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Updated January 17, 2018
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  • work life balance is pretty tough to maintain (in 225 reviews)

  • Can have some busy weeks due to the "move fast" culture (in 58 reviews)

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  1. "Work place where you can impact the World"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Sourcer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Current Employee - Technical Sourcer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best Workplace ever! Mission-driven environment, smart and incredible people. Personal independence and shared goals. You can always find opportunities to grow and to challenge yourself.

    Cons

    I don't see any cons, at least for now.


  2. "Head of sales"

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

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    The people, the worldwide collaboration

    Cons

    Its getting to beaurocratic & big too fast

  3. "Beautiful career boost, learning path smooth but it's time to move on."

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

    Pros

    There is a great atmosphere, con workers have an unreal work ethic and are really invested in the company, a company that really wants to change the world

    Cons

    Can be exhausting and very challenging in some cases. As long as you find the right life balance you will be OK.

    Advice to Management

    More focused on Augmented Reality, company is lagging cutting edge


  4. "Facebook is a milestone in my career"

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    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

    1. Smart colleagues
    2. real impact
    3. Good engineer environement

    Cons

    Some times you have to overemphasis your impact.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Too much busy-ness, not enough real deliverables"

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    Former Employee - Senior IC in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior IC in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great physical working environment
    Energy
    Strong aspects of the culture
    Openness of Mark Zuckerburg

    Cons

    Incorrect understanding and execution of the company values:
    Value: Done is better than perfect - the incorrect interpretation is that done and perfect are mutually exclusive, no-one wants to do anything that is perfect.
    Value: We [managers / leaders] are non-directive - incorrect interpretation is that managers do not need to provide direction, the result is that manager are ineffective and simply try to please employees.
    Value: Make an impact - incorrect interpretation is any impact is a good impact, the actual impact of this is that there is little significant impact.

    The company has many conflicting ways of working, for example the short term review process and the want and need to take risks and innovate. The result is that employees do not want to take long term risks as they will be penalised in their next review.

    There is a PIP (personal improvement plan) process to help those underachieving to get back on track. This is only effective at removing people from the company and during new manager training (FME) managers are informed that most people (>80%) that are placed on a PIP leave the company. At the same time the company prides itself on the ability of employees to have tough conversations (Crucial Conversations is a class employees are encouraged to attend) yet no-one has these tough conversations. There is a reliance on processes such as the PIP process to remove people from the company rather than having direct conversations.

    Advice to Management

    Start again with managers. The role of a manager is ineffective due to a belief that Facebook is different. Facebook is different to many companies but you can learn from other companies.

    There is frequently group think and an element of 'Emperor's new clothes' where a senior person makes a suggestion or presents on idea and without debate everyone jumps onboard. I witnessed many incorrect interpretations of external research that is incorrectly applied within the company.


  6. "Best place to work"

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

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Great people and benefits

    Cons

    Large company, hard to move up


  7. "Great place to work!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Innovative culture
    Flexibility
    Benefits
    Workplace environment

    Cons

    NONE at this moment in time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  8. "Software Engineer"

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    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Independendence -> reducing though
    Scale
    Impact of work
    Move really fast
    Switch teams

    Cons

    No process
    Different teams follow different development patterns

    Advice to Management

    Need a balance between top down and bottom up approaches for engineering.


  9. "A great place to work in a great moment of mankind history"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner Manager in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Current Employee - Partner Manager in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    if you look back in history you will not find a moment of such changes as the one we are living right now. The digital phenomenon is still expanding rapidly, creating a world more open and connected. Right now, Facebook is the main company driving that mission, giving power to the people to create a more open and connected world. Being able to add value in a company that is consciously pushing that goal is really satisfying. you end each day knowing that you are doing your best for a good cause and that the journey is just getting started.

    Cons

    the main challenge is to adapt yourself to work in a really big structure and knowing that is growing more and more. It tends to be difficult to reach the exact person that you are looking for at the right time.

    Advice to Management

    keep looking outside of the box, finding new ways to create great things and try to avoid falling into a bureaucracy that will slow down progress.


  10. "Great place"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everything is better than any other place I have worked

    Cons

    High pressure environment - you need to perform every week, work through holidays, christmass, new year, and weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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