Facebook Software Developer Reviews

Updated Sep 22, 2020

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  1. "Cushy SWE Job"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Great salary, benefits, people, etc.

    Cons

    The work can feel meaningless.

  2. "Nice Internship"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    I liked the pay and the work

    Cons

    Nothing, great place to work at


  3. "fast paced"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook

    Pros

    salary, intern events pre-covid, and abilility to learn

    Cons

    intense standards, want you to ship things ASAP

  4. "Working in Facebook is a great experience"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Work with smart co-wokers, learn a lot from them; 2. Learn fast and gain more. 3. Discussions and decision makings are open and decided by engineers

    Cons

    It's a little bit busy sometimes.

  5. "My review"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Facebook full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Just incredible and an amazing opportunity to work there

    Cons

    Long shifts with moderate stress which can be a hassle

  6. "Positive experience"

    5.0
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Facebook

    Pros

    Culture of openness, moving fast, and collaboration

    Cons

    Long work hours at times and pressure to put in overtime hours

  7. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Compensation, fast pace, great mentorship, and potential for impact

    Cons

    Amount of work is high

  8. "Good company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Facebook Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Good food, good benefits, fun.

    Cons

    Pretty busy, have to promote

  9. "Going through growing pains but still great employer if you find the right team"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    * Excellent compensation and benefits. Takes really good care of its people, from excellent free food to subsidized laundry. * Lots of unique engineering scale challenges. * Engineers have a lot of autonomy and decision power. * Variety of different areas and expanding options in every office. * Fairly easy to switch teams and even offices / geographical location. * Great dev infra. Most menial jobs are automated. * Fast paced and growing - lots of opportunities for career growth. * Still kept some good things about startup culture like focusing on what matters.

    Cons

    * It's becoming more corporate with growth - harder to find opportunities that really move the needle, getting more political, more processes, etc. * With size, discrepancy in culture between orgs is growing. If you land on a bad position it may be harder to switch. * After negative media cycle on social media, isn't attracting same passionate people as before * Your friends and even random people will want to tell you how they feel about social media. Some will even blame you for Trump. * Culture of "move fast" and "focus on impact" taken to the extreme in some orgs which causes lots of incidents, unnecessary stress and terrible codebase.

  10. "inter"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook for less than a year

    Pros

    good, food, lifestlye, social, pay

    Cons

    burnout, high paced, problems solving, deadline,

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