Facebook Reviews

Updated 29 September 2014
Updated 29 September 2014
775 Reviews
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Pros
  • Mostly engineer-driven place, so a lot of smart people to motivate you to do well (in 81 reviews)

  • Amazing office culture and community and the free food doesn't hurt (in 62 reviews)


Cons
  • Because on the other hand we are always encourage to apply work life balance (in 51 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Very fast-paced, lots of impact.

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    Current Employee - Communications  in  Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Communications in Menlo Park, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The fact that Facebook's product touches 1.3 BILLION people on a monthly basis is incredible. To support a community this large, everyone who works at Facebook must be willing to act fast, and often take risk. You are given a lot of autonomy in your role; however, FB is also surprisingly collaborative. I have never worked at a company where literally everyone I work with is equally as smart and hard-working across the board.

    Cons

    There are tons of resources for training and leadership here, but often not enough time to take advantage of everything that is offered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I find the most successful managers are those who encourage their employees to take advantage of what is offered to every FB employee. Taking vacation is important, as is parental leave. Our leadership team does a great job of taking time off and encouraging others at the company to do the same.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good food, great work culture

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    Current Employee - Temporary Worker  in  Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Temporary Worker in Menlo Park, CA (US)

    I have been working at Facebook as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    - Micro kitchens have a good nice variety

    - Awesome food choices around the campus during lunch and dinner times.

    - Very good work environment, in terms of getting tech equipments that make you work more efficiently and comfortable.

    - Mostly engineer-driven place, so a lot of smart people to motivate you to do well.

    - Community Operations management is nice. As long as you get your work done and don't slack off, the work environment is enjoyable.

    Cons

    - Discrimination between permanent employees vs. temporary employees.

    - Long commute to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure temporary workers feel just as important as permanent employees (ex. include them in activities).
    You never know where they will end up in their career, so it will pay off in the long run if you are nice to them earlier on.

    "It is nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice. Treat others how you want to be treated."

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Developer Operations Analyst

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    Current Employee - Developer Operations Analyst  in  Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Developer Operations Analyst in Menlo Park, CA (US)

    I have been working at Facebook as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    I look forward to getting up in the morning and coming in to work with friends!

    Cons

    The commute from San Francisco. (not really a company thing)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay awesome! Provide opportunities for people to learn more (i.e. classes)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun and impactful

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Fast moving company culture
    Fun, hard-working, and smart employees
    Great perks/competitive compensation
    Work on a product that billions of people use
    Company has a variety of technical issues they have to tackle, and that you can work on
    Meritocracy; evaluated based on impact, not how much your manager likes you.

    Cons

    Takes a while to get familiar with the code base due to some of their unique technologies, tools, and sheer size of their code base.
    Code documentation could be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful Experience... Would recommend!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Facebook as an intern

    Pros

    The perks here are wonderful. You get free food three meals a day, five days a week, not counting the gym, the events, the off sites... In addition, Facebook is very flexible with teams. You get to choose your team and you can switch if you're discontent. Facebook really cares about its employees

    Cons

    Because there's not really any hours, it's easy to get trapped in a workaholic mentality. The perks also tend to keep you there longer, all contributing to a longer (though extremely fun and rewarding) day.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Best company in the Valley

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Making an impact on more than billion people.

    Cons

    None really. It's all good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Software engineer. Great culture, lots of fun.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern  in  Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Menlo Park, CA (US)

    I have been working at Facebook as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, easy to talk to anyone you want throughout the company. I felt like I was given a challenging task and able to grow as an engineer.

    Cons

    Everyone is very skilled. Depending on your team, it can be hard to 'stand out' (debatable as to whether this is a con or not).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome place to work

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    Current Employee - ITT  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - ITT in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Facebook as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Free meals and having a lot of friends

    Cons

    Always on the computer.

    Staff is a little nerdy

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience, great prospects

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

    I have been working at Facebook as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    If Facebook calls you, at least listen to the pitch. There are no downsides to working at Facebook. The brand currently has enormous respect, and work is nice (although demanding). To succeed, you need to be a self starter and there is an astonishing lack of ego. In many ways, this might be the most perfect work environment.

    Cons

    There is no downside to working at Facebook. I do not expect to stay long, but I will stay long enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice to management and if I did, I would say so at an "all hands."

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    The Toughest (non-military) Job You'll Ever Love

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Facebook was the longest job I ever held, and it's testament to the people, the product and the perks. You're surrounded by an astounding number of really smart, accomplished people who are really dedicated to the company and its mission of connecting the world. Watching the company grow as the product grew from fewer than 50 million users to well over a billion in a few years was an astounding feat.

    It's a work hard, play hard place. During my time there, the layers of management did grow, but the organization really strove to stay as nimble and fast-moving as possible. Most of the time, people are recognized and rewarded for their impact.

    The perks are up there with the rest of the top Silicon Valley companies. And I really do miss taking a shuttle to work now.

    Cons

    Depending upon your role, you can find your growth options limiting.

    The "work hard" half of the ethos can really burn some people out. (then again, I guess the "play hard" side could do the same...)

    There is a bit of an entitlement mentality among some people there, but leadership and others try to stamp that out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let Sheryl leave!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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