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Updated June 21, 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. "Take the Fire Hose literely"

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

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

    Pros

    Working Environment, Benefits, mission statement, training and education, Free Food. The Team

    Cons

    Strains on infrastructure and local communities keeps growing as we do.

    Advice to Management

    Look for efficiencies in travel, assist with infrastructure needs. Low cost housing.


  2. "Perfect user"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Executive in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Data Executive in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I dont want to waste my time.and i want to do something different in my life

    Cons

    Many of peoples wish to earn and to lead a happy life and work comfortable.

    Advice to Management

    To improve the speed of Facebook

  3. "Open and FAST moving!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Operations in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Community Operations in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The openness across the whole org. is outstanding (at least currently, you can ask anyone anything and receive an answer with the Directors openly announcing sensitive information regularly and the CEO holding weekly Q&As sessions where no question is off limits!).
    - Fast moving; you are encouraged to make things happen as long as the data backs you up. For me this was an absolute shock (having a 30 min fast paced meeting which resulted in almost immediate high impacting changes)
    - Passion; you are encouraged to focus on your strengths and work on the issues that you find most rewarding!
    - The people; I've never worked with so many motivated, passionate and intelligent people - it really brings the best out of you. Further, you are encouraged to be your 'authentic self' which often means direction to have a better work-life balance!
    - Of course... the perks are AMAZING - great pay, yummy food (yet the "facebook 13" is oh too real!'and the best healthcare among many well thought out perks.

    Cons

    - Despite the amazing perks for new parents (lots of leave!), childcare support is minimal if anything.
    - Encouraging everyone to be their 'authentic selves' sometimes can cause issues (ie. some people - very few though - are authentic knob heads).
    - Moving sometimes too fast to enable a reliable and trusting service; although its really encouraging to see this is being worked on from top down!
    - The perks are AMAZING yet, as is probably human nature, its always tempting to look over to Google's better perks (yet they don't have our outstanding open culture which is perhaps more valuable)

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up and do everything you can to maintain the open culture - this is the unique selling point to keep the right talent on board!


  4. "Content Operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  5. "Amazing place to do work you really care about"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    They take extremely good care of you here. Great salary, high performing stock, unbelievable benefits and great campus amenities. My life changed when I started working here, which makes me that much more motivated to do amazing work.

    Cons

    Cost of living in Bay Area.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Research in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super smart people to work with, great and exciting work

    Cons

    Some managers are to junior

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your managers are also good at setting strategy


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Make sure you are ready to sacrifice your private life"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart and brilliant people
    Respectful communication
    Diverse people
    Huge impact that you will be making
    Great product with positive development dynamics
    Lots of opportunities to change the roles/teams within the company
    Amazing perks

    Cons

    For what you get in perks you need to be ready to sacrifice work/life balance. You will be spending most of your time either working or hanging out with colleagues
    Sometimes unhealthy amount of travelling (which is not always necessary in modern world where you have video conferences)
    Middle management is bad. People who are promoted into the roles very often are not ready and not much willing to learn how to manage people. There are no poor decisions by managers. They will always be right.
    There is a big gap between the ideas of the head office and the actual needs in different country markets.
    Facebook is becoming big and slow machine when it comes to actions and decision-making.

    Advice to Management

    If there are no good candidates for peoples' managers roles, hire externally. Watch out to what is happening in the markets outside of the US. Make the product serving the needs of people and not the grounds for engineers' experiments.

  8. "Facebook Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    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


  9. "Nice experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    free food, lots of challenge, great people

    Cons

    Working from a remote office is not ideal


  10. "Place to be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Solutions Manager in Hamburg (Germany)
    Former Employee - Client Solutions Manager in Hamburg (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - sehr offene Atmosphäre
    - fachlich top-qualifiziertes Umfeld und Kollegen
    - extrem viele Nebenleistungen
    - freies, flexibles Arbeiten
    - anspruchsvolle Tätigkeit

    Cons

    - Verharmlosung/Ignoranz ggü. der gesellschaftlichen (berechtigten) Kritik an der Plattform
    - teilweise Überheblichkeit ggü. Markt, Kunden, Wettbewerb
    - begrenzte interne Karriere-Möglichkeiten

    Advice to Management

    - amerikanische Kultur auffangen -
    - Offenheit ggü. Externer Kritik


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