Facebook San Jose Reviews

Updated Aug 4, 2020

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  1. "intern"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great fun have free time

    Cons

    busy and kind of stressful

  2. Helpful (4)

    "Is FB the standard?"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee Relations Partner in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The compensation is good but you'll spend most of it paying for housing in and around the Bay area. Also helps that you can offset your food expenses at home if you eat on campus. I'm based in MPK so the on/off campus perks are a plenty. You got gyms, an onsite dental / eye clinic, a massage therapist, an acupuncturist, access to campus Ubers and shuttles, the many many food cafes, sweet shops, food trucks, dry cleaning, Ship-It, a nail salon and barber shop, a bike rental/bike repair shop, and if you need to learn how to bike lessons, you can get that too. AR/VR, a print shop, ERO groups, life-style sessions, micro-kitchens - God I miss the micro-kitchens, the numerous off-site perks and discounts, the Dogs@FB Workplace group, the Tiger King@FB Workplace group, the Sad Meals WFH@FB Workplace group, no formal dress code, a park on the roof, ginger shots, Mark's weekly Q&A, other Q&As with various leaders and world experts, work from your desk or work from some random spot, the library, the product vending machine, the FB 15+ cause of how much you'll eat, the health benefits for a single person with no dependents, company stock and 401K, company products (Portal, IG, etc.), and company swag. Yes this is a real review and no I'm not being paid to vomit sweet nothings. In truth, I've never worked for anything like FB and I've worked for some top notch companies at different phases in my life. I love my team, my peers, my org, my leaders. I know it's going to be hard for me to find a replacement should I, someday, decide to leave FB. And while I realize FB isn't rainbows and unicorns cause it has issues, anytime you have people of different ages, genders, nationalities, political leanings, etc. in one place you're going to have issues but its pretty damn close to perfect. I'm over 40 (I feel 20) so I understand that for others my outlook may be a bit different and hell who knows in a few years I may feel different about the company. One thing though, I don't regret the interview loops nor my decision to leave another top tech org in the Bay area. I look forward to FB's evolution and seeing it continue to be successful.

    Cons

    PTO is alright. The Performance Review process is stressful, feels like I'm prepping to take the SATs, GREs, LSAT or MCAT every 4 months. I'm saddened by the prospect that one day I may no longer view FB as a glorious place and like others pursue other shiny objects in hopes of making more money with less effort.


  3. "N/A"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Facebook is flexible and has great benefits.

    Cons

    Happiness will depend on your role.

  4. "Best company to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lot of experience at developing new software

    Cons

    Working from home is not what I wanted

  5. "pm"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great culture and good food

    Cons

    lots of. high pressure to perform well

  6. "Wonderful Company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everything, a really great company to work for.

    Cons

    None. People work hard and that's not a con

  7. "nice"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Consulting Hardware Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    good benefits and good healthy food

    Cons

    lack of leadership an goals

  8. Helpful (1)

    "#1 company for a reason"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Very compassionate leadership team. They truly value their employees - Great benefits - Very inclusive and uplifting work environment - Friendly co-workers genuinely interested to make a difference

    Cons

    - Most of the tools used by Facebook are internal. This requires some ramp up - 401k match is not the best in the industry - No tuition reimbursement

  9. "Good Company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Perks, they care about employees even when they move out of the country, they make sure you are safe.

    Cons

    Every company has a few downsides, but they cant out weigh the pros.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Best Place To Work"

    5.0
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    Current Contractor - Sourcer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent pay + perks + benefits. Collaborative + open + fun work environment. You're working with the smartest people in the world. FB encourages you to be yourself.

    Cons

    Can be a lot of distractions with all of the perks. Need to prioritize your time.

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