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Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
836 Reviews
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Pros
  • You have occasion to work with super smart people from the industry (in 85 reviews)

  • Amazing office culture and community and the free food doesn't hurt (in 69 reviews)


Cons
  • Another thing that no one will agree with me on is the work-life balance (in 54 reviews)

  • Long hours away from home, due to my own commute situation and long working hours (in 26 reviews)

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  1.  

    Facebook is a great place to work and build a career!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The mission the people and the benefits make Facebook a great employer. The work environment is what you would imagine at a tech company - very transparent, collaborative, innovative and fun. Facebook benefits compete with other large technology companies and they really do care about employee wellbeing.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges that come with a company who sees itself as a "start-up" or at least no where close to a Google in size, is that things can be disorganized. You are often times not given much structure/direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training, more structure, but overall it's great!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work and learn from really smart people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Great people
    - Free food
    - Amazing culture that focuses on impact
    - Lots of work
    - As much responsibility as you want

    Cons

    - Lots of work
    - Takes time to learn how to work at Facebook
    - Your career is in your hands

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Construction

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Construction in Jackson, MS
    Former Employee - Construction in Jackson, MS

    I worked at Facebook full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I like work in the construction

    Cons

    Loss time wen is raising

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ok

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the best learning experiences a software engineer can hope for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    huge scale challenges, compensation, brilliant coworkers, perks and benefits, high degree of freedom to do what you like

    Cons

    promotion process unclear, becoming political, no real freedom of speech, not so great work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change the performance review process, it hurts motivation and it generates high false negatives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great to company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get a lot of autonomy and are trusted to make right decision. High performance is expected, but is also recognized and rewarded with promotions/rises.
    Very interesting and diverse technical challenges. If something is broken - you're free to work with other teams on stuff that affects your team.
    No bs attitude and not much of politics happening at the office.

    Cons

    With all perks you get, some people loose themselves and forget to do their job - that's a quick way to get fired.
    Not a good place if you don't like changes/learning new stuff all the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    No room for industry experts

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

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    1. great benefits for people who want to have a family
    2. better pay
    3. no lack of parties

    Cons

    1. the company hires experienced talent but do not want to learn or respect their opinion
    2. people who know next to nothing but have been at Facebook for longer are the people who call shots
    3. the bi-yearly reviews are just a medium to back stab fellow employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good, very good!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    management cares deeply about your career direction, and alwys pushes you a little bit to grow, accept more responsabilities, and learn as much as possible.

    Cons

    flip side of this is that is not the place for people to kick back and relax in a comforting job rrole that you do the same thing day in and day out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work/life balance is sometimes askew particulary in smaller teams

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    No words other than Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    everything is geared towards sucess

    Cons

    It's getting big. Still good but could become the next google (in a bad way)

  10.  

    Internship at FB

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    Free food
    flexible
    smart people
    good pay
    nothing else

    Cons

    Busy
    tired
    code is hacky
    can work from home
    food is not good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Open culture, benefits, fun, food, in general it's a great atmosphere

    Cons

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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