Facebook

Company
Facebook
Headquarters
Menlo Park, CA
# of employees
10,001+
Industry
Tech
Website
https://about.fb.com/

Diversity Report - Gender

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Female

37.0%

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Male

63.0%

Diversity Report - Race/Ethnicity

Asian

44.4%

Black

3.9%

Latinx

6.3%

Native American

0.4%

White

41.0%

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female
black
21-30
Client Solutions Manager
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Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
June 5, 2020

Relationships with manager(s)

My relationship with my manager has been good primarily because we meet on a regular cadence. A lot of my work in the sales org is independent, so my manager doesn't really work with me. A lot of what I do is communicate what I do with her so she understands the work I've done, and so she can support me during performance reviews.
June 5, 2020

Training and career development

I wish we had a more formal training or development program. Coaching circles are similar, but they're really six-week programs. We have Be The Ally training and a Managing Bias training, and those are highly encouraged by managers, although they're not required.
June 5, 2020

Diversity programs

The goal of ERGs is to provide community and professional development opportunities. It has been great to build a network of other Black employees. It's nice to have the space to share and celebrate black culture. I'm not aware of any formal minority focused coaching programs, but we do have a program called Coaching Circles, that are available for all employees and can be created for specific groups. I was part of a coaching circle that was led by a Black leader, and it was specifically for Black employees. It taught me a lot about mentorship and navigating the performance cycle process.
June 5, 2020

Application and interview process

I went through a batch interview, where a group of candidates were interviewed on one day. Sometimes candidates get stuck in the pipeline because they are waiting for a position to open, so I didn't receive an offer until 5 months after my initial interview.
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male
black
21-30
Business Analyst
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Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
Yes
June 13, 2020

Salary and benefits

Top tech firms like Facebook and Google pay better than most firms. Comparing Facebook to Google, the engineering organization and most other organizations get less in terms of stock and equity than Google than Google, but typically their base salaries are higher.
June 13, 2020

Diversity programs

It's easier to get information here than it was at Google. Anytime that there's something going on in the world or at work, we can get information and discuss it at work because that's just the nature of the platform. They've started a lot of diversity programs in the last few years. The programs are constantly getting redesigned and revamped to be better. At Facebook, it seems like people really care, especially compared to Google. The mission of the company is to connect people, so the company is really concerned about the people and the employee experience.
June 13, 2020

Relationships with manager(s)

Within the recruiting organization, some managers will be more transparent about what you need to do, and some won't. With other groups, like engineering, it's much more straightforward. Managers really own your career in terms of progression, and they can block you from moving upwards. My manager blocked me a couple times from leaving or progressing at Facebook. I was the top performer on the team for all three years that I was there. I received feedback that I wasn't vulnerable enough or that I didn't talk to her enough, and I had to be good about drawing boundaries with her. Facebook is very political, and you have to do some sucking up. People have been promoted just by aligning themselves with certain people, and I just wasn't willing to do that.
June 13, 2020

Application and interview process

I had a phone screener, then four back-to-back on-site interviews. The interviews focused on candidate engagement, tech recruiting strategy, and culture fit. The process was straightforward, and since Facebook in New York was really trying to grow at the time, I heard back after about 10 days.
June 13, 2020

Promotion discussions

If your manager rides for you, you can be promoted; if they don't, then it will be much harder. With my first manager, it took me about two years to get promoted, and there are people on the team that have been there about four years and still haven't been promoted. The promotions are not always based on merit. Sometimes it's more just about who you're close with.
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asian
queer
Product Manager
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San Francisco, CA
Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
Yes
July 29, 2020

Company culture

For the most part, I feel like I can be my authentic self. There's nothing that I want to share that I don't think I can. Moving into a role where I interact with the technical employees, that has influenced how I communicate, but I still feel like I can be professionally open with them. Before, I was more on the marketing side, where it's more diverse. On the engineering team, that's less so the case, and there's a communication gap.
July 29, 2020

Training and career development

I've found the training to be pretty thorough. I think there's a proactive culture of documenting learnings. In the PM community, people share best practices and keep notes to pass on to others. That's been really helpful in how I want to think about my role and my career. I found the onboarding process to be pretty hands on and the available knowledge to be pretty incredible.
July 29, 2020

Application and interview process

It was good. It was pretty standard. They were super responsive and I feel like I was kept in the loop throughout the process. The interviews were definitely tough, but communication was great.
July 29, 2020

Relationships with manager(s)

I've had three managers. In general it's been positive. I am someone who tells my manager what I want from them and what I can give them, and I find that direct communication is really effective. Most people managers want to do a good job, so if you demonstrate that you're invested in the team, your manager will support you. You just need to let them know what you need from them.
July 29, 2020

Diversity programs

I've participated to a limited extent. I was very active in my last job. There's progress to be made in terms of how to leverage the programs to drive organizational change. That part is a little more ambiguous.
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female
Product Manager
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Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
July 10, 2020

Company culture

Facebook is very decentralized, meaning you will rarely get strong objectives or direction. Everything comes from the individual regardless of level. It is flat from the perspective of everyone as each individual has equal say in how things move forward. Employee's titles are the same until a certain point, but levels are not disclosed to other employees.
July 10, 2020

Company culture

The culture consists of incredibly strong feedback, within weeks people were proactive about providing intermediate feedback with reactions being instantaneous. It is a company that promotes personal growth with everyone being very open, permissive, and friendly.
July 10, 2020

Company culture

Because Facebook is a work hard play hard atmosphere, everyone is incredibly ambitious and whenever it is time to work everyone is focused. The reciprocated reward is taking time for yourself and spending time with teammates.
July 10, 2020

Company culture

Even now, during the COVID-19 virus, with everyone being distant teams spend time together and socialize. We are held responsible to bond with our teams. During evaluations, we gauge if we have reached business methods but also if we maintained health.
July 10, 2020

Company culture

I definitely feel like I can be myself at Facebook. I can be pretty quirky and I do not have to hold myself back.
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female
Product Manager
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Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
July 10, 2020

Company culture

Facebook is very decentralized, meaning you will rarely get strong objectives or direction. Everything comes from the individual regardless of level. It is flat from the perspective of everyone as each individual has equal say in how things move forward. Employee's titles are the same until a certain point, but levels are not disclosed to other employees.

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