Facebook Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
756 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Amazing company at the bleeding edge of media

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

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing company culture, ultra aligned vision, fantastic talented and motivated colleagues, entrepreneurial and "hacker" culture is very strong. Of course the perks are nice, but they are just there to remove distractions to allow you to focus on what matters. If you are attracted solely by perks, look elsewhere, you don't belong here.

    Cons

    Hours can be long, but hey, you don't change the world by resting.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best place to work!!!

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    Current Employee - Release Engineer  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Release Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Move fast!!! Not afraid to take risks. Smart people.

    Cons

    Company is growing and hopefully the culture will remain the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring smart people.

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  3.  

    Best

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    All is well All good

    Cons

    None. No problem , All is well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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  5.  

    Amazing company, culture and people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    Brilliant leadership, empowering employees to be creative and productive. It's an inspiring and fun place to work

    Cons

    Lots of young, bright talent don't have good benchmarks for comparison. Their expectations and (limited) complaints can be at times unreasonable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

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    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Facebook is the best company I've ever worked for, hands-down.

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Ambitious, world-changing mission as a company
    - Great leadership
    - Lots of autonomy and ability to get things done quickly

    Cons

    - Lots of work to do
    - Can be intense + challenging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A non-stop learning, engaging environment!

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    Current Employee - Data Engineer  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Being around so many talented and knowledgeable people. Flexibility is also great allowing us to work from home when needed.

    Cons

    As a company grows, it faces many challenges in scaling its workforce include re-structures. Facebook is not immune to this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open, transparent, and flexible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineer, Infra team Menlo Park, CA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I've worked in half a dozen companies in my career and this is definitely one of the top two. I suspect I will rate FB #1 by next year. The work is intellectually challenging, the environment is fast-paced, and the people I work with are excellent. FB has its eye on the ball at all times for its core platform yet is always looking at other opportunities for growth, though they may take several years to bear fruit. Management is open and accessible, particularly the weekly Q&A's with MZ and the leadership team - I've never experienced senior executives sharing that much information with an entire company before. Colleagues are easy to work with - not a lot of ego or politics that I've seen. In fact, we are reminded to check our ego as we enter the building - there is a lot of cooperation here.
    The benefits & perks are really amazing - I don't think college hires or interns truly appreciate what is offered here unless they have worked for other employers. (You can never take these things for granted, so I really appreciate these perks.) And the total compensation structure seems very competitive - they have many dials and buttons to play with, and I feel I am well-compensated for my contributions.
    The commute benefits are excellent, and make it really easy to use transit, shuttles or vanpools. Driving to work is just so stressful, both ways. I'd really rather not.

    Cons

    Long hours away from home, due to my own commute situation and long working hours. But since I've only been here less than a year, it's important to show results early. The learning curve is steep and the bar is set very high, so it will be easy to separate the productive from the not-very-productive in a short timeline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wander around more often to individual offices to get a good reading on people and their issues.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Best job I've ever had

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    Current Employee - Content Writer  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Content Writer in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There isn't enough space to write them all. You work with the best, smartest, most interesting people in the world. You are working on problems that can touch over 1 billion people. If we don't have the tools we need to do something, we make them, then do what we wanted to do. I've never worked at a place that so inspiring, creative, and FUN as this one. I've been here for over a year and I am STILL not upset when it's Monday and I have to go back to work.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be frustrating when you want to work on something, but have to prioritize something else that's higher impact. Luckily my manager works with me to ensure that I always have some time allocated to what I'm passionate about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're doing a fantastic job. The fact that you've been able to scale this culture as well as you have is a true testament to how much you love it here as well.

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  10.  

    Fast-paced Growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Great culture of moving fast, open and transparent, focus on impact
    Excellent people that are both smart and empathetic (not found in all tech companies)
    Managers are focused on growing people long-term

    Cons

    You'll often get responsibilities faster than you can comfortably deal with them. Not a place where you can phone it in.
    Company is growing fast and so there's overhead associated with that.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome place to work!

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Engineers get a lot of responsibility and room to grow in their careers. You work on things affecting hundreds of millions of people directly and there are not many places where you get that much impact. You learn a ton about the world.

    Cons

    With great power comes great responsibility. Sometimes you need thick skin to work on user-facing things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that we maintain quality employees as we grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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