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Updated 30 January 2015
Updated 30 January 2015
873 Reviews
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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.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Facebook

    Pros

    Great culture, super awesome place

    Cons

    Poor advancement, very clique like

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Awesome

  2.  

    Software Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Good foo, good envirment
    The people are all really great and the company really trains you well. Maybe the most structured training program I've seen. Very professional but friendly environment.

    Cons

    too crowded, need to valet parking
    The location isn't ideal. It's kind of a not-so-nice part of town. Many people commute an hour each way, since they don't want to live in the area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall is good
    Your path to success is to hire good people and stay out of their way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Culture

    • 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

    Engineers First, Period.
    Code ships fast.
    Bored, easy transfer to other internal teams.
    Easy to take lead on new projects.

    Cons

    Takes a while to earn credibility if not senior when you sign on

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work & grow at!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The amount of freedom each individual has is amazing. Tons of perks :D The culture is now more balanced, we move fast but also focus on maintaining stability. I had to move to a new country to join Facebook but never felt out of place. Never felt like a job to me.

    Cons

    We have a very active social life with colleagues, but is limited to weekends with other friends. From what I've seen its tougher to maintain work-life balance once you are married.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Love it

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

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

    Pros

    * Q&A on Fridays with Zuck, where anyone can ask anything (culture)
    * awesome people
    * food (breakfast, lunch, dinner & micro kitchens)
    * choose which team to join (aka what you will work on)
    * one-on-ones with your manager every week
    * moving around is encouraged (hack-a-month etc)
    * dentist & health centre onsite
    * gym onsite (even includes a bouldering rock)
    * performance review process

    Cons

    * I feel like an imposter, which doesn't have a positive effect on my work-life balance
    * the gym is quite small (& no sand volleyball court)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast paced, fun, young, exciting.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineering in Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineering in Menlo Park, CA (US)

    I worked at Facebook

    Pros

    A very fun workplace setting, suitable for young people. Open culture encourages everyone to know exactly what's going on internally. For engineers, you have a wide range of team choices, and you are given the opportunity to learn something completely new. There are a ton of great benefits and you will end up meeting and learning from very intelligent people. Opportunities for growth happen very quickly from what I have seen and people genuinely care about each other. The open environment encourages you to step out of your comfort zone.

    Cons

    Work life balance, or lack thereof. This will depend on your team. There are teams that work long hours and weekends just because they love what they do, or they want to meet a deadline, etc. It can be difficult to have work life balance with smaller teams, but it can be easier to control with a larger team.
    There are a handful of negative people at the company that look down on interns or new hires even though they themselves just started a few months ago. Some people get very sensitive about the products they own, even if they are just internal tools, and are surprisingly very unopened to criticism.
    In the end, it's about the money. If a product is doing very well, there will be a huge hiring push, which can be overwhelming at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    full time

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    good pay, great people and project

    Cons

    not much choice for meals

  9.  

    Great company. Slowly getting big.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company and smart people

    Cons

    Slowly getting big and probably slow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great culture and great benefits

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

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

    Pros

    - transparent management with frequent Q&A sessions
    - culture that fosters innovation: hackathons, hack-a-month, not afraid to take risks and fail
    - not difficult to maintain work/life balance (except during oncall rotations)
    - great free food

    Cons

    - the only downside is that most teams have oncall rotations, some of which can be pretty intense with calls in the middle of the night and weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - keep doing what you are doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Manager Operations

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Safety Manager
    Current Employee - Safety Manager

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

    Pros

    Highly people oriented. High focus on their strengths, talent and uniqueness.
    Highly diverse both from people and roles perspective
    Very fast moving
    Excellent work life balance
    Everyone is empowered
    Unlimited opportunities. You can work in operations and can work on new products or sales at the same time

    Cons

    you could get lost sometimes. There are too many things happening too fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better hand-holding should NOOBS catch up and sail together

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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