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Updated 17 December 2014
Updated 17 December 2014
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Pros
  • You have occasion to work with super smart people from the industry (in 85 reviews)

  • Amazing office culture and community and the free food doesn't hurt (in 69 reviews)


Cons
  • Another thing that no one will agree with me on is the work-life balance (in 54 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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād

    I worked at Facebook full-time (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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Hyderābād

    I worked at Facebook full-time (more than an 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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Hyderābād

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (more than an 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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  5.  

    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 (more than an 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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New Delhi
    Former Employee - Intern in New Delhi

    I worked at Facebook as an intern (less than an 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. 3 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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Facebook as a contractor (less than an 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. 5 people found this helpful  

    Mixed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Awesome place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - User Operations Specialist in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - User Operations Specialist in Hyderābād

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    We work with some of the best brains in the industry and also get to interact with highly learned and experienced people. Work culture is awesome.

    Cons

    Free food and calories :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be open and help in maintaining the flat org culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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