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Updated March 26, 2017
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  • Work/Life balance could be better (in 174 reviews)

  • Work-life balance: pressure to move fast (in 47 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (14)

    "Fast paced company with high expectations, but incredibly fair. You won't a place that cares more about it's people."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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

    - Incredible benefits
    - Excellent compensation that rewards strong performance
    - Lots of autonomy
    - Tons of room for growth
    - Very transparent from the top down
    - Strong leadership
    - Intelligent and caring colleagues
    - The most fair and well thought out review process you will find everywhere
    - Exciting work

    Cons

    - If you don't learn to make the work life balance work for you, it can be exhausting. But you'll also be given lots of support with this if you ask for it.
    - It doesn't matter how good you are at your job, chances are you're going to be surrounded by a ton of other people who are just as good if not better. Imposter syndrome is real, but if you got an offer, you probably belong here too.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, keep an eye on employee burnout, keep supporting your people and keep pushing them, and the rest of the world, forward.


  2. Helpful (205)

    "Pleasantly Surprised"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Site Selection Program Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Site Selection Program Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I'm a 55 year old working in a company where the average age is 28, and I've never been happier. I have always wanted to work in a company where I wasn't the proverbial square peg, and after nearly 30 years in the work force, I believe that I have found the company that complements my ideology for how a company should operate. Here are the "Pros" as I see them...

    - Leadership: Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, Chris Cox and the rest of the leadership team. Inspiring, smart and totally real.
    - The Culture: The openness is a real thing, we're trusted to do the right thing, mistakes are expected, being yourself is important and encouraged, humility is encouraged and expected, building trust is paramount, the mission of making the world a more open and connected place isn't just a cool phrase because it guides everything. It's not about us, it's about everyone else.
    - The People: Smart and nice is what I find. The diversity is better than any other company I've worked at and it's getting better. Those that are figuring out how to make what we do better for everyone are really good at implementing their ideas. Two years ago I didn't know what this company really was or if it had a secure future. I can clearly see now that they have what it takes to last, and it's sincere.
    - Management: Managers are hired because they're good managers and not because they're good at something else. The management track is different than the contributor track and they're equal in importance.
    - Benefits: Working in the Valley it's hard to differentiate all the benefits employees receive and Facebook is at least equal to all the major tech companies, but coming from Seattle the benefits are nothing short of incredible.

    Granted, I haven't been with the company for very long and I'm still in the honeymoon period, but I can tell what's real and what's not; this place is for real.

    Cons

    Like any tech company, the work is big and complicated so work/life balance can suffer from time to time. The difference is that it's the passion within the individuals that drives them to work long hours and forego time off. Of course there can be times when schedule demands force the imbalance, but it's not such that 10-12 hours days become commonplace and expected regardless. We do what we do to get the job done; no one is killing themselves because there's an order to do so.

    Being able to eat to your hearts/stomachs content can be dangerous to the waistline, but that's a self-control thing and not the company's issue.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and fight hard to not be complacent. I believe that humility is the key so don't ever lose that thinking. Your motives will always be suspect, but if you're able to look in the mirror everyday and know that your motives are pure, that's all that matters. Walking the talk is the best evidence there is.

    Facebook Response

    Mar 31, 2016 – Your Friends at Facebook

    Thank you for sharing your experience here. We believe our mission-driven community is special, and bringing together people with different backgrounds to work on challenging problems makes us better.


  3. "great place, great culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    big opportunity and fast-moving, great for individs that like ambiguity

    Cons

    more collaboration between product teams internally

    Advice to Management

    keep it up!


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  5. "Editor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Editor in San Pablo, CA
    Current Intern - Editor in San Pablo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Writing, learning about new business,' helping small business owners by seeing and correcting errors in their advertiments.

    Cons

    There was no face to face social interaction. Also, though I enjoy it I over 80% accuracy helping 1.5 million consumers for free.

    Advice to Management

    There should be payment for correcting business owners ads that click on your site. Revenue is increased through accuracy your app users get nothing. Too much sexually explicit things, popping up out of nowhere. When you have 5,000 friends adding messenger is a threat at times. Even while blocking people somehow they get through.
    Most importantly. Verify a persons identity as their account if they lose their login with the enabled video feature. Facebook seemingly has security issues at times. I have at least 8 inaccessible accounts. You ask for I.D, drivers license. In 2012 I was locked out of my account 4 years. My identity is at risk as I have alerted to FB I sent my Ca I.D 4 separate occasions.
    For fun install a music app.

    Thank you


  6. "Amazing company to work for."

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

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

    Pros

    Smart co-workers
    Rewarding work
    Great perks and benefits
    Competitive salary

    Cons

    Work/Life balance can be hard

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. "Director, Customer Insights"

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

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities, lots of perks, A teams!

    Cons

    Long hours, cut throat culture


  8. "Love this company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great benefits (free food, free insurance, free accounts like Care.com and Dropbox)
    -Flexible schedules
    -401k matching
    -stocks and bonuses

    Cons

    -growing too fast for space
    -a little disorganized sometimes because everyone moves so fast


  9. "facebook"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    benefits, culture, flexibility, people are the key benefits

    Cons

    crowded, some work-life balance issues, not as transparent as expounded.


  10. "Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company and people to work with, there's is always a lot of work to do

    Cons

    A lot of employees work late and there is pressure to work 50+ hours a week

    Advice to Management

    Hire more entry level people


  11. "What do you think?"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Frontend Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Frontend Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work life balance was great! Worked with tons brilliant engineers and project managers!

    Cons

    Hard to be heard as an individual.

    Advice to Management

    Take extra time to care for your employee's opinions.



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