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Updated 29 March 2017
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  • Work/Life balance could be better (in 174 reviews)

  • Work-life balance: pressure to move fast (in 47 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "The best 2 years of my working career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place, good people"

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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

    Pros

    Fast growing company, smart people, lots of opportunities, great campus in Silicon Valley

    Cons

    Growth is diluting company culture

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to preserve the culture and prevent politics


  3. "Smart, humble & so keen"

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    • 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.


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  5. "working at facebook"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "High performance but not high pressure environment"

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    • 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.


  7. "Amazing place to work"

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    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)


  8. "Everything you could want from an employer"

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    • 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


  9. "Facebook is an awesome place to work"

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    • 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

    Engineers are treated as first class citizens
    Lots of perks
    Good work environment
    Othee employees are friendly and helpful

    Cons

    I work quite a lot
    Work-life balance is not that good (it is not really bad either)


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing opportunity to impact the world"

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    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Top talent not just in engineering but across the company in all areas. The culture is very inspiring and motivating and keeps me excited every single day. On top of that I get to work on problems on a scale that is hard to find anywhere else in the world.

    Cons

    Being able to choose the way you have impact on Facebook's mission is very liberating but also imposes a lot of pressure on every single individual. You have to prove every half that you are worth the investment Facebook makes into its people.

    The London office certainly has a smaller selection of teams than California. And knowing that you would make significantly more money across the pond is also awkward.

    Advice to Management

    Be bolder. In the last months we seem to be too scared of rubbing people the wrong way. We shouldn't back down from things we know are the right things to do.


  11. "Great Culture and great products"

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation, Mission, People, Culture and Product. We can also add awesome offices location and perks.

    Cons

    It can be pretty easy to lose track of reality. Sadly the vast majority of companies don't offer the same environment.



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