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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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    I was just an intern

    Intern (Former Employee) Palo Alto, CA

    ProsYoung culture
    Fast paced
    Exciting after hours

    ConsSociopathic leadership
    Youth run amok with poor oversite

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone really.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    wonderful place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Palo Alto, CA

    Pros-management is approachable and open with information
    -perks are outstanding (health, pto, food, company events, laundry services, etc)
    -employees are among the brightest in the industry
    -exciting work environment

    Cons-inconsistency in quality reviews
    -rapid employee growth means less personal peer-to-peer relationships

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the great work and the forward thinking

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Facebook is the best engineering organization I have ever worked for

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Palo Alto, CA

    ProsA bureaucracy-free environment that allows you to simply get work done
    Strong management with strong technical background all the way to the top
    Very metric-driven engineering team
    The ability to prioritize tasks based on what you think is important
    A remarkably well defined review process that encourages personal development in different areas
    Company policy to leave unnecessary meetings early or skip them entirely

    ConsSome politics and cliques
    Some user-facing projects have too many product managers
    Some late nights when supporting new code pushes
    Fighting fires can become a full time job

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't stop being open and transparent
    Daytime hackathons to encourage more participation for engineers with family commitment
    Improve recruiting's ability to filter candidates so engineering interviews have lower reject rate

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I love working at Facebook

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Palo Alto, CA

    Pros-meritocracy
    -freedom for engineers
    -interesting problems, cool company, lots of unique opportunities
    -benefits are great, I love free food

    Cons-environment can be overly intense for some

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great workplace and perks !

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Palo Alto, CA

    Pros- It's Facebook
    - Some of the smartest people you'll ever meet work there.
    - Great projects, fast pace, high impact.
    - Personal empowerment.
    - Free food!

    Cons- you might gain weight.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to improve PR and be more pro-active about user security/privacy concerns.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I'm very glad I work here.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Palo Alto, CA

    ProsI'm very happy working at facebook.
    * Other employees are very friendly and supportive
    * Facebook is more meritocratic than other tech companies I've worked for
    * The other people working here are very smart
    * Facebook gives engineers more responsibility than other places I've been

    ConsSometimes facebook is kinda unpopular in some circles due to privacy criticisms. Facebook sometimes emphasizes speed over engineering quality.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think we should stop releasing products that aren't fully done yet. I'd like to see more internal iteration on products until we have something that has had all the issues worked through and that is very reliable and polished.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sweet place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Palo Alto, CA

    ProsNever go hungry
    Always have clean clothes
    Manager listens to issues and aids in solution/resolution
    Management focused on employee satisfaction
    Coworkers wickedly intelligent
    Flexibility in work hours
    Autonomy
    Move fast, be bold
    Ability to be innovative

    ConsMultiple review cycles that detract from the real work
    Inconsistency in ratings
    Some employees not acting as owners
    Complaints from employees on the most ridiculous things
    Ripsticks in the walkways

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice to the leadership at Facebook is to keep doing what you do everyday to make the workplace fun to return to day after day.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Facebok TL;DR

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Palo Alto, CA

    Pros- Wonderful food
    - A company culture encouraging absolute openness
    - No red tape, in terms of work, resources, people
    - Opportunities to get together with other employees to hack on what interests you
    - Freedom to work from home and to come into work whenever

    Cons- Parking
    - Neighboring houses dislike us
    - Terribly inefficient and large number of e-mails
    - Too much 'The Son of Man' around the office

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I love my job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Palo Alto, CA

    ProsOpen environment, flat organization, people are nice and very smart

    ConsEveryone is smart so you always have to be on your game

    Advice to Senior ManagementHow will we keep a startupy environment when the company grows to 5000? 10000?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    If you like to be challenged and rewarded for success, facebook is a great place to start!

    Technical Recruiter (Current Employee) Palo Alto, CA

    Pros- fast paced work environment, where I can move as quickly as needed to get the job done
    - FB provides me the opportunity to have a huge impact
    - we work hard at FB, but we are recognized for our efforts and success (and we have fun while working)
    - friendly environment, good food, great tools, and the brightest people on earth!

    Cons- Constant change, but that come with this type of growth

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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