Facebook Employee Reviews about "free food"

Updated 15 Sep 2020

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4.4
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg
182 Ratings
Pros
  • "I mean free food tastes so much better than non-(in 377 reviews)

  • "Lots of smart people to work with(in 308 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance can be challenging depending on your team(in 423 reviews)

  • "Despite some reports, you do not need to work long hours in order to succeed at Facebook(in 84 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Love Facebook, it's a great company with great and humble people"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Specialist in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - You can change and influence projects/ processes and really have an impact - Great perks and benefits (Free food, High bonus and salary, Health insurance and Pension, Health & Commute Budget) - Great career opportunities - Great branding on CV

    Cons

    - If you are a structured person, you need to get used to flexibility and no-hierarchy

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great if your FTE. Soul crushing if your contractor"

    3.0
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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook for more than a year

    Pros

    Free food and snacks daily Modern equipment Good salary Good immediate supervisors Good training

    Cons

    If you're an FTE well done you're golden If you're a contractor, hired by an external agency - welcome to life as a second class citizen Facebook will tout that there is no different between FTEs and Contractors. Wrong! Our badges identify us as contractors. You will receive daily emails with exciting events but then you read at the bottom "FTE only". Contractors are barred from using the internal job application system to apply for FTE roles to try and advance themselves internally. Your role or team can suddenly be eliminated or switched to the even lower, cheaper vendor level. Contractors may be allowed walk around the main office but work there? Oh no. You will get the rented space over in a dodgy area of the city. Contractors have no access to basic benefits such as pensions or healthcare

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  3. "Overall Positive"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits such as WFH, equity, free food, free travel, wellness benefit

    Cons

    Duplication of work and lack of role clarity at times

  4. "Great place to work."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Enterprise Support Tech in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with amazing people, on amazing projects. Free food, snacks, coffee. Good opportunities for career development.

    Cons

    Can't think of any.

  5. "Average Company"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Learning and Development Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Working from home. Flexibility. Friendly environment. Travel. Multiculturalism. Free Food.

    Cons

    Process confusion Lack of transparency Travel No Career development No skills development

  6. Helpful (13)

    "Avoid GMS org & supporting functions if at all possible"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Salary - Free Food - Health Insurance but you'll need it due to issues this place causes - Meet lots of cool people - Good for your first job but if you are experienced coming from the outside be very careful as they don't value this. - The FB experience varies widely between teams. I have friends who love their job and role on the team they are in. This wasn't the case for me. Your company is as good as your manager and I had no good ones.

    Cons

    1. Work/Life Balance If you don't make this boundary clear yourself and actively work on creating it - it will be exploited. Communication is broken in the company so you'll get messenger pings, quip notifications, emails, google doc updates at all hours. They even do long term project planning over chat groups in some teams. 2. Loads of unnecessary stress/anxiety related issues suffered by employees due to: (i) Managers fawning over each other showing "impact" of their teams - god help you if you don't make them look good or disagree with them. Anonymous reviews come through some of the time and people can say what they want about you. (ii) Unnecessary fighting between individual contributors due to performance review system. People "strong arm" you into doing work when it makes no business sense so it can make them look good. (iii) Bad reviews stick with you and you'll be treated differently - people are managed out/disappear/don't pass probation all the time. Speaking with friends in other companies FB isn't that attractive anymore and it's reputation is changing in the jobs marketplace. (iv) Performance reviews for the most part are opinion based (see 3 below) and not work based (v) Bullying/Level-ism. I've seen so much of it go on here and nothing done. (vi) Decisions a lot of the time are made from MPK and a lot of the time opinion based and not fact based which is scary. The 'Holier Than Though' engineering 'Move Fast' culture creates loads of chaos and is unnecessary. 3. You are goaled a lot on "collaboration" i.e. how much you are liked rather than the work you do or numbers you drive. This is a cult like characteristic where you have to be "happy" and "always on." I joined FB to work on projects to drive numbers but all my feedback was about how I got on with other people. Collaboration is important for most companies but it's fake at Facebook due to performance review system. 4. There are no formal processes for a lot of things in the company. The only analogy I have for Facebook is that it's like a big building, you go inside, peel back the wallpaper and all you will see is the pipes - the walls are missing. It's "XFN this" and "XFN that" so you reach out to teams to get things done and rely on "collaboration" rather than formal processes/business requirements. It's a huge surprise to me how it has gotten this far. I've seen parts of the operation down/backlogged for weeks on end due to bad planning but you can't complain about it because you won't be "liked." 5. GMS Summit - This event is a mix between Jonestown and being in North Korea. People stand up and applaud Zuckerberg when he comes on stage and don't sit down until he sits down. A VP (one in particular) gets on stage and tells the audience how lucky and special they are to have a job there and how grateful we should all be. Another one at the EMEA one told us to start sharing positive news about FB on our personal feeds.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work and be"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - free food on the site - snacks provided on a daily basis - great opportunity to work with very diverse people from all over the world

    Cons

    - sometimes it is very hard to get promoted without knowing anyone on a higher position

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  8. Helpful (6)

    "Business Integrity"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - BI Analyst in Dublin, Dublin

    I worked at Facebook full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free Food Perks Flexibility Salary Nice Offices

    Cons

    I worked in Facebook for one year, but my experience in Business Integrity has been literally a nightmare, I felt extremely underrated, ignored and not involved in the main team responsibilities. Facebook is for sure a great company, but my experience in BI was really bad. Please, see below the main cons of this team: 1)Management: Inexpert management, really superficial and high level approach, luck of clear direction, unprofessional jokes and attitude, play favourites, only interest in their own goals and not the development of the team - Lack of structure: No processes & structures, many teams have been created without a prior consultant opinion. So many people, me included, have been obliged to work in a team not fitting their skills. - Not all the opinions are heard: If you try to propose new projects ideas and . process you can result annoying. They ask people of higher level to be independent and drive their own initiatives, but at the end the managers decide and promote only the people that help them to reach their own goals. - Team collaboration: we are all great talent and characters, but the lack of job together with the managers inconsistency created un-healthy competition and back stubbing environment

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Account manager"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food, lot of responsibilities

    Cons

    Bad goaling, unclear strategy for the team

  10. "Haven't seen better employer in Cork!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cork
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great office space (small by Facebook standards and very cozy), friendly and talented people, exciting and meaningful work. Compensation and benefits are very good, there's free food and snacks in the office and many social activities.

    Cons

    Since many co-workers are based in the US west coast, your work day normally starts and ends later than usual. Office in the city centre means parking and commute are sometimes frustrating.

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