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Updated October 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free thinkers, great perks, smart people

    Cons

    None none none none none


  2. Helpful (20)

    "Global Relations"

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    Former Employee - Global Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Global Director in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Young, dynamic organisation that scales globally very well
    Some amazing people
    Good packages, good bonus
    Good recruitment process, fast and efficient

    Cons

    Very intimidating environment. Feedback is only negative, never positive
    Older facebook people are very cliquey and not very welcoming to the noobies.
    American culture seeps through every market and there is no understanding the world is actually global and not American. Local employment laws are not observed. Little diversity
    Poor leadership who focus on their personal book launch rather than run the company.
    Poor training. Expectations that performance is expected from day one, without time to bed in.
    The product evolves purely for commercial reasons and not the user experience

    Advice to Management

    Change the culture of the company.
    Treat employees as adults.
    Understand every person is different and there is room for all to thrive -extroverts and introverts
    Not what you expect from Facebook who's ethos is to connect the world! That doesn't mean make it American.
    Focus on creating a good experience for the consumer and not the Ad Model and making money.

    Facebook Response

    Aug 17, 2016 – Your Friends at Facebook

    Our mission and global culture are extremely important to us. We strive to be a supportive, collaborative place where people can make a meaningful impact. We'll share your feedback with local office... More

  3. Helpful (8)

    "sexist idiots"

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    Former Employee - Ads Integrity Analyst in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Ads Integrity Analyst in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Facebook full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great young vibrant team
    Decent money but Dublin so expensive

    Cons

    High pressure
    Sexist managers with such a disregard for females

    Facebook Response

    Dec 15, 2016 – Your Friends at Facebook

    This is not the environment we promote and strongly encourage you to reach out to your HR Business Partner to discuss any experiences which are out of alignment with our culture and core values... More


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Community Operations - Hyderabad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Facilities given to the employee, to travel to work and at work are very good. They try to provide a very comfortable enviornment to work.

    Cons

    1. The Hiring department of the company is below par. Only importance is given to Work experience not essentially in the area of expertise required. Employees coming from Premier graduation and Post graduate insitutes are considered at the same level as that of candidates from local institutes(probably done to save cost of relcoation, not expected of such a big brand)
    2. The talent across Hyderabad floor and across international offices (I have visited 2) are extremely mediocre, essentially because of point number 1.
    3. The attitude of collaboration and working as a team, is severly lacking in most hires in the company.
    4. The middle and senior management is hogwash and power rests in the hands of 1/2 managers who play office politics well.
    5. Middle level managers are totally impotent, Because essentially they have no power which is attributed to managers in a usual organizational set up.

    Advice to Management

    1. Improving hiring techniques, more experience =! Good hire, Education Pedigree is equally important
    2. Do not undergo Reorganization frequently, classic strategy to lose good talent, Though one may be arrogant enough to attract good talent time and again but things do cap off and Name spreads like fire in the market!


  5. Helpful (9)

    "China and local culture"

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    Former Employee - Client Solutions Manager in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Client Solutions Manager in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Meals benefits and insurance is offered to employee. Standard is higher than what the market is offering in China. They also hired a lot of smart peopple.

    Cons

    Very political environment. Promotion favours people that is close with management, a lot of pleasing work needs to be done everyday. Hong kong employee get revenged after sharing real feedbacks at employee surveys. Also, CSM works much harder than CP, no one dare to complain, because afraid get revenged .

    Advice to Management

    Allow employee share more feedbacks


  6. Helpful (15)

    "Struggling to make an impact!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Facebook will always be one of the most exciting places to work and I am sure a lot of people agree on how diverse and fast moving it truly is. I have been working in Facebook Dublin for the last 2 years as part of the Recruitment team. I love what I do and who I hire for but in more recent times things have changed slightly, but not for the better.

    Cons

    There is such a focus on impact that people do projects that are totally meaningless just to have something to write about in their performance review.
    Every employee is also overloaded with a very high number of reqs
    Progression is often discussed by never executed because the leads don't leave and the ones who are incompetent are kept around due to length of service.
    Support from team lead is non existent.
    There seems to be a much higher focus on idle gossip within the management team than helping current and long term employees break through the levelling barriers.
    The manager i've had for the past 2 years was really really poor and is now on mat leave her replacement has been a lot better but the fundamental issues remain.

    Advice to Management

    Look a lot harder at current management and how they are measured. How can a complacent lead reflect progression and inspire her team to do well if she has been there for more than 8 years.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Product Support Team - Disappointment"

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    Former Employee - Product Support Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Product Support Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pros are -

    - The overall company culture
    - Good food

    I did not find any pro in the product support team.

    I would recommend working at Facebook, but be very aware of which teams you join, the core responsibilities, the manager, the career level your are joining at etc.

    Cons

    - It was a struggle to spend time in such a monotonous and mundane role.
    - I was sold this role to be a product role, but this is a pure Operations role.
    - Do not be fooled when asked / told about strong analytics required etc, you would most likely end up answer to angsty folks in sales teams and doing customer service.

    Please spend your time in a core role, it is where you'd have value in Facebook. It is easy to feel rudderless in this role (no matter what is told to you during your interviews). Employees in non-support / core roles are valued in the company, unfortunately this team and its immediate umbrella organization is not one of them.

    Advice to Management

    Please place focus on the Managers. Growing a pool of weak and inexperienced managers will lead to poor work experience and affect the amazing culture the company has built. The hiring process is skewed and not properly representative of this role - ensure the managers are held accountable for this.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "I didn't expect that"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not very political compare to other advertising company. Paid is very good, easy to reach quota, growing business in greater china, amazing benefits and great CEO. Great outlook to the business, but need to carefully select team and focus market.

    Cons

    Hong Kong office culture, and team culture. Over controlling of employees actions... surprisingly, no one speaks English at office because 65% of employees are from China, and 30% Hong Kong. Hard to perform and compete with mainland colleagues because they are good at sucking up and aggressive. At meetings, always need to compete to share things that are meaningless to everyone, and raise your hands as much as possible.
    Hard to trust anyone at work, even managers and management and HR.

    Advice to Management

    Improve culture and provide care to ethic minority at office. Be open and honest, and do not only listen to managers. You know our culture is bad, and many people are unhappy at work. Too many people needs use time and energy to act happy. Waste of time, not efficient.


  9. Helpful (13)

    "Staying Power"

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    Current Employee - Technical Program Management in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Program Management in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Facebook is exploring some new ground with social networking and its cool to be associated to the innovation

    Cons

    People are often not treated fairly as Ego's get big fast when a company grows so quickly. They get you in the door with the "potential" of going IPO but your in you give up your life and soul with little career growth or monetary incentives. Its no wonder that three of the four founders have already left in less than 3 years and long term employees are looking to sell their shares. No potential of any amount of 'potential' earnings once they go IPO is worth being treated like second class citizens or just a fancier sweat shop.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to higher some more seasoned and senior talent for leadership and management positions who can help create structure, processes and tools to help the organization grow and scale with the demand. Sooner or later the lack of these seasoned managers will be what drives profitability down and decrease the potential Facebook has to be come a fortune 500 company.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "If you are in Engineering, you are at the right place. If, Operations... don't look back and run."

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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

    If you are in Engineering department, you are at one of the best place to work for.

    Cons

    Operations department management sucks, they don't treat to people in a respectful and fair way. If you want to be a good position in Operations, you need to be friend of some certain people.

    Advice to Management

    Question and try to understand why you constantly loose people from Operations. Facebook Software Engineering departments might be ideal place to work for but not the Operations.


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