Facebook Employee Reviews about "smart people"

Updated 30 Dec 2020

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg
3,973 Ratings
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. "Manager"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits Good perks Nice cafe Smart people

    Cons

    Becoming political Career progression is slowing down

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  2. "One of the best places to learn, work and create genuine impact"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great benefits - food, nice office, snacks, entertainment, transport fees, etc. - Smart people who are motivated and gets thing done quickly. - Little to no politics - Your work is meaningful and impactful even as an intern - Open communication - HR and office culture are 30 years ahead of everyone else

    Cons

    - Might be a bit tough if you're an introvert like me, you need to be more open and talk to a lot more people to learn (totally my fault) - Might feel work is not as impactful depending on role

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Totally OverRated & Below Expection for Company Culture"

    1.0
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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Facebook

    Pros

    Great places to meet like minded & smart people

    Cons

    - Contractors treated like second class - Some people do care less when they know you are contractor - Leveraging on you till your contract end - Lack of transparency, openess & repect due to being a contractor - Do not expect too much as a contractor - Not adding value tasks was given

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  4. "Best company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is one of the best company I worked for in my 25year career. Extremely employee focussed, great benefits and caring. Work culture is very competitive, surrounded by very smart people and always one need to up the game to keep up. There are tons of opportunities to learn, grow and prosper. It is always motivating to work in a place where the product helps billions of people around the world.

    Cons

    Salary may not be astronomically high compared to other bigwigs, yearly salary raise is lower too.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for!"

    5.0
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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook

    Pros

    Overall, my experience working at Facebook was awesome. Lot of smart people, interesting projects, dynamic company, great leadership, great perks, etc. I really liked feeling that we're all in the same boat, one huge team working on a common objective.

    Cons

    If you get a bad manager it can be hard to deal with. The commute is a pain if you live in SF. The shuttles are great, it's just that the 101 gets worse everyday. But of course, at least is closer than Google or other companies. The company is growing fast, so it's getting harder to have a lot of impact.

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    "Great colleagues, management can be poor or indecisive"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, smart people, drive and collective mission, free perks (food, snacks, drinks), new spacious office and swag

    Cons

    Workload, everyone is aiming to move up/across the "jungle gym", it's who you know and how you manage "the game", constantly have to talk up or post your achievements/client meetings.

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    Facebook Response

    April 18, 2016Your Friends at Facebook

    We appreciate your feedback. In our open, 'move-fast' organization, there is flexibility and autonomy when shaping your career. We also encourage each person to reach out to their HR business partners for advice on career growth.

  7. "Great position"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Research Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Smart people and state of the art technical supports

    Cons

    No Cons so far as an intern

  8. "Great Please to work!!!!!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great team culture, challenging work, smart people to assist in personal growth.

    Cons

    Not the highest salary band but work life balance evens it out.

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  9. "Summer Intern"

    5.0
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    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook

    Pros

    * Great perks * Smart people around who want you to suceed

    Cons

    * A bit stressful, but that was mainly because of other interns who always compare code lines or some other useless metrics

  10. "Great company great people"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart people, huge impacts, nice comp & benefits

    Cons

    Starting to get bigger and fighting to stay nimble

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