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Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
725 Reviews

4.3
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Review Highlights

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. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not bad

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    Cool environment, cool people. Stock options.

    Cons

    Little to no opportunity for advancement, raises, or bonuses. Benefit reductions, instead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your employees more.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Facebook is the best company I've ever been an employee and is better than most I know off 2nd hand.

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    Current Employee - Operations  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Operations in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    Fast growing, adaptive and supportive environment. Lots of incredibly smart, motivated and fun people. The company cares about its employees and that is overwhelmingly evident by how they treat them, the awesome things they do for them and how everyone interacts.

    Cons

    Honestly I'm not sure I could name any yet. I suspect the Software Engineers work long hours, but I'm pretty sure they do it from love and enjoyment rather than a requirement by anyone. There has to be some downside, but I can't think of any. Sorry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. It works really well in my opinion.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Smart, growing company with lots of opportunities for creative problem solving

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    Smart people you can admire and respect, strong business model, challenging scale issues that provide ample opportunities for creative problem solving, fast-paced environment. This likely results from the stringent hiring processes (100 phone screens to 1 offer)

    Cons

    long hours, mild politics, management is inexperienced - typical for a company growing from a startup mode towards a more mature company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring stronger discipline to effectively channel employee creativity and problem solving skills on to the highest priority projects

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Leadership skills

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    Current Employee - IT Systems Analyst  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - IT Systems Analyst in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    State of art technology at the company.

    Cons

    nothing much. Startup. Revenue mostly limited to online Ads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be proactive in coimmunication to employees

    Recommends
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  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    College

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst
    Former Employee - IT Analyst

    Pros

    You can see all member profiles.

    Cons

    Zuckerberg brings the hammer, so watch out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would tell Senior Management to get a grip on all these young kids who think they're everything.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Facebook is a great company to be at.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It affects a huge number of people and makes the world a more open place. The culture is focused on building great things and there are lots of smart people there who are excited about what they're doing.

    Cons

    It is growing quickly, so it's hard to know everything that's going on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We should focus more on improving communication between departments and helping everyone have a better sense of what's going on across the company.

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