Facebook Reviews

Updated 22 September 2014
Updated 22 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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  1.  

    Great internship at Facebook

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great work culture; everything taken care of. If you need anything to do your job better, you'll get it. Intern projects actually have an impact & used in production.

    Cons

    Work culture/flexibility can encourage longer hours -- make sure you manage work/life balance. Can be difficult to get accustomed to infrastructure/etc. and getting up to speed is hard for an intern who is only there for a short period of time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best workplace ever !!!

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    Current Employee - Summer SWE  in  Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Summer SWE in Menlo Park, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Training is great, teached me everything i need in my work, and also to grow and evolve.
    We have great leadership, and roll models.
    Perks - Other than the common Hi-Tech company perks, we get to have great contirbution.

    I truly believe in the company goal to connect the world and i really love doing this work.

    Cons

    no cons that i found.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing awesome work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Best place to work!!!

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

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

    Pros

    Move fast!!! Not afraid to take risks. Smart people.

    Cons

    Company is growing and hopefully the culture will remain the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring smart people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing company at the bleeding edge of media

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing company culture, ultra aligned vision, fantastic talented and motivated colleagues, entrepreneurial and "hacker" culture is very strong. Of course the perks are nice, but they are just there to remove distractions to allow you to focus on what matters. If you are attracted solely by perks, look elsewhere, you don't belong here.

    Cons

    Hours can be long, but hey, you don't change the world by resting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Relaxed, friendly, and motivated

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    Former Employee - Production Engineering Intern  in  Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Production Engineering Intern in Menlo Park, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere is great. Everyone is super friendly and really just seems to want to be there. I was worried that it'd be *too* laid-back or even "frat-like" for me, but it really just wasn't.

    I think the most notable part to me was how low-stress things are. In particular, no one is overly harassed about occasional mistakes, even if they bring the site down. As long as you can explain how you're going to prevent it from happening again, you are good.

    Cons

    I was a little disappointed by the quality/skill of some of the engineers. But I'm comparing it to a very small and exclusive company, so my standards may simply be too high.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Best job I've ever had

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    Current Employee - Content Writer  in  Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Content Writer in Menlo Park, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    There isn't enough space to write them all. You work with the best, smartest, most interesting people in the world. You are working on problems that can touch over 1 billion people. If we don't have the tools we need to do something, we make them, then do what we wanted to do. I've never worked at a place that so inspiring, creative, and FUN as this one. I've been here for over a year and I am STILL not upset when it's Monday and I have to go back to work.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be frustrating when you want to work on something, but have to prioritize something else that's higher impact. Luckily my manager works with me to ensure that I always have some time allocated to what I'm passionate about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're doing a fantastic job. The fact that you've been able to scale this culture as well as you have is a true testament to how much you love it here as well.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Facebook as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    culture is great. the facilties are awesome

    Cons

    discrimination between full timers and contractors

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Former member of recruiting team

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    Former Employee - Recruiting Team  in  Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Recruiting Team in Menlo Park, CA (US)

    I worked at Facebook as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    The campus is awesome. There is an arcade, a coffee shop, tons of options for food, most of which are delicious. It was a fun atmosphere...outside of the recruiting team.

    Cons

    Recruiting team managers and director were not genuine. I always felt like they were fake. Talking behind your back and smiling in your face. No wonder all the good people in recruiting are now at pinterest!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice. Be genuine. Care about your team members.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall "meh" experience?

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

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

    Pros

    There are super smart people there and I was super lucky to get to know them over the summer. Having been there twice in a row I think I really got a good feel for the culture of the company. It has a very friendly culture, which is great. Work-life balance is also alright.

    Cons

    I had a very dull intern project... it used to be that Facebook typically has fun intern projects, but the company is indeed getting bigger. Some interns this year got boring projects, including myself.

    My mentor was also not very helpful and was seldom around for me to ask him for help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider taking less interns if you feel that some of them might be given a lower quality experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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