Facebook
4.6 of 5 640 reviews
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Updated Apr 20, 2014
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4.6 640 reviews

                             

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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Move fast!

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
London, England

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

ProsMuch freedom. Brilliant people. Awesome projects.

ConsSalary in London is significantly lower than in West Coast.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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My introduction to the tech industry

Strategist Intern - Global Creative Solutions (Former Employee)
London, England

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

ProsGreat work culture and perks. Ability to come up with out of the box ideas.

ConsTry to maintain start-up culture but it's very much a mature company. This creates issues when defining roles, responsibilities and promotions.

Advice to Senior ManagementAds are annoying on a facebook feed

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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best place ever

PR Manager (Current Employee)
London, England

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

Prosculture, people, vision and transparency

Conswill come when bigger size

Advice to Senior Managementfocus on hiring

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

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Please don't lose it Facebook!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Facebook full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFacebook is the most incredible company to work for, there is a huge focus on people, impact, and a deeply held mission statement that we can change the world for the better.

ConsAs we've grown, there is the potential for the culture to be lost.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on your people, not on each other.

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

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Truly best place to work

Software Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Facebook as an intern for less than a year

Pros- Perks
- Food
- Awesome people
- Great projects

Cons- Most of the time spent at the office with coworkers

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

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Great internal mobility - across all the FB offices - both in engineering and business roles.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
London, England

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

ProsGreat internal transfer program set up. Makes it easy to discuss and weigh your options.

ConsHave to be proactive to search for those opportunities.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep this up and allow it to scale!

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

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It's not like working for a company, it's working for people, making their life better

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
London, England

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

ProsThis company provides you everything to make an impact for more than 1 billion people. This is something unique in the world.
The atmosphere is great, you can ask anything to anyone freely.

ConsMoving Fast brings some problems for future, but it's no big deal, has more pros than cons.

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

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Still huge opportunities & growth potential

Partnerships (Current Employee)
London, England

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

ProsWork Flexibility: you have a work description, but you can basically do what you want
Work environment: you work with the smartest people of the industry, tackling the biggest problem of recents years (connecting 1 billion people together)
Work culture: perks, couches, free food etc.

ConsFacebook becomes your work, you don't open it in evenings or weekends anymore

Advice to Senior ManagementHiring is the single most important thing for Facebook. True in the engineering department, but also true in the sales team. I feel this rule isn't applied well enough in sales: I keep asking myself how some people got hired here.

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

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Engineering, Manager

Engineering Manager (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Facebook full-time for more than 5 years

Pros- Hackathons
- Flexibility in choosing how you approach a project, technical leadership opportunities
- Benefits - Free food, dry cleaning, etc
- Open management, Q&As with Zuck every friday are un-matched in the industry.

Cons- Noisy open floor plan - Works for some, doesn't for others. The good news is, with some effort, you can get put in a corner if you want some quiet area to hack in. You could always just lock yourself in a meeting room.

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

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Making a big difference globally

Custom Market Insights (Current Employee)
London, England

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

ProsGreat culture and positive attitude of all employees. Working with some really intelligent people

ConsThe work day is never long enough, always too many things to do

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

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