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Updated 16 November 2014
Updated 16 November 2014
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Pros
  • You have occasion to work with super smart people from the industry (in 82 reviews)

  • Amazing office culture and community and the free food doesn't hurt (in 67 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.  

    Great culture and awesome teammates

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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 an year)

    Pros

    The leadership thinks in very innovative and novel ways. Teammates are very highly qualified. It is not just a place for the uber-geeks, people with all proficiencies and skill sets work coherently to achieve the Facebook mission.

    Cons

    Too many benefits. Sometimes seems like the unique evaluation system based on "impact" is too subjective.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Perfect

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Media Solutions Manager in Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Media Solutions Manager in Menlo Park, CA (US)

    I worked at Facebook full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - great people, great benefits, great opportunities

    Cons

    - work hard/play hard is a great 'equation' to live by; at Facebook sometimes you'll end up just working hard (there is just way too much work!). You'll catch up on partying too...but be prepared to give your 150%!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Presently surprised

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    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager in Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager in Menlo Park, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    This is my fifth job and when I started it I expected it to have a lot of the politics a company this size typically has. I must say I have been pleasantly surprised to see how everyone employed here has been living the company values. There is a lot of focus on moving fast, making mistakes and correcting upon your mistakes. People and processes are very open that makes decision making super fast. There is little to no room for people who want to do things in the dark. You can feel the proximity to Zuck's decisions.

    Cons

    If you are looking for cubical or office type privacy this place is not for you. If you like to keep your personal and professional life, that doesn't happen much here. Expectation is that if you are here, you are here to do things in your life that you love and there is no keeping that separate from your personal life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not been here long enough to provide meaningful advice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    One of the best learning experiences a software engineer can hope for

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

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

    Pros

    huge scale challenges, compensation, brilliant coworkers, perks and benefits, high degree of freedom to do what you like

    Cons

    promotion process unclear, becoming political, no real freedom of speech, not so great work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change the performance review process, it hurts motivation and it generates high false negatives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work, lots of thing to learn

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    - There's always something to learn (I was always afraid joining a big company will make me stick to one task)
    - Lot's of different domains of work that you can choose from
    - Freedom to decide how you want to make the company better and that's what defines your job
    - We build fast and improve fast (that also includes improving salary and lifestyle)
    - Lots and lots of perks that you can read every where about

    Cons

    - The product is used worldwide and you can break things worldwide which is stressful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Intern in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    It's cool a lot of smart people, its dynamic and engaging, you will learn a lot

    Cons

    I feel like the company is getting so big that maybe it isn't as easy to go up in the hierarchy as it used to be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    yeah bro

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Stunning, fast pace, rewarding!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Environment provides amazing learning experiences and professional growth; good benefits and compensation; high quality training and mentorship.

    Cons

    The promoted culture and company values are not always followed, having negative impact on performance reviews and promotions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A company of overachievers

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    Current Employee - Client Partner
    Current Employee - Client Partner

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to grow and develop yourself. Nice workplace and great products to sell.

    Cons

    The brazilian leadership is immature when it comes to business management and doesn't have fit with FB culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move faster, have (and share) a bold vision for the business, be more open and connected with your team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Love it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    great atmosphere, benefits and people!

    Cons

    There are non, i love this place!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun, fast-paced, interesting problems to solve

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

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

    Pros

    - free food: microkitchens, 3 meals a day
    - great intern perks: housing, events, Q&As and talks
    - awesome campus
    - passionate people, everyone really cares about what they are doing
    - easy to move around and switch teams. Not as easy for interns, but there were a lot of people moving around to things they were more interested in
    - smart people with a lot of great experience
    - fun close community even at such a big company
    - interesting impactful projects
    - hackathons provide opportunity for new ideas to be pushed out quickly
    - clear feedback loop

    Cons

    - large company, so it's easy to feel like you won't have a say in the product
    - easy to get lost if your team is too large or if you are not standing out
    - intern salary was a bit low compared to the competition, but that might have just been my rate...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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