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Updated 19 September 2018
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  • "Some teams have poor work life balance" (in 275 reviews)

  • "Expect to Work Hard in line with the Move Fast mantra that pervades the company ethos" (in 64 reviews)

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  1. "Best Company to Work For"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - As multicultural and as an open environment as you can get in a company
    - Compensation and benefits are as good as they can get
    - Best manager I ever worked for
    - Best people I ever met in an office

    Cons

    - As in any company you will encounter issues and you will not be happy with many things, it's not Paradise.
    - Very fast paced environment.
    - You get a lot and you have to give back more if you want to keep your fantastic job


  2. "A toxic, cult-like environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Facebook has a lot of money to throw around, so you get great benefits and perks. Office spaces are nice, the benefits are really good, plus they continuously update their 'Life@' perks which can be handy and convenient.

    Cons

    The worst part about Facebook is the culture. With the excuse that you should 'focus on impact', people will fight for 'sexy' projects and things that will obtain them a good performance review. Since middle and upper management often do not have a clue about what their own teams actually do, whatever you can make sound important (e.g. with fake metrics or tales of potential impact), you are onto a winner. Unfortunately, the same managers do not enforce a culture of fairness or trust; instead, it is a culture of rewarding back-stabbers and people who 'get the work done' but who, at the same time, treat their colleagues poorly. By that, I mean stealing projects or not giving credit to those who get the work done, for example. It is an awful environment to work in. Some teams are worse than others as well: You could end up reporting into a bad apple who steals projects from you. It happens, and it happens often.

    Good people managers are never rewarded, as people management is not something Facebook recognises as important. Yes, in the orientation they will give you a big speech about it but when was the last time good people managers got promotions? Managers should focus on people, and ICs should focus on things. Unfortunately, bad managers who are good at IC work get rewarded often to the detriment of their teams, who have to suffer under people who should have never become people managers. The so-called Pulse survey is a joke, as no importance is given to low-scoring managers. If 10 people in a team say they would not work with their manager again, something must be wrong, don't you think?

    To any potential employees: Do not get fooled by the appearances. Facebook makes people feel trapped because they make you think this is the 'best' company and that you should be grateful you are part of Mark Zuckerberg's dream of making the world more 'open and connected'. It's a fallacy. Do not fall for it.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management need to pay more attention to the people under them, and make their managers accountable. It is too easy to hide bad things at Facebook, simply because Directors and VPs are too busy trying to make their pyramid schemes even larger.

    HR need to be more people-focused, as they don't support non-managers, even when you have genuine issues. They will always protect and engage with managers, so if you have issues, well... you are better off not asking your HRBP, as they will simply say they are too busy for your minuscule needs.

  3. "Market Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Perks, Office Space, People, Diversity

    Cons

    Order, Red Tape, Transparency, Leaks


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Cult environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook full-time

    Pros

    Free food
    Salary
    Bands onsite
    Pay transport to work

    Cons

    People - your either in or your out
    Management - doesnt know how to run a team, very nasty, lets team dictate who passes probation
    Dont learn anything - people working on stupid *projects* so something to talk about in 1-1
    Targets boring 15 placements a year, half the time nothing to do


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Recruiter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Facebook full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learning and Getting Challenged
    Good Pay and Benefits

    Cons

    Poor Management- lack of knowledge in critical areas.
    Unrealistic Expectations
    Team Politics
    Work Life Balance
    Not sticking to company values- e.g Be Open


  6. "Technical Sourcer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Sourcer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Technical Sourcer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Money,
    perks,
    food,
    career,
    location

    Cons

    Remote, Transparency, Promotion system, Recognition, Size

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  7. Helpful (1)

    "The best company I have worked at"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Specialist in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Market Specialist in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast pace, high growth rate, good perks and salary

    Cons

    Mid-Level leadership, Inside politics, Not as many different career prospects as compared to London / MPK

  8. "International and fun experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Analyst in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great energetic, talented and fun collegues
    Great perks (breakfast, lunch, dinner), gyms
    Interesting things going on
    Smart leadership and open internal communication

    Cons

    Community operations roles repetitive and boring
    Sometimes there can be more emphasis on internal politics and appearances than actual performance

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent and better at external communication


  9. "Production Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The People, the tech, the culture, the perks, the food.

    Cons

    Risk of getting spoiled and overweight.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analytics Consultant in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Analytics Consultant in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good envoriment
    good benefit
    nice people
    nice location
    good package

    Cons

    projects are ok
    slow career progression
    very competitive
    few nice girls
    culture is too much rated


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