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Updated July 4, 2015
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Pros
  • Your surrounded by smart people (in 85 reviews)

  • Free food and frequent offsites (in 69 reviews)

Cons
  • There is no work/life balance at Facebook (in 54 reviews)

  • No work/life balance; long hours; must work a lot just to stay afloat; difficult for those with families and/or small children (in 26 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Awesome Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Network Planner in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Network Planner in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I performed a similar role at Google and I can say that I prefer the work ethic and depth of knowledge of the Facebook teams. Being a social network Company, colleagues are open and honest in everything they do, even as a contractor I feel completely part of the team. As a contractor at Google, I was excluded in so many ways including being allowed access to certain tools which FT's could access.

    Cons

    There can be some in-house politics and power struggles, which are resolved really quickly before it encroaches on daily work flow. none really.

    Advice to Management

    maintain the flexibility - Facebook is a great place to be.


  2. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Really good company .Great place to work!

    Cons

    No cons ! I dont have cons.

    Advice to Management

    Work on competing with google !


  3. Helpful (3)

    Facebook makes you feel like part of a family

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - co workers care about your well being - helping others to achieve and excel is the norm -

    Cons

    - people like working here too much that many people do long hours - company is getting bigger and bigger and is easier to become less impactful / less recognized.


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  5. Helpful (8)

    Friendly people, interesting work but no work-life balance.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Smart, hardworking people - Great internal tools and tech - You get a lot of freedom as an employee, and your ideas are valued by your manager and your peers if they are good. - Great perks - Free food - Great cafeteria and decent selection of snacks and drinks at the micro-kitchen, plus two bars :) - Decent gym allowance

    Cons

    - No work life balance. To be fair, a fair number of people at FB work 40 hour weeks and are pretty successful, but it's not uncommon for people to work 10 hours a day or more, or work on a weekend because they are overloaded with work to do. A lot of people (including me) don't have any friends outside of work. - The whole "We're changing the world" thing starts to get old after a while.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing a great job, keep it up! I'm not sure what can be done to address the work-life balance issue, but in my mind that's the only major issue with working at Facebook.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work & grow at!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The amount of freedom each individual has is amazing. Tons of perks :D The culture is now more balanced, we move fast but also focus on maintaining stability. I had to move to a new country to join Facebook but never felt out of place. Never felt like a job to me.

    Cons

    We have a very active social life with colleagues, but is limited to weekends with other friends. From what I've seen its tougher to maintain work-life balance once you are married.


  7. Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Work life balance is complicated


  8. Helpful (2)

    Strong culture of passion, learning, and engineering excellence

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Keep working hard to keep the culture great.


  9. great

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    people who work there are great

    Cons

    nothing there are no cons


  10. Amazing company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internet Marketing Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Internet Marketing Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook full-time (Less than a 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.


  11. a company where I can make impact

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Marketing Solutions in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Global Marketing Solutions in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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