Facebook Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
749 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.  

    A great employer with outstanding perks and benefits that surrounds you with smart people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    This is a very accommodating employer that really gives back to its employers. I never feel like I'm going to work on a Monday. As long as you're being impactful, you'll be recognized for your efforts.

    Cons

    This company moves to fast that it is sometimes hard to keep up with all the changes and how it may affect what your responsibilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Entry-level Facebook Experience

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    Former Employee - Human Operations Analyst  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Human Operations Analyst in Austin, TX

    I worked at Facebook full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good way to launch a career. Very mission driven company that has lots of benefits. Highly recommended for someone about to graduate or post-graduate in their first year.

    Cons

    The atmosphere is not exactly the most professional, but I suppose that makes sense as it does fit the overall vibe of Austin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I honestly have nothing but positive things to say about my experience there as well as the managers that I worked with! Highly recommended job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great Perks- making up for lack of everything else..

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    -Great food
    -Generous on the perks- great company party, on-site Valet, pay for laundry, gym etc.

    Cons

    -Employees and Culture

    Culture- Highly political, unfriendly, confrontational. Not about working towards a shared vision- everyone is out to look out for their "value-add" as opposed to doing meaningful work. Too much marketing of oneself.

    Employees- Most are incredibly immature and lack focus, vision. Feel entitled and want to move to the next thing rather than look at how they can grow in their own roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More direction, vision and focus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fabulous

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    Work friendly, wonderful environment, employers are supportive. All in all wonderful experience.

    Cons

    You need to be punctual, finish projects at correct time, negligence is not tolerated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A great company to work for!

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    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Goes out of the way to help you be your best.

    Cons

    Getting bigger (Google size), so obviously if you are looking for startup-ish growth, go elsewhere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    Exciting projects, minimal bureaucracy, focus on impact, great learning and development programs, autonomy to make decisions for effective production.

    Cons

    The reward structure is becoming increasingly political.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Exciting to work and make an impact immedately . But it is starting to get big

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Can work with very smart people and make impact immidiately

    Cons

    Its getting bigger and too many people now

  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    AGist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Facebook as a contractor

    Pros

    Great place to work and get things done, tons of energy, no obstacles to creativity, very, very, very talented people

    Cons

    Do not even consider a full-time role here if you are over 40. The average employee is very young, and doesn't know how to treat more senior people with anything more than patronizing, sophomoric arrogance, you know: "You might think you've done this before and know what you're doing, but even though I've never done it before I'm going to be able to do it better than you." The company is lucky that it is being buoyed by ad revenue, which makes up for a lot of short sightedness when it comes to management and the efficiency brought by experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up to a truly diverse workforce that is designing social networking tools for the whole world, not just for the people who work at Facebook today.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not so great unless you are FTE

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Pleasant atmosphere. Convenient onsite perks. Friendly, well-meaning people. Opportunities to be hired in-house if someone likes you.

    Cons

    As a vendor you are a second-class citizen. One may have the responsibility for a project, but no one consults your opinion on how to best execute. Too much top-down, one-way communication. Reactionary, impulsive decision making based on limited, often incorrect or incomplete, information makes it difficult to focus and be effective on longterm goals.

    Everything is based on relationships. So if you are an FTE, you could be completely inept, inappropriate, offensive and egotistical, (--as long as it's to a vendor--) but if you get along well with the right people, it's overlooked.

    I recommend working here only as an FTE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Survey your contingent and contract workers. Most of these people are just as dedicated, intelligent and capable. Practice more inclusion and gratitude.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Really fun and enjoyable

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Facebook

    Pros

    The offices and co-workers were great and really friendly, and there was a great sense of energy.

    Cons

    Sometimes there seemed to be a lack of clear direction and communication between offices, which may have been because of language barriers

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