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Updated March 21, 2017
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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. Featured Review

    Helpful (12)

    "Fast paced company with high expectations, but incredibly fair. You won't a place that cares more about it's people."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Incredible benefits
    - Excellent compensation that rewards strong performance
    - Lots of autonomy
    - Tons of room for growth
    - Very transparent from the top down
    - Strong leadership
    - Intelligent and caring colleagues
    - The most fair and well thought out review process you will find everywhere
    - Exciting work

    Cons

    - If you don't learn to make the work life balance work for you, it can be exhausting. But you'll also be given lots of support with this if you ask for it.
    - It doesn't matter how good you are at your job, chances are you're going to be surrounded by a ton of other people who are just as good if not better. Imposter syndrome is real, but if you got an offer, you probably belong here too.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, keep an eye on employee burnout, keep supporting your people and keep pushing them, and the rest of the world, forward.


  2. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Great people and perks. Fast moving environment and high rate of innovation. The CEO is amongst the most inspiring human beings ever!

    Cons

    Life in the office is slightly more affected by politics than it once was. Some pretentiousness is creeping in bit by bit.


  3. "Smart, humble & so keen"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative Strategist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Creative Strategist in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone on the team is driven by an absolute ambition to make the world a better a place. The teams are collaborative, creative and welcoming to new ideas. The company is driven by impact and moving fast, so if you've got an idea you've got room to make a real impact.

    Cons

    Not sure I would say this is a con, but you need to pro-actively set your goals and prioritize your efforts to make you're putting your energy in the right place.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Human Resources Fail"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Globally it is a good company to work at, great mission and vision and strong values.
    There are some good communication channels to expose problems.
    Strong encouragement and support to give their employees a healthy work-life balance.

    Cons

    The values do not apply in GMS (Sales teams) and even less in regions that are not in US.
    The LatinAmerican management is irresponsible. There are problems in each country in terms of compensation and growth opportunities.
    The worst experience is the recruiting process with tons of promises through the phone and they are not able to send you a written offer until you have accepted & signed online. After your first paycheck you notice that they didn't get all the benefits that were promised through the phone, because "they couldn't write it on the contract where you could only see your yearly compensation" "because they were local benefits".
    Salary payment processes are outsourced and unmanaged by internal teams, resulting on taxing issues and each country's inflation and devaluation affecting the life quality of the employees by not being able to adjust the salaries when all living costs have dramatically increased.
    The local management teams are not receptive on the employees concerns.
    In each region; salaries and seniority levels are given not by real performance or experience but by relationships.
    There is retaliation on complains, there have been open "advices" to avoid complaining.
    This is worrying for a company with the open culture like Facebook.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your team's local concerns.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place, good people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Fast growing company, smart people, lots of opportunities, great campus in Silicon Valley

    Cons

    Growth is diluting company culture

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to preserve the culture and prevent politics


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great workplace"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Perks, challenges, people, no politics

    Cons

    Very competitive, so it's hard to have a good work life balance


  8. "Amazing place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture is carefully engineered to be a great place to work. Engineers are given great benefits and compensation, a lot of autonomy, and a lot of resources to grow.

    Cons

    Very few, as long as you diligently maintain your own work-life boundaries.


  9. "Good situation"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work. Treats you well.

    Cons

    Not much. Maybe a little too Silicon Valley.


  10. "working at facebook"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Cares for employees, strives to give you work life balance, fantastic beneftis

    Cons

    Can be hard to map career progression with flat struture

    Advice to Management

    focus on career progression plans for long standing employees


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Contractor at Facebook"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, good work/life balance, free meals is a plus.

    Cons

    Contractors treated as second class citizens compared to full time employees.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more communicative with teams



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