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Pros
  • You have occasion to work with super smart people from the industry (in 82 reviews)

  • Amazing office culture and community and the free food doesn't hurt (in 67 reviews)


Cons
  • Another thing that no one will agree with me on is the work-life balance (in 51 reviews)

  • Long hours away from home, due to my own commute situation and long working hours (in 26 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    A fast-moving company

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

    I have been working at Facebook as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Open culture, really friendly employees, great perks (free food)

    Cons

    Lots of fire drills, last minute crises, long hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer intern

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

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

    Pros

    - Transparent and flat environment
    - Very good work environment and state of the art work devices (mac book pro, iPhone, etc ...)
    - Awesome free food
    - Competitive salary, around 5 - 6 K (after deduction of taxes)
    - You are kind of free to work where you think you perform best

    Cons

    - Internship plan/project wasn't clear, there were almost nothing in it and I figured out some projects to work on
    - Evaluation scheme for the internship was a disaster too, it was a more of like/hate evaluation rather than good/bad performance in the project

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Make a kind of a scheme for the mentioned cons for a fair chance for everyone

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    A good workplace with a startup-like feel to it

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

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

    Pros

    move fast, be bold, social company, good opportunities to make a big impact

    Cons

    not so healthy food options everywhere
    more college kids building hacky stuff that doesn't sustain long term growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't focus on competitors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    A place for facebook geeks

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome workplace with very friendly employees.Good delicious food at the restaurant.Good salary with benefits. You get to live a dream over here, seriously

    Cons

    Lots of programming tension when on the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employ me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work. Culture is awesome

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Employees are very efficient. Uses Latest Technology. Not very process oriented..so you get a chance to quickly solve the issues. Great for young perople to work. Awesome food and perks.

    Cons

    Hectic schedule for full time employees

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

    Great energy, but not always focused

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    Former Employee - Vendor Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Vendor Manager in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    great perks and friendly people

    Cons

    Not team oriented.
    Fast moving, but not always doing what is best for the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excited.

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    Current Employee - Storage Hardware Design Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Storage Hardware Design Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    Best people, Best idea, Best product.

    Cons

    Move so fast, a little bit tired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on as before.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The best place to work for an engineer in the bay area

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    Current Employee - Release Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Release Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    You work along some of the brightest talent in the Silicon Valley. There are hardly any politics around you and get to make an impact in your first few days. Great perks + benefits.

    Cons

    1. Company is growing up fast and it'll be tricky to maintain the culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring the best talent.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Change is the norm

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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

    Fast paced, smart people, innovative, great perks and benefits! The challenges presented ahead are still very compelling things to work on.

    Cons

    As the company grows, it's losing the 'startup' feel. You can definitely still get exposed to multiple areas of the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep culture alive, reward for jobs well done within their core roles. Do better at finding career opportunities within Facebook!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    No doubt, Facebook is the one most of us seeking for.......

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Facebook as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    They pay huge, but better reason is the challenge one faces during work.

    Cons

    Most of the conditions are favorable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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