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Updated July 24, 2017
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  • Work life balance is hard to manage (in 192 reviews)

  • Work-life balance: pressure to move fast (in 51 reviews)

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  1. "The little start-up that could...and so much more"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The energy and direction of the company! There's plenty of opportunity to take on new responsibilities and build the future of Facebook.

    Cons

    As with all smaller companies, you will thrive if you're a person that appreciates the fact that many processes are not in place but there for you to create or re-vamp.

    Advice to Management

    Pace the growth. Hire aggressively but with caution. Make sure the current infrastructure can meet the number of people joining.


  2. "Amazing place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great, innovative company which is in the business of building great communities.
    - Fast and dynamic culture with a passion to "move fast and break things"
    - Amazing growth potential in career
    - Smaller teams, yet ability to make bigger impact
    - Transparency and open communication
    - Risk takers

    Cons

    Can be a bit chaotic for someone coming form a highly process driven environment...but I love it!

    Advice to Management

    You are doing an awesome job...just don't stop taking risks!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Facebook breaks new ground in so many areas, including as a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Everyone is here because we believe in making the world more open and connected. We believe we're making a difference.
    -HUGE opportunity- you see something broken, missing, or know how to do something better, go for it.
    -Freedom to think outside the box. In fact, there is no box.
    -Incredibly smart and supportive people.
    -Open and transparent environment.
    -We have fun.

    Cons

    We move so fast and are growing quickly, there's little time to stop and reflect as an individual but also as a team to ensure we're moving forward and focused on the right things.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure we continue to hire the best people in the leadership roles, whether it is promoting from within or bringing them in from the outside. Having the right culture fit and ability to lead their teams as we grow is critical.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Push code daily, work with extremely talented engineers, free food, great compensation, and seeing everyone I know use the product

    Cons

    Long hours but Facebook engineers tend to be the type who passionately enjoy their work and build products for fun anyways

    Advice to Management

    Continue trusting the engineers to do what is right and allowing engineers be bold and not have to check in with management


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome job with great opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Operations Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Facebook is amazing. Working here offers the best environment I have ever seen in a workplace. The job is all about cooperation, not competition. The Facebook culture, office design, and management styles all support this.

    Cons

    With the small number of employees, everyone is expected to change the world.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people and fast paced

    Cons

    too new to tell for me


  7. "Awesome Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very open culture. Great internal communication. Management does a good job of trusting and delegating work. The best people I have worked with. Fast pace of work. The high execution focus and speed of change is amazingly - I have worked on a large number of projects that have been quickly completed and and successfully implemented.

    Cons

    None I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Hope we can keep the culture intact as we grow

  8. "A really great place to work and grow."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Facebook is an incredible place to work. Perks aside it is so rewarding working with people who are smart and excited to be there.

    Cons

    It's incredibly busy at Facebook and we are still relatively small for the user base. Every employee wears a lot of hats.


  9. "Excellent company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best place to work as a software engineer, at least at the moment

    Cons

    The corporate environment is sometimes confusing


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Awesome benefits. Leading edge technology.

    Cons

    No downsides. It's a great place to work and to learn.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


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