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Updated April 20, 2017
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  • Work/Life balance could be better (in 180 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place"

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    Former Contractor - Sourcing Specialist in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Contractor - Sourcing Specialist in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great approach. Fast paced and engaging. True to core values.

    Cons

    Cliques dominate the work environment


  2. "Software Engineer"

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    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive compensation package if you join the company at the right time (when stock price is low.) Otherwise it won't be too attractive unless you are E5.

    Lots of things to learn in the company, good benefit.

    If you can get a management role, you will be in haven. Most of the managers their life is very very easy, they only need to care about their team don't get downsize in the political wrestling.

    Cons

    Manager's turn over rate is too high. I got 8 different manager in three year. Some area got lots of politics, watch who is the head of that department.

    Instagram, Messenger has pretty bad culture at this moment.

    Literally no life when you want to get good perf review ratings.

    Advice to Management

    Fire those manager who doesn't have good pulse review. Don't keep bring lots of manager from outside especially from those company which culture is bad. They bring the bad culture into the company as well. (e.g. Yahoo at this stage)


  3. "Great contractor experience!"

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    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.


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  5. "Intern"

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    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


  6. "What do you think?"

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    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.


  7. "Company culture"

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    Current Contractor - QA Automation Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Contractor - QA Automation Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open space, easy going people, Agile environment. Employees are with very strong skills

    Cons

    I am on contract positions almost 2 years. I do not have chance to be converted to FT, because i work in QA team. Facebook does not have FT positions for QA. If you want to get job in different position, Facebook likes people with Stanford or Harvard degree. So, i do not have any chance to get FT position, but i love this company.

    Advice to Management

    Give a chance to employer who does not Stanford/Harvard, but has all passion to work and bring new ideas.


  8. "Good situation"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work. Treats you well.

    Cons

    Not much. Maybe a little too Silicon Valley.


  9. "Great Company Culture"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work was mildly interesting, The code base is massive which is different from many other companies. My team was amazing, as was every single person I worked with.

    Cons

    Impact is important so code quality can be sacrificed for speed.


  10. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits were bananas, fun to work there, great food and everyone thinks it's cool.

    Cons

    Terrible commute if you can't afford a million dollar apartment in Menlo Park.


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    "Focus on Impact"

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    Former Employee - Research Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Research Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great resources to get your job done. Flexible and independent work. Product touches over 1B people. Very transparent across the organization.

    Cons

    Leadership in some areas in lacking. Having so much financial success allows the company to make some bonehead product decisions without major repercussions (this can be very frustrating after a while). Many teams didn't have a strong design voice while I was there. Over-reliance on data in decision making.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace design leadership at the executive level.


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