Facebook Reviews

Updated 27 August, 2014
Updated 27 August, 2014
755 Reviews

4.3
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The best thing about this place is that you have so many smart people around you (in 70 reviews)

  • Free food, young and lively coworkers, downtown location (in 53 reviews)


Cons
  • Not the most understanding environment when it comes to work/life balance (in 42 reviews)

  • Long Hours and some times you cant balance work and your personal life (in 24 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Very positive atmosphere that challenges you, good camaraderie between workers. Very competitive compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Demanding job if you want to advance; requires long hours.

  2.  

    The best company ever

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern  in  Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Menlo Park, CA (US)

    I have been working at Facebook as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The work environment is amazing with extremely talented and helpful people around. You get to choose what you are passionate about and want to work on. You can get to make huge impact right from the first week at work. The learning curve at Facebook is still strongly up and to the right. The compensation and perks are very competitive. The free food and free laundry are the best in my opinion.

    Cons

    The work environment is pretty competitive and have to work extremely hard to stay on top. This can lead to longer work hours and a little more stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management has to work hard to maintain the open and connected culture as the company grows.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Worked on very exciting problems with very smart people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern - Monthly  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Intern - Monthly in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Facebook as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    You are working on a very interesting problems, which actually affect more than a billion people. You also learn a lot from people around you.

    Cons

    For me team meetings were not very productive, and I didn't feel I understood half of the stuff my teammates were talking about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dedicate more time on explaining high level view of what everyone is working on, so that interns have better view of the product they're working on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Internship!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern  in  Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Menlo Park, CA (US)

    I worked at Facebook as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The engineers here are awesome people. Incredibly helpful and caring about the interns, very driven to make sure the interns succeed.

    Cons

    Lots of pressure. As intern, they expect you to perform at a level of full-time engineer by the end of your 12 weeks, so this is not an internship to take if you want a joy-ride.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the interns have more collaborative projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fast and open.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA (US)

    I have been working at Facebook as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - Moving very fast allowing making you feel better about what you've done.
    - Product is shipped so often that your work is much more impactful.
    - It's a very open company that puts a lot of trust in it's engineers. Even interns have a lot of power that could be easily abused but we don't want to lose that trust so no one abuses it.
    - You have occasion to work with super smart people from the industry.
    - Even it's no longer startup it still has this feeling about it.
    - It's not all about the money.
    - Food is great! Snacks and drinks too :)

    Cons

    - Because company is small comparing to the number of users we have sometimes there's a lot of work.
    - If you are not a minority you can sometimes feel discriminated here but I think it's a trend everywhere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Best place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Facebook as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - Completely open environment, There are no secret projects or anything like that.
    - Friendly and caring people.
    - HUGE impact

    Cons

    - Office food is really good, can make you fat :-/

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Inspiring internship experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Facebook U  in  Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Facebook U in Menlo Park, CA (US)

    I worked at Facebook as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Interns are well treated with challenging and meaningful projects, amazing perks, housing, transportation, free food. talented, fun and hardworking colleagues. In addition, over the summer, we received famous political figures such as Hilary Clinton , Malala Yousafzai, Buzz Aldrin.

    Cons

    Sometimes, the projects can be challenging which may result in short nights of sleep (5-6 hours) and if you are interested in business and engineering, it may be hard to be exposed to both at the same time due to the scale of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Software Engineering Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA (US)

    I have been working at Facebook as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Terrific Company, great internships that have high risk and reward.

    Cons

    Full time employees have on-call shifts, which means being available 24/7. But interns don't have to do on-call

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the openness of choosing your own team for full time hires

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    OK to

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    High pay worth low demands

    Cons

    No time of an needed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New rules and quot the digs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great internship at Facebook

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Facebook as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work culture; everything taken care of. If you need anything to do your job better, you'll get it. Intern projects actually have an impact & used in production.

    Cons

    Work culture/flexibility can encourage longer hours -- make sure you manage work/life balance. Can be difficult to get accustomed to infrastructure/etc. and getting up to speed is hard for an intern who is only there for a short period of time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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