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Updated 18 Oct 2019

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4.4
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99%
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg
111 Ratings
Pros
  • "free food and transport are great(in 320 reviews)

  • "Working with really smart people(in 267 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic Company, Takes Care if Its People"

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

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

    Pros

    -great environment -great comp -the best benefits -being part of something driving change in the world

    Cons

    -growing pains as we grow / figure out how to scale

    Advice to Management

    - keep going!

    Facebook2019-10-16
  2. "good"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    amazing place to work at

    Cons

    too much work for the average person

    Advice to Management

    be more committed

    Facebook2019-10-11
  3. "Good compensation and a lot of stress"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Free food - Reasonable pay - Party budget - 25 quids per person, you can use it freely - Travel with business class - Health, Dental, Life insurance - You can work on difficult problems with very high impact - You touching things used by you and plenty of people on earth. - You can meet Mark

    Cons

    - Around half of management is not capable to point any of their failures or if they do then the failures is caused not because of their mistake. - Common parent-child relationships, causing top to down direction. - Independence is when you can replicate your manager in 100% same way and not when you can accomplish your targets with no supervision in any legit way - No tolerance for making any mistakes. You can... get constant punishment if you do not do things *exactly* according to your tech lead/manager’s idea. - Big percentage of people who like talking about themselves. - Too much focus on impact. Ignoring people relations and good engineering. This constantly bring problems which could be avoided. But then managers are happy, because they subordinates have more problems, so they can have more impact.

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    Advice to Management

    - Try to understand person's essential purpose to figure out what motivates them. Do not assume that fear motivates people best. Actually, motivating with hope might sometimes work better. - control might sometimes stops people from taking action

    Facebook2019-10-06
  4. "Good benefits, no work process"

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

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

    Pros

    - Salaries and benefits - Work/Life Balance - Autonomy

    Cons

    - No work process for product teams - Very engineer-driven - The quality bar can be low sometimes

    Facebook2019-10-05
  5. "Old-timer Production Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Production Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Autonomy, Mentorship, Competitive, Fast-moving, Diverse

    Cons

    Slow decision making, horrible documentation, need to make friends or you will not succeed.

    Facebook2019-09-16
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Like no other employer on the planet"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing people Fantastic culture Highly competitive package Lots of career growth opportunities

    Cons

    Pressure to perform - often self driven due to the people who work here (highly driven, smart and self motivated) Not for the faint hearted - big world issues to contend with

    Advice to Management

    You're doing a fantastic job. Always more to do, but overall this is an amazing place to work.

    Facebook2019-09-09
  7. "Great tech company"

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

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

    Pros

    Great food and highly intelligent colleagues.

    Cons

    Bad company culture and extremely competitive environment

    Facebook2019-09-25
  8. "Good oportunities"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work with top level people in their fields

    Cons

    Getting a nice project depends on luck mostly

    Facebook2019-09-05
  9. Helpful (1)

    "A cult where you can't question anything."

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    Former Employee - Global Client Partner in London, England

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

    Pros

    Great perks, great travel opps, great people.

    Cons

    A cult. You are brainwashed when you arrive to believe that the Mission is Jesus Christ. People leave the 'onboarding' week with glazed eyes worshiping at the alter of Facebook. When you question things like 'I am concerned that Instagram is not healthy for teen girls, you are told you are "Off Message', Nobody questions anything. The place is full to the brim of highly efficient A players who just execute. Not my... kind of place.

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    Advice to Management

    Remove the cult.

    Facebook2019-10-02
  10. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Site Reliability Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of Interesting projects, smart workforce, great benefits

    Cons

    To be honest not many negatives really.

    Facebook2019-09-09
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