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  1.  

    Great company with great momentum

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    Culture, benefits, impact, learning opportunities

    Cons

    Work life balance, career paths at company gets bigger

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I was a former facebook intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Facebook

    Pros

    The work culture here, at the time I interned was what kept me motivated due to its highly structured and efficient coordination with several departments. Work life balance was brought into, and meshed well with the Facebook environment to keep things interesting in HQ by having several company events,

    Cons

    I found myself in search of more work. I felt that I was an intern was not efficiently used to help push the company forward.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Awesome company on a mission to connect the world

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Menlo Park, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensation package (base salary, bonus, equity)
    Great benefits (free food)
    Open culture (weekly Q&As with Zuck and other executives)
    Helping build a product that people regularly use
    Great experience to build your resume
    4 month paternity/maternity leave fully paid

    Cons

    No slacking off allowed! Teams run lean and move fast.
    Despite how young the company is overall, there still seems to be an age bias for older, more experienced employees, rather than more impactful employees, regarding recognition and promotions. At least in Finance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Despite how young the company is overall, there still seems to be an age bias for older, more experienced employees, rather than more impactful employees, regarding recognition and promotions. Seems to be contrary to our value of focusing on impact.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast paced, open, lots of smart people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    Lots of positives:
    - Everyone moves fast. Things definitely break, but there aren't layers of approvals, meetings, etc.. Just go do it. All employees are VERY empowered to go off and build, fix, and suggest improvements. This environment is very motivating.
    - Downside of this, work can take over your life if you let it. You need to have your personal life in order, or no personal life, to defend other aspects of your life. Not for those that are not disciplined.
    - Smart people - You learn a lot (also due to the very open culture of sharing information), but also forces you to be concise, efficient, and direct. No games (mostly), 2 hour meetings, etc. Forces you to maximize your time and grow yourself and your role.

    Cons

    Tough work/life commitment

    Some cultural elements/tools don't need to necessarily change, but need to be adjusted for a larger company. Better to get these discussed in the open as Facebook evolves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider creative measures to give back some time to your employees - example managers have discretion to give employees 1/2 day off every month or two as a 'forced' time off to help balance work-life balance.

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

    Exceeds all expectations

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Partner in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Client Partner in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    Allows you to be your authentic self, no unnecessary masks, amazing outlook, great middle and high mngmnt

    Cons

    none i can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It was helful

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Facebook

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities in facebook

    Cons

    Too hard to do the interview

  8.  

    Great company with awesome management & engineering

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Menlo Park, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    - Open culture: problems get discussed openly and fixed, not just being gossiped in the background
    - Great infrastructure, engineering talents: jobs get easier & more satisfying, you can grow faster than ever before & learn tons of new things on daily basis

    Cons

    - You often have to do crazy amount of work in a very short time
    - Not a startup anymore: You can't get super rich while waiting for some IPO. The stock value still grows, but already quite expensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing awesome work, provide more and more opportunities for the employee to grow and learn new things

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It's a privilege everyday

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Partner in Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Client Partner in Menlo Park, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Zuck is a legend in his own time, his Friday Q&A's are can't miss and it is awesome to hear him handle the tough unexpected questions.
    Perks are world class
    Leadership listens to challenges that employees are facing and for the most part makes changes to correct.
    It is a fun culture and we have some pretty legendary parties
    It is stunning how transparent leadership is with the whole company.

    Cons

    The commute to Menlo Park
    Occasional Politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep facing the tough challenges head on
    Open a San Francisco office, this will eventually be a weakness because all younger companies are located in city.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Outright amazing place to work if you 'feel' it ...

    • 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

    Pros

    - Company really, really loves its employees, given they are delivering
    - High energy, talented colleagues. Tons of learning opportunities from others
    - Super perks - 4 months paternity leave, free food, social events
    - Freedom. Lots of rope to define own path in an area or on a team

    Cons

    - Expectations are high so a lot people are putting in long hours. I haven't had a problem with work/life balance, though.
    - Technical debt. Moving fast means adding layers vs. designing stable systems.
    - Crowding. Recent employee growth means it can be hard to find private space for meetings, calls, etc...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best company in the world

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager, SMB in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Account Manager, SMB in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    - Open & transparent Culture
    - Free food/great perks (gym, laundry, awesome vision/dental/lasic, free parking, etc.)
    - Bosses focused on career growth, don't breathe on your back or micromanage
    - Everyone is smart
    - Work/life balance is valued by managers and they work with you to make sure you aren't working more than 45-50 hours except in very rare cases
    - Free to move around to different teams
    - Everyone has everyone's back - always extremely helpful
    - Led by Sheryl and Mark Zuck, two of the best leaders in the world

    Cons

    - None at the moment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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