Facebook Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Dec 30, 2020

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

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  • "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. Featured Review
    Helpful (84)

    "People Focused"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Facebook deeply cares about its employees and has built a compelling culture around support and growth. Career growth opportunities are plentiful. If you don't like the team you're on or don't get the support you want from your manger, Facebook empowers you to find new teams or projects. Facebook wants its employees to be invested in their work and to feel connected to its larger mission. If large scale opportunities and growth are important to you, Facebook is a fantastic place to work.

    Cons

    Facebook's culture is demanding and fast paced. The greatest aspect of working at Facebook is that everyone is very motivated and very smart. The problem with this is that they all expect the very same of you. Holding a very high bar for excellence can certainly be demanding so it's important to make sure you're always carefully paying attention to your own personal work/life balance.

    Facebook Response

    December 4, 2020Employer Representative

    Thank you for this thoughtful feedback. Building a career at Facebook is about using your unique strengths, doing meaningful work that matters to you and making Facebook better. We're glad you're here on this journey with us.

  2. "Great Please to work!!!!!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team culture, challenging work, smart people to assist in personal growth.

    Cons

    Not the highest salary band but work life balance evens it out.

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  3. "Good company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, good people, good salary

    Cons

    work life balance needs improvements.

  4. "Fast and valuable"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Internship in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Facebook for less than a year

    Pros

    pays good, and place to grow up fast

    Cons

    work-life balance is important here as it moves fast

  5. COVID-19

    "Good benefits"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, free food (pre-Covid), freedom to choose what teams to work on

    Cons

    Work life balance can be poor depending on team

  6. "Simply Amazing"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Technical Project Specialist in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    Amazing company to work for. Although there are cons, the pros severely outweigh the cons (ex: pros - 1000, cons - 5). Hard charging teams, lots of collaboration, room for creativity, technical gurus everywhere. Great work/life balance, great amenities, great people (for the most part, at least), and friendly environments.

    Cons

    You work at Facebook. This means you're always in the public spotlight, must watch what you say and post on the internet (as we always should), and you will be asked if you know Mark, if you 'steal peoples data', and if you can 'get them verified'.

  7. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Public Policy Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Empowers individuals to grow in their roles

    Cons

    Work life balance is not always great

  8. "Best company I've worked for!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - People Operations Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Caring from Leadership - Ownership and Impact - Work life balance - Comp Comp Comp! - internal mobility

    Cons

    - People operations tool crash

  9. "Great money, horrid WLB"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IC5 in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, great bootcamp

    Cons

    work life balance is pretty bad, but maybe team dependant

  10. "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IOS Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Culture, compensation, tooling, personal and professional growth, perks

    Cons

    Work life balance, randomization, workload

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