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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Phenomenal for Those Who Are Driven by the Mission

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

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

    Pros

    Mission driven, entrepreneurial, benefits, high growth, focus more on results, hard-working but supportive in terms of achieving balance, fun environment, jerky behavior not as tolerated as other environments

    Cons

    chaotic at times, growing pains, hard to keep up, more emphasis on individual contributions than strong management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome

    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

    1. Great working environment
    2. Free food and frequent offsites

    Cons

    1. Very steep learning curve

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enriching experience

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

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

    Pros

    Everyone is easily approachable, very diverse and open culture, free food and drinks, state of the art technologies to learn from.

    Cons

    No sleeping or napping pods.

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

    Empowering, exciting, relaxing and stressful at the same time ;)

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    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    The impact on the world one can have is sometimes hard to fathom.
    Also, most of the employees are just such decent human beings that it really skews the perspective on the world's population.

    Cons

    As it is probably the case with most US tech companies, people tend to work a lot and it kinda creates stress for ones that want to have a personal life as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out the problem of "celebrities" in the management - there are some really bad ones.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    It was fair - lots of opportunities to learn - few opportunities to work on interesting projects

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

    I worked at Facebook full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    High compensation, generous time-off. Good food. (the hamburger place is always tasty). The propaganda is usually enticing and the sweet shop keeps you fat.

    Cons

    Company culture is broken. Office leadership is broken. Work is not challenging or interesting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before hiring new employees, please be honest with them about what working at Facebook is truly like and what the projects they will work on are in reality. Don't lie and use your company brand collateral to rope in smart and motivated people to only then suck their souls out of their bodies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Best Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Facebook

    Pros

    Company has the smartest people I've ever worked with. The work life balance is pretty healthy. Although everyone works extremely hard, they are also able to focus on things outside of the workplace.

    Cons

    Needs to be more synchronization of culture across all offices, especially when it comes to pace and inter-team culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    as the company scales faster and massively larger, consider taking time to develop managers - equip them with meaningful training for their tool kit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Growth as a company value

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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 an year)

    Pros

    Facebook is all about growth. Growing the products, growing the company, but also growing its employees. Everybody is expected and encouraged to grow. Tight peer and upward/downward feedback cycles help a lot here. Transparent communication, no matter which direction it's flowing, is the norm.

    Cons

    Company size might be a problem for some. Intense growth has challenges too. Overall FB seems to be handling both much better than other companies, though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    very good place for engineers

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    • 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

    nice PTO policy, nice sick leave policy, nice salary and stock options. very good

    Cons

    fb is a big company now. fresh engineers are kind of limited to their role

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internet Marketing Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Internet Marketing Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Facebook full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Smartest people to work with
    - Great benefits (free food for breakfast, lunch, dinner)
    - Healthy work environment and an amazing working culture

    Cons

    Even though it is a great company to work for, it is still very hard to manage all the tasks you have to perform.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Facebook full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing experience, good peers and good benefits.

    Cons

    Cannot think of any real problems with this place.

    Approves of CEO

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