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Updated June 17, 2017
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  • Work life balance is hard to manage (in 186 reviews)

  • Work-life balance: pressure to move fast (in 49 reviews)

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  1. "Content Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Content Writer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Content Writer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice team and company perks

    Cons

    Can be solitary and hard to grow


  2. "Facebook Environment"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment with best engineers

    Cons

    I think everything is well

  3. Helpful (1)

    "What a remarkable place and such remarkable people!"

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    Current Contractor - Information Developer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Contractor - Information Developer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I'm an older worker, but so far I seem to fit in with the millennials, who I think are great. Smart, thoughtful, respectful, intense, a bit quirky --what's not to love? Everyone is motivated, hard working and wants to win. But somehow they keep their cool, are open and friendly, and welcome newcomers.

    Cons

    Not much structure for a company this large. Many people use "brute force" techniques to do their jobs, which does not scale. Someone is going to have to bring some structure, and it will be painful. If the company hits a financial road bump, it will be very difficult for some to adapt because they are accustomed to success. But that's a good problem to have.

    Advice to Management

    You have done an amazing job so far! But growing from here will require new ideas. Keep open to them, even the ones that sound like heresy. Stay true to who you are.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Great Place to Work but"

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    Former Employee - Business Operations in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Business Operations in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - At it's best working at Facebook is fast paced, fun and extremely impactful. I've been given opportunities to work with many great colleagues who care deeply about the work that you're doing and will challenge and encourage you to do better.
    - Support staff at Facebook is amazing whether it be the people who greet you in the morning, facilities, IT, the security guards, chefs, or the the people who work at the gym. Everyone is super friendly and has your best interest at heart. It's like going to work at a 5 Star Hotel every single day :)
    - Feedback is taken very seriously and typically acted upon. For example a couple of years ago Facebook didn't offer 4 months paternity leave for employees outside of the US and after receiving feedback from international employees this was policy was expanded globally
    - Perks are amazing, free food, gym (or membership for offices without gyms), laundry, great healthcare.

    Cons

    - Mid-level managers are a hit or miss. I've had 4 different managers in 3 years at Facebook and my experience at work has greatly been dependent on how competent they are. My best manager pushed me and opened doors and was a true advocate for me within the company, whereas my worst manager who was also a first time manager made me feel as if I was working on an island. If you're joining Facebook in a non-tech role you should definitely try your best to get a feel for your future manager.
    - As the company has hired over 10K+ people over the past 3 years roles and responsibilities are definitely becoming more specialized and opportunities to drive tangible impact are becoming increasingly difficult for people in junior roles
    - Pay and benefits for people working in international offices are not comparable to working at HQ. For example IVF is offered in the US but not non-US offices.

    Advice to Management

    As Facebook grows and continues to invest in hiring, finding people with prior management experience will be key to retaining and developing talent.


  5. "Engineering Manager"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for massive impact on the world, talented colleagues, resources, perks

    Cons

    Work life balance and pressure to perform is quite high

    Advice to Management

    Invest in long-term


  6. "Great Place"

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    Former Contractor - Sourcing Specialist in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Contractor - Sourcing Specialist in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great approach. Fast paced and engaging. True to core values.

    Cons

    Cliques dominate the work environment


  7. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensation package if you join the company at the right time (when stock price is low.) Otherwise it won't be too attractive unless you are E5.

    Lots of things to learn in the company, good benefit.

    If you can get a management role, you will be in haven. Most of the managers their life is very very easy, they only need to care about their team don't get downsize in the political wrestling.

    Cons

    Manager's turn over rate is too high. I got 8 different manager in three year. Some area got lots of politics, watch who is the head of that department.

    Instagram, Messenger has pretty bad culture at this moment.

    Literally no life when you want to get good perf review ratings.

    Advice to Management

    Fire those manager who doesn't have good pulse review. Don't keep bring lots of manager from outside especially from those company which culture is bad. They bring the bad culture into the company as well. (e.g. Yahoo at this stage)

  8. "good, fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - SMB Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - SMB Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great food, smart people, you don't take your work home with you

    Cons

    pay could be better, fairly corporate atmosphere


  9. "Great contractor experience!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great contractor benefits such as shuttle transportation from the city, and a variety of food and snack options to fit any diet. You can also get involved in the many diverse social and sports clubs, and meet other employees that way. The Menlo Park campus is beautiful, and Facebook provides a variety of facilities and spaces for employees even when they're not working.

    Cons

    It's not particularly easy to transfer teams or move up as an entry-level contractor, unless you have the right skills — or happen to meet the right people. There are also restrictions to certain benefits and activities, but it's definitely not a make or break situation.


  10. "Intern"

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    Current Intern - Intern in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company and people to work with, there's is always a lot of work to do

    Cons

    A lot of employees work late and there is pressure to work 50+ hours a week

    Advice to Management

    Hire more entry level people


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