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Updated April 18, 2015
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  1. Summer 2014 Software Development Engineering Intern

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Great perks and working atmosphere. The people you work with are all top-notch, highly motivated and competent. You learn about many new technologies and the work you do has immediate impact. Very fast development cycle.

    Cons

    The fast pace and development cycle can seem sloppy and disorganized at times. There is the drive to "be bold and break things" or "done is better than perfect." Many new ideas come from hackathons. Facebook is very product driven, with less of an emphasis on architectural integrity and sound infrastructure.

    Advice to Management

    Company culture is fantastic, and work-life balance is truly great at Facebook. Employees are treated exceptionally well. For employees working on backend-type features, it would help to have upper management provide a sense of direction and group alignment.

  2. Fun environment but too much about the money

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Facebook

    Pros

    Fun
    good food
    good facilities
    good co-workers

    Cons

    Its all about the money

    Advice to Management

    Return to core values

  3. User Operations Analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Facebook as a contractor

    Pros

    It's a large and open campus with free food. Job is pretty technical and you get to learn how project management is like. Brings value to your resume.

    Cons

    With a large company it has become very difficult to convert to FTE. The work can be a little monotonous, but it's doable. The contract/FTE divide is stronger than I thought.

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  5. Helpful (5)

    Work and life "integration" means NO life.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I have been working at Facebook

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Renowned company name, a good stepping stone to next career.

    Cons

    Full of hypocrites, hyper unfriendly to female workers because you have to respond to your boss 24 hours a day. NO KIDDING, those effective communication tools simply make you a salve by hi-tech, and you are supposed to take care of your work every single minute even you are a mother with a 18-month baby.

    Advice to Management

    Cease the inhumane ways to treat your employees! Gimmick and great PR won't cover the evilness for too long.

  6. Fast, Impactful, Smart People

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Risk and Payments Contractor

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    • 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!

  8. data analyst

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Facebook

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

    Pros

    coding knowledge is adviseable but not a compulsion

    Cons

    complacency is a factor.But its upto you to make the most of it.

    Advice to Management

    good work life balence sometimes

  9. Helpful (6)

    Shallow culture

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Online Sales Operations in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Contractor - Online Sales Operations in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    some smart and welcoming colleagues
    opportunity to advance your career and work on any project (full time employees)
    incredible benefits (full time employees)
    awesome place for extroverts, hipsters, geeks, people aged 20 to 30
    free food

    Cons

    some jobs are repetitive therefore you won't learn much
    office cliques
    contract workers sometimes feel like second-class citizens and micromanaged
    some employees do not "understand" colleagues who are parents, over 35, introverts or going through a tough time in life
    some full time employees should get off their high horse

    Advice to Management

    avoid micromanagement
    include and respect different personalities
    contract workers should be promoted to full time employees if their performance is great - after all, a high turnover rate cannot create the team spirit you always talk about

  10. Helpful (8)

    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.

  11. Great benefits. Moves fast

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great engineering culture. Good food. Good
    Perks

    Cons

    None that I can think off unless you are adverse to a fast culture

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