Facebook Employee Reviews about "free food"

Updated Jan 19, 2021

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  • "Free food is just the beginning(in 399 reviews)

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  • "Work life balance can be tough at times(in 487 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Contractor, more than 1 year

      Good

      Oct 21, 2020 - Operations Specialist in Singapore
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      Pros

      Free food, cool office, nice culture and people

      Cons

      Difficult to get permanent role in FB

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Getting more political, difficult to promote, less transparent

      Jan 7, 2021 - Executive Assistant in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good parks (Benefits are good), office furniture, free food

      Cons

      Political, difficult to transfer internally or promotion

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Finance manager

      Nov 8, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free food Micro kitchen Insurance

      Cons

      Career development is poor too

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    4. 3.0
      Current Contractor, less than 1 year

      Marketing

      Feb 16, 2019 - Anonymous Contractor in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Enjoy some of the perks as FTE employees like sometimes free swags, free food, drinks and snacks - Have the opportunity to work in Facebook

      Cons

      - As a contractor, you are really a second class citizen.

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    5. 1.0
      Current Employee

      People Operations Lead

      Jan 22, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits and free food

      Cons

      Terrible management, Long hours, lack of diversity

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    6. 2.0
      Current Contractor, more than 1 year

      Disappointing experience

      Jan 16, 2021 - Marketing Manager 
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      Pros

      - Career growth (literally just by virtue of having worked there, Facebook does not invest a penny in career growth for its contractors) - Free food - Nice office - I was lucky to have a good manager and team - Some nice people

      Cons

      There is no path for contractors to be converted into full time employees. In fact, Facebook makes it incredibly hard for contractors to become employees. You have to apply and go through the same process as any other applicant, and the team cannot take the fact that you’ve been working there (in that same position might I add) into consideration. There is essentially a two tier system where you, as a contractor, are treated as second class. I know this is the case for a lot of companies but I don’t think it should be understated how deflating that can feel. I would only recommend joining as a contractor if you’re starting your career. Working at FB will give it a nice boost. Just keep in mind there’s a 95% chance that in two years you’ll be unemployed.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Growth, impact, culture and compensation, though with some costs.

      Nov 28, 2020 - Research Scientist in Menlo Park, CA
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      Pros

      Awesome place to learn about engineering and management. At least, in a big company at scale. You can almost live on campus. I guess I mostly spent on rent and gas. Free food, showers, gym, ~700 dollars on external wellness activity, paternity leave, and lots of small perks to simplify your life. FB fosters quite a friendly culture. At least, on the level of engineers. Semiannual reviews partially evaluate how good your relationships with the colleagues. FB is very good at employee retention. Management will try hard to find interesting projects for you. Lots of projects that may bring a great impact. Quite unique projects at scale. Lots of pocket communities with interesting activities. Good compensation.

      Cons

      Lots of big politics around the company. There is always pressure from the government, society, the media, and even from own employees represented by a vocal left-leaning group. You will also get the part of this pressure as an employee. Noisy environment. Sometimes it's good to have people around, but often you'll find yourself distracted. The company likes open spaces, MPK 20 is a living nightmare, though MPK 21 was designed better. No digital nomad options, except big work-from-home mode right now. Code quality is diverse. Some open-source libraries/frameworks are brilliant. Check folly or react. The non-public part totally depends on the team. HQ, the biggest part of the company, is located in Menlo Park. The place has a nice nature around but has certain issues with the rent price, infrastructure, and gender ratio. Young unmarried man should think twice before moving to the Bay Area, .

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great career opportunity

      Jan 14, 2021 - Analyst in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Facebook is Facebook and you get yourself amazing branding stamp in the CV. There are a lot of smart people you can work with. Huge range of projects and opportunities. Free food in the office is a huge plus.

      Cons

      Low compensation compared to competitors. Long working hours - it can be difficult to balance work-life. Constant pressure. Not everyone is hard working and if you end up with lazy, non responsive people on the project you won't have a great time.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company, colleagues, culture, etc.

      Jan 11, 2021 - Account Manager in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      Hands down the people and environment that you get to work in are next to none. Competitive salary and free food are obviously great perks as well but I personally would sacrifice a bit of pay to enjoy the work I do and people you get to work with.

      Cons

      Work life balance can be tough at times

      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Going through growing pains but still great employer if you find the right team

      Sep 22, 2020 - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      * Excellent compensation and benefits. Takes really good care of its people, from excellent free food to subsidized laundry. * Lots of unique engineering scale challenges. * Engineers have a lot of autonomy and decision power. * Variety of different areas and expanding options in every office. * Fairly easy to switch teams and even offices / geographical location. * Great dev infra. Most menial jobs are automated. * Fast paced and growing - lots of opportunities for career growth. * Still kept some good things about startup culture like focusing on what matters.

      Cons

      * It's becoming more corporate with growth - harder to find opportunities that really move the needle, getting more political, more processes, etc. * With size, discrepancy in culture between orgs is growing. If you land on a bad position it may be harder to switch. * After negative media cycle on social media, isn't attracting same passionate people as before * Your friends and even random people will want to tell you how they feel about social media. Some will even blame you for Trump. * Culture of "move fast" and "focus on impact" taken to the extreme in some orgs which causes lots of incidents, unnecessary stress and terrible codebase.

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