Facebook Employee Reviews about "free food"

Updated 19 Jan 2021

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  • "Work life balance can be tough at times(in 487 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great

      25 Aug 2020 - Software Engineer in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Great projects, free food, amazing people

      Cons

      US UK pay gap, working with teams in other time zones

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great career opportunity

      14 Jan 2021 - Analyst in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Facebook is Facebook and you get yourself amazing branding stamp in the CV. There are a lot of smart people you can work with. Huge range of projects and opportunities. Free food in the office is a huge plus.

      Cons

      Low compensation compared to competitors. Long working hours - it can be difficult to balance work-life. Constant pressure. Not everyone is hard working and if you end up with lazy, non responsive people on the project you won't have a great time.

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Agency-like environment, toxic workplace

      29 Sep 2020 - Recruiter in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Great salary and benefits, free food, great tools to do job

      Cons

      Working at Facebook wasn't a positive experience. You'll definitely meet some great people amongst your peers (lovely, smart people), but you'll almost certainly meet some awful managers too (at best, ineffectual & negative; at worst, toxic). The managers I experienced talked to the team disrespectfully, as if we were children, on a regular basis and always in a negative way, never encouraging. New people to the team were always shocked initially. The 'heightened candidate experience' that they insist on for hiring, is out the door once you're actually on board and I found it a cut-throat, toxic environment, where everyone is watching their back. They are very heavy on KPIs to an agency-level. The scope of the job is also very narrow due to the size of the org, so you very quickly find yourself bored and although I undoubtedly was learning some new skills, I was losing some I valued that I had acquired in previous roles. They don't live out the values they profess, or that are reflected in the benefits package, so you might find yourself unsupported through difficult, personal times and wondering if all the great benefits are worth feeling so demeaned. They're not.

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      9 people found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great company to work

      19 Jan 2021 - Software Engineer in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Free food, great benefits, friendly environment

      Cons

      Work-life balance is not that great.

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Some hard work needed

      22 Oct 2019 - Technical Sourcer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      * Perks: gym coverage, free food, health insurance, snacks (maybe that's a con, I gained loads), public transport pass coverage (you'll need it) * I've worked with some of the nicest and most engaged hiring managers here that helped solve recruiting challenges * Recruiting tools are literally the best in the business.

      Cons

      * The pressure to perform is insane; hitting my target + delivering on projects was just barely enough to get a meets all during the perf cycle * Roles are becoming increasingly small and marginalised as the team continues to scale. As a result, you see people jumping (literally) on to projects to set themselves apart from the rest of the team. It makes for a bit of a cut-throat culture just around the time when PSC hits * If you're interviewing at facebook, prepare for a ride with R4R - they'll probably won't speak to you again after you've signed the contract * While there are exceptions, the culture in the recruiting team is just weird. It sort of reminds me of high school. There's cliques, people gossip and there's for sure a couple of bullies: either people wouldn't even say a word to you or would go out of their way to make you feel like you're weird or different (to be honest, that also included my manager). * Ads Credits & being forced to dog-food beta apps: I'm a huge instagram fan and big user - so being forced to update my apps multiple times a day was a nightmare. * The perks are nice but salary/bonus are nothing to write home about: base is somewhat competitive but expect around 85-90% of the bonus you're promised in your offer letter.

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      9 people found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Perky Work-life balance

      8 Oct 2020 - Content Strategist in London, England, England
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      Pros

      - lots of perks. Free food 3 times a day (always pretty good too) and mobile kitchens on every floor in all offices full of food. - good wage package - good work life balance - the end goal is always the user journey

      Cons

      - feelings of isolation - teams are quite siloed - unclear expectations. It can sometimes feel like working at a frenetic startup as opposed to an established company. - people in the states are on waaaaay more.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Contractor

      Depends on the team

      16 Nov 2020 - Program Coordinator in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Good salary, good benefits, casual, free food, indoor gym

      Cons

      Long working hours, demanding, high stress, little time for private life, fast paced

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good compensation and a lot of stress

      5 Oct 2019 - Software Engineer in London, England, England
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      Pros

      - Free food - Reasonable pay - Party budget - 25 quids per person, you can use it freely - Travel with business class - Health, Dental, Life insurance - You can work on difficult problems with very high impact - You touching things used by you and plenty of people on earth. - You can meet Mark

      Cons

      - Around half of management is not capable to point any of their failures or if they do then the failures is caused not because of their mistake. - Common parent-child relationships, causing top to down direction. - Independence is when you can replicate your manager in 100% same way and not when you can accomplish your targets with no supervision in any legit way - No tolerance for making any mistakes. You can get constant punishment if you do not do things *exactly* according to your tech lead/manager’s idea. - Big percentage of people who like talking about themselves. - Too much focus on impact. Ignoring people relations and good engineering. This constantly bring problems which could be avoided. But then managers are happy, because they subordinates have more problems, so they can have more impact.

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      16 people found this review helpful
    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Awesome perks, awful engineering

      15 Aug 2019 - Systems Engineer in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Free food, first class flights to the US, free gadgets and lots and lots of swag. Very complex and difficult problems to solve (mainly self inflicted due to the lack of good endineering practices).

      Cons

      My experience is in the enterprise engineering org. * Very individualistic mindset, team is only the logo on the swag you get. * Several years of unattended spaghetti engineering that nobody dares to handle, but someone has to maintain (and get burnt doing so). * Awful oncalls due to the horrible engineering practices and mountains of tech debt. * Blame showers during incident reviews (and incident triaging). * Over the fence handovers. Fake promises by recruiters, lack of leadership. * Walls between orgs for transfers and artificial, per-org devopment limitations. It's better to leave and reinterview with a chance of getting better offer than trying to move internally (and still going through the interviews) and getting your level frozen for a year. There's some efforts to improve engineering practices, but get smudged and diluted by the lack of will and understanding from the leadership, and the lack of reward from the global org (doing two really crappy things gives you more performance review points than doing something with high quality, and/or refactoring any amount of the crappy things around).

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      10 people found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Incredible Place to Work

      2 Mar 2020 - Data Engineer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You get to work with the smartest people, the best tools and the most amount of data whilst influencing billions of people. Also the perks like free food and travel are pretty good!

      Cons

      It's so fast pace that it's always intense, the documentation gets left behind and there's a focus on getting things done reasonably well but not always perfectly

      3 people found this review helpful
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