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Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. 4 people found this helpful

    Have impact, be yourself, be bold.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I have impact on a daily basis. The colleagues I interact with every day truly value my input as a user advocate and use the feedback we collect from people to make well-informed product decisions. This company is not only data driven, but people driven at its core. I can be my authentic self every time I come to work and feel I am making a positive impact on our products and the world. I did not join the company for the benefits (though the benefits are amazing), I joined because I wanted to challenge and stretch myself. The work is challenging and feels relentless given the problems we are trying to solve, but that is a good problem to have. I value the opportunity to work on the most difficult problems and have the greatest impact I can have whenever I come to work. I could not recommend this company more highly. Thank you for making the world more open and connected.

    Cons

    The main challenge I face is the amount of information. Because we use our own products for work and for collaboration, information overload is a real issue. However, as with most things at Facebook, if there is a problem, people acknowledge it and talk about it openly. This problem isn't likely to be solved any time soon, but I am certain that there are plenty of smart people working on it and we will eventually find a solution that not only impacts the way we work, but also the way work is done around the world. Bold challenges call for bold solutions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Amazing collaborative experience

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    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The culture is really amazing and in my opinion even better than the media portrays it. The perks are wonderful, but the professional experience is even better! You are free and expected to guide your own career in a way that makes an impact on your goals. This place is incredibly mission focused and product driven. The speed at which facebook moves is astounding at this size. I feel the energy everyday working here.

    Cons

    Not a huge con, but the mission and energy can take over and have you spending all hours on the job. You have to either possess or quickly gain time management skills. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it's the closest thing to a con I can think of at fb.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in good user experiences, maintain consistently high level of transparency across entire org. Keep personal growth opportunities plentiful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Best internship ever!

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    Former Intern - Intern in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Facebook as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Really fast moving hack culture is exciting.
    Smart people all around.
    A good name in the industry.
    Food is absolutely delicious.
    Intern program is very well planned out.

    Cons

    Recruiters are very slow at times.
    Little to no opportunity to move around in different departments.
    Hiring is a bit too fast right now, need to slow down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a more personal connection with employees.
    Don't disregard your remote locations. Vancouver is a good example of a great office turned into nothing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Software Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    The people are really great. The food is great. The product is really good. The location is also good (in the middle of silicon valley).

    Cons

    it is a large company. It is in the middle of silicon valley therefore the rent is really hight.

  6. Best tech company to work for

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

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    Facebook at this stage is an amazing mix of forward momentum, autonomy, stability and impact on the world that it would be extremely hard for any other company to compete.

    Cons

    I really dont have any cons.

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

    Best company in the world!

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    Facebook has a really move fast culture and has some of the most talented people in their respective industries. It's truly a production based dynamic where they expect a lot out of their people. Our team's typically run lean but we're growing fast. Obviously the benefits are second to none. Hands down the best company I've ever worked for... and probably the world!

    Cons

    If I had to complain about anything at Facebook it would be my commute from San Francisco. Note that they offer a terrific shuttle service however being on the road that long everyday eventually wears on you. Once you're on campus, it's all good though!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on maintaining our amazing culture as we further expand around the world.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Love this place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    These guys are total pros.

    Cons

    Not much negative to put here.

  9. Best culture, top compensation, amazing talent

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

    I worked at Facebook full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well paid
    Working with talented people
    The culture - it is unbelievable - hacker culture

    Cons

    Working hard, long hours... if you like what you do - it is fun. Otherwise - not so much!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership could use some training!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Awesome company on a mission to connect the world

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensation package (base salary, bonus, equity)
    Great benefits (free food)
    Open culture (weekly Q&As with Zuck and other executives)
    Helping build a product that people regularly use
    Great experience to build your resume
    4 month paternity/maternity leave fully paid

    Cons

    No slacking off allowed! Teams run lean and move fast.
    Despite how young the company is overall, there still seems to be an age bias for older, more experienced employees, rather than more impactful employees, regarding recognition and promotions. At least in Finance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Despite how young the company is overall, there still seems to be an age bias for older, more experienced employees, rather than more impactful employees, regarding recognition and promotions. Seems to be contrary to our value of focusing on impact.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great company with great momentum

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    Culture, benefits, impact, learning opportunities

    Cons

    Work life balance, career paths at company gets bigger

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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