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Updated 16 November 2014
Updated 16 November 2014
817 Reviews
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Pros
  • You have occasion to work with super smart people from the industry (in 82 reviews)

  • Amazing office culture and community and the free food doesn't hurt (in 67 reviews)


Cons
  • Another thing that no one will agree with me on is the 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.  

    Love it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    great atmosphere, benefits and people!

    Cons

    There are non, i love this place!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fun, fast-paced, interesting problems to solve

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

    I worked at Facebook as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - free food: microkitchens, 3 meals a day
    - great intern perks: housing, events, Q&As and talks
    - awesome campus
    - passionate people, everyone really cares about what they are doing
    - easy to move around and switch teams. Not as easy for interns, but there were a lot of people moving around to things they were more interested in
    - smart people with a lot of great experience
    - fun close community even at such a big company
    - interesting impactful projects
    - hackathons provide opportunity for new ideas to be pushed out quickly
    - clear feedback loop

    Cons

    - large company, so it's easy to feel like you won't have a say in the product
    - easy to get lost if your team is too large or if you are not standing out
    - intern salary was a bit low compared to the competition, but that might have just been my rate...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Work and learn from really smart people

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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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Great people
    - Free food
    - Amazing culture that focuses on impact
    - Lots of work
    - As much responsibility as you want

    Cons

    - Lots of work
    - Takes time to learn how to work at Facebook
    - Your career is in your hands

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Facebook is a great place to work and build a career!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Facebook as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The mission the people and the benefits make Facebook a great employer. The work environment is what you would imagine at a tech company - very transparent, collaborative, innovative and fun. Facebook benefits compete with other large technology companies and they really do care about employee wellbeing.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges that come with a company who sees itself as a "start-up" or at least no where close to a Google in size, is that things can be disorganized. You are often times not given much structure/direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training, more structure, but overall it's great!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Loved it. One of the best places to intern.

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

    I worked at Facebook as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    projects are impactful, managers are understanding, culture is sick.

    Cons

    Expect to gain atleast 10 pounds. :/

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Incredible impact

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

    I worked at Facebook as an intern

    Pros

    The (numerous) perks aside, Facebook is one of the few places you'll be able to easily make an impact on large amounts of people, no matter your role. Once reviewed, code can make it to the live site by the next week. Everyone has an equal level of access to the entire codebase and can see each others' projects; openness is big within the company.

    Cons

    When you work alongside so many intelligent people, it's easy to feel like you're not as good as your peers. Having your work have this much impact can be stressful, especially when you break some feature and have to push out a fix. Moving fast is a blessing and a curse.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - UI Engineering in Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Former Employee - UI Engineering in Menlo Park, CA (US)

    I worked at Facebook as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Leadership is great. Perks are amazing

    Cons

    It's a competitive environment, but you get to learn a lot.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great to company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    You get a lot of autonomy and are trusted to make right decision. High performance is expected, but is also recognized and rewarded with promotions/rises.
    Very interesting and diverse technical challenges. If something is broken - you're free to work with other teams on stuff that affects your team.
    No bs attitude and not much of politics happening at the office.

    Cons

    With all perks you get, some people loose themselves and forget to do their job - that's a quick way to get fired.
    Not a good place if you don't like changes/learning new stuff all the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good, very good!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    management cares deeply about your career direction, and alwys pushes you a little bit to grow, accept more responsabilities, and learn as much as possible.

    Cons

    flip side of this is that is not the place for people to kick back and relax in a comforting job rrole that you do the same thing day in and day out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work/life balance is sometimes askew particulary in smaller teams

  11.  

    Phenomenal for Those Who Are Driven by the Mission

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

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mission driven, entrepreneurial, benefits, high growth, focus more on results, hard-working but supportive in terms of achieving balance, fun environment, jerky behavior not as tolerated as other environments

    Cons

    chaotic at times, growing pains, hard to keep up, more emphasis on individual contributions than strong management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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