Amazing company culture, ultra aligned vision, fantastic talented and motivated colleagues, entrepreneurial and "hacker" culture is very strong. Of course the perks are nice, but they are just there to remove distractions to allow you to focus on what matters. If you are attracted solely by perks, look elsewhere, you don't belong here.

    Cons

    Hours can be long, but hey, you don't change the world by resting.

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  9.  

    Software Engineering Intern

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    Terrific Company, great internships that have high risk and reward.

    Cons

    Full time employees have on-call shifts, which means being available 24/7. But interns don't have to do on-call

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the openness of choosing your own team for full time hires

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best workplace ever !!!

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    Current Employee - Summer SWE  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Summer SWE in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    Training is great, teached me everything i need in my work, and also to grow and evolve.
    We have great leadership, and roll models.
    Perks - Other than the common Hi-Tech company perks, we get to have great contirbution.

    I truly believe in the company goal to connect the world and i really love doing this work.

    Cons

    no cons that i found.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing awesome work.

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  11.  

    I can't think of a better place to work at

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    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 less than a year

    Pros

    Here at Facebook, the destination is space, and beyond. It is only up to you on what you want to achieve. No one will stop you. All the perks, smart people, amazing environment and great tools will help you get there. I am honored to be able to work here.

    Cons

    The company is growing in a fast peace and it may become harder and harder to keep the culture and values and each and every employee satisfied. But hey, if we did not grow, I would not be here either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We must keep the bar high going forward and also make sure that candidates are resonating with our mission and culture so we only have super motivated employees. (Which I have experienced so far)

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    Positive Outlook
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