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Updated 26 April 2017
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  • Work/Life balance could be better (in 178 reviews)

  • Work-life balance: pressure to move fast (in 49 reviews)

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  1. "Kickass company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Hyderabad
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Hyderabad
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    An amazing company to work for offering a plethora of opportunities. Transparent and no BS.

    Cons

    Need to maintain a high energy all the time. Hard for introverts to work at.

    Advice to Management

    Need to take long term strategic decisions


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A little too dynamic for their own good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Open, positive culture (it really is): goals are assigned to you at the beginning of the half mostly basis your strength areas

    - Opportunity to work with one of the industry leaders in online media - the platform and its underlying are a tech enthusiast's dream

    -Not a 'hire and fire' company. They really care about their employees.

    - Lavish, almost extravagant benefits: you can get spa massages reimbursed, for instance.

    Cons

    - Facebook feels like a young and aggressive teenager. Granted, its prime focus is to grab a bigger slice of pie from Google but that seems to be driving its entire business strategy.

    - Hyderabad undergoes re-orgs way too frequently, which has resulted in mass attrition with several senior managers moving on.

    - Under-hiring talent: There is no difference between the role/designation of an ISB MBA with 3 years of solid work ex and an undergrad fresher from a local college. HR needs to work out this motivational deterrent else attrition is set to rise.

    - Inverted pyramid hiring in the sales team: Way too many senior and mid-level managers are being hired as individual contributors for roles that are given to college grads in other locations. Limited growth opportunities because of this.

    Advice to Management

    Please rethink your hiring bar, especially in Hyderabad. Some of the full-timers can barely communicate and several mid-level managers are NOT a culture fit.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Hyderabad
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Hyderabad
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    really good place to work

    Cons

    not really great in terms of compensation


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    "Good work culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Independence to drive project
    2. Working with a lot of cross functional partners and learning how people with different background work

    Cons

    1. A lot of Hierarchy in India office
    2. Difficult to maintain work life balance


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    "Community Operations - Hyderabad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Facilities given to the employee, to travel to work and at work are very good. They try to provide a very comfortable enviornment to work.

    Cons

    1. The Hiring department of the company is below par. Only importance is given to Work experience not essentially in the area of expertise required. Employees coming from Premier graduation and Post graduate insitutes are considered at the same level as that of candidates from local institutes(probably done to save cost of relcoation, not expected of such a big brand)
    2. The talent across Hyderabad floor and across international offices (I have visited 2) are extremely mediocre, essentially because of point number 1.
    3. The attitude of collaboration and working as a team, is severly lacking in most hires in the company.
    4. The middle and senior management is hogwash and power rests in the hands of 1/2 managers who play office politics well.
    5. Middle level managers are totally impotent, Because essentially they have no power which is attributed to managers in a usual organizational set up.

    Advice to Management

    1. Improving hiring techniques, more experience =! Good hire, Education Pedigree is equally important
    2. Do not undergo Reorganization frequently, classic strategy to lose good talent, Though one may be arrogant enough to attract good talent time and again but things do cap off and Name spreads like fire in the market!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Manager Sales"

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    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    stocks that they give and the travel and food along with it. Also, the kind of people that you work with

    Cons

    not too much really for the enterprises to use out of facebook hence it very hard to sell, mostly lacking innovation for enterprises.

    Advice to Management

    be innovative so that there are more ways for us to attack the customer and take the sales ahead.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "A mixed review!"

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    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Hyderabad
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Hyderabad
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    - A leading tech player in the world committed to making the world more open and connected. Everything Facebook does will impact people in a massive way. Very credible & humbling to be a part of such a journey

    - You're taken care of. You really don't worry about day to day things which otherwise eat up your time. The benefits & perks have got you covered

    - Bright, Young & Passionate people to work with. You don't want to be a part of a group which has had a conventional approach to things. Peeps at facebook come from different parts of the country, unique experiences & have a zest to perform.

    Cons

    - The Hyd office is moving towards a "Contractors-Only" office. The best people have moved out & the best projects have been re-allocated to other offices. There's no actual meaty problem to solve otherwise

    - People don't question (enough). As a an employee I remember one of the biggest culture drivers & work was people being really passionate about problems to solve. I guess that fire has burned out.

    - Weak Management. An employee would expect a manager to advocate for his / her projects globally. And that has gone down drastically.

    Advice to Management

    - Re-brand Hyd office in the global scenario & get more challenging stuff to work on
    - Recognize the fact that your best people are leaving (slowly & steadily)


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Opportunities, learning and devolopment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - User Operations Specialist in Hyderabad
    Current Employee - User Operations Specialist in Hyderabad
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Really smart people to work with
    - Leaders who care and are invested in helping you build your career
    - Amazing work culture and perks/benefits

    Cons

    Fast paced environment, what you work on today,might not be a priority for the business tomorrow


  10. Helpful (11)

    "Working at Facebook Hyderabad"

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    Current Employee - Principal in Hyderabad
    Current Employee - Principal in Hyderabad
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent facilities, good brand name, option to relocate to global offices

    Cons

    No exciting work happens out of Hyderabad office, too much favouritism in place, people suck up to folks in US offices, be prepared to take calls at 10-11 PM almost everyday, people mistake meetings for productivity, no planned investment for the future, this has become more of a back office

    Advice to Management

    Develop Hyderabad as a fully functional centre of excellence as India is a huge market and you can't rely on a white man/woman sitting ten thousand miles away to figure out the Indian market


  11. Helpful (5)

    "its not a workplace, its a family full of mad love!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Hyderabad
    Current Employee - Associate in Hyderabad
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - professional, personal, career, whatever you need, FB gives you!
    - growth, visibility unlimited
    - the only place that I worked which lets me be!
    - never afraid of being judged, I can go as stupid as I want to, as long as I learn something out of it...

    Cons

    - its a place for those, who *are not ready to do any job for good money*
    - the motivation at FB is not money, its much beyond it - it is about running my own workplace
    - so if you are looking for a clean 9 to 5 job with limited accountability, no one will complaint and no one will ask u to stay back and work and slog, but yeah, your impact might always be lesser - may be because you're gonna compete with the smartest brains in the world.
    - this is a place for those to thrive, who love to take complete ownership of everything and treat every product as their own baby!

    Advice to Management

    - you are still slowly going towards hierarchy! watch out!


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