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Updated Jul 27, 2014
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4.5 685 reviews

96% Approve of the CEO

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg

(597 ratings)

91% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Ad Analyst (Former Employee) Hyderābād (India)

    ProsLovely place to work
    Very Open

    ConsThis place is good as it is

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep Killing It

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    A good company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAwesome perks
    Smart colleagues
    Challenging problems to work on

    Conswork life balance takes a hit

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    Excellent learning experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExcellent calibre of employee and hiring bar. Big investment in people and developing individuals skills and careers.

    ConsBecoming progressively slow moving with more red tape & politics which is natural for a public company but perhaps more so here. Not the most understanding environment when it comes to work/life balance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Analyst (Former Employee) Hyderābād (India)

    ProsGives you the opportunity to build your career the way you would like to
    Amazing work culture
    Very supportive and helpful colleagues

    ConsSalary, may be but taken care by the benefits that the company has to offer (includes food, pick ups, gym membership)

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou guys are awesome! Stay the same way!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood culture
    Food is awesome
    Benefits are awesome

    ConsReally don't have any cons to mention

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    Extremely cliquey, political, poor culture, lacking in communication and career growth.

    Finance (Former Employee) Menlo Park, CA (US)

    ProsAmazing food, great campus and latest technology.

    ConsManagement lacking in leadership and communication. Blamed is passed down to front line employee's. Very poor work life balance. Half the department left due to politics.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Mediocre managers at best

    Software Engineering Intern (Current Employee) Menlo Park, CA (US)

    ProsThere are a lot of smart people at Facebook. My colleagues are smart and nice. Even after I left Facebook, I kept my connections with them. With their help, I am able to land a job at a promising job at a top startup.

    ConsMy manager knew very little about computer science and the basic principles about software engineering. I feel sorry for him when he mentioned the peer pressure at FB, and showed me "good" examples of code. I do not bother to work with him again.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen you hire managers from outside the company, you need to be careful about their technical skills. Hire more smart new graduates, instead of some mediocre managers from some other companies.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Used to be a great company

    Analyst (Current Employee) Menlo Park, CA (US)

    Pros- Smart individual contributors
    - The managers who grew organically with the company are pretty good too.
    - Awesome product and impacting 1 billion people.
    - culture used to be good, but deteriorating. have to be careful

    Cons- I have noticed we are hiring more and more managers from outside which is bad for morale. In analytics, hiring leaders from outside is a top priority.
    - Many of these newly hired managers are not in sync with our culture. Even if that was not the case, it's still bad for morale.
    - Life work balance is too much skewed towards work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't hire outside managers. Promote from within. I'm giving Mark an "approve" below. He's awesome but he should tell the M-team not to hire outside managers whenever possible.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Drink the koolaid

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

    ProsFacebook is definitely a great place to work. If you're young (or not) and energetic, you can still do big things here. As an engineer, you still have a lot of control over the direction of your product, at least on the teams I've experienced. I think management is pretty good here as well, and you definitely work with really great engineers. The pay is great, the benefits are awesome, you are largely treated well, but this is a company you can definitely bite into too hard and overwork yourself. The place is still a lot more open internally than other corporate machines, less so since going public. Also, you get the sense that Mark has a vision, and really wants to execute on that. Time will tell if the spur of acquisitions lately are worth it, but he definitely has the balls to act on where he thinks the product is moving.

    ConsI think it says a lot that I can't think of a lot of cons. AND I'm planning to leave the company this year.

    -There are a lot of egos here. Definitely not representative of everyone, but some people slip through the cracks and it can be a drain working with them.
    -The company is starting to feel really big. It's getting harder and harder to do anything very different as you have to convince more and more people that this is a good idea.
    -If you're living in SF, then the location is pretty inconvenient. That and you'll just shove all your free FB swag in a drawer and never look at it again with all the tech protests lately. You can stand out on your team and do a great job at FB, or have a life outside of work. Choose one. I chose the former for too long, and now need to reprioritize.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI have been very happy with management at Facebook. Managers have always tried to grow me, my expectations are clear, my efforts are greatly rewarded, and they try to align me with projects where I will shine. I think the important thing, as we grow, is to hold onto some of the old Facebook. "Move Fast, Break Things" well try not to break stuff, but it would be good to keep the cadence up on engineering and the processes that have crept in over the years to a minimum.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The best place to start!

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

    ProsRare engineer-driven culture. Many holidays and PTOs. Easy to switch to new team. So many training opportunities.

    ConsYou can have to watch your own personal career path closely. FB managers are young people and not all of them are good at grow people. Some of the managers are great but you need to work on your part hardly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEverything is great. It is a big company now and will become greater and greater. Zuck is the best CEO.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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