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Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (5)

    Best place to work!

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good compensation, good perk. Have chance to learn lots of things.

    Where there is people, there is BS. There's no exception for Facebook. However it just much better than other company I believe.

    Cons

    # Don't join the team that seems to be filled with one single race.
    My first year in FB was disaster cause I chose the wrong team and they have very bad management. (Data Infrastructure). The manager is not there to help you and just want you to have significant contribution. If you can't do that, they don't bother to figure out why and help you but try to kill you. Change to a different team the second year, and its totally different world.

    # long hours, but, what great/uprising company doesn't have long hours?

  2. Helpful (4)

    Facebook is a uniquely amazing place to work - those of us at the Company are absolutely fortunate to be employed here!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Partner in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Client Partner in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people, opportunities, environment and roadmap of the Facebook are amazing. I am surrounded by extremely intelligent and collaborative people, which make every day a pleasure. We work on amazing projects that add value to both our organization and the world (yes, the world). The organization provides a workplace that is supportive yet autonomous. I truly feel like I am designing and creating my career, with fantastic support of everyone around me.

    Cons

    My job is so fulfilling that I find myself having to strategically seek my work-life integration.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the fantastic work!

  3. Helpful (1)

    Smart team, interesting company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Facebook

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Everybody is really smart and dedicated to their work
    - The perks are amazing
    - Morale is high, the company is on an awesome trajectory

    Cons

    - A lot is still being figured out, teams are frequently re-organized, and people come and go frequently
    - You have to make your own way, not a lot of training or managerial support

    Advice to Management

    - The transparency is great - keep it up!

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Contractor actively seeking permanent positions

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Casual company culture.
    -Very college-like feel.
    -Small teams, with very supportive colleagues.
    -Supportive of maintaining work/life balance.
    -Offers resources for bettering skills
    -Open culture

    Cons

    -Contractors are disposable (majority of work force)
    -Sometimes there's apparent segregation between full-time-employees and contractors
    -Job security as a contractor is low
    -Contractors=no benefits

    Advice to Management

    Some contractors get trained on more specialized subject matter, and I think they should be given more opportunities to be absorbed into their team as permanent employees.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Risk and Payments Contractor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Risk and Payments Contractor in Austin, TX
    Current Contractor - Risk and Payments Contractor in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Facebook as a contractor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    absolutely amazing people to work with, even as a contractor. You learn a lot and really quickly.
    the benefits are amazing - free meals, snacks, drinks!
    you are given quite a lot of access to information at FB.
    more rewarding experience I've ever had for sure
    work/life balance is top notch. a lot of people have the opportunity to work from home

    Cons

    Not all teams are similar, some treat contractors like their own where other teams don't really interact with their contractors.
    There are a few things you are not allowed to take part in as a contractor (holiday parties, etc) but the other benefits definitely make up for it.
    It's really hard to go from a contractor to a FT position, but it is possible!

  7. Big company, good benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Designer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Product Designer in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The benefits are very good.

    Cons

    The company is getting larger and doesn't feel like a startup anymore.

  8. Fast, Impactful, Smart People

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Facebook focuses on impact and everyone at the company is in a position to best drive impact. You're only barrier to success is yourself.

    You're surrounded by people that are experts in their area which helps make you work better and smarter.

    Cons

    The work environment is pretty great. If commuting from SF, that can be tough but taking the busses are much better than having to drive.

    Advice to Management

    Management at FB is top notch. I think it'd be hard to offer any real criticism as most criticism is dealt with openly and immediately.

  9. Helpful (9)

    It's big.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Scientist
    Current Employee - Data Scientist

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You can learn a lot in a short amount of time.

    Cons

    It's big.

    People can coast if they know how to manage up - EVEN ENGINEERS.

    The review cycle is short-sighted and rewards people who are political rather than people who are good.

  10. Helpful (4)

    Have impact, be yourself, be bold.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Great culture, great resources, great people! Decent work life balance, no idea about benefits. Interns are pretty equal

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - User Experience Intern in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Intern - User Experience Intern in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Seems like there's good work life balance though people work hard, promotions can be tough to come by but are carefully vetted and lucrative, as far as I can tell.

    Cons

    Hard work, fast paced, not always a lot of direction for the tasks you are assigned. But very rewarding and self-sufficiency-building.

    Advice to Management

    Would be great to have more institutional support for the transition from academia, but it's overall pretty great. Good people, good perks, good culture.

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