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Updated September 25, 2017
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  • Work-life balance can be an issue (in 204 reviews)

  • Work-life balance: pressure to move fast (in 52 reviews)

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  1. "Commercial painter for Tompkins painting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You work everyday, good company to work for. Their money is good, you will get paid when it is time to get paid

    Cons

    The pay could be definitely better, communication could be better and maybe some fun.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes family isn't always the best people to be in a leadership position.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "So-so"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Free food, more food, sweets, more food for free.

    Cons

    Expected to be there 10 hours and that is why there is a free food

  3. "Work Review"

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    Former Employee - Contractor in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Contractor in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook (More than a year)

    Pros

    - free food
    - free transportation

    Cons

    - you are replaceable


  4. "Amazing Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Most free and self actualizing environment I have ever worked in.
    * I am encouraged to pursue my strengths and passions through out the organization.
    * I have an awesome manager that actually works to empower me to do my best work.
    * Tons of perks and awesome benefits

    Cons

    If you need a lot of structure, you wont find it here. This can be a con for some, a pro for others.


  5. "Great people and perks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everyone is great, and the team is warm at welcoming entry level employees

    Cons

    You don't get all the benefits you have at MPK


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Smart people, great benifits, great learning

    Cons

    Too large and sometimes to busy


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    * Smart employees
    * lots of ownership over your work
    * room to advance
    * excellent pay and benefits

    Cons

    * Work life balance isn't the best.

  8. "The only career limiting move is not to play."

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    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    I do whatever I want all day. Literal dream job.

    Cons

    We're really starting to not hire only rockstars.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more n00bs and fresh college grads so we can grow the rockstars we need.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Intern Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, learn a ton, quick release/test of features, important projects, good compensation & benefits

    Cons

    Worklife balance is poor on the fast paced and high achieving teams


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Hard to move roles or even move up (which is expected)"

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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

    1. Very open culture.
    2. Management team is open to feedback and is probably the best you will find in the tech world.
    3. Conducts pulse survey to get a sense of employee's opinions and is taken quite seriously.
    4. Work is quite challenging and the perks are probably one of the best in the industry

    Cons

    1. If you are in ops, it is really hard to have leverage, since it is an engineering-centric company, which is expected and ops is considered more "support" and "cleaning up the mess" type of role.
    2. Because FB is quite the name, it is easier to hire a new person than hire someone internally. Since every single employee here, there are tons of other talented people outside that can be hired. So turnover happens for those that burnout or are stagnating in their roles and cannot progress. If you are in a non-tech role, it can feel like you are "replaceable" because there are 100's if not 1000's of people waiting in line to get your role that does something that is not as advanced as coding or building production code.
    3. work/life balance as most say can take a toll on you, but this is up to you take control.
    4. because everyone is really talented and the best, it is hard to get promoted unless you are the most prolific unicorn amongst all of the unicorns. It is still, however, a good starting point if you get hired.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture alive even as FB grows quite rapidly, as that is what makes people stay. Don't lose the focus on the employees and also think about those that are at the bottom of the pyramid in the company and those that are not necessarily building software or products like engineers/research scientists.

    Facebook Response

    Sep 25, 2017 – Head of Recruiting

    Thanks for sharing your feedback. As we grow and scale, we will not forget that people are at the heart of everything we do. We care about building community inside and out. Across our many orgs... More


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