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Facebook Reviews

Updated 18 April 2015
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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. Great place to work & grow at!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England

    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 amount of freedom each individual has is amazing. Tons of perks :D The culture is now more balanced, we move fast but also focus on maintaining stability. I had to move to a new country to join Facebook but never felt out of place. Never felt like a job to me.

    Cons

    We have a very active social life with colleagues, but is limited to weekends with other friends. From what I've seen its tougher to maintain work-life balance once you are married.

  2. Friendly people, interesting work but no work-life balance.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Smart, hardworking people
    - Great internal tools and tech
    - You get a lot of freedom as an employee, and your ideas are valued by your manager and your peers if they are good.
    - Great perks
      - Free food - Great cafeteria and decent selection of snacks and drinks at the micro-kitchen, plus two bars :)
      - Decent gym allowance

    Cons

    - No work life balance. To be fair, a fair number of people at FB work 40 hour weeks and are pretty successful, but it's not uncommon for people to work 10 hours a day or more, or work on a weekend because they are overloaded with work to do. A lot of people (including me) don't have any friends outside of work.
    - The whole "We're changing the world" thing starts to get old after a while.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing a great job, keep it up! I'm not sure what can be done to address the work-life balance issue, but in my mind that's the only major issue with working at Facebook.

  3. Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England

    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

    Employees travel at business class. The bootcamp is great because it offers flexibility in choosing teams.

    Cons

    Work life balance is complicated

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    Strong culture of passion, learning, and engineering excellence

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England

    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

    Strong culture of passion, learning, openness / transparency, direct feedback, and everything is designed around empowering engineers to ship things quickly with a lot of autonomy. Growing everywhere and lots of opportunities for driving projects at whatever level you are able. And the people are wonderful - many of them feel like old friends even though we've worked together only a short time.

    Cons

    I agree with comments that this is not the place for someone who wants to coast. There's a general feeling that people here believe they're doing some of the most important, best work in their career.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working hard to keep the culture great.

  6. great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in London, England
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in London, England

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

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

    Pros

    people who work there are great

    Cons

    nothing there are no cons

  7. Amazing company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internet Marketing Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Internet Marketing Analyst in London, England

    I worked at Facebook full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    - Smartest people to work with
    - Great benefits (free food for breakfast, lunch, dinner)
    - Healthy work environment and an amazing working culture

    Cons

    Even though it is a great company to work for, it is still very hard to manage all the tasks you have to perform.

  8. a company where I can make impact

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Marketing Solutions in London, England
    Current Employee - Global Marketing Solutions in London, England

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

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

    Pros

    Everyone talks about the amazing perks etc. But that is not the biggest pro. The values are. For me the fact that I can do what I am good at, and really make a a huge impact is absolutely fantastic. Things are going very fast, even with the current company size. Maybe even faster. At Facebook there is a saying that every day is a week, and for me that is true. I think it is very special that moving fast and setting high standards of performance this can go hand in hand with being really good to employees too.

    Cons

    Keeping up with the pace is sometimes hard, and keeping an overview of all the things that happen. I love our internal groups, and responsive people are to help each other. This at least helps me to speed up on things that matter to me in my job

    Advice to Management

    Facebook has a great mission and a great set of values. Every time the company uses these as a filter to what we are doing, it makes so much sense. If that is for assessing a new solution, a change in the organization set up or an acquisition. My advice is to keep on doing this, and apply this to all Facebook does.

  9. software engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    good food, environment, and people here

    Cons

    I don't know any cons here

  10. Fast paced company with incredible positive work culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - MBA Business
    Former Employee - MBA Business

    I worked at Facebook full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    People (unique, smart, friendly, team oriented), Trainings, Work Culture, Benefits (amazing food!), Flexible Work Hours, International Environment, Global Structure, Values, Opportunities to have impact, Opportunities to work autonomous, flat hierarchy, Amazing Team and Company Events

    Cons

    Not always clear, which career steps and when they can be pursued.

    Advice to Management

    Clarify opportunities for development and promotions with ambitious employees instead of hiring externally

  11. Really fun and enjoyable

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Facebook

    Pros

    The offices and co-workers were great and really friendly, and there was a great sense of energy.

    Cons

    Sometimes there seemed to be a lack of clear direction and communication between offices, which may have been because of language barriers

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