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Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Finance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    + Overall mission to connect the world + Interesting challenges to work on + Great culture - honest, open, direct + Never seen finance team move fast on key strategic decisions + Equitable and rewarding career - You get what you put in

    Cons

    - The pains of a growing company are beginning to show but everyone recognizes this and there are active discussions to preserve the culture - Work life balance can be tricky but FB takes care of you

    Advice to Management

    1. Address diversity across the company and on management team 2. Stay focused and keep shipping!


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    Sales Client Partner

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Partner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Partner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful company and great benefits. Fantastic culture, a true leader in our industry and an example for other companies to follow. Great supporter of equal pay and opportunities for all.

    Cons

    Pace is incredibly hard and demanding. Growing too fast at times. Need to slow down and put more alignment in place. Almost too transparent with our employees with information and data. They really do share a lot, there are positives and negatives to that, such as when new products get leaked to the press.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, putting people first at the core of our product and services. And treating your employees with great care and kindness.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Overall great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook (More than a year)

    Pros

    Open culture, flexible work hours, great perks, ability to shift roles within the company

    Cons

    Long commute from San Francisco, starting to become a bigger corporate entity, upward mobility isn't as clear or easy as it used to be


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  5. Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very good leadership. Company culture is very good. You feel valuable to the company and can work on really tough problems

    Cons

    Work life balance issues. Everything else is great

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on user growth and product experience. Increase the perks for employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    Top of the Field

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, interesting work. You get to work with some of the best engineers in the world, and the business is doing incredibly well.

    Cons

    Work-life balance, while better than most top tech companies and certainly startups, is always a struggle. Unstructured work environment is a challenge to some.

    Advice to Management

    Make you employees feel like it's OK to unplug and recharge. Make employee calibrations more transparent.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Contractor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Culinary Recruiter and Human Resources Assistant in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Culinary Recruiter and Human Resources Assistant in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook (Less than a year)

    Pros

    free food, gym, culture, people, work flexibility

    Cons

    noisy, contractors treated differently, lots of changes


  8. Can't imagine a better workplace

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Open culture - no secret projects * Opportunity for growth * Access to management via weekly Q&As * Lots of learning and development courses * Encouragement to work on what you are passionate about * Perks and benefits can change according to what employees want most

    Cons

    The company is scaling rapidly, so while there is still a start-up culture, it's impossible to have the type of familiarity with all your coworkers and knowledge of all active projects you'd have at a smaller place.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  9. Helpful (12)

    Software Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) Company has unique culture to make everyone a full stack all-round engineer. So if you come from companies you getting used to own an area and close the door, don't come to Facebook you can't survive. 2) Company benefits is almost the best (only some much smaller companies can beat it from some certain perspectives, but it's still much better than Google and slightly better than Linkedin). Thinking about the # of days in PTO (6 days more than Google or Microsoft), food/Micro-Kitchen (which is way better than Google/Microsoft, especially Micro-Kitchen), and almost everything else you can tell.. 3) Company has very good perspective, not only due to its unique properties as a social network, but also due to its CEO Zuck who does the right things most of the time.. 4) Due to reason 3), you can see people here working with more passion and happiness, there're always lots of great projects to choose from and they just don't have enough people to work on. 5) Bootcamp project is unique among large companies (I'm seeing other smaller companies like Dropbox has similar stuffs but).. This project almost make sure you can land on a team you have passion with. Whereas in companies like Google you mostly drop onto a team blindly.. 6) Culture here is younger, people are generally nicer than many other companies (where you can see arrogant people sometimes), collaborative, sharing and respectful.

    Cons

    1) Due to its unique culture you can find yourself be "on your own" many times. You need to be able to survive under this condition. 2) Company tends to grow way too fast, some culture has getting not as good as it used to be. 3) This company does fire people. 4) In some team especially front-end you may find engineering driven less than design driven, also you find yourself very busy in some teams.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Best place to work at

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Front End Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1) Co-workers are all crazy talented and top of the industry 2) Working on some really technically interesting and challenging problems 3) Anything you do affect up to a billion people!

    Cons

    The location of the office is the biggest drawback, it's in the middle of nowhere with no good housing nearby

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, it's awesome working at Facebook!


  11. Helpful (2)

    Move Fast and Be Open

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Two of the missions of the company, Move Fast & Be Open. These are attributes that are upheld throughout the company. I've had the opportunity to be a part of different teams, and in every switch this has been the case. Transparency is important to hold people accountable, help people grow, and connect people on different levels.

    Cons

    The facebook adventure can be a whirlwind at times, and moving fast comes at the expense that you lose sight of little things at times and get burned out, but for the sake of growth, we move on, an continue forward.



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