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Updated 26 April, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    Have impact, be yourself, be bold.

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

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have impact on a daily basis. The colleagues I interact with every day truly value my input as a user advocate and use the feedback we collect from people to make well-informed product decisions. This company is not only data driven, but people driven at its core. I can be my authentic self every time I come to work and feel I am making a positive impact on our products and the world. I did not join the company for the benefits (though the benefits are amazing), I joined because I wanted to challenge and stretch myself. The work is challenging and feels relentless given the problems we are trying to solve, but that is a good problem to have. I value the opportunity to work on the most difficult problems and have the greatest impact I can have whenever I come to work. I could not recommend this company more highly. Thank you for making the world more open and connected.

    Cons

    The main challenge I face is the amount of information. Because we use our own products for work and for collaboration, information overload is a real issue. However, as with most things at Facebook, if there is a problem, people acknowledge it and talk about it openly. This problem isn't likely to be solved any time soon, but I am certain that there are plenty of smart people working on it and we will eventually find a solution that not only impacts the way we work, but also the way work is done around the world. Bold challenges call for bold solutions.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great culture, great resources, great people! Decent work life balance, no idea about benefits. Interns are pretty equal

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - User Experience Intern in Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Intern - User Experience Intern in Menlo Park, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Seems like there's good work life balance though people work hard, promotions can be tough to come by but are carefully vetted and lucrative, as far as I can tell.

    Cons

    Hard work, fast paced, not always a lot of direction for the tasks you are assigned. But very rewarding and self-sufficiency-building.

    Advice to Management

    Would be great to have more institutional support for the transition from academia, but it's overall pretty great. Good people, good perks, good culture.

  3. quality review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Specialist in Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - QA Specialist in Menlo Park, CA (US)

    I have been working at Facebook

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have lots of perks, you can work any where you want, they have free shuttles in case you have only one car.

    Cons

    Not really a con, but space is limited.

    Advice to Management

    give more direction for the project, sometimes instructions may not be clear for everyone on board.

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  5. Great benefits. Moves fast

    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great engineering culture. Good food. Good
    Perks

    Cons

    None that I can think off unless you are adverse to a fast culture

  6. Fun environment but too much about the money

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Facebook

    Pros

    Fun
    good food
    good facilities
    good co-workers

    Cons

    Its all about the money

    Advice to Management

    Return to core values

  7. User Operations Analyst

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

    I have been working at Facebook as a contractor

    Pros

    It's a large and open campus with free food. Job is pretty technical and you get to learn how project management is like. Brings value to your resume.

    Cons

    With a large company it has become very difficult to convert to FTE. The work can be a little monotonous, but it's doable. The contract/FTE divide is stronger than I thought.

  8. Helpful (13)

    Intimidation, arrogance, widespread alcoholism, and more..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Network Engineer in Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Former Contractor - Network Engineer in Menlo Park, CA (US)

    I worked at Facebook as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free transportation, free booze everywhere (cool if you're an alcoholic..), free food, and lots of other perks.

    Cons

    They don't give a crap about the well being of their employees. 60% or more of all employees are contractors, and they make you abundantly aware how temporary you are and push everyone to work long hours to beat ridiculous timelines for contracts and goal s that are constantly changing. And they flagrantly promote alcoholism with a bar every 20 ft on every floor. It's like working at a college fraternity. It's disgusting..

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and realize that promoting 50-60+ hour weeks constantly, replacing contractors like toilet paper, and promoting drinking to cope with the stress company wide isn't a healthy strategy for long term employees and their health..

  9. Software Engineer

    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA (US)

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Freedom to work on what you want
    * Great people to work with
    * Understanding managers

    Cons

    * Too much mobility. Constant flux
    * Too much operational overhead at times

  10. Helpful (3)

    software engineer

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

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    nothing apart from surrounded by many stubborn, hot head

    Cons

    This company sucks now. People are not good there.

    Advice to Management

    Not to put too much pressure to employee

  11. Awesome Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Facebook

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Courage, Commitment and Being Open

    Cons

    High Pressure and at times a little overwhelming

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing

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