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Anonymous shared this review of Facebook, United States on Mar 3rd, 2020
"Your experience will really depend on the team you will join. The company is not forward thinking, and as part of CBS/Viacom not innovative enough for it to be a place you would want to work long term."
Anonymous shared this review of Facebook, United States on Feb 19th, 2020
"It’s great! Highly recommend. Great policies, flexibility, and leadership. 10/10 would work here again."
Anonymous shared this review of Facebook, United States on Dec 5th, 2019
"It's important to find ways to grow outside of formal promotions. Make sure you are working on challenging projects and learning things that are a priority to you. "
"Incredible support systems and opportunities that are unmatched in the industry. "
"Possibly, it just depends on the role they would be hired to fill."
"This is a great place to work however if you are just starting your career there is very little development and compensation is not the best. "
"They have a great maternity leave and medical benefits. But culture sometimes an issue"
Anonymous shared this review of Facebook on Apr 4th, 2019
"While it has great policies for parental leave and has flexible work from home policies, it’s very difficult to rise up the ranks at Facebook as a pm without working all hours of the day. "
Anonymous shared this review of Facebook on Mar 18th, 2019
"Research the team before you join and talk with direct reports of the manager candidly. Most managers are great but a not so great one can be very difficult to live with."
"This is work Utopia. If I was full time and not on contract I would have loved to stay longer. "
"Great flexibility, with a strong focus on culture and promoting inclusion"
Anonymous shared this review of Facebook on Jan 24th, 2019
"It’s a great place to work with a lot of opportunity and really wonderful benefits"
Anonymous shared this review of Facebook on Nov 6th, 2018
"Great place to work for families. They deeply care about providing the best benefits for their people."
Anonymous shared this review of Facebook on Jul 6th, 2018
"Facebook offers great benefits and supports new parents and families with their Time Off options."
"It is a great place to work for women compared to other places. There is some work that can be done to make sure women are promoted to senior positions at a similar rate to men."
"It's pretty intense, but better in supporting women than several other places."
"Four months fully paid mat leave, high compensation, flexible hours."
Anonymous shared this review of Facebook on Apr 25th, 2018
"It has been a great place to work with a family. Flexible schedule, good work life balance and good leave policies. "
Anonymous shared this review of Facebook on Mar 3rd, 2018
"Be careful. It can be a tech bro culture that can lead to exclusion and missed opportunities"
Anonymous shared this review of Facebook on Oct 11th, 2017
"Diversity, equality and merit based advancement is a huge focus."
Anonymous shared this review of Facebook on Jun 22nd, 2017
"Diversity is an expectation, not a nice to have. This means we are always looking for more women, more cultures, more ethnicities to be part of the team and leadership. "
Anonymous shared this review of Facebook on May 23rd, 2017
"I can think of no other company that prioritizes its people first the way facebook does."
"Women are truly valued and looked upon has assets to the company."
"Great place to work for women. The company pushes very hard for work / life balance for women at all stages - single, married, mothers, etc. "
"I have experienced many different phases while working at Facebook - both personally and professionally - and felt extremely supported along the way (becoming a mom, taking on leadership roles, etc). It also helps to have strong women role models represented in leadership/executive level roles across the org."
Anonymous shared this review of Facebook on Mar 27th, 2017
"Stand up for yourself when it comes to promotions and raises. Be clear about expectations with your manager."
Anonymous shared this review of Facebook on Dec 6th, 2016
"Hidden risks of having kids is built into the young managers mentality- flexbile policy but in reality their attitudes are not suited for families."
Anonymous shared this review of Facebook on Nov 25th, 2016
"Policy towards women varies so much depending on your manager. My last manager ignored systematic bullying and told me he doesn't see gender, it's all merit based *eye roll*. New manager is female and have a shocking 20% women in my org, and can feel the difference. But, discrepancies between orgs are not investigated, there are very few women in leadership roles, especially in engineering, bro culture is strong and in anonymous discussions, things like whether women are actually worse at engineering than men have been openly discussed. Doesn't do much to inspire trust in my male colleagues. Despite tons of diversity promotion, the stats have changed very little. While I realise this is endemic in the valley, it makes a lot of FB's diversity work seem hollow and more about publicity."
Anonymous shared this review of Facebook on May 6th, 2016
"This is overall a great company for women. However, with Sheryl Sandberg being the COO, you'd expect it to have all the best policies and benefits worldwide for women, and that's not necessarily the case. Optional extended maternity leave that's available in some countries outsite the US (i.e. Brazil) is not available for employees, for instance. "
Anonymous shared this review of Facebook on May 5th, 2016
"Facebook has great female- and family-friendly policies in place and actively strives to be a good place for women to work; I'd definitely recommend it to other women. That said, it still isn't free of the practices and attitudes endemic to tech that can make things difficult for women."
Anonymous shared this review of Facebook on Mar 23rd, 2016
"Some of the best maternity policies I've seen in the US. Amazing support for mothers with easy access parking spots and rooms for breastfeeding even at pop-up one-night events. Still, you will run into the usual set of employees looking past you or only hearing your argument after it has been repeated by a male colleague, not looking you in the eye, lower participation rates by women in groups, etc. We also need to see more women managers throughout the org."
"So far its been great!"
"Diversity is a main concern and there are great resource groups to facilitate conversation and change. It's not perfect yet, but leadership is very invested in improving equality."
"Its a wonderful place"
"There are relatively few women working in engineering. Upper management seems pretty fair towards women, but individuals vary quite a bit (and you're reviewed by your peers, so that matters). There's a decent amount of company focus on avoiding bias and increasing diversity, but also a lot of blow-back from men who think that means "lowering the bar", even while management insists it does not. I suspect it's much harder for women to get promoted."
"Note: my salary was $8000/mo as an intern, but obviously my annual salary was pretty low. Also, no bonus :P I was only an intern for three months, but overall I would recommend Facebook as a good place for women to work. While it's not perfect and you experience a fair amount of micro-aggressions on a day-to-day basis, I don't think it's too different from your typical tech company. I think there is a fair amount of "over-correcting" for this, though. One of the benefits of working at Facebook for women is that there's a lot of support for female engineers, especially those who want to move up to management. Additionally, maternity leave and paternity leave are identical (4 months); Facebook is one of the few tech companies to offer this."
"Every time they talk about hiring more women, they frame it as "lowering the bar". I have never worked anywhere with such a low ratio in my engineering department."
"Prepare to be perfect. If you're perfect, this is a great place to be. If not, best of luck."
"My very first team at this company was 50% women, which is unheard of anywhere else, but not an uncommon thing here. I don't about pay, but women are highly respected and often treated better than men at this company."
"I have worked here for nearly 5 years. In my experience, my gender has never been a consideration to how I operate, am perceived or have been developed...I have had incredible opportunities based on merit and hardwork."
"If you're in Engineering, be prepared to Lean In and make an extra effort to counteract the "brogrammer" culture that, in my opinion, is still subtly pervasive. Outside of Eng, it really depends on the org you're a member of."
"Women are 100% treated fairly."