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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 52 reviews
Cons:
  • "Not the most understanding environment when it comes to work/life balance"
    in 38 reviews
  • "Not really a con but a tradeoff for moving fast: lack of documentation"
    in 28 reviews
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    If you are in Engineering, you are at the right place. If, Operations... don't look back and run.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsIf you are in Engineering department, you are at one of the best place to work for.

    ConsOperations department management sucks, they don't treat to people in a respectful and fair way. If you want to be a good position in Operations, you need to be friend of some certain people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuestion and try to understand why you constantly loose people from Operations. Facebook Software Engineering departments might be ideal place to work for but not the Operations.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work if you're near the product / Anything else, I would look elsewhere

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsFree food, dry cleaning, snacks

    Extremely bright people in engineering/product teams

    Startup / Entrepreneurial feel leads to opportunities to make a bigger impact

    ConsMost jobs are in sales and operations

    People in this team are in a separate building and are not valued by Senior Mgmt

    Meetings all the time - hard to get to work

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the Products vs Everyone Else mentality, and promote a one team culture

    Stop scheduling so many meetings all the time and make sure people are actually working than trying to get noticed with hi-vis projects that may not add that much value

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    ok place

    Director (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    Prosfood, dry cleaning and free concerts

    Conscan be a bit demanding

    Advice to Senior Managementcommunicate more to employess

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    Great place to start a career and network.

    Senior Product Manager (Former Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsGreat place to work with some of the young and brightest people in the world. A great addition to your resume and you get to work on products that everyone that you know will use.

    ConsToo many Managers and ideas. Sometimes too many cooks in the kitchen will spoil the food. And that is what happens at Facebook. But then again, that is the growing pains that Facebook is going through. Also most of the innovative products have been implemented and a lot of focus now is on maintenance and tweaking. Nothing much to be excited about.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your developers with respect and acknowledge their work and successes. Essentially they are ones who are keeping the company alive.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Operations Engineer (Former Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    Prosperfect company for career, a fun environment, fun people, lots of genius level people, company grows rapidly and continuously, a very good place to work, pre-IPO company

    Consmid level managers are inexperienced and do lots of mistakes, salaries are not so bright but company is pre-IPO and it is a good opportunity

    Advice to Senior Managementfix mid level management, listen employees feedback {yes, much more} especially their reviews about mid level managers, try to understand why so many people are leaving

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience, great people.

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsReally smart people that care about building a great product. It's clear that people are really excited about what they are doing.

    ConsIt's getting political and seems like there is a lot of jockeying. That's not great for an engineer who really cares about making a great product. It gets in the way.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe Company could benefit from cutting out some of the people that contribute to a political environment. It would make a more productive place to work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome job with great opportunities

    Operations Engineer (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsFacebook is amazing. Working here offers the best environment I have ever seen in a workplace. The job is all about cooperation, not competition. The Facebook culture, office design, and management styles all support this.

    ConsWith the small number of employees, everyone is expected to change the world.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsPush code daily, work with extremely talented engineers, free food, great compensation, and seeing everyone I know use the product

    ConsLong hours but Facebook engineers tend to be the type who passionately enjoy their work and build products for fun anyways

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue trusting the engineers to do what is right and allowing engineers be bold and not have to check in with management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Facebook breaks new ground in so many areas, including as a great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    Pros-Everyone is here because we believe in making the world more open and connected. We believe we're making a difference.
    -HUGE opportunity- you see something broken, missing, or know how to do something better, go for it.
    -Freedom to think outside the box. In fact, there is no box.
    -Incredibly smart and supportive people.
    -Open and transparent environment.
    -We have fun.

    ConsWe move so fast and are growing quickly, there's little time to stop and reflect as an individual but also as a team to ensure we're moving forward and focused on the right things.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure we continue to hire the best people in the leadership roles, whether it is promoting from within or bringing them in from the outside. Having the right culture fit and ability to lead their teams as we grow is critical.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    Pros- Great, innovative company which is in the business of building great communities.
    - Fast and dynamic culture with a passion to "move fast and break things"
    - Amazing growth potential in career
    - Smaller teams, yet ability to make bigger impact
    - Transparency and open communication
    - Risk takers

    ConsCan be a bit chaotic for someone coming form a highly process driven environment...but I love it!

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are doing an awesome job...just don't stop taking risks!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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