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Updated February 22, 2017
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  • Work-life balance: pressure to move fast (in 170 reviews)

  • I suppose one could be that most teams work long hours (in 45 reviews)

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  1. "One of the best jobs you could want"

    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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The amount of pros here is ridiculous. You have really nice, smart people as co-workers. The work is insanely interesting and challenging. Lots of room for growth. Free food, insane perks, fantastic pays, etc.

    Cons

    Working with smart people is a pro and a con. It's easy to stress out about not being the smarted person there. You'll often feel you have to work extra hard to keep up, but thats something you overcome when you realize you wouldn't be there if you aren't qualified.

    The area described above often affects work/life balance... because people feel this way they tend to work a lot so then you feel like you do too. After a while you find a good balance, but its easy to fall into the trap of constantly being involved in work.


  2. "The complete package"

    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

    The most talented people you will find in any large corporate organization. This significantly improves both the company's and your chances of professional success.

    Cons

    Commuting from SF and the difficulty in getting promotee

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  3. "Relatively New Engineer Perspective"

    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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    So many smart people that are super humble and easy to interact with. Facebook keeps titles and ranks hidden so company feels very flat. Perks are incredible they really care about their employees.

    Cons

    Company has grown a lot feels maybe less tight knit than in old days.


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  5. "Great place to work at"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer E5 in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer E5 in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of flexibility, freedom, focus on impact, access to the greatest minds in the field. Lots of perks, benefits, it's almost hard to take advantage of all of them since they are so many. Like is just great when working here.

    Cons

    Too much free food? Not really. I don't know, maybe just that it's not a start up anymore, so you won't have the chance to become a multimillionaire quickly.


  6. "Best company I've worked for by far"

    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

    resource allocation, work/life balance, exciting and impactful work

    Cons

    rapidly growing so it feels chaotic at times


  7. "Company overview"

    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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent culture, excellent leader, good benefits

    Cons

    Not really . Everything is good

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture open


  8. "I've worked at a lot of places; this is the best"

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

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are really smart, politics is minimal, and focus is on what you can accomplish that will help the company.

    Cons

    If you're working in California, the rent and commute aren't great. The East coast offices are where its at.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work!


  9. "Love working here!"

    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

    You have ownership of the work you are doing and you can make it the way you see is best!

    Cons

    Some dependencies from other group which prevent you to do better.

    Advice to Management

    Move the obstacles and make sure that all people are accountable.


  10. "Best place for a software engineer to work."

    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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open, flat, engineer-driven company that values free software.

    Cons

    High standards - not the place to work if you want to just tread water.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  11. "A wonderful place to be!"

    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

    People really care about you

    Cons

    It will ruin all other employers for you



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