Facebook 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. 23 people found this helpful  

    Working at Facebook is Fantastic

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

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

    Pros

    Smart and driven colleagues
    Vision of management and Mark Zuckerberg to prioritize long term goals over short term ones
    Ability to work on a product that affects hundreds of millions of people
    Employees given large responsibilities relatively early in their careers
    Strong culture makes it fun to work here

    Cons

    Relatively understaffed which means you have more responsibility and ability to define your work but longer hours
    Facebook starting to grow and increase its level of bureaucracy although it is still limited

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Challenged every day to do your best work

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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 more than a year

    Pros

    Facebook is full of extremely capable and smart people. The lines are very short, and it's easy to get a hold of the right person to talk to on any topic. There's no red tape, so it's really up to you to have a big impact on the product and the world. People who make a big impact are recognized and rewarded, regardless of their job title or level of experience. The company's leadership truly believes in Facebook's mission to make the world more open and connected. Teams are small and have a lot of autonomy, and it's amazing to see how much of a difference a single person can make at this place.

    Cons

    The downside having so much going on all at once is that it takes energy and discipline to stay focused on those things that matter most. You need to embrace this challenge to get the most out of your experience.

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

    Great place to grow

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

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

    Pros

    Very smart people around
    Great projects and opportunities
    Easy changing of the teams
    A lot of interesting stuff to work on

    Cons

    Requires a lot of work in periods

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Facebook is amazing

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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

    It is an amazing place. The new HQ is gorgeous and huge.

    You get to make whatever you want and launch it to a billion people.

    Cons

    It can be a little distracting to be required to use Facebook at work.

    I've never worked for another large company, but I think it's better than most. Allocation process took a while.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vision is great, but also considering new ideas can be useful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing.

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great culture, people are thrilled to be there and that's infectious. The various perks don't hurt and you will constantly feel pushed to do your best.

    Cons

    Busy environment- understaffed in some key areas so it can be occasionally difficult to move forward with any work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    No doubt, Facebook is the one most of us seeking for.......

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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

    They pay huge, but better reason is the challenge one faces during work.

    Cons

    Most of the conditions are favorable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent, fun, productive, stressful

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

    I worked at Facebook as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    It's a young and energetic company. Teams always switch seats so there's a high chance you can sit a few feet away from Zuckerberg and Sandberg and these famous people. The motto is to move fast and stay focused. Work can be stressful, but if you're in a good team like Mobile, there're plenty of opportunities to do fun stuff on beaches or zoos or...

    Cons

    Work can be stressful. Everyone works really hard. The company is getting bigger nowadays so you have less and less ownership of a certain product. Gender ratio is really bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire fewer interns because some of them don't get work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It feels more like home than a job

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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

    - The ratio of employees to customers is still large enough that everything you do has impact
    - Employees are trusted with working on what's important without the need for constant overview
    - Everyone is smart, but rarely feel the need to prove it.
    - The amenities allow us to focus on our work, and also make us feel valued. Plus not having to go grocery shopping in eight months has been nice.
    - The campus really does feel like a home. This is the first job I've had where I really am glad to head into work and actually get disappointed when I see how quickly the day goes by.
    - The managers are very technical capable, and know when to manage and when to step back.

    Cons

    - The size of the company makes communication a little harder, and it's more difficult to get to know people who you don't normally work with.
    - Conversely, there aren't enough employees to have people working on whatever pet project they want. The work they do has to have as much impact as possible (but the hackathons are a good chance to work on those pet projects for a bit)
    - Too much beer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Facebook is a great place to work because it feels more like a group of capable engineers all trying to build a project together, rather than a hierarchy of workers. As the company grows it is important to use that as an opportunity to do more exciting projects instead of having more people work on the same projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Software engineering intern

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

    I worked at Facebook as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Small team, intetesting task, good work place

    Cons

    need good knowlage of internet technologies for good work process where

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve orientation for noobies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good learning experience, fun culture

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    - good learning experience
    - fun culture

    Cons

    - hectic and chaotic
    - constant reorgs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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