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Updated August 31, 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. Helpful (4)

    Not bad

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cool environment, cool people. Stock options.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Reward your employees more.


  2. Helpful (2)

    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
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  3. Helpful (3)

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

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    Current Employee - Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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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
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    State of art technology at the company.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Need to be proactive in coimmunication to employees


  6. Facebook is a great company to be at.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. Helpful (1)

    Interesting experience working at an up-and-coming company like FB.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is one of the fast growing company and things can move very fast. You could be doing different things if you happen to be at the right place at the right time.

    Cons

    Less organization. Growing pain. Management needs to become mature.

    Advice to Management

    The company is getting too big to let it grow freely. We need a bit more organization now.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Facebook, a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a great place where the company is small enough for you to make a difference, but the product is used by millions. It's great to work on something you love using every day. The hours are flexible, and the package is great- free gourmet food is served 3 meals a day. You really learn a lot, since you get thrown into the mix quite quickly. Also, the people at the company happen to be extraordinarily smart and pretty passionate.

    Cons

    You can work a lot right before a project gets shipped, but that's the case with a lot of engineering jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Good job.


  9. Helpful (3)

    It's okay in the short-term

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    Current Employee - User Operations Analyst
    Current Employee - User Operations Analyst
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Although hours a bit long and it takes much time for me to commute from home to office, other things that Facebook offers all make me love this place - salary, bonus, not to mention the excellent benefits. It is also both satisfying and challenging to work with very smart colleagues. The people are young, passionate, and intelligent. The culture is very open internally were projects are discussed and ideas flow. They have amazing R+D and projects happening all the time, because people dare to dream, pursue challenges, and are generally incentivized to be innovative

    Cons

    Facebook is not a hot start-up that it used to be. When you look at the blogs, people now get excited about twitter. There is not anymore the pioneering spirit and enthusiasm that you see in a startup. In short, Facebook is getting old

    Advice to Management

    None.


  10. Great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people and big problems. You can make a big impact quickly.

    Cons

    You work pretty hard and there isn't a great work/life balance. Most of my friends are people I work with.

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. Helpful (5)

    Seriously an amazing place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Incredibly smart and intensely motivated peers. * Immense opportunity. There a ton of growth and a lot of things that can be done. People with initiative do really well here. * The world sees the impact of what you're working on. All my friends and family use the product and it's rewarding to work on something that keeps us all connected. * Amazing food. We get breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner served up by the best chefs around. Menus change daily and my favorite to date has been the Willy Wonka themed lunch menu. Sushi day is legit too. * Flexible work schedules. 9 to 5 is dead, work the times that best work for you and your job. * Fun (Game Day, random toga party, RipStiks, cool people, etc.)

    Cons

    There's some growing pains because of the fast company growth and the office can get a bit noisy at times. My last job was at Google and I have to say that facebook is a far better place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being open and transparent to employees. This is one of the best parts about working at facebook and it's important that employees all are informed of why we're doing things the way we're doing them.



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