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Updated 18 September 2017
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  • Work-life balance can be an issue (in 202 reviews)

  • Work-life balance: pressure to move fast (in 52 reviews)

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  1. "Such a great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  2. "Great environment"

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    • 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.


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    "Excellent Benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Quality Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Product Quality Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very satisfactory benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Very high performance expectations but have good support for success.


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  5. "Experiance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good salary
    No pressure
    Easy

    Cons

    hard work
    Good salary
    No pressure


  6. "Policy manager"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mission-driven org, flexible work/life balance, cutting edge work

    Cons

    Very political, long hours, lots of travel

    Advice to Management

    Improve diversity-- recruiting and retention!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "A strong career move"

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

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

    Pros

    Facebook focuses people on growth, and focuses managers on coaching people to improve
    You'll learn how to use engineering to drive real impact for the company, and how to become the best version of yourself

    Cons

    The high bar makes people work hard


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    "Great employer"

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

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

    Pros

    - perks that barely 1 or 2 companies can match (free food, child benemfits, yadayadayada)
    - start at bootcamp and choose yourself a team. ANY team that is recruitung - android, ios, web, backend, machine learning.
    - convenient location in central london
    - super smart people around. If you've been best at previous role(s) - you'll learn every day from others.
    - you do the world a favor. Connect people, bring free internet to people, produce world-class open-source things: ReactJS, Presto, Hive...

    Cons

    Don't see much cons now

    Advice to Management

    I'd rather learn from people in charge here than give them advice


  9. "Fantastic environment to learn and succeed"

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

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

    Pros

    Facebook's culture is incredible and helps employees get the best out of their skills to succeed and achieve massive projects. The management is really one of the best components of Europe, with lots of highly experienced leaders to learn from.

    The company offers a ton of benefits to make sure you are covered with everything you need to do your job and manage your personal time in the best possible way.

    This is the best place where you can thrive!

    Cons

    Although the company's mantra is "move fast", adding a bit more structure could help finding more synergies and removing team/people overlap.

    Also, some of the personal benefits such as the personal insurance are not of the highest European standard (might be because insurance's offering in the UK is quite poor).


  10. "Best company I have worked for"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of career opportunity.

    Cons

    Opportunities to progress are becoming more limited as the company gets bigger. Culture and pressure to perform can be tough.


  11. "Awesome company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company gives you the freedom to perform your duties in the best way you see fit.
    It's flexible and most coworkers have good working and personal relationships.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than can be expected

    Advice to Management

    Place more value of staff who work outside the head office in sanfrancisco


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