Facebook Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 24 Jan 2021

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  • "Free food is just the beginning(in 399 reviews)

  • "Great environment and really smart people(in 344 reviews)

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

  • "Sometimes long hours due to working with US(in 99 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Pleasantly Surprised

      16 Feb 2016 - Site Selection Program Manager in Menlo Park, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I'm a 55 year old working in a company where the average age is 28, and I've never been happier. I have always wanted to work in a company where I wasn't the proverbial square peg, and after nearly 30 years in the work force, I believe that I have found the company that complements my ideology for how a company should operate. Here are the "Pros" as I see them... - Leadership: Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, Chris Cox and the rest of the leadership team. Inspiring, smart and totally real. - The Culture: The openness is a real thing, we're trusted to do the right thing, mistakes are expected, being yourself is important and encouraged, humility is encouraged and expected, building trust is paramount, the mission of making the world a more open and connected place isn't just a cool phrase because it guides everything. It's not about us, it's about everyone else. - The People: Smart and nice is what I find. The diversity is better than any other company I've worked at and it's getting better. Those that are figuring out how to make what we do better for everyone are really good at implementing their ideas. Two years ago I didn't know what this company really was or if it had a secure future. I can clearly see now that they have what it takes to last, and it's sincere. - Management: Managers are hired because they're good managers and not because they're good at something else. The management track is different than the contributor track and they're equal in importance. - Benefits: Working in the Valley it's hard to differentiate all the benefits employees receive and Facebook is at least equal to all the major tech companies, but coming from Seattle the benefits are nothing short of incredible. Granted, I haven't been with the company for very long and I'm still in the honeymoon period, but I can tell what's real and what's not; this place is for real.

      Cons

      Like any tech company, the work is big and complicated so work/life balance can suffer from time to time. The difference is that it's the passion within the individuals that drives them to work long hours and forego time off. Of course there can be times when schedule demands force the imbalance, but it's not such that 10-12 hours days become commonplace and expected regardless. We do what we do to get the job done; no one is killing themselves because there's an order to do so. Being able to eat to your hearts/stomachs content can be dangerous to the waistline, but that's a self-control thing and not the company's issue.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work!

      14 Jan 2021 - Program Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Fantastic environment - Diverse workforce - Kind people - You are on the bleeding edge of innovation

      Cons

      - Sometimes long hours due to working with US

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Best Job Ever

      24 Jan 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great pay, great co-workers, great benefits

      Cons

      long hours, lack of diversity

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      15 Jan 2021 - Software Engineer in Paris
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good WLB and great perks

      Cons

      Long hours and no perks

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      A great place to work, most of the time

      29 Dec 2020 - Global Security Manager in Menlo Park, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Compensation, feeling of global impact, lots of perks such as ISP reimbursement and food and rental cars and a wellness reimbursement

      Cons

      Long hours with few rewards beyond a pat on the back, very limited career advancement opportunities, no realistic long-term remote work opportunities

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great company

      28 Nov 2020 - Country Manager in Istanbul
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good salary, fast pace environment

      Cons

      Long hours and high turnover

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      14 Jan 2021 - Lawyer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good perks and great colleagues

      Cons

      Long hours and we're all stuck at home like everyone else

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    8. 3.0
      Current Contractor

      Intern

      13 Jan 2021 - Intern in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team, lots of learning opportunities

      Cons

      Long hours, often little flexibility

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      For the engineers

      6 Jan 2021 - Analyst in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good money and good benefits

      Cons

      Long hours and very stressful environment

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      5 Oct 2020 - Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great teams, career growth, good pay

      Cons

      Long hours and unsocial hours.

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