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Updated October 21, 2017
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  • Work-life balance can be an issue (in 208 reviews)

  • Work-life balance: pressure to move fast (in 55 reviews)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Best company to intern at"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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

  3. "Software intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  4. "The greatest."

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    • 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

    Ever since I joined straight out of college, I've experienced nothing short of greatness at Facebook. The employees are extremely bright. The career opportunities are right in front of me. The CEO truly cares about the world outside of his company.

    I'm indebted to Facebook for giving a wide-eyed college grad the opportunity to make an impact in the world around me.

    Cons

    Since I'm straight out of college and have only been at the company around a year, I don't feel any problems with the work/life balance. Maybe down the line when I have a wife and kids, but Facebook is pretty cognizant that maintaining W/L balance is a really big thing in the valley.

    Advice to Management

    Keep at it!


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Director Corporate Communications"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Communications in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Communications in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging, fast-paced, and lots to learn. Great benefits, though some of them seem a bit unnecessary and wasteful (I don't need another free t-shirt every time we move buildings).

    Cons

    The performance review process is very political with no set guidelines for evaluation. If you get along well with your boss and people generally like you, you'll do great. That said, it is very easy for a manager or a co-worker to tank you anonymously and with little evidence.

    Advice to Management

    Way too many internal reorganizations - about every six months or so. Very unsettling and difficult to succeed when you have a new manager once a year.


  6. "SWE Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Finance analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Motivating, Mission-driven, perks (food, gym benefit, laundry, etc), high responsibility, 21 vacation days, unlimited sick days, easy to switch between roles

    Cons

    long commute and long hours

  8. "Work Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "Amazing Company"

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

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

    Pros

    * Most free and self actualizing environment I have ever worked in.
    * I am encouraged to pursue my strengths and passions through out the organization.
    * I have an awesome manager that actually works to empower me to do my best work.
    * Tons of perks and awesome benefits

    Cons

    If you need a lot of structure, you wont find it here. This can be a con for some, a pro for others.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "The only career limiting move is not to play."

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

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

    Pros

    I do whatever I want all day. Literal dream job.

    Cons

    We're really starting to not hire only rockstars.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more n00bs and fresh college grads so we can grow the rockstars we need.


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