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  • Work/Life balance could be better (in 174 reviews)

  • Work-life balance: pressure to move fast (in 47 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Facebook"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, amazing atmosphere on a workplace, very nice environment.

    Cons

    The project I was working on has ended and they couldn’t offer me next cooperation.


  2. "Very well run, maybe not ideal if you like wearing many hats"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Super smart people
    - Clear direction
    - Not too many layers or inefficiencies

    Cons

    - As it's larger now, not ideal for a startup-minded person
    - Commute from SF is pretty tedious

    Advice to Management

    - Somehow make space for highly creative people to thrive
    - Watch for getting stuck in ideology and missing new trends


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    Good Experience and positive result

    Cons

    Interview was too hard for an intern


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  5. "Intern at Facebook"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent experience learning about tech in the Bay Area. Hearing Zuck talk in front of the whole company every week was extremely cool.

    Cons

    Getting a good mentor/team was kind of hit and miss. I was just unlucky and was placed on a team with a mentor that didn't really flow well with my working style and a project that I wasn't particularly interested in.


  6. "Software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work place. I can learn a lot. Nice coworkers. Great benefits. Reasonable work hours. I would recommend working here.

    Cons

    A lot of responsibility. Things move super fast. This is pretty much i. It is overall a great place to work


  7. "Positive."

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    Former Employee - Designer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Designer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, and exciting projects to work on.

    Cons

    Work life balance fell through the cracks


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great company"

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    Former Employee - User Operations Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - User Operations Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good benefits
    - smart people
    - fun environment out of college

    Cons

    - middle management was not very competent


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Not as important as Mark says"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The office, the perks, the food, etc. All top notch. The team is excited and hard working. There are many smart people solving many hard problems.

    Cons

    The product just isn't that exciting. Sure, it's used by a billion people daily, but it's still just Facebook. The company culture prides themselves on the importance of Facebook, but the reality is, the employees are completely out-of-touch from how real people use Facebook.


  10. "Best company in the Valley"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Making an impact on more than billion people.

    Cons

    None really. It's all good.


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

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    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.



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