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Updated 28 May 2017
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  • Work/Life balance could be better (in 183 reviews)

  • Work-life balance: pressure to move fast (in 49 reviews)

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  1. "Creative strategist"

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

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

    Pros

    It is a genuinely connected and collaborative environment where you have the opportunity to work on projects that make meaningful impact for the business, the industry, clients, yourself and the wider world.

    You move at speed and this is invigorating, challenging and rewarding.

    Cons

    You move at speed. Your world is rarely constant and you are in a constant state of change. This is both invigorating and challenging.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The Greatest Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    * Tech lead company
    * Engineers control their own destiny
    * As an engineer you choose which team you want to work on
    * You choose what you pursue
    * So many interesting people
    * Chance to work with the experts in their fields
    * So many interesting projects, from FB itself to autonomous drones, to Oculus to AI, etc. etc.

    Cons

    * Some teams have a lot of travelling (but at least you get to fly business class with a flat bed)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and keep Facebook being such an invigorating environment and great place to work.


  3. "Marketing Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    One of the best places I've worked for. Great, talented and down to earth folks. Staff are valued and treated with respect. Lots of perks!!

    Cons

    A bit difficult to understand the structure and processes which gets complicated as the company grows.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop calling a meeting for things that can be said via email


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "The best 2 years of my working career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work ethic, fantastic technical products with in-depth knowledge share
    Hard working ethic ensures an enthusiastic team work environment.

    Cons

    over hiring has diluted the original culture.
    back stabbing politics makes working the hard when you have to keep looking over your shoulder.

    Advice to Management

    I don't qualify to provide advice to management of such a great company


  6. "Smart, humble & so keen"

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

    Pros

    Everyone on the team is driven by an absolute ambition to make the world a better a place. The teams are collaborative, creative and welcoming to new ideas. The company is driven by impact and moving fast, so if you've got an idea you've got room to make a real impact.

    Cons

    Not sure I would say this is a con, but you need to pro-actively set your goals and prioritize your efforts to make you're putting your energy in the right place.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "working at facebook"

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

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Cares for employees, strives to give you work life balance, fantastic beneftis

    Cons

    Can be hard to map career progression with flat struture

    Advice to Management

    focus on career progression plans for long standing employees


  8. Helpful (2)

    "High performance but not high pressure environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a great environment; high performance but you don't feel too much pressure. Great middle management and friendly interactions with other teams. Working from home is an actual options for at least 1 day per week (no meetings Wednesday).

    Cons

    The usual cons of working in a remote office several time zones away from the mother ships: you get to have sometimes meetings in the evenings and need to chat with people at times which might be uncomfortable.

    Advice to Management

    Cigna is a bad benefit provider; dump them and find someone who actually answers the phone.

    Facebook Response

    17 Apr 2017 – Director, Global Recruiting Programs and Operations

    We appreciate you taking the time to provide this feedback. We'll share this information regarding Cigna to the relevant program managers so they can take action re: service.


  9. "Amazing place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Company culture, opportunity for impact, deal with engineer problems at a unique scale and benefits.

    Cons

    Intense and fast-paced environment. (can be a good thing, but definitely not for all)


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Everything you could want from an employer"

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

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

    Pros

    Industry leading benefits, a great office and total package is very competetive

    Cons

    Role definitions are sometimes a bit vague - but leaves scope to define your own role
    Base pay is not particularly competitive but made up in stock and bonuses


  11. Helpful (7)

    "Overrated"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture.
    Free food, good benefits.

    Cons

    Salary is insufficient to make a proper living.
    Very little career development.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are an asset not something you can squeeze.


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