Facebook Reviews

Updated 28 September 2014
Updated 28 September 2014
773 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Mostly engineer-driven place, so a lot of smart people to motivate you to do well (in 80 reviews)

  • Amazing office culture and community and the free food doesn't hurt (in 61 reviews)


Cons
  • Not the most understanding environment when it comes to work/life balance (in 48 reviews)

  • Long hours away from home, due to my own commute situation and long working hours (in 26 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awesome working experience

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    There are so many things..

    Cons

    Ver few things which you will hate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing. They all are fine

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Mindblowing!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Great deal of flexibility
    Most amazing senior management and some of the best mentors
    The perfect place to kickstart your career and learn about the corporate
    A dynamic organization with well defined structures. But not so rigidly defined that you lose out on flexibility
    free food, great parties and offsites, intellectual and passionate people and the best culture

    Cons

    Low compensation and long working hours ( though largely a personal choice)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Impactful work. Great peers. Greater learning.

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    Current Employee - Product Specialist  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    People. Food. Culture. Work/Life balance. Opportunity to work some great industry leaders. Impactful projects --> more users see/feel that impact during their experience on the site.

    Cons

    mid/senior management. tending to get bureaucratic. myopic view of large-scale projects/work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Satisfied Ex-Employee

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    Former Employee - Specialist, Global Marketing Solutions  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Specialist, Global Marketing Solutions in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Great work culture. They literally move fast. Things get done very quickly. People are helpful, and some of the best people you'll meet.

    Cons

    The ambiguity in work sometimes gets to you. No career path, and proper mentoring that you can claim. Everything with regards to personal or career development is laden with jargon and hyperbole in discussions. Things like "you have to move to the next level" are what you'll hear, but not how to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please listen to employees about career paths, and do something for everyone who works for you. If you let people go because you have decided to downsize in the back-offices, even though they are stellar performers, you aren't really living up to your values.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    The brilliance of Facebook community power

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  New Delhi
    Former Employee - Intern in New Delhi

    I worked at Facebook as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Apart from the obvious salary perks and the added benefits. The best reason is you get to work on something you like, also the sense of significance and contribution. The code is shipped sometimes in a week and even in three days. There's no next year here.

    Cons

    Though there is this sense of contribution, working in facebook soon begins to take its toil on you. There is hardly any time left for doing anything else and the projects at work are often so complicated that they occupy your mind long after you have left the office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The tricky questions are fun but I think are unnecessary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    excellent company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    good working environment.
    good work ethics.
    great salary
    balanced life
    better projects

    Cons

    not so good middle level management

  8.  

    nice company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Facebook as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    good working environment.
    good work ethics.
    great salary
    balanced life
    better projects

    Cons

    not so good middle level management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look after employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Mixed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Great perks, reasonable degree of autonomy, a culture of moving fast.

    Cons

    Unreasonable organizational walls. Like someone said, "sales trumps ops, marketing trumps sales, product trumps marketing and engineering trumps product." while these decision making hierarchies are OK in some contexts, they are quite unreasonable in most.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus carefully on where decision making sits. There is too much centralization today.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    excellent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    i like it very much

    Cons

    sometimes it is boring to me

  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Incredibly challenging and rewarding

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Your rate of personal growth will be astounding. You will rub shoulders with the very best and you will have the ability to learn from, and contribute across a wide range of competencies, and pick up several new skills and solve challenges you never thought you could.

    You are working on fresh cutting edge problems, wherever you work in the company, and the enthusiasm and cheer is really amazing, and fires you up !

    People work really hard. Very little corporate politics. People will go to any extent to assist you with anything you are doing. People will be usually seen debating wide-ranging subjects that affect the World all over campus.

    Cons

    The learning curve tapers off after your first two years unless you are in roles that offer you immense elbow room (such as myself) - The opportunities to rectify this are there nevertheless.

    Sometimes, the frenzy of belief in product borders on cult status, with designers, engineers and product teams residing in proverbial ivory towers, oblivious to pains of the World outside Menlo Park, CA

    Hiring standards are dropping slightly, principles are compromised upon ! Newsfeed itself is now a place where ads are shown. Monetization has suddenly propped up from nowhere, where all it would have taken for us to have a better performance in the markets , would have been for Mark to have taken the IPO more seriously.

    The satellite offices ( India for example) are often seen as poor second cousins with respect to everything. They don't command the automatic respect that a designer in Menlo Park would.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure a much more solid career path now for individuals (doesn't have to be ala McKinsey) and let go of the "Jungle Gym" narrative. It is accepted now that we are a company that is unlike any other, and the "Jungle Gym" philosophy is already old hat. We know that we have those opportunitites, but it really is disheartening when two or three different teams end up claiming advantages for the same piece of achievement. ( Advertiser growth for example) - I can't elaborate more publicly.

    The respective teams should know that they have to understand their pure, distilled philosophy for why they themselves are working on things, and learn as much as possible before "silo-ing" themselves in the pursuit of solutions that do not work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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