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Updated 24 July 2017
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  • Work life balance is hard to manage (in 192 reviews)

  • Work-life balance: pressure to move fast (in 51 reviews)

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  1. "UI Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - massive impact
    - flexible work schedule
    - extremely talented and motivated colleagues
    - transparent decision making

    Cons

    - compensation is quite low compared to the exact same job in MPK (even though living expenses are comparable)


  2. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It was very very good

    Cons

    The downsides where not important


  3. Helpful (1)

    "A great company"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Unparalleled technical opportunities
    - A relatively transparent and consistent rewards/benefits system
    - Lots of responsibility to even the most junior posts.
    - Never wastes time on anything unimportant

    Cons

    - Constant are-we-there-yet navel-gazing about metrics. Often you spend more time running data queries than actually building anything.
    - Can have a very conformist, kool-aid culture that is alienating to those over 40.
    - Food is very unhealthy. Not very friendly to those with weight problems.

    Advice to Management

    - Be aware of the problems of employees burning out. Work life balance seldom gets more than lip service.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Creative strategist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative Strategist in London, England
    Current Employee - Creative Strategist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a genuinely connected and collaborative environment where you have the opportunity to work on projects that make meaningful impact for the business, the industry, clients, yourself and the wider world.

    You move at speed and this is invigorating, challenging and rewarding.

    Cons

    You move at speed. Your world is rarely constant and you are in a constant state of change. This is both invigorating and challenging.


  6. "Sales Ops"

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    Former Employee - Sales Operations Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Manager in London, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great perks and company to be part of. Good stocks

    Cons

    Lots of politics and more and more hierarchy as the compnay grows by over 50% every year


  7. Helpful (1)

    "The Greatest Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Tech lead company
    * Engineers control their own destiny
    * As an engineer you choose which team you want to work on
    * You choose what you pursue
    * So many interesting people
    * Chance to work with the experts in their fields
    * So many interesting projects, from FB itself to autonomous drones, to Oculus to AI, etc. etc.

    Cons

    * Some teams have a lot of travelling (but at least you get to fly business class with a flat bed)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and keep Facebook being such an invigorating environment and great place to work.

    Facebook Response

    28 Jun 2017 – Director, Global Recruiting Programs and Operations

    Thank you for sharing. We're happy to hear that you are invigorated by the technical opportunities, autonomy, and community here at Facebook.


  8. "Open culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - amazing food
    - very open culture
    - competitive salary

    Cons

    - nothing so far

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the open culture disappear the bigger we grow


  9. "Marketing Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best places I've worked for. Great, talented and down to earth folks. Staff are valued and treated with respect. Lots of perks!!

    Cons

    A bit difficult to understand the structure and processes which gets complicated as the company grows.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop calling a meeting for things that can be said via email


  10. Helpful (3)

    "The best 2 years of my working career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work ethic, fantastic technical products with in-depth knowledge share
    Hard working ethic ensures an enthusiastic team work environment.

    Cons

    over hiring has diluted the original culture.
    back stabbing politics makes working the hard when you have to keep looking over your shoulder.

    Advice to Management

    I don't qualify to provide advice to management of such a great company


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good place, good people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Fast growing company, smart people, lots of opportunities, great campus in Silicon Valley

    Cons

    Growth is diluting company culture

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to preserve the culture and prevent politics


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