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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing, Inspiring, Challenging, and Open"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Site Operations Analyst in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Site Operations Analyst in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing perks (food, travel, cloths, vacation, stock..). Smart people working on inspiring and challenging problems. Salary and equity.

    Cons

    Some see a lack of guidance as a con since your will not be micromanaged my your manager and are expected to create your own impact


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Unbelievable team, great perks, changing the world."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was hard to leave my previous job, but Facebook was too good to pass up. The most brilliant people I've ever met are pretty much all here. We're altering the way people communicate and interact, and the side benefits are too numerous to mention.

    Cons

    Every once in a while (once a quarter?) the hours are a little insane, and with everything available at your fingertips sometimes you find yourself spending TOO much time here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, Mr. Zuckerberg. Keep the employees at top of mind, providing them with challenging, interesting work and modern benefits and it's hard to imagine you won't stay on top for the foreseeable future.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Awesome place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    - Extremely competent people all around
    - Lot of energy and motivation
    - Strong sense of engineering and hacking culture
    - Clear and transparent messaging from upper management

    Cons

    - Lot of work so you tend to be under pressure most of the time
    - Be ready to feel average even if you have been a star at your previous job (Like I said everyone around you is really good)


  4. "Best internship ever. The culture and opportunities are great."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Product Analyst in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Intern - Product Analyst in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They give interns big real responsibilities and expect them to perform. They expose you to different teams and you get a large breadth of experience.

    Cons

    Work life balance is a bit tricky, the environment is great and fun and they push you to perform., but you're still spending a lot of time at work. Possibly because I'm an intern from Canada, I'd work 50-60 hours a week.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Every day is fun because I work with the best, most passionate and excited people"

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

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

    Pros

    The people are amazing. Everyone is so smart and passionate about what they do that you never have negative conversations about someone wanting to get their way just because they want their way.

    The culture of getting stuff done as fast as possible and trusting to individual ownership to make it work is also huge.

    Cons

    You will work a zillion hours and still not be done with your work.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful about relying on the people you already know and trust too much. The company is getting too big to be run entirely based on trust in a few individuals.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Moves fast, breaks things."

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

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

    Pros

    * High impact job, each change touches millions of people
    * High ownership, there's too much to do
    * Smart people to work with
    * Great food and perks
    * Low management overhead
    * Lots of interesting problems to work on

    Cons

    * Long hours, hard work can be exhausting
    * Very chaotic, plans can shift quickly, you have to be very flexible
    * Other than that, nothing else


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Best company ever"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Facebook has the most open culture of any company I've worked at. Smart people (I know people say that about other large companies, but the caliber of Facebook is MUCH higher). Great food ;) Best place to work bar none.

    Cons

    Freedom is given to the individual, which is great when the individuals have vision (which is orthogonal to talent), not so great when they are doing random things.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Facebook is AWESOME!!!

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great work environment and culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Autonomy to work on challenging problems at scale

    Cons

    Some growing pains to be expected at company of this stage


  9. Helpful (5)

    "The best tech company, period."

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

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

    Pros

    Employee benefits basically increase salary, environment is free and open

    Cons

    Intern training (bootcamp) is insufficient in terms of time and content

    Advice to Management

    Intern bootcamp and training needs to be longer and cover more relevant material.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "By far the best place I have ever worked."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with very bright people (the best in the industry).
    Freedom to discuss my work with any Facebook full-time employee (interns included).
    Fantastic free meals available three times a day, free snacks and drinks available 24 hours a day.
    Free onside gym and laundry services through Purple Tie.

    Cons

    Most of my work I am unable to discuss with anyone outside of the company. (Not unusual in this industry.)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the excellent job you're doing.