Facebook Employee Reviews about "smart people"

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  • "Free food is just the beginning(in 399 reviews)

  • "Great environment and really smart people(in 344 reviews)

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

  • "Sometimes long hours due to working with US(in 99 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company to work

      Jan 14, 2021 - Software Engineer in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Challenging, smart people and great toolings.

      Cons

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

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Overrated, unstructured, chaotic

      Jan 15, 2021 - Software Engineer in London, England, England
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      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.

      2 people found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great career opportunity

      Jan 14, 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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    4. 5.0
      Former Intern

      Great experience

      Jan 11, 2021 - Software Engineer Intern in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Working with really smart people, learning a lot.

      Cons

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

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Excellent company to work for!

      Jan 12, 2020 - Partner Solutions Manager in London, England, England
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      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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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      wrong place

      Oct 9, 2020 - Software Engineer in London, England, England
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      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

      5 people found this review helpful
    7. 2.0
      Current Employee

      So much politcs

      Aug 21, 2020 - Software Engineer in London, England, England
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      Pros

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

      Cons

      One single product. PHP. Very hacky engineering culture.

      3 people found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      It doesn't get better than this

      Nov 6, 2019 - Partner Engineer in London, England, England
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      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. 4.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      Smart people & complex challenges to solve

      Oct 1, 2019 - Product Design Intern in London, England, England
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      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. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Awesome company!

      Nov 4, 2016 - Engineering Manager in London, England, England
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      Pros

      - Extremely smart people. I am really working with the best of the best engineers I have ever met. - Move fast. Decisions are being made rapidly and objectively. No bureaucracy. The change lifecycle idea->implementation->a/b test->production can take less than one day! - Bottom up. Many ideas and decisions are driven by engineers. Managers rarely would tell you what to do, but rather help you to get done what you think should be done. The protocol between the ideas and company goals is metrics. As long as your ideas are aligned with the metrics your org cares about you have green light to implement them. - Diversity. Facebook cares about diversity a lot, which makes the atmosphere here really inclusive and comforting. - Care about employees. Facebook cares about the employees. A lot. All these free meals, snacks, drinks, equipment, business trips to headquarters, tax consultations, massages and much, much more. Everything is done to allow you to take care of all your needs and allow you to focus on the job itself.

      Cons

      - This is Facebook London specific. Many teams are working very closely with teams in US, which means that at least a few days a week there will be video conferences with US around 5-6 pm.

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