Facebook Employee Reviews about "free food"

Updated 19 Jan 2021

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  • "Work life balance can be tough at times(in 487 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Mindblowing!

      24 Feb 2014 - Business Analyst in Hyderābād
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      Pros

      Great deal of flexibility Most amazing senior management and some of the best mentors The perfect place to kickstart your career and learn about the corporate A dynamic organization with well defined structures. But not so rigidly defined that you lose out on flexibility free food, great parties and offsites, intellectual and passionate people and the best culture

      Cons

      Low compensation and long working hours ( though largely a personal choice)

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    2. 3.0
      Former Contractor, more than 1 year

      Excellent office

      4 Mar 2018 - Anonymous Contractor in Mumbai
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      Pros

      Amazing office Good Parties Brand Name Work is great Free Food Pick up and Drop

      Cons

      As a contractor no matter what role you are working on, the company can easily get rid of you. With just a month's notice you could be informed that your team is going to be dissolved.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Growth, impact, culture and compensation, though with some costs.

      28 Nov 2020 - Research Scientist in Menlo Park, CA
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      Pros

      Awesome place to learn about engineering and management. At least, in a big company at scale. You can almost live on campus. I guess I mostly spent on rent and gas. Free food, showers, gym, ~700 dollars on external wellness activity, paternity leave, and lots of small perks to simplify your life. FB fosters quite a friendly culture. At least, on the level of engineers. Semiannual reviews partially evaluate how good your relationships with the colleagues. FB is very good at employee retention. Management will try hard to find interesting projects for you. Lots of projects that may bring a great impact. Quite unique projects at scale. Lots of pocket communities with interesting activities. Good compensation.

      Cons

      Lots of big politics around the company. There is always pressure from the government, society, the media, and even from own employees represented by a vocal left-leaning group. You will also get the part of this pressure as an employee. Noisy environment. Sometimes it's good to have people around, but often you'll find yourself distracted. The company likes open spaces, MPK 20 is a living nightmare, though MPK 21 was designed better. No digital nomad options, except big work-from-home mode right now. Code quality is diverse. Some open-source libraries/frameworks are brilliant. Check folly or react. The non-public part totally depends on the team. HQ, the biggest part of the company, is located in Menlo Park. The place has a nice nature around but has certain issues with the rent price, infrastructure, and gender ratio. Young unmarried man should think twice before moving to the Bay Area, .

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great career opportunity

      14 Jan 2021 - Analyst in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Facebook is Facebook and you get yourself amazing branding stamp in the CV. There are a lot of smart people you can work with. Huge range of projects and opportunities. Free food in the office is a huge plus.

      Cons

      Low compensation compared to competitors. Long working hours - it can be difficult to balance work-life. Constant pressure. Not everyone is hard working and if you end up with lazy, non responsive people on the project you won't have a great time.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company, colleagues, culture, etc.

      11 Jan 2021 - Account Manager in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      Hands down the people and environment that you get to work in are next to none. Competitive salary and free food are obviously great perks as well but I personally would sacrifice a bit of pay to enjoy the work I do and people you get to work with.

      Cons

      Work life balance can be tough at times

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Going through growing pains but still great employer if you find the right team

      22 Sep 2020 - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      * Excellent compensation and benefits. Takes really good care of its people, from excellent free food to subsidized laundry. * Lots of unique engineering scale challenges. * Engineers have a lot of autonomy and decision power. * Variety of different areas and expanding options in every office. * Fairly easy to switch teams and even offices / geographical location. * Great dev infra. Most menial jobs are automated. * Fast paced and growing - lots of opportunities for career growth. * Still kept some good things about startup culture like focusing on what matters.

      Cons

      * It's becoming more corporate with growth - harder to find opportunities that really move the needle, getting more political, more processes, etc. * With size, discrepancy in culture between orgs is growing. If you land on a bad position it may be harder to switch. * After negative media cycle on social media, isn't attracting same passionate people as before * Your friends and even random people will want to tell you how they feel about social media. Some will even blame you for Trump. * Culture of "move fast" and "focus on impact" taken to the extreme in some orgs which causes lots of incidents, unnecessary stress and terrible codebase.

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Agency-like environment, toxic workplace

      29 Sep 2020 - Recruiter in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Great salary and benefits, free food, great tools to do job

      Cons

      Working at Facebook wasn't a positive experience. You'll definitely meet some great people amongst your peers (lovely, smart people), but you'll almost certainly meet some awful managers too (at best, ineffectual & negative; at worst, toxic). The managers I experienced talked to the team disrespectfully, as if we were children, on a regular basis and always in a negative way, never encouraging. New people to the team were always shocked initially. The 'heightened candidate experience' that they insist on for hiring, is out the door once you're actually on board and I found it a cut-throat, toxic environment, where everyone is watching their back. They are very heavy on KPIs to an agency-level. The scope of the job is also very narrow due to the size of the org, so you very quickly find yourself bored and although I undoubtedly was learning some new skills, I was losing some I valued that I had acquired in previous roles. They don't live out the values they profess, or that are reflected in the benefits package, so you might find yourself unsupported through difficult, personal times and wondering if all the great benefits are worth feeling so demeaned. They're not.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Heaven on earth

      29 Mar 2020 - Quantitative Researcher in Menlo Park, CA
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      Pros

      State of the art campus with onsite gyms, spa, hair salon, arcade and more. Outstanding internal tools, both software and hardware, for work and collaboration with colleagues around the world. Top of market pay, even before you count the benefits. Free food is just the beginning. Probably the most underrated perk is a free cell phone with international data roaming. (It's a corporate phone, but personal use is allowed within reasonable limits.) Promotion cycles are twice yearly, more frequent than some other tech companies. Promotions come quick to top performers, who are lavished with "refresher" or "additional" equity awards.

      Cons

      Exhausting performance review process. It feels neverending. Performance ratings are a bit too formulaic, and thus can be gamed to an extent; the system undervalues certain types of work (for example long-term, risky projects) that other companies would find valuable. Traffic around the Menlo Park (MPK) HQ is atrocious. Parking is extremely constrained. Corporate shuttles are reliable and the route network covers a huge amount of the Bay Area and then some (there's even several daily shuttles to Santa Cruz) -- but the seats are often too narrow and uncomfortable. To give you a sense of the problem, most economy class airline seats are wider and more plush!

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      Facebook Response

      Global Brand Partnerships Manager

      Thank you for this feedback! We're very happy you're here. It's important that you're growing and thriving in your career here and that top performers are being recognized/rewarded for their contributions. We will continue to evaluate our perks & conveniences (as well as PSC) to make sure we're hitting the mark.

    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good benefits

      14 Dec 2020 - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, free food (pre-Covid), freedom to choose what teams to work on

      Cons

      Work life balance can be poor depending on team

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good position to start your career at Facebook.

      18 Jan 2021 - Privacy Operations Specialist in Dublin, Dublin
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      Pros

      At Facebook you will have plenty of benefits like health insurance, free food, stocks and flexibility.

      Cons

      It's an operational team so numbers matters in the end of the day. If you don't like operations I wouldn't recommend.

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      Facebook Response

      EMEA Recruitment Director

      Thanks for helping our operations teams grow and for making the time to share this review. Appreciate the call out on our benefits we'll keep working to improve our employee experience and employee value proposition. Thanks for your feedback always! Sincerely, Declan

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