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Updated June 22, 2017
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  • Work life balance is hard to manage (in 187 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Glassdoor is terrific"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You meet everybody. It's a great way to meet people. And it's very sociable. I loved working at this place

    Cons

    It's not easy though. You don't know who's real or who's fake. And even though you have a lot of access to a lot of people. You have to keep an open eye.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it simple and short


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Great perks, but limited growth opportunities"

    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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    From the moment you walk in the door, it is very evident the company goes to great lengths to make you feel welcome and cared for. From a slew of on-campus food choices, to a gym, and a Disney-like feel to the campus, the place really pushes the bar to what working at a company feels like on the surface.

    Cons

    After being with Facebook for some time, the not-so pretty things come to light. They have very aggressive rules for tenure, where you are expected to be promoted or asked to leave the company. Performance reviews at Facebook feel like they are pushing a one-size-fits all model, where they literally represent you as a post-it note on a whiteboard for managers to place on a bell curve against your fellow employees according to how they feel you performed.

  3. "Best class on campus"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Making great money as a student
    Only nights and only open 5 nights a week
    Flexibility in shifts
    Study time catered for
    Life long friendships made
    Awesome for first timers.
    Relaxed yet strict where it really matters in management
    Always busy,
    Lots of regulars and locals
    Variance allowed and shortages are discussed before paid in
    Not pooling of tips

    Cons

    Late hours
    Post drinks get out of hand sometimes
    Busiest on weekends when one often wants to party
    Lots of regulars and locals
    Not pooling of tips

    Advice to Management

    Owners are awesome but sometimes irrational so Managers need to stand up to owners on behalf of the staff more often.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "The Greatest Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Tech lead company
    * Engineers control their own destiny
    * As an engineer you choose which team you want to work on
    * You choose what you pursue
    * So many interesting people
    * Chance to work with the experts in their fields
    * So many interesting projects, from FB itself to autonomous drones, to Oculus to AI, etc. etc.

    Cons

    * Some teams have a lot of travelling (but at least you get to fly business class with a flat bed)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and keep Facebook being such an invigorating environment and great place to work.


  5. "Love it here"

    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

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

    Pros

    Work with some of the smartest people in the world

    Cons

    Fast moving, could be overwhelming


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Just starting, but everything has been a dream so far"

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

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

    Pros

    Everything seems too good to be true, but I haven't heard anybody stating that it ever ends

    Cons

    Absolutely nothing so far, granted it hasn't been long.


  7. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at Facebook (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The food is free and always delicious.

    Cons

    Overbearing management needs to let engineers be.

    Advice to Management

    No more overbearing please

  8. "Good company, Remote locations suffer"

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is one of the best companies to world for. Culture and benefits are amazing.

    Cons

    However, remote locations with less than 100 FTEs suffer.

    Advice to Management

    Retain your employees. Hire them only if you can keep them


  9. Helpful (1)

    "All good here."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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

    - In FB you work hard but FB also works hard to make you happy.

    Cons

    - Engineering processes can be chaotic due to the rapid growth of the company.


  10. "Engineering Manager"

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

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for massive impact on the world, talented colleagues, resources, perks

    Cons

    Work life balance and pressure to perform is quite high

    Advice to Management

    Invest in long-term


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