Facebook San Francisco Reviews

Updated Aug 13, 2020

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (11)

    "People Focused"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Facebook deeply cares about its employees and has built a compelling culture around support and growth. Career growth opportunities are plentiful. If you don't like the team you're on or don't get the support you want from your manger, Facebook empowers you to find new teams or projects. Facebook wants its employees to be invested in their work and to feel connected to its larger mission. If large scale opportunities and growth are important to you, Facebook is a fantastic place to work.

    Cons

    Facebook's culture is demanding and fast paced. The greatest aspect of working at Facebook is that everyone is very motivated and very smart. The problem with this is that they all expect the very same of you. Holding a very high bar for excellence can certainly be demanding so it's important to make sure you're always carefully paying attention to your own personal work/life balance.

  2. "Fantastic Place to Work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Data Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Facebook full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Salary / Perks - Culture - Openness - Technical Depth - Autonomy

    Cons

    - Proprietary Tech - Competitive - Political - Difficult to pursue intellectual interest

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  3. Helpful (395)

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

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for 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.

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    Facebook Response

    April 17, 2017Director, Global Recruiting Programs and Operations

    Thank you for the feedback. From the Life@ benefits and conveniences to the many employee affinity and advice groups, we are all here to support you. If you need additional help, please reach out to your HR Business Partner.

  4. "Account Manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company perks including free food, free shuttle to work,

    Cons

    Fast paced environment. Things are constantly changing and it may be hard to keep up

  5. "Overall good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, relaxed and friendly work environment

    Cons

    Can feel like a cog in the machine

  6. "Great remote internship, well-taken care of"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Data Scientist Intern in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook for less than a year

    Pros

    Great internal infrastructure to support remote work and communication. Unbelievably open internal culture Many brilliant people Internal social groups/network

    Cons

    Many people I met don't have much personality outside work

  7. "My experience at Facebook is great."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You can always find the best team, that suits your best interests. My team specifically is awesome. I find the projects and initiatives really intersting.

    Cons

    Unfortunately I joined the company during the COVID-19 and initially it was a bit hard to ramp up on culture, get to know the team over the VC, have a chance to work and walk in the office rooms.

  8. "Good"

    5.0
    Current Intern - SWE Intern in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Facebook for less than a year

    Pros

    Projects are fun. People are nice

    Cons

    Hard to connect with others

  9. "Facebook remains a great place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Love the Culture, mission, autonomy, accountability,

    Cons

    The bigger we get the more difficult it can be to navigate internal processes, but overall it’s still pretty amazing.

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  10. "My work experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    High salary, good job atmosphere, nice people and a nice area.

    Cons

    Very competative, easy to get fired

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