Facebook Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Dec 29, 2020

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Pros
  • "I mean free food tastes so much better than non-(in 391 reviews)

  • "Lots of smart people to work with(in 325 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance can be challenging depending on your team(in 461 reviews)

  • "Despite some reports, you do not need to work long hours in order to succeed at Facebook(in 92 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Great teams, career growth, good pay

    Cons

    Long hours and unsocial hours.

  2. "A great place to work, most of the time"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Security Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation, feeling of global impact, lots of perks such as ISP reimbursement and food and rental cars and a wellness reimbursement

    Cons

    Long hours with few rewards beyond a pat on the back, very limited career advancement opportunities, no realistic long-term remote work opportunities

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  3. COVID-19
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    "Program Manager"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perks (Free food in office, gym reimbursement), Good maternity and paternity leave

    Cons

    Long hours (working across timezones around the world so early morning and late night meetings), Very high expectations during Covid (getting feedback on performance almost weekly)

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    "Ehh"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Tech Leader in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free stuff, High Pay, Great support

    Cons

    Long hours No work life balance

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  5. "So. much. food."

    4.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook for less than a year

    Pros

    The amount of free (and delicious) food you will have at your disposal all day every day is insane. Laid back atmosphere, casual attire.

    Cons

    Long hours, lots of work.

  6. "loved my time here, it ended up opening a lot of doors for me."

    5.0
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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Facebook for less than a year

    Pros

    flexible work arrangements and great training opportunities

    Cons

    long hours of work and demanding

  7. "Program Manager at Global Operations"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Stability, benefits, food, global impact, 21 days of vacation

    Cons

    Long hours of work, slow growth

  8. "Mechanical Engineering Intern"

    5.0
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    Current Intern - Intern - Monthly in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook for less than a year

    Pros

    Food, pay, health care benefits, wellness reimbursement, culture, and mental health benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, competitive, and fast paced with high expectations

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    "It's fine. It's not heaven."

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Facebook full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Opportunity for impact. Rapid product growth. Competitive pay and benefits. Somewhat transparent. Nice rooftop garden. I enjoyed the free, healthy food options and onsite gyms.

    Cons

    Expectations of long hours. Growing pains. As the company scales, toxic individuals are allowed to stay on teams. Decisions tend to be more top down. The shine of a lot of the perks wear off quickly. There's a crazy push to be outwardly/overly optimistic and not to point out problems. Dissenters are pushed out pretty fast.

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    "Excellent Place to Work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The opportunity that Facebook offers for autonomy and career growth is incredible; coming in as a new grad PE I have the opportunity to grow based on merit and performance, not time in the role. Flexibility in when I work, how I prioritize my projects, and the scope of my work is invigorating and makes me excited to come to work each day. The company is mission-driven to a great extent, and I have been impressed with the way we have owned up to prior mistakes and fixed them head on. The Production Engineering role is well respected within the company, and the importance of reliability and scaling increases as our services reach more of the world. As a PE you will gain the knowledge necessary to build and operate real hyperscale systems capable of providing services to billions of people. My team is comprised of some of the smartest, experienced engineers I have ever met - some of which have been building Linux services since 0.01. Even though sometimes working at Facebook feels like drinking from the proverbial fire hose, I am grateful I have the opportunity to learn from some of the top people in their field. For example, in bootcamp I took a command-line efficiency class from Jim Meyering, one of the maintainers of coreutils and also a Facebook employee. Many other people have commented on this, but the perks and compensation are still top-notch. The company helps take care of your life so you can focus on work while you're working.

    Cons

    Facebook hires the kind of people that expect a lot from themselves. Despite some reports, you do not need to work long hours in order to succeed at Facebook. Bootcamp gives you the chance to find a team that matches you well, and new hires should come in intending to join a team where they can both find balance and grow in their career. The company is growing and there is some sentiment around slowing down, but most engineering teams are still bottom-up driven and innovating in their space. The things we are doing around privacy and AR/VR are on the bleeding edge and we are strong leaders in these areas. On the other hand, ironically, there is also sentiment around moving too fast as a company. Since we are people- and product-focused (as opposed to engineering-focused, like at Google), our primary goal is to impact the lives of people for good. Sometimes this means we opt for rapid prototyping over beautifully designed code. However, we are doing much better at recognizing better engineering work such as cleaning up code and improving monitoring, especially in the PE role.

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