Facebook Reviews

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

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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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  1.  

    A great employer with outstanding perks and benefits that surrounds you with smart people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager  in  Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Menlo Park, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    This is a very accommodating employer that really gives back to its employers. I never feel like I'm going to work on a Monday. As long as you're being impactful, you'll be recognized for your efforts.

    Cons

    This company moves to fast that it is sometimes hard to keep up with all the changes and how it may affect what your responsibilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best tech company in the world

    • 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 full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The technical bar across the company is really high, which makes it a great place to build great things and learn from your peers. It has a ton of benefits that make your life very comfortable (laundry, commute shuttles, restaurant, gym) but nothing beats being surrounded by great people.

    Cons

    Not really a con but it's a place to do some hard work and get stuff done. The technical bar being as high as it is, the engineering teams are usually short staffed and some pressure builds up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The best place I've ever worked

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    The company really cares about its employees, everything moves fast and it's not a "bureaucratic" place where you need to speak with 5 managers before do something. You can really make impact.

    Cons

    Everything is centralized in MPK and sometimes it's a bit difficult working from other offices.
    You have to challenge yourself everyday and maybe not everybody can do this for long.
    You're really comfortable at the office and you end up spending more hours there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's OK base promotions and growth on impact but sometimes, people could do other things with a non clear and measurable impact that they do not do because it won't count for their reviews. Impact is great and important but we should also consider more factors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Entry-level Facebook Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Operations Analyst  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Human Operations Analyst in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at Facebook full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good way to launch a career. Very mission driven company that has lots of benefits. Highly recommended for someone about to graduate or post-graduate in their first year.

    Cons

    The atmosphere is not exactly the most professional, but I suppose that makes sense as it does fit the overall vibe of Austin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I honestly have nothing but positive things to say about my experience there as well as the managers that I worked with! Highly recommended job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall "meh" experience?

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    There are super smart people there and I was super lucky to get to know them over the summer. Having been there twice in a row I think I really got a good feel for the culture of the company. It has a very friendly culture, which is great. Work-life balance is also alright.

    Cons

    I had a very dull intern project... it used to be that Facebook typically has fun intern projects, but the company is indeed getting bigger. Some interns this year got boring projects, including myself.

    My mentor was also not very helpful and was seldom around for me to ask him for help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider taking less interns if you feel that some of them might be given a lower quality experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company, but disorganization + bad management = a terrible experience for me.

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

    I worked at Facebook full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Really smart people, Zuck has weekly Q+As and answers everything

    Cons

    The Revenue org is the worst. There is a total lack of transparency, which is different that the Eng and Design orgs.

    They say it's easy to transfer, but it's hard to find a role if you aren't a specialist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not okay to block your employees from doing the work they were hired to do and for not telling them the work was on hold for 8 months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Perks- making up for lack of everything else..

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

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

    Pros

    -Great food
    -Generous on the perks- great company party, on-site Valet, pay for laundry, gym etc.

    Cons

    -Employees and Culture

    Culture- Highly political, unfriendly, confrontational. Not about working towards a shared vision- everyone is out to look out for their "value-add" as opposed to doing meaningful work. Too much marketing of oneself.

    Employees- Most are incredibly immature and lack focus, vision. Feel entitled and want to move to the next thing rather than look at how they can grow in their own roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More direction, vision and focus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great learning environment and company, too bad it's filled with too many arrogant people

    • 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

    Pros

    Great perks and environment!
    You can have high impact with projects as long as you are pro-active

    Cons

    A red tape throughout the company as it's getting bigger
    Having to deal with arrogant Client Partners in market
    Work/life balance can be quite poor as it can be expected that you are available in non working hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and reward the right people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Facebook is constantly changing. Very dynamic

    • 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

    Pros

    Perks, Location and work place are great

    Cons

    Limited technologies to work on

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Contingent Worker

    • 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 as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Free Food, drinks and electronic equipment. Not so great to contingent workers.

    Cons

    No organizational structure in NY

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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