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"Not for the faint of heart!"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

College campus type atmosphere; sometimes you don't even feel like you are at work.
Food, and lots of it.
There are some really terrific people who work here.
IT needs are very easy to get handled and the vending machines are a huge plus.
Good benefits package.

Cons

Constant re-orgs and changing priorities can make it hard to keep up.
Glaring differences between good managers and bad managers.
No work/life balance; long hours; must work a lot just to stay afloat; difficult for those with families and/or small children.

Advice to Management

Managers should take more time to make sure their people are not dying a slow death due to the pace. More encouragement and time for training or personal growth.

Other Employee Reviews for Facebook

  1. "Great perks and work-life balance, really smart people, challenging problems"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people here are all really smart. The emphasis is on output and you're pretty much in control of your hours, it's normal to get out in the middle of the day to hit the gym, etc. Perks are also great, can't beat the food and the micro-kitchens. And every change you make to the code instantly impacts hundreds of millions of users.

    Cons

    At least for internships, teams are somewhat hit-or-miss: some teams work on really exciting products while others, not so much.


  2. "Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Public Policy Internship in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Public Policy Internship in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free food, interesting work, good stuff, great stuff, awesome awesome awesome things are the best

    Cons

    Because of the nature of the work, I wasn't able to take any work samples because everything was confidential.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

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