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Updated February 17, 2017
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  1. "Product Specialist"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company and team culture, lots of learning opportunities outside of role

    Cons

    Anything I view as a con can be addressed by discussing with my team or providing feedback.


  2. "One of the best jobs you could want"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The amount of pros here is ridiculous. You have really nice, smart people as co-workers. The work is insanely interesting and challenging. Lots of room for growth. Free food, insane perks, fantastic pays, etc.

    Cons

    Working with smart people is a pro and a con. It's easy to stress out about not being the smarted person there. You'll often feel you have to work extra hard to keep up, but thats something you overcome when you realize you wouldn't be there if you aren't qualified.

    The area described above often affects work/life balance... because people feel this way they tend to work a lot so then you feel like you do too. After a while you find a good balance, but its easy to fall into the trap of constantly being involved in work.


  3. "Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Global Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It matters: Facebook puts a premium of its people and the culture. It means people will treat you with respect and listen to your thoughts.

    Cons

    Culture comes first. While we are all encouraged to be our authentic self, if your authentic self is an butt hole, don't bother applying. Sometimes we put feeling ahead of actions as we work through the culture piece. Overall, it is a great way to operate.


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  5. "Great place to work at"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer E5 in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer E5 in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of flexibility, freedom, focus on impact, access to the greatest minds in the field. Lots of perks, benefits, it's almost hard to take advantage of all of them since they are so many. Like is just great when working here.

    Cons

    Too much free food? Not really. I don't know, maybe just that it's not a start up anymore, so you won't have the chance to become a multimillionaire quickly.


  6. "Incredible experience, and good money"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good Pay
    - The food
    - Lots of intern
    - They treat you as a full time employer

    Cons

    - Too much food for one man


  7. "Best place for a software engineer to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Open, flat, engineer-driven company that values free software.

    Cons

    High standards - not the place to work if you want to just tread water.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  8. "Coming from a nonprofit - My Dream Company"

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

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

    Pros

    They are mission and value oriented. They really stick true to their organizational framework and live by their values in day-by-day decisions. When you're here you can tell why they're doing so well. They are transparent with everything - including weekly Q&A where employees can ask the CEO questions in an open floor format. The HR is goes far and beyond expectations over and over again. No doubt we are treated well in terms of compensation too. This package comes with the most important perk - it attracts other brilliant open minded individuals who want to make our society better.

    Cons

    The only con I can see is that we are growing very, very fast and that can cause some growing pains. For example, I have seen a few situations where there wasn't alignment between the interview and the actual work that needed to be done. However, the HR is flexible and willing to work with you so this shouldn't take away points from them for being amazing in every other way.

    Advice to Management

    If there is a management transition there should be extra care gathering feedback from all employees during the process to ensure a smoother transition.


  9. "Best Company on earth"

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

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

    Pros

    Um, where to start. Basically the hype is true. I'm not an engineer/dev type. Perhaps this is more standard for those career tracks. However, you'd be had pressed to find any company providing this kind of environment to its employees. Salary is great, bennies are great, managers are awesome, culture is fantastic and the company its doing really well. Its stable.

    Cons

    Don't really have any. I've heard some people say they would prefer to have an office vs open floor. Well guess what, everyone from Mark down is sitting in the open floor plan, so no one is getting a raw deal. And I love it personally.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  10. "Mission Driven Culture"

    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Mission driven around making the world more open and connected, company looks after it's employees, focus on impact, built for the long haul

    Cons

    15K+ employees across 30+ locations means it's no longer a start-up


  11. "Relatively New Engineer Perspective"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    So many smart people that are super humble and easy to interact with. Facebook keeps titles and ranks hidden so company feels very flat. Perks are incredible they really care about their employees.

    Cons

    Company has grown a lot feels maybe less tight knit than in old days.



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