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Facebook Data Scientist Reviews

Updated Sep 16, 2019

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  1. "data scientist,analytics"

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    Current Intern - Data Scientist, Analytics in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook for more than 3 years

    Pros

    nice view + nice people

    Cons

    4 round in a day , way to tired

    Facebook2019-09-16
  2. Helpful (1)

    "A wonderful place to work"

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    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Qualified, brilliant, exceptional coworkers. You can accomplish amazing things. Very social environment. I've grown professionally, and as a person. If you work with data, this place is in a league of its own.

    Cons

    High expectations, high pressure, lots of competition. It's not necessarily a problem, but if that sounds stressful to you, it could be.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! I would not trade my years here for anything in the world.

    Facebook2019-07-23
  3. "Rewarding work"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Influence, autonomy, convenience, challenging, data driven.

    Cons

    Growing pains as we mature

    Facebook2019-04-17
  4. Helpful (9)

    "overall is good, but you need know what project is best for you"

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    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - great opportunity to work with the smartest people from the world - most products have billions of users so your work have a big scope - beautiful campus, good snacks, foods, and benefits

    Cons

    If you are a data scientist, you need to really care about two things: - Impact. Unlike SWE, who can prove their impacts by finishing pre-planned coding projects and rolling out pre-planned features, data scientist does not automatically get credit if you only finish beautiful analyses. You have to suggest eng team to apply your suggestion from analysis, and prove how much of the product growth are from your... analysis. So sometimes your impact can be subjective. - Skillset. You may be asked to do a lot of ad-hoc analyses from eng team, which I am sure are very important and can guide engineers whether to implement certain features, but that will prevent you from doing some deep dive analyses and learning some new techniques in data analysis. Maybe after a year or two, you will find that you did not build any statistical models or haven't touched any machine learning. But that's the skillset what other companies will ask for when you apply new job. Who cares you did how many ad-hoc analyses or AB test or wrote how many data pipelines. It's the fancy machine learning model that will earn you respect. Also, total pay is lower than SWE for the same level.

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    Facebook2019-04-05
  5. Helpful (19)

    "Data Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Menlo Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good perks and comp, coworkers are nice and fun

    Cons

    Very competitive environment. No possible to succeed if you don’t work 60+ hours. Focus on short term impact due to performance cycle every 6 months. No clarity on expectations of roles. Mix signals from leadership about culture

    Facebook2019-03-02
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Still a Rocketship"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hard to find another company that moves fast at this scale

    Cons

    You have to be able to manage upwards and downwards

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate the big bets and ensure resource alignment

    Facebook2019-02-20
  7. "Cutting-edge research, incredible culture"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    —The most open culture of any company —Incredible flexibility to change projects & teams based on what you want, way more people do this rather than leave —People truly assume good intent and responsibility of their peers, everyone manages themselves, takes their own hours and supports one another —Employees regularly have forums to take changes up to top leadership, or request changes to nearly any other... part of the company and most requests are followed through —Projects rely on cutting-edge research and encourage learning

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    Cons

    —Moves incredibly fast and can be stressful

    Facebook2018-09-21
  8. "Great culture and perks"

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    Current Employee - Senior Data Scientist in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + High salaries + Amazing perks + Open culture

    Cons

    - Overcrowded campus - Work-life balance in some engineering teams

    Facebook2018-08-31
  9. Helpful (7)

    "Fantastic environment for growth and challenges"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging, engaging, supportive. There is opportunity and the resources to tackle any challenge you can find. They truly value a strengths based approach. You can learn a lot here and be compensated fairly.

    Cons

    Disorganization. Part of the challenge is that Facebook is really difficult to comprehend in its entirety and you need to try.

    Advice to Management

    More people in project management roles. Too many individual contributors without guidance.

    Facebook2018-04-28
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All tge benefits, very smart people, great problems to work on, infinite amount of data

    Cons

    You might feel like second class citizen if you are not SWE

    Advice to Management

    Close the gaps between different job families

    Facebook2018-02-16
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