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  • Work/Life balance could be better (in 183 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Software Engineer intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Transparent and flat environment
    - Very good work environment and state of the art work devices (mac book pro, iPhone, etc ...)
    - Awesome free food
    - Competitive salary, around 5 - 6 K (after deduction of taxes)
    - You are kind of free to work where you think you perform best

    Cons

    - Internship plan/project wasn't clear, there were almost nothing in it and I figured out some projects to work on
    - Evaluation scheme for the internship was a disaster too, it was a more of like/hate evaluation rather than good/bad performance in the project

    Advice to Management

    - Make a kind of a scheme for the mentioned cons for a fair chance for everyone


  2. Helpful (4)

    "A fast-moving company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Product Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Contractor - Product Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open culture, really friendly employees, great perks (free food)

    Cons

    Lots of fire drills, last minute crises, long hours


  3. "Facebook - Cutting Edge Employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - I'd Rather Not Say in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Contractor - I'd Rather Not Say in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    An innovative and open culture. Never dull! Always finding new way to improve and better connect the world. Opportunities to get involved and come up with new ideas at "Hacks". Really exciting to work for the leader in this arena. Such a focused, driven, energetic company from the top down. Beautiful, ever-improving campus with fabulous food options, bike riding and running trails, and new amenities arriving every few months.

    Cons

    Some departments are a little "political" and your performance may be overlooked, despite how well you actually perform and are told you perform. Most departments in the company do not operate this way fortunately, but there are a few and performance may be overlooked due to a manager's agenda. Honesty can be an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the playing field level. Keep communication open...it's starting to slip in some departments. Honesty and sincerity need some work.


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  5. "Very faced paced"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Opportunities to move up.

    Cons

    Company moves to fast and not enough documentation during training.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to train new hires in a classroom like environment.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "really smart people here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Doing things that have never been done before

    Cons

    sometimes can be long hours

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. "Fast-paced and exciting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The perks were a huge pro, especially the health benefits. The food was amazing and any corner you turned, there was something that helped you feel comfortable there. The company clearly tries to take care of its employees when it comes to making them feel right at home.

    Cons

    The hours were very tough, but it may depend on the department. Budget is strict on certain departments so there is a risk of feeling short staffed and working very long hours. With young blood there, some folks do not have to sacrifice time away from family, so the expectation there is pretty high.


  8. Helpful (10)

    "Best place I've ever worked."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited opportunity: you define your path.Surrounded by the best and the brightest. Moving fast. Amazing perks.

    Cons

    Tireless hours. The work never stops.

    Advice to Management

    Management is hit or miss.


  9. "Good learning experience, fun culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good learning experience
    - fun culture

    Cons

    - hectic and chaotic
    - constant reorgs


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Brilliant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great product and challenging programming work.

    Cons

    Not so good privacy options.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about privacy of users


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Tough place and amazing people."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    - Super smart people to work with
    - again, super smart people
    - people are young and dynamic, always willing to help. No question is too dumb to ask, people aways help you.
    - everybody working toward the same goal: making the company move forward.
    - lots of resource, easy to get machines allocated
    - freedom to work on projects that you like
    - food is awesome

    Cons

    - very challenging.
    - lots of work
    - long hours
    - not always clear communication from managemenent.
    - lots of koolaid and internal propaganda.
    - little recognition. Not too surprising, everybody's doing awesome stuff.