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67 English questions out of 67

April 24, 2021

Does Facebook offer massages?

Pros

Coming from the retail organization at Amazon (another non-tech org at a FAANG company), I have to say that Facebook is absolutely phenomenal when it comes to the compensation and benefits it provides its employees. I’ve extensively utilized their Lyra benefit for mental health services, a huge factor in helping me get over my chronic depression. If you had told me when I graduated college that I would be in the 90th percentile of income earners in the US before the age of 30 as a data analyst in a corporate operations organization, I would have had a hard time believing you. Performance targets are fairly easy to hit and work life balance is incredibly reasonable (I work the full 40 hours a week and there’s hardly ever a need for more). Yes, the lack of free meals in during the pandemic has been a bummer but Mark has more than made up for it in my opinion by adding $2k in “stimulus” pay to employees last year, waiving a performance review cycle, reimbursing home internet costs, and providing 5 additional, free company-wide holidays to date.

Cons

Opportunities for advancement are limited within the Global Operations org. I’ve been at the company 3 years and gotten meets all ratings every half besides the most recent half when I exceeded expectations for the first time. I still have not leveled up from an IC3 to an IC4. Especially within ops, leadership seems intent on hiring senior folks who lack relevant experience (but have many years experience and/or education) rather than promote folks internally. This results in leadership that isn’t well informed about the daily work of their reports or about Facebook’s internal metrics or processes.

Advice to Management

Promote from within! There’s amazing talent within the company. Years of work experience don’t translate automatically to competence.

Yes, the lack of free meals in during the pandemic has been a bummer but Mark has more than made up for it in my opinion by adding $2k in “stimulus” pay to employees last year, waiving a performance review cycle, reimbursing home internet costs, and providing 5 additional, free company

April 24, 2021

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May 13, 2020

Does Facebook offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Healthcare plan (dental, vision incl), Good time-off package, maternity, paternity packages, wellness package and travel allowances

Cons

None really, by far the best benefits package I have ever had

Advice to Management

The empathy shown to employees and the community in which we serve during the COVID19 pandemic has been phenomenal. Proud to work for a company that goes above and beyond to ensure well-being and job security in times like these.

None really, by far the best benefits package I have ever had

May 13, 2020

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September 19, 2019

Does Facebook offer dental insurance?

Pros

* The pay is top of market and few can match it * Perks are unbelievable, dozens of different cuisines for lunch, 21 days of PTO, fantastic medical coverage * Really smart coworkers, some of the best in the world

Cons

* High profile projects can be extremely political and can really be dragged down by too many cooks in the kitchen * In a post Cambridge Analytica world there are huge slow downs in releasing new features / products, people aren't driven by making the experience better for the users as much as they are not screwing up again * People at the company aren't focused on users as much as they are moving metrics

Advice to Management

Go back to basics and focus on users. Take bigger bets and move away from the "move last and take things" mentality.

Perks are unbelievable, dozens of different cuisines for lunch, 21 days of PTO, fantastic medical coverage

September 19, 2019

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February 15, 2019

Does Facebook offer parental leave?

Pros

-Amazing transparency with ability to ask executives any question you want -Top notch perks including childcare benefits, industry leading maternity leave, strong pay and stock compensation, generous PTO, free food, etc etc -Smart coworkers and close knit work environment -Strong managers with individualized coaching

Cons

-Fast paced work environment - not a place for slackers -Expect to undertake complex initiatives and own them yourself after initial direction provided -A lot of concepts and jargon to learn

Advice to Management

Maintain the high bar for talent and support you r existing staff as they further their careers

Top notch perks including childcare benefits, industry leading maternity leave, strong pay and stock compensation, generous PTO, free food, etc etc

February 15, 2019

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July 31, 2020

Does Facebook have a pension plan?

Pros

- You can change and influence projects/ processes and really have an impact - Great perks and benefits (Free food, High bonus and salary, Health insurance and Pension, Health & Commute Budget) - Great career opportunities - Great branding on CV

Cons

- If you are a structured person, you need to get used to flexibility and no-hierarchy

Advice to Management

- Be open and transparent in communicating - Define roadmaps in a clearer way and encourage even more participation and impact from employees

Great perks and benefits (Free food, High bonus and salary, Health insurance and Pension, Health & Commute Budget)

July 31, 2020

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