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Updated Apr 20, 2014
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97% Approve of the CEO

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg

(566 ratings)

92% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The best thing about this place is that you have so many smart people around you"
    in 68 reviews
  • "Free food, young and lively coworkers, downtown location"
    in 51 reviews
Cons:
  • "Terrible work/life balance unless you actively set barriers and don't do some things"
    in 36 reviews
  • "Not really a con but a tradeoff for moving fast: lack of documentation"
    in 28 reviews
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Excellent culture

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Menlo Park, CA (US)

I worked at Facebook as an intern for less than a year

ProsI had the privilege of working at this company as an intern a few times. Of all the internships I've had, this company's culture best aligns with my own. The teams tend to be small, the work environment really feels like home. The food is ok, but I mainly ate at the salad bar. I love that as an engineer, I'm not restricted in the type of equipment I get, and that I can get whatever I need to improve myself.

ConsThis isn't the best place, if you want to have an excellent work life balance, since it's really easy to just stay at work all the time.

Advice to Senior ManagementNever lose that sense of small company feel just to have more control or order.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Facebook - MPK is a great place to work

Platform Operations Analyst (Former Employee)
Menlo Park, CA (US)

I worked at Facebook as a contractor for less than a year

Prosthe food is incredible, the people are bright and fun, there's opportunity to effect millions of people with what you create

Consmove fast break things may mean that the project you're working on will not work out. so while they execute things quickly they also kill things off quickly. also that commute is rough if you live in the city.

Advice to Senior Managementspend more time with your employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company to work with

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Facebook

ProsHighly motivated environment. Good compensation and benefits. Decent outdoor activities. Projects are interesting and real-word problems.

ConsOffice location is little obscure and isolated. Food is free but not variety of choice. I have to bring my own food.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Amazing company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I have been working at Facebook full-time for less than a year

ProsPeople, projects, pace - it's all great.

ConsLots of travel. Can work long days if you want to.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A heaven for an engineer!

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Palo Alto, CA (US)

I have been working at Facebook full-time for less than a year

ProsI moved here from a larger stable company where I was also working as a software engineer, and I have just been wow-ed! Apart from the amazing perks, I work with a set of very dedicated, determined and intelligent folks, which is really the best part of working here.

- Co-workers are mostly rockstars!
- Lots of resources to learn - 7 months into my job and I feel I am already a much better engineer.
- Lots of importance on what YOU want to work on, versus what your manager thinks you should work on. You can freely talk to your manager and find an intersection between your interests and the company/product needs.
- Everything is automated (again by rockstar teams), and processes are made as simple as possible.
- Great pay, stocks and bonuses.
- Amazing perks! Lots of food choices, great campus, regular team happy hours with great food, and the list goes on and on.

Cons- Work-life balance almost 0 on weekdays! I spend the entire day working/thinking about work. But that is what I was looking for. Weekends are upto you - most people do not work.
- Lots of process changes in short periods of time - so you are constantly climbing the learning curve. But this maybe specific to the product I work on.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Menlo Park, CA (US)

I worked at Facebook part-time for more than a year

Prosgreat company and online prodict

Consnot that many significant cons

Advice to Senior Managementkepp doing what your doing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fantastic

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

Pros* Compensation, you will be compensated fairly well but don't expect to be super rich
* Impactful, with Facebook serving 1.23 billion people, a simple change you make can either reach millions of people or improve Facebook's efficiency greatly
* Relaxing work environment, while there are deadlines to be met, its how you reach those deadlines that matter. Work life balance is easy.

Cons* To get the main benefit, work in HQ, I've worked in other offices and felt I never got the same treatment
* Big company, Facebook isn't as small as it used to be, so if you want to be heard. Make sure to make some noise

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Awesome working experience

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

I worked at Facebook full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThere are so many things..

ConsVer few things which you will hate

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing. They all are fine

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Smartest and nicest coworkers.

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

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

ProsAfter a year I'm still learning from super-smart coworkers. It's like a excellent school that pays you.

ConsDoesn't have an office in San Francisco.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Nice place to work. Interesting problems.

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

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

ProsNice fast paced culture, that encourages folks to take risks.
Smart set of co-workers.
Nice perks. Laundary, food, loaded micro-kitchens, pay etc etc.

ConsCan be a little haphazad.
Managers are promoted in-house, and sometimes they can be inexperienced or not very good.
Timelines can be aggressive.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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