Facebook Employees Reveal Why They Hate Their Jobs
Some Facebook employees are speaking out about their place of employment and it's not all "likes."
Former and present Facebook workers recently posted on Quora.com about what they didn't like while working for the social media giant, noted Business Insider. The complaints below are just a few of a long laundry list.
"During on-call duty, engineers are responsible for keeping the service up and running, come what may. For those weeks I don't leave town on the weekend," said a former Facebook engineer, who recalled being on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week for six weeks of the year.
"I was working 12-14 hour days, on my phone constantly and being hyper aware of my performance," added another former employee.
Another Facebook engineer stated: "At most companies, you put up a wall between a work personality and a personal one, which ends up with a professional workspace. This wall does not exist at Facebook, which can lead to some uncomfortable situations."
One Facebook employee recalled how hearts dropped when Facebook stock fell: "Knowing that you are part of an overhyped public company that was supposed to be valued over $200 billion by now, but which had a dismal public offering that left many employees feeling totally helpless as they saw the value of their stock collapse."
Another griper said: "It was probably my worst professional experience to date. I was temporarily assigned with very little guidance or support, serving two of the worst leaders I've ever interacted with. The team treated me like garbage and I was asked to really inappropriate tasks (separating laundry)."
Finally, another disgruntled Facebook claimed that CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg spent too much time on "extracurricular activities" and allegedly ripped off the competition, as when Facebook released "Poke" to compete with "Snapchat."