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Updated October 16, 2017
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  • Work-life balance can be an issue (in 205 reviews)

  • Work-life balance: pressure to move fast (in 55 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (154)

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

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    • 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.

    Facebook Response

    Apr 17, 2017 – Director, Global Recruiting Programs and Operations

    Thank you for the feedback. From the Life@ benefits and conveniences to the many employee affinity and advice groups, we are all here to support you. If you need additional help, please reach out to... More


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cool environment, cool people. Stock options.

    Cons

    Little to no opportunity for advancement, raises, or bonuses. Benefit reductions, instead.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your employees more.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Facebook is the best company I've ever been an employee and is better than most I know off 2nd hand."

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    Current Employee - Operations in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Operations in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast growing, adaptive and supportive environment. Lots of incredibly smart, motivated and fun people. The company cares about its employees and that is overwhelmingly evident by how they treat them, the awesome things they do for them and how everyone interacts.

    Cons

    Honestly I'm not sure I could name any yet. I suspect the Software Engineers work long hours, but I'm pretty sure they do it from love and enjoyment rather than a requirement by anyone. There has to be some downside, but I can't think of any. Sorry.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. It works really well in my opinion.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Smart, growing company with lots of opportunities for creative problem solving"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people you can admire and respect, strong business model, challenging scale issues that provide ample opportunities for creative problem solving, fast-paced environment. This likely results from the stringent hiring processes (100 phone screens to 1 offer)

    Cons

    long hours, mild politics, management is inexperienced - typical for a company growing from a startup mode towards a more mature company

    Advice to Management

    Bring stronger discipline to effectively channel employee creativity and problem solving skills on to the highest priority projects


  5. "Great Leadership skills"

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    Current Employee - IT Systems Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - IT Systems Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    State of art technology at the company.

    Cons

    nothing much. Startup. Revenue mostly limited to online Ads.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be proactive in coimmunication to employees


  6. Helpful (2)

    "College"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Analyst
    Former Employee - IT Analyst
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can see all member profiles.

    Cons

    Zuckerberg brings the hammer, so watch out.

    Advice to Management

    I would tell Senior Management to get a grip on all these young kids who think they're everything.


  7. "Facebook is a great company to be at."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It affects a huge number of people and makes the world a more open place. The culture is focused on building great things and there are lots of smart people there who are excited about what they're doing.

    Cons

    It is growing quickly, so it's hard to know everything that's going on.

    Advice to Management

    We should focus more on improving communication between departments and helping everyone have a better sense of what's going on across the company.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Facebook is fun and cool, but not always an environment that encourages growth."

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the free food, really bright employees

    Cons

    some of the employees feel a sense of entitlement that comes through in day-to-day interactions...very young upper level management..inexperience shows

    Advice to Management

    180 degree reviews should be provided on an ongoing basis


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting experience working at an up-and-coming company like FB."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is one of the fast growing company and things can move very fast. You could be doing different things if you happen to be at the right place at the right time.

    Cons

    Less organization. Growing pain. Management needs to become mature.

    Advice to Management

    The company is getting too big to let it grow freely. We need a bit more organization now.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Facebook, a great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a great place where the company is small enough for you to make a difference, but the product is used by millions. It's great to work on something you love using every day. The hours are flexible, and the package is great- free gourmet food is served 3 meals a day. You really learn a lot, since you get thrown into the mix quite quickly. Also, the people at the company happen to be extraordinarily smart and pretty passionate.

    Cons

    You can work a lot right before a project gets shipped, but that's the case with a lot of engineering jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Good job.


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