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Updated September 21, 2017
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  • Work-life balance can be an issue (in 202 reviews)

  • Work-life balance: pressure to move fast (in 52 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (140)

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

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    • 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.

    Facebook Response

    Apr 17, 2017 – Director, 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... More


  2. "Software Engineering Intern"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall Awesome experience, good salary, great benefits, healthy work environment

    Cons

    Manager needs to be more transparent, effective in communication

  3. "Facebook Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good perks, good work environment. Generally speaking it was a really nice place to work with up to date technology.

    Cons

    Work culture is a bit confusing because there seems to be a great difference between effort different people put in.

    Advice to Management

    I kept getting mixed signals about what I was suppose to be doing, I would have like for management to be more clear about what I was expected to do during my internship.


  4. "SWE Intern"

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

    I worked at Facebook as an intern

    Pros

    -awesome culture
    -food is great
    -amazing perks

    Cons

    -work is kind of boring
    -feels huge


  5. "facebook?"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Facebook (Less than a year)

    Pros

    best salary ever considering the amount of work done

    Cons

    super busy but rewarding to all


  6. "Great Internships"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Place to work, great food(open), great salary and benefits, for me one of the greatest companies in the world

    Cons

    you become very specialized in one thing, it´s hard to have a good notion of the big picture


  7. "Facebook values my contributions, and my work-life balance/happiness"

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    Current Employee - Integrity Analyst in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Integrity Analyst in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Work with smart people that actually care about the world
    - Regular Q&A's with amazing leadership (Mark Zuckerberg & Sheryl Sandberg, etc.)
    - SO many resources to excel in your job (tools, people, classes, etc.)
    - Open culture (I'm very open with my manager and my team) and feedback is always encouraged
    - Lots of programs to stay healthy (gym, Health Center, Dentist, Nutritionists, etc.)

    Cons

    - Commute from SF to Menlo Park is far, but the shuttles are really nice and comfortable
    - Teams can be spread out across different offices, which means potential trips to those offices, but also means team culture may vary across offices

  8. "Best company to intern at"

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

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

    Pros

    Work culture encourages openness and collaboration
    Employees understand that interns need additional support and offer their assistance for all your projects.
    Free food!
    Leadership makes themselves available to you, even as an intern!

    Cons

    Very high expectations from all engineers, even interns
    Can be a stressful project for your summer/winter/spring internship


  9. "Software intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice food, good benefits, nice environment, and people here are very free. Good salary.

    Cons

    The company can create better work life balance by holding more parties, games, and events.

    Advice to Management

    I am not a manager so it's hard for me to give advice. But I think people should have more free time here. Everyone works very hard.


  10. "Work Review"

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

    I worked at Facebook (More than a year)

    Pros

    - free food
    - free transportation

    Cons

    - you are replaceable


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