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Facebook Reviews in London, England

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong culture of passion, learning, and engineering excellence

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Strong culture of passion, learning, openness / transparency, direct feedback, and everything is designed around empowering engineers to ship things quickly with a lot of autonomy. Growing everywhere and lots of opportunities for driving projects at whatever level you are able. And the people are wonderful - many of them feel like old friends even though we've worked together only a short time.

    Cons

    I agree with comments that this is not the place for someone who wants to coast. There's a general feeling that people here believe they're doing some of the most important, best work in their career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working hard to keep the culture great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  3.  

    great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Facebook as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    people who work there are great

    Cons

    nothing there are no cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Amazing company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internet Marketing Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Internet Marketing Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Facebook full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Smartest people to work with
    - Great benefits (free food for breakfast, lunch, dinner)
    - Healthy work environment and an amazing working culture

    Cons

    Even though it is a great company to work for, it is still very hard to manage all the tasks you have to perform.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    a company where I can make impact

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Marketing Solutions in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Global Marketing Solutions in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Everyone talks about the amazing perks etc. But that is not the biggest pro. The values are. For me the fact that I can do what I am good at, and really make a a huge impact is absolutely fantastic. Things are going very fast, even with the current company size. Maybe even faster. At Facebook there is a saying that every day is a week, and for me that is true. I think it is very special that moving fast and setting high standards of performance this can go hand in hand with being really good to employees too.

    Cons

    Keeping up with the pace is sometimes hard, and keeping an overview of all the things that happen. I love our internal groups, and responsive people are to help each other. This at least helps me to speed up on things that matter to me in my job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Facebook has a great mission and a great set of values. Every time the company uses these as a filter to what we are doing, it makes so much sense. If that is for assessing a new solution, a change in the organization set up or an acquisition. My advice is to keep on doing this, and apply this to all Facebook does.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Move fast!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Much freedom. Brilliant people. Awesome projects.

    Cons

    Salary in London is significantly lower than in West Coast.

    Recommends
  8.  

    My introduction to the tech industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Strategist Intern - Global Creative Solutions in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Strategist Intern - Global Creative Solutions in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Facebook as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work culture and perks. Ability to come up with out of the box ideas.

    Cons

    Try to maintain start-up culture but it's very much a mature company. This creates issues when defining roles, responsibilities and promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ads are annoying on a facebook feed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    best place ever

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PR Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PR Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    culture, people, vision and transparency

    Cons

    will come when bigger size

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on hiring

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Please don't lose it Facebook!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Facebook is the most incredible company to work for, there is a huge focus on people, impact, and a deeply held mission statement that we can change the world for the better.

    Cons

    As we've grown, there is the potential for the culture to be lost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your people, not on each other.

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

    Truly best place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Facebook as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Perks
    - Food
    - Awesome people
    - Great projects

    Cons

    - Most of the time spent at the office with coworkers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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