Facebook Reviews

Updated 18 September 2014
Updated 18 September 2014
751 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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

  2.  

    Great

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

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

    Pros

    There is a great work environment.

    Cons

    It is a male dominated environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Move fast!

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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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Much freedom. Brilliant people. Awesome projects.

    Cons

    Salary in London is significantly lower than in West Coast.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    My introduction to the tech industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Strategist Intern - Global Creative Solutions  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Strategist Intern - Global Creative Solutions in London, England

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ads are annoying on a facebook feed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    best place ever

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PR Manager  in  London, England
    Current Employee - PR Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    culture, people, vision and transparency

    Cons

    will come when bigger size

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on hiring

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Please don't lose it Facebook!

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

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

    Pros

    Facebook 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your people, not on each other.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Truly best place to work

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Have to be proactive to search for those opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep this up and allow it to scale!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England

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

    Pros

    This 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Still huge opportunities & growth potential

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

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

    Pros

    Work 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hiring 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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