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Facebook Reviews in New York, NY

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
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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.  

    Mission driven org

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    Current Employee - Creative Strategist  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Creative Strategist in New York, NY

    Pros

    Really smart people working to change the world, all aligned to our mission.

    Cons

    It's hard work, there isn't acceptance for slacking off. We can come across as cocky but the products and results just speak for themselves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The smartest people, working together to solve client's problems on the largest marketing stage, delivering results.

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    Current Employee - Creative Strategist  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Creative Strategist in New York, NY

    Pros

    Clear vision, talented/diverse employees, awesome benefits, solid upper management/leadership

    Cons

    Constant change, media underdog, weak lower management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Can't imagine working at any other company

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    Pros

    - Surrounded by happy, passionate people who love what they're doing.
    - Very motivated upper-management team, with transparent, well-defined, and ambitious visions for the future of the company.

    Cons

    - High turn-over rate; People that work at Facebook generally aren't interested in stability.
    - Easy to get lost in the perks and lose sight of the company vision.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Love the company and the mission, the day to day is tough

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    Pros

    Of course the perks are great, but the most important perk is working for a company I truly believe in. Mark is an incredible leader who wants to make the world a better place, and I love doing work for a mission I care about.

    Cons

    The employees are tough, and even harsh at times. There isn't a lot of hand holding or pats on the back, and being critical and outspoken is rewarded almost all the time. This can get exhausting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Somewhere in each organization, the passion and inspiration from Mteam doesn't trickle all the way down to middle management. Also reviews should be given anonymously up the chain

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Really great place to work!

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    Current Employee - MBA Intern  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - MBA Intern in New York, NY

    Pros

    Free meals and snacks, $100 off your monthly gym membership, fluid entrepreneurial organization, supportive culture

    Cons

    Lower salary than some tech jobs from comparable companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    inspired to be part of this team

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    Current Employee - Client Partner  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Partner in New York, NY

    Pros

    amazing brilliant people, great morale, tremendous perks, amazing product, so much room for the company to grow...we are changing the world

    Cons

    the work is so interesting it can become difficult to disconnect

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Simply Great

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

    Pros

    Amazing work environment, friendly co-workers, and a huge salary.

    Cons

    They should recruit from every society. Thr is hardly anything that I will be able to say against them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do come to MNNIT for campus recruitment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Facebook is a better place to work than Google (I've been at both)

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    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Human Resources in New York, NY

    Pros

    The pros of working at Facebook are too many to list, but the biggest ones are: the ability to shape your work, opportunities for career growth, support from bosses and management, flexible work schedule, and working for a mission-driven company that has massive impact throughout the world.

    Cons

    I really can't think of any cons, as it's been a great ride since I joined earlier this year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The perfect blend of startup and larger company

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    Pros

    - everyone you'll work with here is incredibly motivated to build the best possible product and extremely talented at doing that
    - you're able to make an impact on the product and more generally how things work immediately, without waiting for seniority or a promotion
    - we move fast here, meaning your finished project won't sit around for months before shipping and we adapt rapidly to changes in the market
    - there is no such thing as an unimportant project here - we have so much to do and not enough people to do it that no one spends time on anything that won't have a big impact, not even interns
    - progression in the company, salary increases, equity refreshers, etc. happen in a clear and fair manner
    - they take care of us very well from a perks and compensation perspective - great food, an awesome campus, and more
    - everything is very flexible - as long as you get your work done and make your (very few) meetings, you pick your work hours
    - you have the resources of a larger company, like a mature codebase, helpful abstractions, automation of some uninteresting tasks - all things that let you focus more on the interesting parts of your job rather than tedious setup

    Cons

    For the first time in my life I need to watch my weight due to the awesome food and snack selection

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    People don't waste their time on process here.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    Pros

    (From the point of view of a new engineer.)
    The culture is motivational.
    You have a lot of freedoms that come with being your own boss but none of the crap that comes with it. Your manager gets that crap out of the way for you.
    People genuinely try to do the right thing and make connecting with friends, family, and your interests a better experience.
    You get to play the explorer. We solve problems that haven't been solved before.
    Hackathons are a thing. And they're cool.
    Free food is pretty cool.

    Cons

    Haven't encountered any. I haven't been here long, though. I will probably have something useful to put here next year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose the open atmosphere. It motivates me when I feel like I'm part of the company and not just a cog in the machine.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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