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Updated 27 January 2015
Updated 27 January 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.  

    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 (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
  2.  

    best place ever

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

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (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
  3.  

    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 (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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Truly best place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  6.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  7. 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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    • 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)

    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
  8. 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 (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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Engineering, Manager

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

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Making a big difference globally

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Custom Market Insights in London, England
    Current Employee - Custom Market Insights in London, England

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Driven, sharp yet friendly people all working seriously hard towards a goal we all believe in.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    The atmosphere is amazing. Everyone pulling together to help the company achieve goals we all believe in, while being incredibly open, down-to-earth and helpful about it. Amazed how everyone pitches in to help, there is very little politics and good things happen all the time. Plus the benefits are excellent - so much is taken care of so that you can focus on making an impact.

    Cons

    Lack of structure makes it hard to find your place, but once you're there, it's great. Getting fat from all the food.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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