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Updated May 22, 2017
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  • Work/Life balance could be better (in 182 reviews)

  • Work-life balance: pressure to move fast (in 49 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work if you want challenges"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to choose projects that you are excited about. Projects are driven from bottom up, with leaders just giving advice rather than orders.
    everyone is really smart but humble, the culture lacks office politics, amazing company leaders

    Cons

    Work life balance is hard to manage


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Becoming Google"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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

    Pros

    - Great benefits - free food, fully covered health, dental, vision
    - External partners want to work with you - easy to make deals, get great rates from vendors
    - Attracts talented people

    Cons

    - Consistently under-resourced for what we're expected to deliver
    - Inconsistent leadership - people put in charge of marketing teams who have never been a marketer
    - Extreme hierarchy - the business side of the organization is not flat
    - Two cultures - the public culture you hear about exists on the product side of the organization, not the sales and marketing org.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep the talent bar high and keep the culture strong


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits across the board

    Cons

    none that I have noticed


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Life-Changing Opportunity/Environment. Really Underrated in the Valley, IMO..."

    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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are an endless amount of pros about working at Facebook. If I were to pick one pro out of all of them - it's the people. Whatever you heard or read about Facebook really doesn't give the place enough credit. I'm not in HR/recruiting or even management, but I do see a common trend in everyone they bring on board. Everyone is smart, motivated, non-judgemental, and freakishly CARING. There are so many people with heart at FB.

    To be honest, you can be one heck of a coder, but if you're selfish - I don't think you will get hired here. I've previously worked at Google and MSFT; FB blows both of them out of the water (maybe I'm a little biased). Other pro's of course are...

    + Free world class food options all day long on the main campus cafeteria (MPK 20/21).This includes great snacks/drink options everywhere else as well.
    + Fantastic PPO/HMO health care options. The premiums are very reasonable.
    + Resources. They will give you everything you need so you can do an amazing job - period. Hardware, software, etc...
    + Did I mention the people? :)

    Cons

    FB (especially MPK) is expanding very fast. Things get unorganized and chaotic. Communicating with colleagues in international branch offices can be tricky.

    Advice to Management

    At the end of the day, we spend most of our time with the people we work with. Keep bringing on great, empathic people. I really think it has transformed the culture (in a super duper positive way).


  6. "Great contractor experience!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great contractor benefits such as shuttle transportation from the city, and a variety of food and snack options to fit any diet. You can also get involved in the many diverse social and sports clubs, and meet other employees that way. The Menlo Park campus is beautiful, and Facebook provides a variety of facilities and spaces for employees even when they're not working.

    Cons

    It's not particularly easy to transfer teams or move up as an entry-level contractor, unless you have the right skills — or happen to meet the right people. There are also restrictions to certain benefits and activities, but it's definitely not a make or break situation.


  7. "good, fun place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SMB Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - SMB Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great food, smart people, you don't take your work home with you

    Cons

    pay could be better, fairly corporate atmosphere


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Amazing place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Partner Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Partner Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + best company in the world
    + amazing offices
    + super friendly, super talented colleagues
    + clear, actionable mission

    Cons

    - it's bigger than it used to be, but that's not such a con as it's still fast moving

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, it's an unbeatable culture


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Heaven for software engineers"

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

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

    Pros

    Impact, your coworkers, perks/benefits, name value (prestige), interesting and challenging work, CS people are respected not just treated as a cost center

    Cons

    It's not Google ;)

    No challenges so far, we'll see after a couple years

    (this is filler to meet word minimum)

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  10. Helpful (1)

    "So far so good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, there is training available for anything you need, people are very open, very helpful.
    There is a lot of space to bring new ideas.

    Cons

    Everything is great so far.


  11. "Great work place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work place in terms of work conditions, remuneration package and career opportunities. Great international orientated teams and colleagues.

    Cons

    Nothing negative in my opinion.


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