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Facebook Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated 4 March 2015
Updated 4 March 2015
409 Reviews
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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.  

    Best internship ever!

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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing collaborative experience

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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Best tech company to work for

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    • 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

    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.

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

    Best company in the world!

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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome company on a mission to connect the world

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Menlo Park, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensation package (base salary, bonus, equity)
    Great benefits (free food)
    Open culture (weekly Q&As with Zuck and other executives)
    Helping build a product that people regularly use
    Great experience to build your resume
    4 month paternity/maternity leave fully paid

    Cons

    No slacking off allowed! Teams run lean and move fast.
    Despite how young the company is overall, there still seems to be an age bias for older, more experienced employees, rather than more impactful employees, regarding recognition and promotions. At least in Finance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Despite how young the company is overall, there still seems to be an age bias for older, more experienced employees, rather than more impactful employees, regarding recognition and promotions. Seems to be contrary to our value of focusing on impact.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Amaze-balls

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

    Pros

    amazing infrastructure, great people, rocking campus

    Cons

    crazy atmosphere, crowded desks, too much candy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Working contingent

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - QA Tag Specialist in Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Contractor - QA Tag Specialist in Menlo Park, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    People treat everyone very friendly, I thought it was a great working environment.Facebook does offer a lot of perks like free shuttle for everyone.

    Cons

    It be nice to stay in one location instead of moving around a lot.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best culture, top compensation, amazing talent

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

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

    Pros

    Well paid
    Working with talented people
    The culture - it is unbelievable - hacker culture

    Cons

    Working hard, long hours... if you like what you do - it is fun. Otherwise - not so much!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership could use some training!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company. Lots of opportunity to grow as a developer.

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

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

    Pros

    The perks at Facebook are unmatched in Silicon Valley. They offer free laundry service, and possibly the highest quality free food on the planet.

    Cons

    Very demanding in environment, with a poor work life balance. There is an expectation to put in as many hours as necessary and can be very stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is very hands off and will let their engineers drive the direction of the company. This style is enjoyable and times, but I feel they would benefit from occasionally taking a more active role in their employees work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Really does move fast, and you have to keep up.

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

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

    Pros

    You can make almost any change you really want to the most popular apps on the planet. How much you do is really a function of how much you're capable of and how much you can back up your decisions.

    Cons

    Guidance is slight, and you have to convince people to ship things after you've already built them, not before. It's a difficult thing to get used to.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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