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Updated February 21, 2017
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  • Work/Life balance could be better (in 172 reviews)

  • Work-life balance: pressure to move fast (in 46 reviews)

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  1. "Facebook free launch and snack"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    satisfaction eating need and it is a motivation

    Cons

    it will let employee increase weigh


  2. "Software Engineer"

    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

    Pros

    Fast pace, great pay and great management.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  3. "data rating and labeling"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Facebook as a contractor

    Pros

    free food, shuttle, people are friendly

    Cons

    I have no idea of the cons

    Advice to Management

    I have no ides


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  5. "Good place to learn"

    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

    Pros

    Facebook has amazing resources for learning. You can take coding classes, product management classes, and dev bootcamp. They are taught by awesome engineers. The culture values shipping things above other priorities.

    Cons

    It's political now. It's too big. People watch out for themselves too much.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in fewer people from corporate backgrounds to mid-level management.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "A good big tech company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Lots of good infrastructure and technologies to learn from.
    - Mostly fair and good performance review process. You'll get rewarded if you do well.
    - Their business side was doing really well, leading to a big jump in share prices in a few years after the IPO.

    Cons

    - If you don't choose a team carefully when you starts out, you'll mostly end up in an average team that does non-challenging, non-intellectually satisfying work, with average to low quality peers, and be stuck in the team for at least 6 months to a year.
    - It is a hard to find good and smart engineers in an average team.
    - Engineering managers and directors are often non-technical people who have little clues about the technical scope of your projects.
    - The complexity of their codebase is huge so even doing mundane work like refactoring or replacing a simple API could take months to complete.
    - As the product is huge, you often got stuck working on a very small and non-important part of it, and have a very limited impact for the company.
    - It is hard to learn good software engineering practices since there are bad examples throughout the codebase due to the number of inexperienced contributors are way more than the experienced ones.

    If you are a new grad and wants to work on challenging stuffs, I do not recommend you to join Facebook or any big companies unless you know you're going to work on a specific team with highly good peers. Join a startup/recently IPO companies with high technical reputation such as Square, Quora, Palantir, Addepar, Dropbox, etc. and I'm sure you'll get a much more rewarding learning experience.


  7. "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
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Build product with large impact, good benefit, free food, many social events, corporate housing, nice working atmosphere, easy to reach out to different engineer via messenger

    Cons

    Might not be able to get into your most favorite team since the spots are limited, code review process might take a long time if the code is relevant to many teams

    Advice to Management

    No


  8. "Good company for interns"

    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

    Pros

    Free food, lots of perks

    Cons

    Not many cons except maybe using Messenger for work


  9. "data engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Facebook as a contractor

    Pros

    Nice benefits, nice food, and nice people
    can do what you want, and the management is good
    salary is not bad

    Cons

    BIG FIRMS....slow promotion,
    no bonus
    need to hire more new grad
    need mentor for new guys

    Advice to Management

    you did a good job, and just keep in that way
    you don't have to tell the employee everything


  10. "Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Its awsome when all meet together motivate each other as a team to make a simple bussiness grow and to be success. it does not take much time.

    Cons

    You may face some negative comments or less users does not explore or educate themselves in the facebook with a simple daily core like and sharing if you are a facebook junkie.

    Advice to Management

    Join a group you can trust with positive mindset and get your free coaching attend more webiner buy your tools u need to set up your own bussiness.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Good benefits, somewhat cultish"

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

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

    Pros

    You will work with some very smart, driven people. Benefits are out of this world. You have a lot of autonomy to do your job which can work for or against you.

    Cons

    People can be discarded easily. It's hard to keep up the kool-aid induced hype after a few years. If you're an older employee, get used to feeling uncomfortable.

    Advice to Management

    While doing a good job encouraging diversity, you might want to look at the age range of your peeps, especially at MPK which seems to skew even younger than the other offices.



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