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Updated 26 January 2015
Updated 26 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.  

    Contract position, less opportunity for advancement.

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    Former Employee - Ads Integrity Analyst
    Former Employee - Ads Integrity Analyst

    I worked at Facebook

    Pros

    -Food 24/7
    -Casual Attire
    -Flexible work environment
    -Working with great, intelligent people

    Cons

    -No benefits (medical insurance, 401k, etc.)
    -Not eligible for Facebook off-sites, holiday parties, etc., without invitation from a full-time employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep contractors at a different location. Involve them or don't.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Awesome internship experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Menlo Park, CA (US)

    I worked at Facebook as an intern

    Pros

    I was interning at the HQ. It's a very cool place with many perks including a music room, arcade room, gym, outdoor courts, many restaurants and virtually any game you can think of spread across the campus. The salary is good and the housing is great. A great place to work with its policy to be open about everything going in the company to all employees - even interns. Also the intern program is really good - they have awesome people over there organising things for interns and helping us with intern stuff in general.

    Cons

    I would say that the work/life balance could be better.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Experience to work with the messenger is really awesome.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Officer in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Current Employee - Administrative Officer in Dhaka (Bangladesh)

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

    Pros

    The best reason for working here is that,the whole environment of this so friendly that any one can work here so relax-ably.

    Cons

    It is a new company,so Office area is small rather than other software company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company should do social work than before.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Technical Program Manager

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    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Menlo Park, CA (US)

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    Developers in general are very technical.

    Cons

    Technical Program Managers are very mixed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing people, big impact, doing cool things in the world

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    By far the best thing about Facebook is its people. I am continuously impressed by my colleagues, even as the company has grown. I love the impact that I can have individually in my role, and am proud to be part of an organization that has such a positive impact in the world. It's important to me that what I do matters.

    Cons

    I really love everything about Facebook.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A great place where you can advance readily and ideas are explored from the ground up.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Culture, compensation, convenience, attitude, technical skill

    Cons

    Growing fairly large, starting to lose some aspects of culture, becoming more formalized, structure being added to day-to-day environment, easy to let work life balance go in the wrong direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun fun fun

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Nice smart people to work with
    Excellent culture and values
    Good metrics measured, both human-wise (e.g. manager approval rates) and engineering wise.
    Flexibility in choice of team, work from home options etc.
    Amazing perks

    Cons

    Growing pains - growth is so fast that it is hard to maintain culture and knowledge.
    Messy code base and obscure/obsolete technologies.
    It is not uncommon for teams to be made mostly (or entirely!) from employees with under 1yr of experience which slows everything down.
    With all the perks and fun, it's still a job. Some people forget that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on providing more perks that save time and energy such as laundry service and gym, things that improve our productivity.

    Be careful not to turn perks into time focus & energy wasters, such as collecting receipts for external sports activity. Is avoiding the few abusers of the 60$ a month perk really worth the hassle for everyone else to collect file and submit over 70 receipts for 10$ each throughout the year?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent place to work and grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Menlo Park, CA (US)

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    Great company with many great people to work with. The company is growing fast so there are plenty of opportunity for people to choose what to work on. 21 days paid-time-off, which is very generous.

    Cons

    Company is becoming bigger and bigger. There are more and more so called big-company problems, e.g., too many meetings, people hanging around doing nothing and so on. If you like a start-up environment, Facebook is not a startup anymore.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome place to work as an engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA (US)

    I worked at Facebook

    Pros

    I worked here as a Software Engineer intern.
    - Great engineering culture (likely best in the world)
    - Great software engineers
    - Great perks
    - Great work-life balance
    - Great projects
    - Great management

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind right now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Extraordinary experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Facebook

    Pros

    Great work culture, great environment, "smallest big-company", revenue:#employee ratio, etc.

    Cons

    Typically, there are days that require long hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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