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Updated July 20, 2017
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  • Work life balance is hard to manage (in 190 reviews)

  • Work-life balance: pressure to move fast (in 50 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work environment is certainly fast-paced and often chaotic, but everyone manages to keep a level head and make logical, yet innovative decisions, even when under pressure. Most people are pretty young as is reflected in the culture of t-shirts, jeans, video games, and ripsticks. The food is awesome and definitely makes it easier to work longer hours and actually enjoy them. Working cross-functionally is not only accepted, but expected. You won't be confined to your own team, which is nice. Overall, it's definitely the best job I've had so far.

    Cons

    As a pretty young company, policies and best practices change quite often, which can be hard to follow at times. Other than that, there really aren't many cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep meetings when you schedule them because it's hard for everyone else to change their schedules last minute and a lot of time is wasted.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "If you like to be challenged and rewarded for success, facebook is a great place to start!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - fast paced work environment, where I can move as quickly as needed to get the job done
    - FB provides me the opportunity to have a huge impact
    - we work hard at FB, but we are recognized for our efforts and success (and we have fun while working)
    - friendly environment, good food, great tools, and the brightest people on earth!

    Cons

    - Constant change, but that come with this type of growth

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

  3. "I love my job"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Open environment, flat organization, people are nice and very smart

    Cons

    Everyone is smart so you always have to be on your game

    Advice to Management

    How will we keep a startupy environment when the company grows to 5000? 10000?


  4. "Facebok TL;DR"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Wonderful food
    - A company culture encouraging absolute openness
    - No red tape, in terms of work, resources, people
    - Opportunities to get together with other employees to hack on what interests you
    - Freedom to work from home and to come into work whenever

    Cons

    - Parking
    - Neighboring houses dislike us
    - Terribly inefficient and large number of e-mails
    - Too much 'The Son of Man' around the office

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  5. "Great place to work!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Facebook has a great number of perks and benefits for each employee, starting from a higher than average salary in its industry and health insurance/bonuses. People are recognised for their hard work and most importantly are given a certain level of independence in decision making process. Facebook's social life is great and there are always some activities going on, like Game days/summer parties, which help people to bond and get to know each other better.

    Cons

    The only downsides I can think of is working long hours when a project needs to be done and the lack of resources when it comes to implementing a great idea.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great if a communication could be improved between the "thinkers" and the "doers" of the projects and excellent ideas won't be lost.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Sweet place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Never go hungry
    Always have clean clothes
    Manager listens to issues and aids in solution/resolution
    Management focused on employee satisfaction
    Coworkers wickedly intelligent
    Flexibility in work hours
    Autonomy
    Move fast, be bold
    Ability to be innovative

    Cons

    Multiple review cycles that detract from the real work
    Inconsistency in ratings
    Some employees not acting as owners
    Complaints from employees on the most ridiculous things
    Ripsticks in the walkways

    Advice to Management

    My advice to the leadership at Facebook is to keep doing what you do everyday to make the workplace fun to return to day after day.


  7. "I'm very glad I work here."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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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

    I'm very happy working at facebook.
    * Other employees are very friendly and supportive
    * Facebook is more meritocratic than other tech companies I've worked for
    * The other people working here are very smart
    * Facebook gives engineers more responsibility than other places I've been

    Cons

    Sometimes facebook is kinda unpopular in some circles due to privacy criticisms. Facebook sometimes emphasizes speed over engineering quality.

    Advice to Management

    I think we should stop releasing products that aren't fully done yet. I'd like to see more internal iteration on products until we have something that has had all the issues worked through and that is very reliable and polished.

  8. "Great workplace and perks !"

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

    Pros

    - It's Facebook
    - Some of the smartest people you'll ever meet work there.
    - Great projects, fast pace, high impact.
    - Personal empowerment.
    - Free food!

    Cons

    - you might gain weight.

    Advice to Management

    You need to improve PR and be more pro-active about user security/privacy concerns.


  9. "I love working at Facebook"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -meritocracy
    -freedom for engineers
    -interesting problems, cool company, lots of unique opportunities
    -benefits are great, I love free food

    Cons

    -environment can be overly intense for some

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. Helpful (7)

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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