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Updated 20 January 2019
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Pros
  • "Great work-life balance (this depends on teams)" (in 104 reviews)

  • "Amazing benefits for Full Time Employees including free food, stipends for gym memberships & free dry cleaning" (in 273 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/Life balance can be hard to achieve" (in 299 reviews)

  • "Move fast culture can sometimes mean no incentives to clean up tech debt" (in 69 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Easily the best company I have ever worked at."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Pros

    - Amazing pay, perks and benefits, offices
    - People and culture. Informal, collaborative, very supportive and flexible work environment.
    - Transparency culture, e.g. weekly Q&As with CEO/COO
    - Working on extremely impactful products

    Cons

    - Too focused on short term impact/employee's performance cycle.
    - Bad press can affect morale


  2. "Global Marketing Coordinator"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    International Culture
    Pay is great

    Cons

    Personal space
    Everyone is always online

  3. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Hugely strong culture, very supportive of staff, amazing perks, fast paced work, incredibly good work life balance

    Cons

    Growing incredibly quickly so don't know everyone in the office


  4. "Amazing company - brilliant people"

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

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

    Pros

    This is the kind of company that you never want to leave because of these brilliant people.
    You learn everyday new things, how to move forward, faster.
    And most important how to be better at our work!!

    Cons

    nothing to mention at all


  5. Helpful (11)

    "My honest opinion"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition in London, England
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition in London, England
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, pay, environment, tools, stock and 0,1% of the people working there are actually cool. But don’t get it twisted! All the free food, snacks, drinks etc. are made to keep you at work longer :)

    Cons

    Looking back at my experience there, I can clearly see that I was unfortunate to end up in a team that I was in. The fact that no one internally wanted to move to that team should have alarmed me, but having just moved to FB I didn’t think of leaving that early. Internally, people were very open about how they would rather quit than join our team. I figured that’s the reason why they hired a complete new team, instead of just moving some people around.

    However, people at FB are generally blinded by the perks and the status of the company. They make themselves believe that they are happy, but in reality everyone is constantly anxious. They just learn to cope and make it feel normal.

    The pressure is HIGH and the workload tremendous. Because of the amount of silly meetings that you can’t say no to, you will end up spending more than 50 hours per week to make sure you are up to speed. Some people at FB told me that work consumed every second of their life (they just couldn’t switch off). I knew of other colleages that they come in on a Saturday to do some extra work, and some dedicate their Sunday evening on projects to add to their internal CV.
    You can’t really switch off, at least not before 9PM. So, if you’re in a relationship/have kids, don’t go there. As a single person I felt bad for my colleagues with a family.

    In my situation, and I also speak for the rest of the team, there was no support, no proper internal onboarding and literally no one around to be able to inform you what the general expectations were. It’s all very performance driven, so you have to Build up that amount of work you do, cause everything gets tracked. They don’t care how you do it, just do it. This explains why people work throughout the weekend to make sure they hit a certain amount of finished tasks for that week before the new week starts. You will be compared to Peers on your level, so it’s important to make sure you hit at least average to receive some bonus after your review.

    We had a new manager starting a few months after us, and hierarchy was the management style. Having anything to say went against the manager’s principles and clearly we weren’t liked. So were other colleagues of other teams not liked by this manager, because of their opinions. Be mindful of what you say...not everything is appreciated.
    At FB, managers are more valued than IC’s and they rather keep a bad manager than a good IC. So please be careful and try to make your manager your friend, trust me it will help you.

    They have amazing trainings on how to manage bias, but in all honesty, everyone was biased. The way they hired people, they way they treated people and the way they rated each other. During the annual performance cycle, you would only ask feedback from the people you had a good relationship with to help you get your bonus.

    Up until now, FB was the least favorable experience for me. I only say ‘worst experience’ when I talk to friends. They saw the negative impact it had on me working in a toxic environment.

    I do want to say that 2% genuinely loves working there, unfortunately the majority doesn’t.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair, honest and be better managers. Look at your team and listen to them. Maybe changing teams could help them enjoy the company more.


  6. "Good place to work"

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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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The real DisneyLand for software engineers

    Cons

    Salary isn't equal to the US.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Kind and brilliant place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Outstanding people
    Brilliant product
    Decent company
    Great for empowering you to have integrated work/life

    Cons

    None that I can think of. And I am not naieve.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Facebook"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Program Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High quality people. One of the best places to have a child.

    Cons

    High pressure environment. Highly underpaid comparing to Bay Area, Singapore, Dubai. High variable wrt to the quality of middle management, very important to work with high quality managers.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. "Facebook SE"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Smart people
    - Perks
    - Challenging problems

    Cons

    - Coorporate, company is too big


  10. Helpful (2)

    "This company is best in allover world to work"

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

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

    Pros

    This company is reputed company or the management of this company is best for work

    Cons

    Facebook is the fast growth company in our social network and I m very impressed by the owner because of its skill or intelligent.

    Advice to Management

    Management of this company totally good because the name or firm of this company is are very reputed and ita working all over world so there is no advice for management