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  • "culture, free food, transparency respect(in 293 reviews)

  • "Tons of smart people with big ideas working to have a big impact on the world(in 248 reviews)

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  1. "One of the best places i have worked"

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

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    benefits, pay, equipment, offices, food etc.

    Cons

    Competition with very competent people

    Facebook2019-05-17
  2. "Designer"

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

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    - Excellent environment to work in - Free breakfast, lunch, dinner plus snacks in the office - Company is about personal growth and allows you to grow - Flexible hours

    Cons

    - Due to everyone being so senior, the expectations to meet your targets sometimes can be seen unrealistic - You are pitted against people from the same level with your work compared and how much impact you have had in the business when it comes to deciding pay rise

    Facebook2019-05-15
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Very dissapointed"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing perks and salary. A lot of resources for you to do your job. Lovely offices.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is seriously bad. Co-workers chatting on the work instant message system all day and night, if you were not part of the conversation you weren't awarded the same level of recognition so it becomes compulsory. My manager kept pushing me to work more and more (I worked weekends, late at night). The catch is they say you don't have hours and you administrate your time, but the workload is so heavy you...

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    Facebook2019-04-05
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Growing Pains but great career opportunities"

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

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Well compensated and good benefits Opportunity to work on exciting projects

    Cons

    Lots of bad managers Under-resourced teams Growing pains Outside of the US, work life balance is poor (true across most teams) Company is still incredibly US centric

    Advice to Management

    Hire consultancy firm to overhaul performance review system, Meaningfully measure management performance as consistently bad managers are rewarded while destroying the careers and morale of others.

    Facebook2019-04-04
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Facebook/Instagram"

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

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, great food and nice culture

    Cons

    The bureaucracy that comes with any big company

    Facebook2019-02-26
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing company for people who like to dive into their work"

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    Former Employee - Front End Engineer in London, England
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Smartest people I've ever worked with - A real chance to make impact on people's life - Solid compensation package

    Cons

    - Work/life balance. My team started at 10-11am and some people (me included) didn't leave before 9-10pm - Company values doesn't always work when it comes to your performance issues (i.e. your manager is always right no matter what you have in mind) - Doesn't feel like a "move fast and break things" at all

    Facebook2019-02-27
  7. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great perks, great staff, great engineering opportunities

    Cons

    US centric hours, variable org health

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you're doing

    Facebook2019-02-18
  8. "You decide what you work on"

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

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Work on whatever you believe will be best for the company. Operate however you like, no one is checking up on you to make sure you're in the office etc. You are treated like an adult and are highly valued, and expected to make your own decisions. Benefits / perks are amazing. You'll be working with very intelligent and efficient people. Pragmatic company with very little time wasted discussing trivia. Some of the...

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    Cons

    Some infrastructure for developers on the less beaten path is not as mature as in rival companies. Having no public facing cloud services like AWS / GC, the FB services are less reliable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the hiring bar high.

    Facebook2019-02-16
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Brilliant and disgusting."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Facebook full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    - nice work environment - tooling and documentation - peer relationship - code quality & good practices

    Cons

    I’ve lost the desire to advocate on behalf of Facebook. - micro-management - Over-represented majority that are leading (ie. white men / native English people..) - Behind inclusive and people oriented speeches : use of leverage to put under constant pressure employees - Rewarding : You will be rewarded if you know how to market yourself and your work.

    Advice to Management

    Take your responsibility

    Facebook2019-03-09
  10. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work"

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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 4 years

    Pros

    Facebook is by far the best place I’ve worked. They hire smart but humble people and do their best to remove roadblocks and enable people to do their best work .

    Cons

    Its not for everyone . You have to be very autonomous and have a lot of self drive to succeed .

    Facebook2019-01-26
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