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Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great company

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

    I have been working at Facebook

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

    Pros

    - incredibly smart people - unlimited opportunities (i have no technical background and am now coding!) - the company is actually making a difference - great salary and benefits - people who care

    Cons

    - as the company grows, there is also more process - in some orgs, leadership loses touch to their team's work - this leaves too much room for meaningless buzzwords

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your leaders know what their team's day to day work looks like. This way, they're able to distinguish between who shouts loudest (but doesn't have a clue) and who really does understand and can add valuable input to the problems we're trying to solve.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Best place for data science

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Facebook (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    - World class technology and infrastructure - Brilliant colleagues who care a lot about their work - Challenging problems and impactful - Decisions focus on the data and facts behind an idea vs who's suggesting it

    Cons

    - Not a con for me, but Facebook is an intense place, driven by smart and passionate people. If you are looking for a place to coast, this aint it. - Commute, if you're living in SF

    Advice to Management

    Work to maintain Facebook's mission-driven culture and weed out people who aren't aligned. Maintain a high bar for hiring, and put more emphasis on retention.

    Facebook Response

    Jul 10, 2015 – Your Friends at Facebook

    Creating an environment where our people can do their very best work is critical to our success. We take our work seriously but have lots of fun, too. We appreciate your feedback on the hiring bar ... More


  3. Overall Happy

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

    I have been working at Facebook

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

    Pros

    - Great Benefits - Collaborative Environment - Transparency from leadership - High hiring bar - you really are working with the best and the brightest! - Strong company mission that is truly reflected throughout the company

    Cons

    - very hands off management approach (some might like this) - frequent reorganizations (maybe due to frequent manager changes because of growth) - lacking a diverse workforce (although this is changing)


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  5. Great Experience

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

    I worked at Facebook

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

    Pros

    Smart, talented, passionate team Opportunity to engage in innovative, meaningful work Great food Chance to meet/interview the occasional curious celebrity

    Cons

    No major cons, other than the "Contractor" status


  6. Helpful (1)

    Recruiting Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiting Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiting Manager in San Jose, 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

    Collaborative, open, fast paced, inclusive, working with super bright people who force me to raise my game everyday. Culture of learning. Culture of leading vs following. Values originality and authenticity. Exec leadership is comprised of incredibly grounded, inspiring people. Love coming into work to do interesting, meaty work and know that I am helping to build a company with an incredibly noble and honorable mission to make the world more open and connected. As heads down as we are in our work, terrific sense of family and "we're all in this together". Very special place.

    Cons

    FB is so generous to their employees that at times it is taken for granted. Stay humble, folks.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Proud to work at Facebook

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

    I have been working at Facebook (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    -Solid company values, mission based company -If you're preforming well, they will reward you and promote you -Growing company= lots of opportunities for growth and more responsibility -No one looks over your shoulder to make sure you're at work. We don't care about face time. If you're getting your work done, management let's you do your thing on your own time. -CEO is credible and a great visionary. He really believes in what we're doing and inspires our employees -beautiful campus, tons of food options, great benefits (including 21 days paid off and unlimited sick time!) -(for the most part) really smart and friendly coworkers -solid L & D courses

    Cons

    -for some reason there is a good amount of churn after an employee hits their 4 years. People usually have nothing but great things to say about the company, but we attract the kind of people who want to leave and go do their own startups/ build their own companies after working for FB and getting experience. This is a bit of a bummer and does kill morale when you lose a great person on your team. -i've had nothing but great managers, but this isn't the case for everyone. -no SF office

    Advice to Management

    -open an office in San Francisco!! You are losing great employees due to a tough commute. -be careful to keep the hiring bar up as we grow -hire great managers... vet them carefully -don't lose the "start up" feel we know and love -do your best to help our acquisitions (mostly WhatsApp) embrace our culture and integrate with Facebook even while they continue to run their own products otherwise we will have huge groups of people who don't share our vision and company values


  8. Amazing Company - Really Fast Pace

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

    I have been working at Facebook

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

    Pros

    Amazing people Great tools, culture, and benefits.

    Cons

    Super fast pace. I spent 8 years in consulting and this is consulting speed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great job! This is an amazing place to work.


  9. Software Engineer

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

    I worked at Facebook

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

    Pros

    The working culture is very high-efficient. Most people are young and energetic

    Cons

    Work load may be a little heavier than some other companies


  10. Great to work at

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

    I worked at Facebook full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great company to work at. I was in a amazing team and I liked to be surrounded by smart people. the culture is awesome and everything at Facebook is made to make your life easier.

    Cons

    I live in SF and the commute everyday kills it


  11. Helpful (2)

    Software engineer

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

    1. Bootcamp is a really great program to choose teams. You get to talk to different managers and have the freedom to choose teams. 2. After working in a team for a year, you can change to a new team. There is a program called hack-a-month. You can go to another team to work for a month, and then decide whether you want to stay or com back. It is really flexible.

    Cons

    Work-life balance. It is busier comparing to Google. But things are getting better. It also depends on the teams.



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