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Facebook Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated 18 August 2014
Updated 18 August 2014
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Pros
  • The best thing about this place is that you have so many smart people around you (in 70 reviews)

  • Free food, young and lively coworkers, downtown location (in 53 reviews)


Cons
  • Not the most understanding environment when it comes to work/life balance (in 42 reviews)

  • Long Hours and some times you cant balance work and your personal life (in 24 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best workplace if you really want to get things done!

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

    Pros

    - You are measured and rewarded on impact and not the other usual factors such as your relationship with manager or how many hours you have to work
    - Great open culture where you can question anything and anyone. You are encouraged to take risks in order to achieve something bigger.
    - Great place for mentorship - bootcamp is amazing way to understand company culture, build relationships and get exposure to various technologies. Beyond that there are tons of individuals that you just need to ask and they will help you in every way possible.
    - Facebook has some of the friendliest individuals that I have ever worked with
    - Great perks! food, amenities, health, dental, gym, and the list goes on and on
    - Believes in compensating you what you are worth instead of trying to lowball and counter offering once you have a competing offer.
    - You are truly working on things that are making a difference in people's lives

    Cons

    - If you really want to set yourself apart, know that you are probably working with some of the brightest in the industry. You better be on top of your game :-)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to maintain the culture that exists. Let's ensure it doesn't turn into another one of those other tech giants!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Lots to learn from great people. Especially if this is your first job.

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities. Especially if this is your first job. The best part is I'd say the move fast culture. It feels very much like a start up, along with the perks and benefits of working in a big company. Also, you'll get better guidance here, from more experienced colleagues as compared to a startup. The company values like "Nothing at Facebook is someone else's problem" and the fact that they're actually put into practice make it an awesome place to work. :D Even breaking things is a good experience to have! Last but not the least, the free food, the swag, the awesome campus, the hackathons and all other perks!

    Cons

    Sometimes you may not get work you like. But that wouldn't be the case for jobs I guess, because of Bootcamp. I was just an intern. So no bootcamp for me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)

    Pros

    Very positive atmosphere that challenges you, good camaraderie between workers. Very competitive compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Demanding job if you want to advance; requires long hours.

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  5.  

    Great growing company with excellent benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Scientist  in  Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Menlo Park, CA (US)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, smart people, fast moving and high impact.

    Cons

    May be moving too fast for its own good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Moving fast is good but it shouldn't be at the expense of being thoughtful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A great employer with outstanding perks and benefits that surrounds you with smart people

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

    Pros

    This is a very accommodating employer that really gives back to its employers. I never feel like I'm going to work on a Monday. As long as you're being impactful, you'll be recognized for your efforts.

    Cons

    This company moves to fast that it is sometimes hard to keep up with all the changes and how it may affect what your responsibilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Best tech company in the world

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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)

    Pros

    The technical bar across the company is really high, which makes it a great place to build great things and learn from your peers. It has a ton of benefits that make your life very comfortable (laundry, commute shuttles, restaurant, gym) but nothing beats being surrounded by great people.

    Cons

    Not really a con but it's a place to do some hard work and get stuff done. The technical bar being as high as it is, the engineering teams are usually short staffed and some pressure builds up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A great company to work for!

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

    Pros

    Goes out of the way to help you be your best.

    Cons

    Getting bigger (Google size), so obviously if you are looking for startup-ish growth, go elsewhere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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

    Pros

    Exciting projects, minimal bureaucracy, focus on impact, great learning and development programs, autonomy to make decisions for effective production.

    Cons

    The reward structure is becoming increasingly political.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Perks- making up for lack of everything else..

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

    Pros

    -Great food
    -Generous on the perks- great company party, on-site Valet, pay for laundry, gym etc.

    Cons

    -Employees and Culture

    Culture- Highly political, unfriendly, confrontational. Not about working towards a shared vision- everyone is out to look out for their "value-add" as opposed to doing meaningful work. Too much marketing of oneself.

    Employees- Most are incredibly immature and lack focus, vision. Feel entitled and want to move to the next thing rather than look at how they can grow in their own roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More direction, vision and focus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    An amazing time

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

    Pros

    - Great reach
    - Great people
    - Great resources
    - Great projects
    - Great perks & compensation

    The fast-paced movement really aligns well with me.

    Cons

    Your life inside and outside of work will likely become blended. This may be okay. Many people at the company have become my friends.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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