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Updated July 24, 2017
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  • Work life balance is hard to manage (in 192 reviews)

  • Work-life balance: pressure to move fast (in 51 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Work with and learn from world-class talents
    - Worldwide reach with impact on billions on people
    - Great flexibility and project opportunities

    Cons

    - Work-life balance can be challenging


  2. "Amazing culture. Super excited"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can not ask for better. Amazing. Great. Work life balance. On top of all companies I worked for.

    Cons

    Did not see any yet.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on productivity instead of politics. But you are doing a fanatic job.

  3. "Merit based, results based, people focused"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    managers are focused on people development and making sure you get interesting work that is impactful. performance reviews are results-focused and comp is fair.

    Cons

    Some of my friends (esp the hardcore techies) have strong opinions on facebook about data collection and privacy. Within the company things make a lot of sense, but external we sometimes get embroiled in controversy.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Read before you move your family for a job with Facebook"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The perks have been covered in the other reviews, so I won't address them here.

    Cons

    There is only one aspect of Facebook that I wanted to address, because other reviewers haven't. I learnt this the hard way. Facebook recruited me for a role in Menlo Park, I was very excited about the offer and I moved here with family from another state in Southwest. It turned out to be very bad decision. And I am still regretting it some years into Facebook. I had a set life, large team I was managing, job that I liked, house that I owned, school for kids, social life; in another part of the country. I thought Facebook will take care of everything during the move. They do take of the financial part, but they don't give you time. I went through the move while working 12 hour days. It was very painful and stressful. First couple of months were nightmarishly difficult as we struggled to provide care for our children, set-up the household and handle the tough demands of a Facebook job. All Facebook does is provide a free account at Care that costs 40 bucks. Two years later I still have boxes I haven't opened. The job turned out to have no work-life balance. The place we rent in Bay is tiny and we still pay more than we were paying in mortgage. The raise I got, get eaten up by just the higher income tax. Financially I am worse off than I was before. People rave about the weather in Bay area but I am yet to see it as I am working or traveling most weekends. The job caused a huge disruption in my family's life and two years later I am still regretting making the move.

    Advice to Management

    Your work culture encourages spending 24/7 at work, and a lot of people do. Understand that some people's life have family and their sole life mission is getting clicks for Facebook.


  5. "Excellent company to work for."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Critical Facility Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Critical Facility Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perks Perks Perks!!!!
    The interview process is long and grueling but for good reason. You will find the best of the best working here.
    The pay is above the industry standard.
    Freedom to work on projects you are interested in.

    Cons

    I don't see any cons here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the open transparency we have even as we continue to grow.


  6. "Software Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    it was really fun and cool

    Cons

    it was hard work and boring


  7. "Lives up to the hype"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Impact, scale, the learning, tools, smart coworkers, the perks (free food!), reputation / resume name value, the compensation, internal mobility.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be a challenge. Also sometimes hard to not feel overshadowed if you're not a SWE. Overall though it's awesome.

  8. "software engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Pros

    everyone is extremely respectful, and everyone knows how to work with people

    Cons

    your work becomes too specialized


  9. "Great place to work!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the college campus-like feel, the open culture, and the high level of trust placed on all employees.

    Cons

    As the company continues to grow, more layers of of hierarchy are being introduced (albeit unavoidable), and as a result, it's tougher to interact with the leadership


  10. "Specialist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and everyone is always helpful!

    Cons

    I feel like there weren't any cons working here

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


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