Facebook Reviews

Updated 1 Aug 2020

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4.3
90%
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98%
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg
147 Ratings
Pros
  • "I mean free food tastes so much better than non-(in 368 reviews)

  • "Lots of smart people to work with(in 299 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance can be challenging depending on your team(in 405 reviews)

  • "No cons that I can think of at this time(in 89 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A great place for the ones who cares"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can influence a great part of the world working on global products. The atmosphere is very friendly and inclusive. You have as many opportunities as you'd like to pursue.

    Cons

    The scope of technologies and projects is challenging. You need to get used to the necessity of thinking about many things simultaneously.

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  2. "Great place to work but allow time to adjust and prepare diligently if coming from a non-tech background"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Work with wonderfully talented people in a supportive environment with training, development and advice in abundance.

    Cons

    Coming from outside tech into Facebook takes time to adjust. Internally it has its own language and terminology so give yourself time to settle, to understand product intricacies and the corporate structure.


  3. "Chill job"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Java Deceloper in London, England

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Well paid, great building, nice perks

    Cons

    Huge company and might feel like Insignificant work

  4. "Solid company, with unique opportunities"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Engineering Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good salary and perks, poor upper management

    Cons

    Upper management in EMEA is subpar

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  5. "Amazing place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Sense of community, Great benefits.

    Cons

    Not really anything I can think off, career progression can be slow.

  6. "Trusting Culture and Everything You Need"

    5.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Partner Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are empowered to work on the right tasks in the right way and ultimately in charge of your changes until even after it has been deployed. Rather than everyone second guessing your decisions, it is up to you to do the right choices and stand behind them. Strong focus on less distractions and very rigid tooling around everything. Good benefits all-round, even including such details as phone plans, mortgage brokers and covering internet bills during the time where we are all forced to work from home. The company is still growing despite the current challenging climate. And it all starts with a very complete onboarding programme.

    Cons

    Some of the technological choices may seem a bit odd at first, but make a lot more sense once you understand the reasoning and process behind them and the tooling tends to address any shortcomings there would have been.

  7. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Pretty great so far!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - This company espouses some admirable values. And for the most part, the people here really live those values. I am convinced they want to do good in the world, and help each other thrive. - You are encouraged to find a role which excites you. Your first ~2 months as a software engineer are spent in 'bootcamp', to receive training and to find the team that most interests you. - Largely engineering driven. Lots of freedom to innovate, if you can. - The company adapted well, and quickly, to the COVID crisis. - Fantastic compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    - Most of the codebase I've seen is messy and badly documented. It is difficult to find what you need and understand what you find. Making an impact requires equal parts software engineering and archeology. - There is *a lot* to learn w.r.t. internal processes and tools, much of which won't be transferable to other companies. They prepare you for some of it, but not most of it. - They have only recently begun to take automated testing seriously.

  8. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The food, the culture, the benefits and perks and the role itself and variety of clients you get to work with

    Cons

    Can be a very competitive environment

  9. "Great company to work when you're ready to rise the bar"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good compensation and social package, excellent work environment, excellent possibilities to grow, good options to work new ideas if they are in overall scope of company

    Cons

    high expectations, high pressure to meet them

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    All is good. Can't find any cons

    Cons

    There are NO downsides. No

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