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Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
727 Reviews

4.3
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The best thing about this place is that you have so many smart people around you (in 70 reviews)

  • Free food, young and lively coworkers, downtown location (in 53 reviews)


Cons
  • Not the most understanding environment when it comes to work/life balance (in 42 reviews)

  • Long Hours and some times you cant balance work and your personal life (in 24 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    I feel lucky every single day that I work here.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    Everyone seems to genuinely be invested in making the product better. People are smart, like what they do and strive to do it better than anyone else anywhere. There are so many perks and benefits, it's ridiculous. Everyone is really taken care of (and spoiled).

    Cons

    Distracting, loud environment. The open-desk style doesn't work for everyone (like me), I find it hard to concentrate and end up working at home more than I would like to, just to catch up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep moving fast and hiring the best. Thanks for the transparency and also for the awesome perks. Also, please consider some sort of cube system!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    What more could you want?

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    - coworkers are smart, dependable, and genuinely enjoy what they do
    - management cares about empowering employees and helping them develop
    - benefits and perks make life fun
    - chance to have a huge impact and not be just another cog in the machine
    - other people understand and appreciate what you're working on

    Cons

    still working through some growing pains

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sometimes there needs to be a clearer product vision earlier in the process

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Still love it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    the company offers outstanding benefits

    Cons

    ripsticks hurt a lot when they hit you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 10 people found this helpful  

    Staying Power

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    Current Employee - Technical Program Management  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Program Management in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    Facebook is exploring some new ground with social networking and its cool to be associated to the innovation

    Cons

    People are often not treated fairly as Ego's get big fast when a company grows so quickly. They get you in the door with the "potential" of going IPO but your in you give up your life and soul with little career growth or monetary incentives. Its no wonder that three of the four founders have already left in less than 3 years and long term employees are looking to sell their shares. No potential of any amount of 'potential' earnings once they go IPO is worth being treated like second class citizens or just a fancier sweat shop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to higher some more seasoned and senior talent for leadership and management positions who can help create structure, processes and tools to help the organization grow and scale with the demand. Sooner or later the lack of these seasoned managers will be what drives profitability down and decrease the potential Facebook has to be come a fortune 500 company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Edge of chaos

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    * More work that there are people to do.
    * Great opportunity to grab what you can and shine.
    * Awesome benefits and amenities.

    Cons

    Management structure is still immature. Most managers are working on projects and busy executing their own agenda. Politics are heating up as the pressure to succeed increases. Little personnel development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch out for an exodus of people as stock option holder are vesting. It seems that burnout is more common even as the company grows to take on the load.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wouldn't want to work anywhere else right now.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Over the past two years Facebook has and continues to be the best job I've ever had. The atmosphere, benefits and opportunities are second to none, and this is in parallel to the unbeiievable growth and scale of the business. You can't go on a bus or train ride without seeing someone using or hearing someone talk about Facebook and that's an amazing experience when you work for the business.

    Cons

    The company is transitioning from a start-up to a fully fledged company, and with it comes changes of structure and environment as new people join the business. This has lead to some frustration amongst some of the longer tenured people as new people are brought in at senior levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership is great and is exactly what we need right now as we grow. The management tier just need to b mindful of some of the frustrations that exist within the business and be sure to manage it to preserve the culture and environment.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good experience, great people.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    Really smart people that care about building a great product. It's clear that people are really excited about what they are doing.

    Cons

    It's getting political and seems like there is a lot of jockeying. That's not great for an engineer who really cares about making a great product. It gets in the way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Company could benefit from cutting out some of the people that contribute to a political environment. It would make a more productive place to work.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people; amzing place to work.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    The people here are both brilliant and humble, making for an incredibly collaborative envirnment for building awesome new stuff. Management process is also great - very hands off, lots of freedom to the engineers to work on what they are interested in, make important decisions. Lots of trust and responsibility in engineers.

    Cons

    It is starting to get a little big, and a little bit political, although I don't have much first hand experience with the politics. Split into multiple buildings again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should work actively to try to discourage politics. You should also make sure to keep the culture very engineering focused, putting a greater effort on keeping big things happening in other parts of the company more than transparent, especially when they are "in the works."

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    This place is no joke.

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    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    Empowerment. Real and immediate impact, high level of responsibility. Assumption of good intentions. Fun. People genuinely like each other.

    Cons

    The focus on "most fast" sometimes leaves things undone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know how to balance young/eager with the seniority/seasoned leadership you need to make Facebook continue to succeed.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Review

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    Former Employee - Operations Engineer  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    perfect company for career, a fun environment, fun people, lots of genius level people, company grows rapidly and continuously, a very good place to work, pre-IPO company

    Cons

    mid level managers are inexperienced and do lots of mistakes, salaries are not so bright but company is pre-IPO and it is a good opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fix mid level management, listen employees feedback {yes, much more} especially their reviews about mid level managers, try to understand why so many people are leaving

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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