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Updated 14 December 2014
Updated 14 December 2014
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Pros
  • You have occasion to work with super smart people from the industry (in 85 reviews)

  • Amazing office culture and community and the free food doesn't hurt (in 69 reviews)


Cons
  • Another thing that no one will agree with me on is the work-life balance (in 54 reviews)

  • Long hours away from home, due to my own commute situation and long working hours (in 26 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Employees travel at business class. The bootcamp is great because it offers flexibility in choosing teams.

    Cons

    Work life balance is complicated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Frontend dev

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    JS node car vehicle tester

    Cons

    TK is very useless here

  3.  

    I had such a great experience working for Facebook.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Very laid back, everyone is kind and helpful

    Cons

    Sometimes a little too laid back

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to keep up the helpfulness and respect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong culture of passion, learning, and engineering excellence

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Strong culture of passion, learning, openness / transparency, direct feedback, and everything is designed around empowering engineers to ship things quickly with a lot of autonomy. Growing everywhere and lots of opportunities for driving projects at whatever level you are able. And the people are wonderful - many of them feel like old friends even though we've worked together only a short time.

    Cons

    I agree with comments that this is not the place for someone who wants to coast. There's a general feeling that people here believe they're doing some of the most important, best work in their career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working hard to keep the culture great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great focus on mission, skimping on some of the fundamentals

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The company's focus on mission is extraordinary. At every level of the company (at least on the technical side), the emphasis is overwhelmingly on supporting its brilliant engineers in delivering on tools that move to company forward in its deeply-felt goal of making the world more open and connected. There is an absolute minimum of bureaucratic crap. Compensation is generous and the perks are preposterous - well more than I want or need, really, but hey, if they're going to provide nearly free dry cleaning, I guess I'll use it.

    Cons

    Some of the mid-level management don't seem to know what they're doing - many/most of them are technical managers, and don't necessarily know how to organize, direct or motivate people. The biannual employee calibration cycle is absurdly excessive in scope, and literally absorbs managers' attention for 3-4 months out of the year. The internal organization is largely ad hoc and sorely missing in some of the fundamentals that would help the company scale more effectively - this is a consequence of the commitment to light structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not every technical problem can be solved by a hackathon or its equivalent. Sometimes changes in culture and attitude are needed, and getting everyone in a room for a day or a week to focus intensively on solving an issue does not work for many kinds of problems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Best experience

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Barcelona (Spain)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Barcelona (Spain)

    I worked at Facebook

    Pros

    Very good team! I enjoyed the work atmosphere and the hustling.

    Cons

    I dont have really cons to mention, but maybe better bonus structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The best first job I could have ever thought of.

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

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

    Pros

    Super smart colleagues, inspiring goals, high impact work and very high compensation for successful engineers

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    great

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    people who work there are great

    Cons

    nothing there are no cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Dublin is the best Facebook office

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Freedom
    Awesome people
    Impact
    You get to work with people you would actually hire if you were a startup

    Cons

    MPK - late meetings, no work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My current manager is awesome. Be more open. Move fast.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun internship, but long hours and difficult to get a return offer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    Great perks, fun intern events, good pay

    Cons

    Long hours, poor communication with remote offices

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