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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best company in the world!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Sales in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Global Sales in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Facebook full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great atmosphere
    - High degee of ownership in your role and in side-projects
    - A lot of freebies (food, sport facilities, etc)
    - Competitive compensation

    Cons

    Not many cons. The company moves fast and sometimes the information can be scattered across the organization, hence will take a certain level of proactivity to gather.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Love this place

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    • Career Opportunities
    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.

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  5.  

    Best culture, top compensation, amazing talent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome company on a mission to connect the world

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    I was a former facebook intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Facebook

    Pros

    The work culture here, at the time I interned was what kept me motivated due to its highly structured and efficient coordination with several departments. Work life balance was brought into, and meshed well with the Facebook environment to keep things interesting in HQ by having several company events,

    Cons

    I found myself in search of more work. I felt that I was an intern was not efficiently used to help push the company forward.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great company with great momentum

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    It was helful

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Facebook

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities in facebook

    Cons

    Too hard to do the interview

  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    TheFacebook needs real managers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Cool; (duh, it's Facebook!). Great resources, lots of 'candy' (e.g. free food, parties,...), super autonomous (do your job anyway you want as long as it gets done. Have a trip to Menlo Park; no problem, etc...). Great impact (did I mention the billion+ people using this thing?). Great culture (when applied - see notes below). Great benefits (salary, shares, medical, 401k,...)

    Cons

    Bad work / life balance - you better be jusr out of college with no wife/husband/partner; nor any children.
    They do not know how to deal with senior people. Managers are just employees who do more work; they do not have time or the need to help out. I have seen a few people get thrown under the bus by the boss - why defend your team when Menlo Parks complains because they do not know what you are doing; fix another task and get new employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get real managers. I have seen many people from your Seattle office leave or "get helped" to leave - they were not bad employees and you paid a lot to acquire them - you have a revolving door because you have junior managers - at best - running the office; and they report to even less trained managers in Menlo Park. You are making tons of money right now and it probably won't show up for quite some time, but, at one point, poor people management will cause pains to Facebook - in 5 years you will be like Google and in 10 you will be like Microsoft. Fix it now!
    I totally believed in the Culture and Values which Facebook says it has... I have not seen it applied evenly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outright amazing place to work if you 'feel' it ...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    - Company really, really loves its employees, given they are delivering
    - High energy, talented colleagues. Tons of learning opportunities from others
    - Super perks - 4 months paternity leave, free food, social events
    - Freedom. Lots of rope to define own path in an area or on a team

    Cons

    - Expectations are high so a lot people are putting in long hours. I haven't had a problem with work/life balance, though.
    - Technical debt. Moving fast means adding layers vs. designing stable systems.
    - Crowding. Recent employee growth means it can be hard to find private space for meetings, calls, etc...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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