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Updated February 25, 2017
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  • Work/Life balance could be better (in 172 reviews)

  • Work-life balance: pressure to move fast (in 46 reviews)

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  1. "Very positive"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture, awesome co-workes, smart management

    Cons

    No real cons, great opportunity


  2. "Best In Tech"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Content Specialist in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Content Specialist in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Smart coworkers - some of the best in the world
    * Amazing perks
    * Incredible product
    * Many opportunities

    Cons

    * Some entitled coworkers - lots of younger people whose first job is at the best company in the world


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Recruiter, Leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter, Leadership in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter, Leadership in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My manager and team are phenomenal. Everyone I have gotten to work is brilliant, respectful, courteous, helpful and fun to be around. The mission at Facebook is motivating and speaks the truth about the culture.

    Cons

    This company is very fast-paced. If you are not willing to put in the work and time, you will fall behind. You need to be self-sufficient to be successful here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Would love to hear you speak more on campus. I am completely motivated by you!


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  5. "Phenomenal"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    The people, the mission, the way the company respects its employees. Everyone here is super pumped about work, but in a way where team work is prioritized over individual ambitions.

    Cons

    Things move fast and change a lot. Products can get scrapped very quickly if early evidence shows negative metrics. This can somewhat be discouraging to the people working on it, however, is, many times, understandably a necessity.

    Advice to Management

    Add more structure to project execution


  6. "A great place to work"

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    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some of the best talents in the area. Challenging problems and good career opportunities.

    Cons

    There is no food on weekends.


  7. "Lively"

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    Former Contractor - Quality Assurance Analyst in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Contractor - Quality Assurance Analyst in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work on great products and great team of engineers

    Cons

    Long working hours, you have to be cunning to learn


  8. "One of the best places to work"

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

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

    Pros

    work-life balance, great food, beautiful campus, great people, diverse workforce

    Cons

    meeting rooms are scarcely available


  9. "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.


  10. "Recruiting Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    transparency, benefits, culture, projects, team outtings, shuttles, food

    Cons

    company is growing, so there's some growing pains (moving, etc.)


  11. Helpful (1)

    "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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    • 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.



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