Facebook Boston Reviews

Updated May 27, 2020

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Work life balance can be hard to find

  2. "SWE Intern Review"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Team culture, perks, immediate impact, structured training and development

    Cons

    Not much really..had a good experience


  3. "Great pay and perks, but mission is unclear"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Science Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent quality of life, nice and smart people

    Cons

    Very unclear mission and purpose, lots of internal drama

  4. "Exciting projects, good pay and benefits."

    5.0
    Current Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    Well-designed internship projects; Good payment; Lots of benefits like relocation, sightseeing.

    Cons

    Not yet discovered. Probably high peer pressure because of the smart people around you.

  5. Helpful (36)

    "Horrible terrible company with worst culture"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free food, good salary, hype

    Cons

    At Facebook I got to know what "gaslighting" really means. Gaslighting is exactly what is the culture that is imposed top-down by management. It starts at the bootcamp. There, you'll be properly brainwashed how cute and cuddly Facebook is, how unfairly it is being treated by everybody, how great and kind the Czar and his ruling gang is, and how grateful and privileged you (a despicable useless worm) should feel to be here! Right there, in the bootcamp, they will start the abusive treatment by telling you "why on Earth did we hire you? You do not submit any code during last 24 hours!" This abuse and fostering of your impostor syndrome will keep going on. Typical Facebook-style management is when you are being repeatedly told "I have no idea how did you got here, and if how come you were not fired yesterday - but OK, we'll give you one more chance". This is part of this culture! There is a STACK RANKING! It's in tooling, in manager training materials! The fact that Facebook officially denies doing it is a yet-another confirmation that this company doesn't shy away from crime. Stack ranking means that all colleagues see each other as a competition. When I started my job at Facebook, my closest colleague didn't want to talk to me, because he knew that the better I succeed, the worse is for him. This is very profound and affects everybody: it's a hostile work environment. Performance reviews is a complete sham. There is one "axis" which is related to your actual performance. The other 3 (three!) axes (direction, etc.) is a complete baloney, and can be used to justify ANY rating for anyone. All managers are deeply ignorant schmoozers. Cult means there are plenty of taboo topics for which you'll be fired. There are, for example, internal "non-managers" groups, which are patrolled for any signs of dissent. If a person posts anything out of line there, this gets straight to his manager and HR. HR is the worst people I've met. They enforce the authoritarian rule ruthlessly and with cynicism. Working at Facebook has permanently damaged my faith in humanity. I realized that people can still do horrible crimes, given enough brainwashing. That people can treat each other like animals, given stack ranking. I wish I never joined this scam of a company, a lousy swamp filled with ghosts who pretend to be humans!

  6. "Good experience"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Intern in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    This is an excellent place to learn

    Cons

    This is a terrible place to make mistakes

  7. "FB makes you feel very valued both as a person and as an employee."

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great resources to be successful personally and professionally, very transparent culture, organized and efficient dissemination of important information. Benefits, food, and career growth are phenomenal as well.

    Cons

    It would be nice to have more than 1 work from home day a week as needed.

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  8. "Good company to work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic and fast paced work environment

    Cons

    Very busy, management expects a lot

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  9. "A memorable summer!"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Facebook for less than a year

    Pros

    Really great benefits and smart people around you all the time. Lots of ways to learn about different parts of the company and opportunities to travel.

    Cons

    Hard to feel like you are making an impact because it is so large. Sometimes feels very performance-obsessed.

  10. "SWE experience at FB"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - SWE in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Facebook for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, housing included, and many other benefits.

    Cons

    work is too light, coding was quite easy not challenging enough

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