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Facebook plummets down Glassdoor list of best companies to work for



Mark Zuckerberg protest
protest against Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg outside UK
Parliament last week.


  • Facebook has lost its crown as the best place to work
    in America, falling seven places down Glassdoor’s 100 Best
    Places to Work list.
  • It is Facebook’s lowest ranking in the survey since
    2015, when it finished in 15th position.
  • A string of scandals has dented company morale,
    according to an internal survey obtained by The Wall Street
  • Despite the negative reviews, feedback on Glassdoor
    remains largely positive.

Facebook has tumbled seven places on Glassdoor’s list of the best
places to work after a year of scandals, data breaches, and
employee discontent.

Glassdoor published its list of the
100 Best Places to Work in 2019
on Tuesday, which is based on
ratings and reviews left by employees.

Last year, Facebook topped the bill as the number one place to
work, but now it has fallen to number seven, just behind
LinkedIn. It is Facebook’s lowest ranking in the survey since
2015, when it finished in 15th position.

A series of scandals this year have impacted morale,
according to the results of an internal company survey obtained
by The Wall Street Journal

Back in 2017, 84% of the workforce “said they were optimistic
about the company’s future,” a figure that has since dropped to
just 52%. And 72% of employees previously said “Facebook was
making the world better” — now it’s 53%.

Read more:

Facebook employees react to the latest scandals: “Why does our
company suck at having a moral compass”

Glassdoor identified frequent complaints from employees, which
included “poor work-life balance” and “long hours.”

One review from November, titled “Six months of strange tech
cult,” said the company displays a “complete lack of moral
responsibility for the world.” Another, also from November,
lamented “the product is not technology, its [sic] the users.”

Under “advice to managers,” one employee wrote: “Please get the
company out of bad reputation slump… align business objectives
with long-term strategy of connecting people and communities.”

But Facebook’s overall ratings remain positive, with 96% of
reviews saying they approve of CEO Mark Zuckerberg at time of
writing. One reviewer described it as “Disneyland” for software
engineers, and another wrote: “Don’t believe all the negative

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