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Updated September 2, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    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
    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


  2. Helpful (4)

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  3. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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


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  5. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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!


  6. Helpful (7)

    Software Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No Pros for the people join in after ipo.

    Cons

    No work life balance, culture is so bad. It almost squeezed you all your time and give you a great pressure.

    Advice to Management

    Need to change the culture to be more friendly to the engineer.


  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
    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
    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
    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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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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