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Updated June 29, 2015
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  1. Helpful (7)

    Getting Corporate

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Food
    - Health care benefits
    - Fringe benefits
    - Nice campus
    - Corporate shuttles
    - State of the art tech stack
    - Extremely smart coworkers
    - Visionary and bold top management

    Cons

    Work/life balance can get hurt as a lot of folks at the office are single and do not understand the needs of having a family.

    The company is getting bigger. This means more room for backroom politics and aligning people without ruffling people's feathers.

    Very talented individual contributors (and/or good at politics) are being promoted. As a result, instead of having well rounded managers, you end up having either extremely career driven or super awkward managers. Some of those middle managers are very green, making it even more painful.

    Some women feel like they have to be extra tough at work because of the Leanin coolaid, making them very hard to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the great job at investing for the future of the company.

    Try to be a little more sound at the way promotions to middle management roles works.


  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.


  3. Recruiting Program Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Recruiting Program Specialist in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Contractor - Recruiting Program Specialist in Menlo Park, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Everyone has heard of the perks that come with working here: free food, casual dress, flexible hours, commuter shuttles, etc. However, what I really really like are the work and the people! The company really puts an emphasis on recruiting people that are amazing to work with and making sure you have everything you need to succeed.

    Cons

    I have a long commute on the free shuttle

    Advice to Management

    Keep it going!


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Fantastic place to work

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

    I have been working at Facebook

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

    Pros

    Moves fast on projects, efficient processes for workflow, excellent tools in place to get work done, great people, amazing benefits, wonderful work/life balance

    Cons

    Far from SF and commute time is really long


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great benefits, changing culture

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Facebook is working on some inspiring things & it's cool to be a part of it.

    Many of the people they hire are extremely bright.

    Benefits are awesome.

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance is non-existent. As is career development opportunities & mobility on the non-technical side.

    Management is really poor & gets increasingly detached and political the higher up you get.

    They tend to reward/promote people who can make themselves look good, rather than people who actually get stuff done. This wasn't the case when I joined; but, the culture has shifted dramatically in that direction.

    Advice to Management

    The culture is shifting pretty dramatically, and the ability to actually affect change is decreasing. The company is starting to suffer from a lot of "big company" problems that will affect it's ability to succeed in the long run.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Software Engineer

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

    I have been working at Facebook

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

    Pros

    A really awesome company to work with. With it's focus on impact, it makes sure each employee get to do quality work.

    Cons

    Nothing really except that sometime we move too fast.


  8. Amazing place to work

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

    I have been working at Facebook

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity for growth and learning. Amazing workplace and culture.

    Cons

    don't have anything to complain about.


  9. 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.


  10. 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


  11. Great people, product & culture

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

    Amazing people
    Fun
    Challenges you to do your best work - high impact & innovative and unafraid of failure
    Nothing is someone else's problem
    Bright future

    Cons

    11+ years old, but can feel like a startup (which can be a good thing). Pace, lack of processes and structure make for a challenging place to acclimate
    Six months is an eternity, building sustainable things takes considerable time, effort and fortitude
    Work / Life balance is challenging. This is more a result of the crazy growth, but challenging regardless

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop ways to help your team succeed. Balancing work and life as well as the high demands to succeed.



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