Facebook Employee Reviews about "smart people"

Updated 24 Jan 2021

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  1. "Great company to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • 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

    Challenging, smart people and great toolings.

    Cons

    Nothing particular. Only thing might be showing up in media headlines too often.

  2. COVID-19

    "Great experience"

    5.0
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in London, England

    I worked at Facebook

    Pros

    Working with really smart people, learning a lot.

    Cons

    Corona made us WFH, but FB handled it really well.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Overrated, unstructured, chaotic"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary in the location, good perks. Good internal tools. Good Learning opportunities. Smart people working. Good facilities, while the offices were open.

    Cons

    Can't agree with some of the company values. Also, what they advertise as company values, they don't actually adhere to. Censorship, and toxic culture in general. You can't be open unless you support a particular side. People have been driven out by the toxic culture for having wrong opinions, unless they are able to suppress themselves. As engineers you will have to constantly look for what to work on, this adds extra responsibilities. There are very less product managers, program managers, etc., so all those responsibilities have to be taken by engineers. Too fast paced, sometimes just for the sake of pace or 'impact'. Unstructured environment, teams will continue recruiting more and more without having much clarity on what to work on.

  4. "Great career opportunity"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    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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  5. Helpful (4)

    "wrong place"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 8 years

    Pros

    brand, money, quite smart people around

    Cons

    no matter how much you deliver, no matter how passionate you are about the job you are doing, you might be terminated for random reason your manager might think of

  6. Helpful (3)

    "So much politcs"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Everybody knows the employer. Tons of user, scale is cool. Some smart people around.

    Cons

    One single product. PHP. Very hacky engineering culture.

  7. "Excellent company to work for!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner Solutions Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At Facebook, we have the opportunity to work with some exceptionally smart people, tackle big challenges, and make a real impact. The workforce is as diverse as the communities we serve. The company is providing the best possible care and resources to help all of us thrive — at work, in our personal life, and across every life stage, so we can focus on our mission of bringing the world closer together. Through Life@, Facebook offers a wide range of benefits in areas including health, family, finance, community, and time away. I highly recommend this amazing company. It doesn't get better than this!

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

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  8. Helpful (3)

    "It doesn't get better than this"

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

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Free food - Great comp - Smart people - Amazing offices - Great career plan

    Cons

    - Your manager can make or break your experience. I've heard from people that have terrible managers and it honestly feels like they work for a different company, their stories are so different from mine. - Bi-yearly review cycles are very tiresome and drive everyone into short-sighted decisions about prioritization.

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  9. "Smart people & complex challenges to solve"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Product Design Intern in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Facebook for less than a year

    Pros

    - Incredibly smart people -

    Cons

    - Didn't feel that my management was mission-aligned. - Couldn't voice critical opinions outside of my department

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  10. "Facebook SE"

    4.0
    • 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 more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Smart people - Perks - Challenging problems

    Cons

    - Coorporate, company is too big

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