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Updated June 21, 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. Great job

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very interesting work. A lot of freedom. Chances to get promoted. Flexible hours

    Cons

    Work-life balance.
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  2. No surprises

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Partner Manager in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    No surprises - Facebook is a great place to work. Clear vision from management, total autonomy to get your job done, fantastic perks and lots of career support.

    Cons

    It can be hard to keep up with all of the information and changes. It can also be hard to wrap your head around the sheer scale of what we do and how fast things are growing.

    Advice to Management

    Management should keep doing what they're doing.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Client Solutions Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Client Solutions Manager in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Client Solutions Manager in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great & Supportive Work Environment - You'll rarely see a better group of successful, encouraging, and most importantly HAPPY individuals in other companies, but Facebook does an awesome job supporting and motivating their employees.

    Not to ostracize other internships, but Facebook is arguably the best internship experience in the world. This internships gives you complete exposure to every aspect of the business and the work itself.

    Great events, great food, great job!

    Cons

    For someone who can't handle the fast paced environment and open space, it'll be very difficult to succeed and complete work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it UP


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great People, Great Mission, Feeling a bit big at the moment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quantitative Researcher in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Quantitative Researcher in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture, lots of learning opportunities, good people, good mission.

    Cons

    Often tone-deaf to real-world (non-SV) problems; undergoing significant growing pains; lots of outside hires for upper management positions; increasing eng/non-eng/sales splits


  6. Great place to have an impact learn.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing culture, impact and scale. Visionary leadership.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be challenging as it is a very fast paced environment.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Make a real impact on a lot of people!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Facebook

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Facebook is easily dismissed as just a social network, and the nature of the product makes it subject to a lot of critique. However, if you take a step back, it's truly marvelous that a product supports about a billion users everyday.

    Career opportunities are great, you can move fast and contribute, the company pays for all your stuff, the company has tons of money, tremendous job security if you make an impact, free food, tons of perks that I cannot even begin to list, great young talented coworkers, amazing lively environment (not slow, like Google), great benefits, compensation.

    Cons

    Engineering isn't as advanced as Google (owing to very young age and inexperience of workers),
    You can find messy code if you look in the nooks and crannies.


  8. Awesome place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - ITT in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - ITT in New York, NY

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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free meals and having a lot of friends

    Cons

    Always on the computer.

    Staff is a little nerdy


  9. Helpful (1)

    Humble team, amazing perks and open environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love working here! Facebook allows me to be myself and make an impact while growing my career. I have worked with many cross functional teams and it's amazing to be surrounded by intelligent and creative individuals. I have been working here for 8 months and I have yet to wake up not wanting to go into work. They keep it exciting and are always changing to better the product, environment and org structure. I work long/hard hours but am treated so well that I don't feel the need or want to complain. I thrive in this type of environment and cannot wait to see what the years to come bring for my professional development. I am well compensated, am given a great amount of time off (and not afraid to use it) and my manager is very supportive with anything I need.

    Cons

    It can be hard to disconnect since I use Facebook a lot outside of work as well. Also, there is no set plan for any career here

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture the way it is! Your transparency is amazing.


  10. Worked on very exciting problems with very smart people.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern - Monthly in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern - Monthly in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You are working on a very interesting problems, which actually affect more than a billion people. You also learn a lot from people around you.

    Cons

    For me team meetings were not very productive, and I didn't feel I understood half of the stuff my teammates were talking about.

    Advice to Management

    Dedicate more time on explaining high level view of what everyone is working on, so that interns have better view of the product they're working on.


  11. Best place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Completely open environment, There are no secret projects or anything like that.
    - Friendly and caring people.
    - HUGE impact

    Cons

    - Office food is really good, can make you fat :-/



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