Facebook Senior Software Engineer Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2021

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Awesome company.

    Jul 28, 2021 - Senior Software Developer in San Francisco, CA
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    Pros

    Friendly and close-knit community Good services Huge salary Office not far from home Career

    Cons

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great work-life balance. Bad reviews on WLB are one-sided

    Jun 30, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
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    Pros

    - Flexible switching between orgs & teams & office locations. - Diverse team cultures. - Great work-life balance if you pick the right team. - Benefits are top of the market. - Flexible remote work options. - Strong leadership & long term visions.

    Cons

    - Performance review cycles twice a year is kind of exhausting. But hey, they just changed it to be once per year starting next year 2022! - Sometimes too methodical, it's no longer easy to move fast here.

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee

    A very good company

    Jul 31, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer 
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    Pros

    To my point of view, the company facebook is a very interesting company with a good salary and work environment.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to be honest since I love the company culture and team building events in the company and I would like to join more in the future

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee

    work life balance

    Jul 26, 2021 - Senior Software Developer 
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    Pros

    great work place, lots of free food, open culture and smart people all around

    Cons

    Peer review somehow depends on personal relationship not on real work. Great show out more important than great work

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  5. 4.0
    Former Contractor

    The benefits will lock you in

    Apr 8, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād
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    Pros

    I gained great organizational experience working at Facebook. It helped me ship code at scale and realize what makes a product successful. The benefits were amazing, but most of the time they will mask the cons, which keeps you here longer than you may want. The teams I worked with were all exceptional, there wasn't much drama and everyone could get there work done effectively

    Cons

    - I was drawn in by the prestige and the idea that I would have "impact" with billions of people. You start to realize this "impact" might not all be positive, but it's always framed that way internally. Ultimately, the impact is setup to keep the ad dollars rolling in. - Innovation was stifled because of metrics. Leadership is often too scared to try innovation. The biggest efforts were around copying competitors products, not building something innovative. - The performance reviews every 6 months and the culture of shipping "impact" take a toll on mental health, which is exacerbated when working from home without any of the perks of the office to take the edge off. Overall, there are many great tech companies out there that you'll be able to learn a ton from where you could be much happier and paid a little less.

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Big Salary

    Jun 28, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād
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    Pros

    Huge salary and benefits Well known company High scale projects Lots of freedom

    Cons

    Bad WLB Chaotic, no project management No team play, everything PSC driven

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee

    good atmosphere, overrated in tech, chaotic

    May 30, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād
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    Pros

    pay is good (with Bonuses & RSU) - not the base perks are great

    Cons

    after 25 years in multiple companies, FB turned out to be the weakest in terms of tech excellence. nothing really works properly, everything breaks very often incl, dev tools, servers, builds, etc especially when your further from the matured core. the tools (mainly posts & chats) are really not up for the task.

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Sure

    May 27, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād
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    Pros

    Lots of technical challenges due to the insane scale

    Cons

    Company is shifting away from a high amount of individual agency. Lots of new "middle-management" which causes a lot of XFN & alignment overhead.

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    you know that

    Jun 5, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād
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    Pros

    limited responsiblity good people delicious food nice building

    Cons

    bad wlb bad env no carreer growth upon certain level

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    5 star

    Apr 16, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād
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    Pros

    good company ti work loved it

    Cons

    no cons for now its a good company

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