Facebook Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
755 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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  1.  

    Awesome place to work!

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    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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Engineers get a lot of responsibility and room to grow in their careers. You work on things affecting hundreds of millions of people directly and there are not many places where you get that much impact. You learn a ton about the world.

    Cons

    With great power comes great responsibility. Sometimes you need thick skin to work on user-facing things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that we maintain quality employees as we grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fast-paced Growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Great culture of moving fast, open and transparent, focus on impact
    Excellent people that are both smart and empathetic (not found in all tech companies)
    Managers are focused on growing people long-term

    Cons

    You'll often get responsibilities faster than you can comfortably deal with them. Not a place where you can phone it in.
    Company is growing fast and so there's overhead associated with that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Software Engineering Intern

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Terrific Company, great internships that have high risk and reward.

    Cons

    Full time employees have on-call shifts, which means being available 24/7. But interns don't have to do on-call

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the openness of choosing your own team for full time hires

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Really great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Engineering Manager  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Production Engineering Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Facebook full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture & core values - Focus on Impact, Move Fast, Be Bold, Be Open - these are not just buzzwords but are the true embodiment of the company.

    Great colleagues - The overwhelming majority of staff at FB are world-class at what they do and are dedicated to doing a great job.

    Great working environment & perks. FB really takes care of their employees in pretty much every sense of the word.

    The company innovates and iterates really quickly and, despite the speed, moves to a surprisingly high quality bar.

    Cons

    Not a real "con" per-se, but it would be great to have a broader set of engineering teams in Dublin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work :-)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    Smart people! Great transparency! Amazing vision!

    Cons

    Move too fast! Too much good food! :)

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Mission driven org

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    Current Employee - Creative Strategist  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Creative Strategist in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Really smart people working to change the world, all aligned to our mission.

    Cons

    It's hard work, there isn't acceptance for slacking off. We can come across as cocky but the products and results just speak for themselves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Awesome tech company! Hacker culture, fun to work at.

    Cons

    Already IPO, not gonna make you a lot of money

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great growing company with excellent benefits

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist  in  Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Menlo Park, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, smart people, fast moving and high impact.

    Cons

    May be moving too fast for its own good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Moving fast is good but it shouldn't be at the expense of being thoughtful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A great employer with outstanding perks and benefits that surrounds you with smart people

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

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

    Pros

    This is a very accommodating employer that really gives back to its employers. I never feel like I'm going to work on a Monday. As long as you're being impactful, you'll be recognized for your efforts.

    Cons

    This company moves to fast that it is sometimes hard to keep up with all the changes and how it may affect what your responsibilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best tech company in the world

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    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The technical bar across the company is really high, which makes it a great place to build great things and learn from your peers. It has a ton of benefits that make your life very comfortable (laundry, commute shuttles, restaurant, gym) but nothing beats being surrounded by great people.

    Cons

    Not really a con but it's a place to do some hard work and get stuff done. The technical bar being as high as it is, the engineering teams are usually short staffed and some pressure builds up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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