Facebook Reviews

Updated 24 October, 2014
Updated 24 October, 2014
788 Reviews
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Pros
  • You have occasion to work with super smart people from the industry (in 81 reviews)

  • Amazing office culture and community and the free food doesn't hurt (in 64 reviews)


Cons
  • Another thing that no one will agree with me on is the work-life balance (in 51 reviews)

  • Long hours away from home, due to my own commute situation and long working hours (in 26 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very fast-paced, lots of impact.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communications in Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Communications in Menlo Park, CA (US)

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The fact that Facebook's product touches 1.3 BILLION people on a monthly basis is incredible. To support a community this large, everyone who works at Facebook must be willing to act fast, and often take risk. You are given a lot of autonomy in your role; however, FB is also surprisingly collaborative. I have never worked at a company where literally everyone I work with is equally as smart and hard-working across the board.

    Cons

    There are tons of resources for training and leadership here, but often not enough time to take advantage of everything that is offered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I find the most successful managers are those who encourage their employees to take advantage of what is offered to every FB employee. Taking vacation is important, as is parental leave. Our leadership team does a great job of taking time off and encouraging others at the company to do the same.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not a bad experience overall

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Facebook

    Pros

    Good working environment
    Good company value

    Cons

    low social life , less hike

  3.  

    Developer Operations Analyst

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer Operations Analyst in Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Developer Operations Analyst in Menlo Park, CA (US)

    I have been working at Facebook as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I look forward to getting up in the morning and coming in to work with friends!

    Cons

    The commute from San Francisco. (not really a company thing)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay awesome! Provide opportunities for people to learn more (i.e. classes)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun and impactful

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

    I worked at Facebook as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fast moving company culture
    Fun, hard-working, and smart employees
    Great perks/competitive compensation
    Work on a product that billions of people use
    Company has a variety of technical issues they have to tackle, and that you can work on
    Meritocracy; evaluated based on impact, not how much your manager likes you.

    Cons

    Takes a while to get familiar with the code base due to some of their unique technologies, tools, and sheer size of their code base.
    Code documentation could be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful Experience... Would recommend!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Facebook as an intern

    Pros

    The perks here are wonderful. You get free food three meals a day, five days a week, not counting the gym, the events, the off sites... In addition, Facebook is very flexible with teams. You get to choose your team and you can switch if you're discontent. Facebook really cares about its employees

    Cons

    Because there's not really any hours, it's easy to get trapped in a workaholic mentality. The perks also tend to keep you there longer, all contributing to a longer (though extremely fun and rewarding) day.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Humble team, amazing perks and open environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I love working here! Facebook allows me to be myself and make an impact while growing my career. I have worked with many cross functional teams and it's amazing to be surrounded by intelligent and creative individuals. I have been working here for 8 months and I have yet to wake up not wanting to go into work. They keep it exciting and are always changing to better the product, environment and org structure. I work long/hard hours but am treated so well that I don't feel the need or want to complain. I thrive in this type of environment and cannot wait to see what the years to come bring for my professional development. I am well compensated, am given a great amount of time off (and not afraid to use it) and my manager is very supportive with anything I need.

    Cons

    It can be hard to disconnect since I use Facebook a lot outside of work as well. Also, there is no set plan for any career here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the culture the way it is! Your transparency is amazing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best company in the Valley

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

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

    Pros

    Making an impact on more than billion people.

    Cons

    None really. It's all good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Software engineer. Great culture, lots of fun.

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

    I have been working at Facebook as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great culture, easy to talk to anyone you want throughout the company. I felt like I was given a challenging task and able to grow as an engineer.

    Cons

    Everyone is very skilled. Depending on your team, it can be hard to 'stand out' (debatable as to whether this is a con or not).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome place to work

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

    I have been working at Facebook as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free meals and having a lot of friends

    Cons

    Always on the computer.

    Staff is a little nerdy

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience, great prospects

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    If Facebook calls you, at least listen to the pitch. There are no downsides to working at Facebook. The brand currently has enormous respect, and work is nice (although demanding). To succeed, you need to be a self starter and there is an astonishing lack of ego. In many ways, this might be the most perfect work environment.

    Cons

    There is no downside to working at Facebook. I do not expect to stay long, but I will stay long enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice to management and if I did, I would say so at an "all hands."

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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