Facebook Employee Reviews about "smart people"

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

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  • "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, more than 1 year

      Opportunities, learning and devolopment

      Mar 22, 2016 - User Operations Specialist in Hyderābād
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      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

      7 people found this review helpful
    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Agency Partner

      Aug 19, 2019 - Agency Partner in Mumbai
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      Pros

      Smart People , Huge Cloud, Deep Relationship, Need of the marketq

      Cons

      No Role Clarity, Highly dependant on internal perception

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      3 people found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work!

      May 3, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād
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      Pros

      - Great work culture - Smart people - Supportive managers -Good employee satisfaction

      Cons

      - management should be more transparent

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great career opportunity

      Jan 14, 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
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Nice People; Large & Siloed Teams

      Jun 2, 2020 - Recruiter in Menlo Park, CA
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      Pros

      - Good pay - Nice, smart people - You have support for everything. There is a team at Facebook for referrals, DEI, recruiting tools, compensation, immigration, etc. If you need something, there is definitely a team for it. This is a pro and a con. - Worked here for 4 years and genuinely felt like my manager had my back.

      Cons

      - Large, convoluted teams. There are so many recruiting support teams that you don't know who to turn to for help at times. Also, there are times when I can manage something myself, but am forced to hand it over to a supporting team because it's "their job". - They place a huge emphasis on doing recruiting projects. If you're not doing a recruiting project, forget about being promoted. Doing excellent recruiting and closing lots of roles is NOT enough. This emphasis on project work leads to people literally making up meaningless projects just to say they're doing extra work. It's a part of the culture that really needs to change.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Contractor, less than 1 year

      Almost a real utopia

      Jan 7, 2021 - Contingent Worker in Singapore
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      Pros

      You get to work with really positive, energetic, and smart people. The environment is incredibly supportive and flexible. However, I have heard different departments have different cultures so it depends on your luck too.

      Cons

      The line is drawn very clearly between FTEs and contingent workers. Should you choose to take on a contractual role in FB, you need to be mentally prepared that you will be treated as a "2nd class citizen" and not all FTEs will be sensitive about it as they brag about their benefits in your face.

      4 people found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Strong, supportive company culture where I feel valued

      Oct 5, 2020 - Product Specialist in Menlo Park, CA
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      Pros

      From the long list of benefits that my family and I can take advantage of, to the inclusive, supportive, hard-working company culture, I couldn't be happier working at FB. You're surrounded by really smart people who care just as much as you do about the work and impact you can make here. Giving and receiving feedback is highly valued. You have the opportunity to grow and develop the skill sets that you want to - you don't necessarily feel like a cog, even though the company is huge and growing.

      Cons

      Company is growing so quickly - potentially faster than the company is able to keep up with in a sustainable way.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Overrated, unstructured, chaotic

      Jan 15, 2021 - Software Engineer in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Competitive salary in the location, good perks. Good internal tools. Good Learning opportunities. Smart people working. Good facilities, while the offices were open.

      Cons

      Can't agree with some of the company values. Also, what they advertise as company values, they don't actually adhere to. Censorship, and toxic culture in general. You can't be open unless you support a particular side. People have been driven out by the toxic culture for having wrong opinions, unless they are able to suppress themselves. As engineers you will have to constantly look for what to work on, this adds extra responsibilities. There are very less product managers, program managers, etc., so all those responsibilities have to be taken by engineers. Too fast paced, sometimes just for the sake of pace or 'impact'. Unstructured environment, teams will continue recruiting more and more without having much clarity on what to work on.

      2 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Working for Facebook has exceeded my expectations!

      Oct 5, 2020 - Program Manager in Menlo Park, CA
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      Pros

      -Opportunity to make immediate impact in your role on day 1. You are not limited based on seniority to work on big, high visibility impactful initiatives -Compensation is excellent! Bonus program and additional financial support doing COVID has been amazing -Flexibility and support of remote work. Leaders encouraging employees to focus on mental health, family before work has been appreciated. -Incredible smart people and teams -Wide variety of employee resource groups - there is truly something for EVERYBODY! And if there isn't something that meets your specific needs, you can create it! -Strong leadership top down -Tons of great professional development programs and special events for everyone.

      Cons

      -The work never stops and is intense!! Having healthy work life balance is critical for maintaining sanity. - Lack of ethnic diversity across the board, particularly in leadership positions.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great tooling, weird culture, awesome benefits + salary

      Oct 9, 2020 - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      Top of industry comp and benefits. Tons of incredibly smart people across a wide range of areas. Combine this with a culture that encourages cross pollination and collaboration between teams, and you get a great opportunity for learning. Tooling is one of the best I've seen/heard of in the industry if you're in the right org. But if you go to Oculus, for example, the tooling is far behind.

      Cons

      There's a lot of entitled people and SJW. Public opinion is really bad. Work/life balance can get pretty bad in certain teams. Engineering still feels a bit hacky in certain places.

      2 people found this review helpful
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