Facebook Reviews

Updated 16 October 2014
Updated 16 October 2014
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Pros
  • You have occasion to work with super smart people from the industry (in 81 reviews)

  • Amazing office culture and community and the free food doesn't hurt (in 63 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good food, great work culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Temporary Worker in Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Temporary Worker in Menlo Park, CA (US)

    I have been working at Facebook as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Micro kitchens have a good nice variety

    - Awesome food choices around the campus during lunch and dinner times.

    - Very good work environment, in terms of getting tech equipments that make you work more efficiently and comfortable.

    - Mostly engineer-driven place, so a lot of smart people to motivate you to do well.

    - Community Operations management is nice. As long as you get your work done and don't slack off, the work environment is enjoyable.

    Cons

    - Discrimination between permanent employees vs. temporary employees.

    - Long commute to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure temporary workers feel just as important as permanent employees (ex. include them in activities).
    You never know where they will end up in their career, so it will pay off in the long run if you are nice to them earlier on.

    "It is nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice. Treat others how you want to be treated."

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Analyst - Finance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Menlo Park, CA (US)

    I worked at Facebook as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Food
    -Drinks
    -Pizza

    I can go on and on..

    If you are smart and you think you can improve things..this place is for you.. Doesn't matter if you are a contractor or fulltime.. I was a contractor for over a year..Honestly My team falls in a high-visibility zone due to applications we support.. But if you can make a brand or name for yourself, you got it..

    As a contractor, I was counted one amongst fte's.. I never really cared who an FTE was or who contractor was.. I did face some biasness but it was because I was hard on FTE's in other departments to get the work done.. But playing smartly I got things across..

    As a contractor I had a say in how we could improve things for our team and yes I managed to get things in there because I was able to demonstrate success through prior work given to me..

    I was one of lowest paid contractors per say and handling very menial work yet I was considered a key asset in the team..

    Cons

    -work-life gets tricky occasionally..
    -I cant say it for all contractors but FTEs should have some drink rounds etc with contractors and appreciate the work.. it will help ppl feel acknowledged and may be you can get more motivated contractors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - If you think everything is important than you need to sit down and reconsider your goals.

    - some managers have no idea of what is important and whats not.

    - just because someone can get some work done doesnt mean he/she should do all work..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Digital in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Facebook full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    There is nothing bad here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Simply one of the best places to work - tons of opportunities for high performers.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager In Sales
    Current Employee - Manager In Sales

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

    Pros

    High impact jobs from day one. Lots of responsibility, constant learning - they invest a lot into employees - training courses & personal coaches if you are a high performer. Possible to get promoted really quickly if you are good. Lots of opportunities to move into new roles, as everything is very dynamic. Super open culture, you can talk to anybody no matter how high up they are. Very inspiring workplace - your colleagues are the best out there.

    Cons

    People who are looking for a straight career path & who are looking to get challenges presented to them on a silver plate are in the wrong place. It's go in and discover the problems yourself, solve them and build up a reputation. Also, every career is different, as the company is very dynamic - so you won't find that straight-line progression you see in traditional companies.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A workplace with a lot of opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Pros

    - The main reason why working for Facebook is great, is the opportunity to move roles as it allows you to always strive on your ambition and face more interesting challenges. It gives you the opportunity to constantly excel.
    - Another benefit of working here is the fact that almost most of the colleagues are high achievers, thus always inspiring to do more and to do it better.
    - The culture is very warm, open and fun. I worry that I would never be able to find this working environment again.
    - Salary is very competitive, benefits are very fair.
    - Moreover, the working environment is full of respect, and even in case there was a disagreement it would never amount to more than that, usually solvable and manager is ready to step in and find a solution, all done in a very smooth and civil way.
    - The parties are super awesome, and the time they invest in them, shows how much they care about making us happy!

    Cons

    Since you're surrounded by high achievers, you could probably have sleepless nights. Yet this is only to drive yourself and challenge yourself. I wouldn't say it's a complete con, unless you let it affect you very negatively. Because on the other hand we are always encourage to apply work life balance.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A lot of work but very engaging

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

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

    Pros

    A dynamic place to work with a lot of smart people. People very willing to help each other out and collaborate. Great perks and the opportunity to have a say for.

    Cons

    Work life balance is very out of whack. You have to work a lot of hours, but more importantly this doesn't seem to make people much more productive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out ways to make the engineering workload easier, or figure out how to harness people's extra working hours in a productive way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best place to work in the mid-to-big-sized companies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    A lot of work to be done -> means you have flexibility on what to work and there's ample opportunities to do something awesome.
    Perks are amazing, but they're made so you don't stress with the little details of life -> I work less hours in average than my previous top-company-job but achieve a lot more in that time.
    No micro management overall (obviously there are black sheep everywhere) -> you do need to know how to prioritize and work by yourself without being pushed though
    Mission and vision that matter to the world -> "Don't be evil", eh? Right. Here we're truly connecting the world. Very few teams focus on revenue, which is awesome.
    Excellent compensation -> do I need to say more?
    Travel to HQ if you're a remote team -> it's not so often so I enjoy it (personal thing though)

    Cons

    The other "G" giant has a few more extra perks that are nicer, but you can live without them.
    Growing very fast. Hoping quality does not deteriorate but things can get messy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't overgrow without having the right managers, projects, trainings involved. Don't sacrifice the flexibility and openess due to this.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very open, fluid, fast-paced.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Menlo Park, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    There is a high degree of freedom to work on projects you're passionate about. The development cycle is very fast, with a very efficient and fluid deployment system. Great perks, and plenty of conventions and company events to go to. Opportunities to learn new technologies through professional development programs. You better be at the top of your game, everyone is incredibly smart and talented.

    Cons

    Due to the nature of the open, "hacker" culture, there is a lack of ownership, and a drive to come up with a working solution as fast as possible (i.e. a "hack"). This leads to a patchwork-like infrastructure, with each component "tacked" onto the existing framework, and old components taken out due to a lack of maintenance. Picture a custom-built hand-tuned muscle car, periodically upgraded with individual state-of-the-art components, as opposed to a sleek new Lamborghini.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Awesome place to work
    Great career opportunity
    Awesome people to work with

    Cons

    Less hike compared to market

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    a company where I can make impact

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Marketing Solutions in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Global Marketing Solutions in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Everyone talks about the amazing perks etc. But that is not the biggest pro. The values are. For me the fact that I can do what I am good at, and really make a a huge impact is absolutely fantastic. Things are going very fast, even with the current company size. Maybe even faster. At Facebook there is a saying that every day is a week, and for me that is true. I think it is very special that moving fast and setting high standards of performance this can go hand in hand with being really good to employees too.

    Cons

    Keeping up with the pace is sometimes hard, and keeping an overview of all the things that happen. I love our internal groups, and responsive people are to help each other. This at least helps me to speed up on things that matter to me in my job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Facebook has a great mission and a great set of values. Every time the company uses these as a filter to what we are doing, it makes so much sense. If that is for assessing a new solution, a change in the organization set up or an acquisition. My advice is to keep on doing this, and apply this to all Facebook does.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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