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Updated 18 November 2017
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  • Work-life balance can be an issue (in 211 reviews)

  • Work-life balance: pressure to move fast (in 57 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fast paced, great environment and strong culture."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Industry Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Industry Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Truly mission led company which drives everything that we do.
    Strong and inspirational leaders.
    Great environment, great colleagues and we are well looked after.
    Fast paced and constantly changing with an ambition to always do better.

    Cons

    If you don't like the challenge of a fast paced environment with constant change then it can be challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going


  2. "Agility at it's best"

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    • Culture & Values
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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

    Pros

    Authority to do the right thing. Smart people who care about the customer. People trump process. Opportunity to make a difference is infinite.

    Cons

    People outside assume we are bigger than we are. Which can lead to mis conception regarding the people in the company's ability to do everything as a priority,

    Advice to Management

    We need stronger more proactive PR and CSR to show we care.


  3. "Amazing employer with lots of challenges and opportunities to learn and grow"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing colleagues who care about their work and colleagues
    Challenging problems
    Very self-led, opportunity to drive what you care about
    Extremely flexible work environment with working from home options, amazing benefits

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not always easy, there is pressure to perform but also always lots of work to do


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  5. "University Recruitment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - University Recruitment Lead in London, England
    Current Employee - University Recruitment Lead in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The people
    - Culture
    - The mission
    - Benefits
    - The care your team and managers have for you is incredible.
    - Best Place to work!

    Cons

    Nothing to add here around cons.


  6. "Research chef/ junior sous chef"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Sous Chef in London, England
    Current Employee - Junior Sous Chef in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The chance to work with a very big budget, huge variety of products from all over the world. And the liberty to create my own dished and recipes.

    Cons

    Pour management, lack of leadership from my senior chefs ,problems in communication, unorganized human resources department that cause unnecessary issues


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Sourcing manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Facebook full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many benefits for employees such as a great salary, shares, food on site, medical and dental care, travel loans, subsidised gym membership and many more

    Cons

    Due to the great bonuses based on ratings I found that employees were walking over other employees to get ahead.

    Being the only female in the team i was given less credit, and treated as not having valuable opinions.

    No work/life balance, expected to work long hours and then not given the time back in lieu.

    HR team are not very helpful and protect the company over the employees.

    Not clear on what is expected when hiring, roles are missold.

    Advice to Management

    One of the key objectives for Facebook was to ensure that more women are empowered and hired across the company. It is important to ensure that senior management are not hiring females just to fill a quota and then to push them out. More support is required from the manager to discuss objectives and how to achieve them. Ensure that roles are not missold.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Such a great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The culture here is fantastic; there are so many things that just work well together. For example, most engineers choose which team to join after the first 6 weeks or so, which encourages a lot of really positive behaviours. The company is also really open, allowing everyone to make great decisions: if you need access to some data, you probably have it available.

    We have good tools and infrastructure that allows us to focus on the important things; things like booking a meeting room, following up on a task in a common system and many other things are just easy, using great tools that an internal team builds and maintains. I also think that the engineering-led approach to product development and a willingness to try things is really special, and allows us to be more bold than most other companies.

    Oh, and the free food! Breakfast, lunch and dinner, with lots of great options, both healthy and not-so-healthy.

    Cons

    It's not a great place if you value being in charge, or being told specifically what to do when. Everyone is expected to be self-led to a large extent.

    There also is relatively little documentation. If you want to find out something, most often you need to ask someone rather than read a document.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it going, and keep supporting London as a key growth site.

    Facebook Response

    10 Oct 2017 – Head of Recruiting

    Appreciate hearing about your Facebook London experience! We'll continue to invest in our engineering bootcamps so they can provide value to new hires across our company.


  9. "Great leadership"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great energy! Flexible enough...good balance. I wouldn't say the creativity is that high but at least the productivity is... And that's what matters!

    Cons

    Lot to work on.... Less creative.... Less interaction between departments


  10. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Great vision Great benefits Great people

    Cons

    Poor management
    Bad work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Better structure


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great environment"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Solutions Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Client Solutions Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, flexible working attitudes, trust and you feel well looked after with travel paid, free food, wellness funds and fair salary payments.
    Full transparency and honesty from the very top on a regular basis. Fast paced, always moving and developing as a company

    Cons

    Outside of the usual big company syndrome.
    Moving across to other roles in the company (or even within the same team) is challenging with all roles opening up to external and internal candidates - not so much a con, although difficult for existing employees to feel their experience was valued.

    Facebook Response

    25 Sep 2017 – Head of Recruiting

    Thank you for sharing your experience. Continually developing and supporting our people in their careers is incredibly important to us. Right now we are focused on making the internal mobility... More


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