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Updated Jul 27, 2021

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg
82 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Hard work will pay off. A lot of impacts but you have to grind through it.

    Mar 1, 2021 - Production Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
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    Pros

    * Smart people who take their jobs seriously (well they don't want to lose their job!) * Most of them are friendly and respectful enough despite you may disagree with them politically or culturally or on work matters * Extremely good amenities, perks and compensation. Google is the only one that can match FB on most perks * Pretty much everything is built in-house. so there is some way to get people help you/fix bugs instead of bugging an open source community which may never want you patch

    Cons

    * WLB is not great if you come in not knowing a particular language, say, C++, because debugging through any codebase can be very tough * Many things to fix at FB, so you will be easily distracted and can put risks on achieving impacts on your primary goals for the half * While in-house tools are great from a "please fix it" approach, it's also usually come at the cost of usability and stability. We really could use more help in making tooling accessible and useful * Impacts is go big or go home. Everyone is obsessed and measured by impacts. This could be cpu win or engagement metric move or power reduction or productivity. But ultimately we are chasing the big stuff in the name of promotion, and forget we need to grind through the small stuff that are actually most important to a healthier WLB and relaibility.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Intern

    Top of the line

    Jul 26, 2021 - Production Engineer 
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    Pros

    Money, learning, career progression are all top notch

    Cons

    Work life balance and sometimes stressful perf reviews

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Bottoms up!

    Jul 23, 2021 - Production Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
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    Pros

    - Open communication between leadership and ICs - Great perks - ICs can drive projects/impact

    Cons

    - Promotion deadlines for IC5 seem unnecessary; prefer Google's approach

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Excellent for career growth

    Jul 27, 2021 - Production Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
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    Pros

    - Result driven, the performance/ability talks - Move fast - satisfying for driving the project - Less bureaucracy than most of the big companies

    Cons

    - Impact / post driven - Direction and leadership is a bit messy

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Unrelenting Wokeness & Activism

    Jun 18, 2021 - Production Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
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    Pros

    The salary is excellent and engineering decisions aren't made from on high.

    Cons

    Each day employees are waterboarded with wokeness. The focus of the company now seems to be social engineering and activism. From an engineering perspective there is a not-invented-here-syndrome almost as bad as RedHat. There are many third rails that may not be touched.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Best place to work

    Apr 28, 2021 - Production Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
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    Pros

    Lots of Autonomy Most people are polite and open Managers are committed to helping

    Cons

    Can be chaotic Working on a plane in mid flight A bit reticent about remote work

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    1 person found this review helpful
  7. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great compensation at Facebook

    Jun 19, 2021 - Production Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
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    Pros

    facebook provides great perks to employees

    Cons

    work life balance really sucks

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good company for career growth

    Jun 9, 2021 - Production Engineer 
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    Pros

    Facebook is a demanding company but if you perform well you will be rewarded.

    Cons

    Sometimes it’s stressful, if you don’t manage your work well you may have bad WLB.

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  9. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Know what you are getting yourself into

    Aug 18, 2019 - Production Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
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    Pros

    Facebook is a good company to work for. They pay well. They have great perks. At the beginning, life is good. Facebook rewards ambition.

    Cons

    The appeal quickly wears off. Your experience at Facebook highly depends on the team you join. Facebook does not have the best people managers. If you join a team with a good manager who knows the system, you will be more likely to have a productive, prosperous time at Facebook. If you join a team with a bad manager, your work-life balance will be horrible. You will feel extreme pressure with the Performance cycle review every six months. Worse yet, you may even blame yourself for what's happening, not realizing the role your manager plays until it is too late. Facebook is a good company for new college graduates. Even with a bad experience, you can learn so much about practical, applied technology here. For those with several years of experience, or with family commitments, be careful. Come into Facebook with a clear sense of what you need from Facebook that you cannot get anywhere else. Be prepared to leave when that is delayed, or not a possibility, or comes at a cost to your family or external commitments. For most people, Facebook is not a company that you join and happily work at for the rest of your life. Facebook is a temporary stop that will squeeze as much productivity out of you as it can. When that stops, it forces you out or makes you want to leave.

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good first job

    Apr 28, 2021 - Production Engineer 
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    Pros

    Great people, manager, collegues, and many mentorship programs

    Cons

    Large team sometimes doesn't have much interesting work

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