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Updated Jul 27, 2014
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4.5 685 reviews

96% Approve of the CEO

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg

(597 ratings)

91% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The best thing about this place is that you have so many smart people around you(in 70 reviews)

  • Free food, young and lively coworkers, downtown location(in 53 reviews)


Cons
  • Not the most understanding environment when it comes to work/life balance(in 42 reviews)

  • Long Hours and some times you cant balance work and your personal life(in 24 reviews)

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    High energy, very smart people, really does 'move fast', lots of opportunity to advance.

    Data Scientist (Current Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

    ProsMaking a difference in and out of Facebook. Mission of connecting people is beneficial to millions of people. Compensation and perks very good. Lacks bureaucracy. Good equipment. Self-starters can go far. Free, fresh food and drinks. Paid parking.

    ConsOpen plan offices can get noisy/crowded. Everyone has headphones.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow more time for individual/team projects started from the 'ground up'.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great atmosphere to work in.

    Security Officer (Former Employee) Prineville, OR (US)

    ProsFun and laid back atmosphere

    ConsDepending on site, it can be pretty boring

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Really enjoy working here

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Menlo Park, CA (US)

    ProsGreat place to work--great people, interesting work, great perks, lots of opportunity to take on more responsibility.

    ConsCan't really complain about anything

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Software Engineer (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsThere is a great work environment.

    ConsIt is a male dominated environment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFood, perks and booze! Otherwise terrible management and BS about being open!!!!!

    ConsEverything! Terrible management and red tape! Managers tend to think they are better! They treat contractors horrible!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease stop walking around with your heads so high and treating others poorly! Lead by example!

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    Startup-up culture still evident, but hitting growing pains

    Product Analyst (Current Employee) Menlo Park, CA (US)

    ProsFast paced, high impact, lots of freedom to pursue directions you find interesting, awesome data set, the ability to have an idea and see it implemented and affecting real people in weeks or months instead of years

    ConsWork/life balance not great, overarching "connect the world" goal pretty consistent and clear, but specific direction is often lacking and/or inconsistent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo much stress on things that are really just minutiae

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Simply the most amazing place to work at

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Menlo Park, CA (US)

    ProsTalented people everywhere, lots of perks.

    ConsHard to manage the work/life balance, hard to keep pace with everything happening since the company is getting larger and larger

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Palo Alto, CA (US)

    ProsHave a great experience and meet new people

    ConsWorkload can be heavy and gruelling for some people

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove training and other things

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Disappointing - I worked in FB full time for over a year and was let go over something really minor.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice food, free everything, macbook, iphone as many replacements as you really want... nice campus , free bus to SFO, cool people etc,

    ConsPeople spend most of their day just processing tickets. Without the benefits, not a lot would work here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo easy on people, you aren't the be all or end all. Glorified service industry jobs with cool surroundings.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amenities amazing, but you'll work really hard

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) Menlo Park, CA (US)

    ProsWonderful amenities - the food is just outstanding. Everything is home-made and natural or organic. Wide variety with lots of restaurants, and it's all FREE.
    Beautiful campus, bicycles are available for either going from building to building or going for a ride in the afternoon
    Lots of places to relax or lie down if you need a break
    GREAT coffee and a Philz coffee on campus
    Sweet Stop shop if you need a sugar lift in the PM
    Fantastic help desk for IT issues. Anything you need to do your job is given to you. Laptops and phones are top-of-the-line.
    Something is always happening on campus, whether it's a vendor, a celebrity visitor, or Mark Z making an appearance.

    ConsWork is always abundant and there is a chaotic atmosphere
    The feel is always "do it right now"
    People are under a lot of pressure to get things done
    Atmosphere can be impersonal because you're so "hooked in" to everyone else electronically, that you can work from home very easily

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat place to work, keep it up!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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