Facebook Employee Reviews about "free food"

Updated 18 Dec 2020

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Pros
  • "I mean free food tastes so much better than non-(in 391 reviews)

  • "Lots of smart people to work with(in 325 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance can be challenging depending on your team(in 461 reviews)

  • "Despite some reports, you do not need to work long hours in order to succeed at Facebook(in 92 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

    5.0
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    Former Contractor - Operations Specialist in Singapore
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook for more than a year

    Pros

    Free food, cool office, nice culture and people

    Cons

    Difficult to get permanent role in FB

  2. "Finance manager"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Free food Micro kitchen Insurance

    Cons

    Career development is poor too


  3. "Marketing"

    3.0
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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook for less than a year

    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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  4. "People Operations Lead"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and free food

    Cons

    Terrible management, Long hours, lack of diversity

  5. COVID-19

    "Good benefits"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, free food (pre-Covid), freedom to choose what teams to work on

    Cons

    Work life balance can be poor depending on team

  6. "Great experience"

    5.0
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    Former Intern - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Facebook

    Pros

    - Supportive team. - Talented coworkers. - Free food and amenities. - Decent WLB (my team is chill).

    Cons

    I didn't have any complaints about my experience working there, but I think the company as a whole could work better on PR. A minor one may be more intern events, but I nonetheless got to know some good peers.

  7. "Very nice workplace"

    5.0
    Former Intern - Production Engineer Intern 

    I worked at Facebook

    Pros

    Free food, a lot of extra events, very nice and kind people

    Cons

    your manager as an intern might not be very involved

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

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook full-time for more than 3 years

    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, .

  9. "very poor quality of food"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    free food free wifi free ac

    Cons

    only western toilet only western food

  10. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Talent Sourcer in Dublin, Dublin

    I worked at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Lots - Environment, benefits, culture, free food

    Cons

    None that I can think of!

    Facebook Response

    November 25, 2020EMEA Recruitment Director

    Thank you for your feedback and your contribution in helping Facebook hire great talent into the company, more than likely I had the chance to work with you in the Recruitment team, so if I know you: "Hi again"! Appreciated the shout out on environment, benefits, culture and culinary, we think long and hard about and invest a lot of time and resources into our facilities, culture and employee experience so appreciate the feedback there. Best of luck in the next chapter of your career and hope to meet up soon in the not too distant future in and up and coming recruitment event in Ireland!

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