Facebook Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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  1. Software Engineer

    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Freedom to work on what you want
    * Great people to work with
    * Understanding managers

    Cons

    * Too much mobility. Constant flux
    * Too much operational overhead at times

  2. Helpful (3)

    software engineer

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    nothing apart from surrounded by many stubborn, hot head

    Cons

    This company sucks now. People are not good there.

    Advice to Management

    Not to put too much pressure to employee

  3. Facebook is the most engineer-led and apolitical place I've worked.

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Leadership is driven by a tremendous and long-range vision, and does not optimize for near-term share price. Designs are led by engineers, and the leadership team is more of a support structure to ensure that the engineers have the best impact possible. We focus on impact, meaning that we reward when an engineer lands the work in production, rather than rewarding for optics or effort alone.

    Cons

    The Facebook work environment is centered in direct interpersonal communications. While teams use electronic tools internally for some communication, it can be challenging to be in a remote office just due to lack of physical proximity for hallway discussions, whiteboarding, etc. The best remote site experiences are the teams which have good ownership and autonomy with their product development.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused on the long term mission of making the world more open and connected.

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  5. Awesome Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Courage, Commitment and Being Open

    Cons

    High Pressure and at times a little overwhelming

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing

  6. data analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Facebook

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    coding knowledge is adviseable but not a compulsion

    Cons

    complacency is a factor.But its upto you to make the most of it.

    Advice to Management

    good work life balence sometimes

  7. Best internship ever!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Former Intern - Intern in Menlo Park, CA (US)

    I worked at Facebook as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really fast moving hack culture is exciting.
    Smart people all around.
    A good name in the industry.
    Food is absolutely delicious.
    Intern program is very well planned out.

    Cons

    Recruiters are very slow at times.
    Little to no opportunity to move around in different departments.
    Hiring is a bit too fast right now, need to slow down.

    Advice to Management

    Have a more personal connection with employees.
    Don't disregard your remote locations. Vancouver is a good example of a great office turned into nothing.

  8. Software Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    The people are really great. The food is great. The product is really good. The location is also good (in the middle of silicon valley).

    Cons

    it is a large company. It is in the middle of silicon valley therefore the rent is really hight.

  9. Amazing collaborative experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Menlo Park, CA (US)

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The culture is really amazing and in my opinion even better than the media portrays it. The perks are wonderful, but the professional experience is even better! You are free and expected to guide your own career in a way that makes an impact on your goals. This place is incredibly mission focused and product driven. The speed at which facebook moves is astounding at this size. I feel the energy everyday working here.

    Cons

    Not a huge con, but the mission and energy can take over and have you spending all hours on the job. You have to either possess or quickly gain time management skills. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it's the closest thing to a con I can think of at fb.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in good user experiences, maintain consistently high level of transparency across entire org. Keep personal growth opportunities plentiful.

  10. Best tech company to work for

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

    I have been working at Facebook

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Facebook at this stage is an amazing mix of forward momentum, autonomy, stability and impact on the world that it would be extremely hard for any other company to compete.

    Cons

    I really dont have any cons.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Best company in the world!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Menlo Park, CA (US)

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Facebook has a really move fast culture and has some of the most talented people in their respective industries. It's truly a production based dynamic where they expect a lot out of their people. Our team's typically run lean but we're growing fast. Obviously the benefits are second to none. Hands down the best company I've ever worked for... and probably the world!

    Cons

    If I had to complain about anything at Facebook it would be my commute from San Francisco. Note that they offer a terrific shuttle service however being on the road that long everyday eventually wears on you. Once you're on campus, it's all good though!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on maintaining our amazing culture as we further expand around the world.

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