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Updated July 22, 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. "Really fun work environment!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Contractor - Public Content Contractor in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Contractor - Public Content Contractor in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    perks, awesome people, fun work environment, shuttles with wifi, free food

    Cons

    not much room for growth, monotonous and tedious work, dont offer great benefits to contractors


  2. Helpful (5)

    "I've gained 20 pounds working here"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Development Specialist in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Product Development Specialist in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perks, wages, brilliant engineers, and lots of cool cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    Work life balance? What's that????

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Great culture
    2. Lots of things to learn
    3. Could make impactful products
    4. Reasonable benefits
    5. Traveling benefit to MPK

    Cons

    1. Pretty hacky in building products sometimes
    2. Management are nice but not very experienced


  4. "Nice Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - User Experience Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - User Experience Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Facebook as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    learn a lot, fast paced decisions

    Cons

    too many (I mean a lot) projects

    Advice to Management

    move fast always


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Program Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    - opportunity for impact. The products we create reach millions (and reaching billions) across the world.
    - culture of taking risks.
    - brilliant people to work with

    Cons

    - lack of documentation or best practices. Facebook still operates like a start-up and the value is on moving fast, with an unintended consequence of no paper trail or documentation of what has or has not been done and whether it worked.
    - communication gaps. A product of the above con, people and sometimes entire teams operate without understanding other teams may be pursuing the same approach or idea.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering Management"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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

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

    Pros

    Low bureaucracy, highly empowered

    Cons

    Six month review cycles that take a lot of energy and focus away from projects


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good company, but not for everyone"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Analyst in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Product Analyst in Menlo Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is well-run, ambitious management, good execution.
    Good perks, good incentives for high performer.
    Everyone in every position is strong. Mediocre is not tolerated.

    Cons

    Pressure is high, because of working with smartest people.
    Work life balance is a huge problem. You will push yourself, for sure.
    It is not necessarily bad, but definitely not for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    The culture could be a bit nicer.

  8. "Supportive Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Client Solutions Manager in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Client Solutions Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great opportunities; as long as you reach out to your manager and ask for approval, most of the time he/she will approve.

    Cons

    lot's of down time as an intern


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Data Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Contractor - Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great support system, freedom to work remotely, awesome team effort and working with the smartest tech-people.

    Cons

    There is little privacy in terms of communication.

    Advice to Management

    Practice deterrence instead of surveillance.


  10. "Great Place"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The place is amazing worked out very well and great working hours for everyone very reasonable

    Cons

    place gets a little crowded while working but it gets the job done for us


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