The good news for Facebook is that it finished at No. 5 on the list of the 50 Best Places to Work in 2014, compiled by social jobs and career community Glassdoor based on input from anonymous employees at the respective companies. The bad news for Facebook is that it fell to No. 5 from No. 1 on the 2013 list.
Facebook employees have told social jobs and career community Glassdoor that they were very satisfied working at the company and with the leadership of Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, although the social network fell short in terms of work-life balance, but what about the process of interviewing for jobs at Facebook?
Facebook usually fares well when social jobs and career community Glassdoor compiles its lists of the best places to work, based on anonymous employee feedback, but when Glassdoor’s third annual Top 25 Companies for Work-Life Balance report was released Friday morning, the social network was nowhere to be found. Why? Mostly due to the long hours put in by employees.
“There are Facebook employees we’ve never met,” Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said in response to a question about Yahoo’s recent announcement that it would eliminate telecommuting as an option for its employees, but that was one of the few times Sandberg discussed the social network during a fireside chat Monday evening with Time Deputy Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs to introduce her book that was released earlier that day, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.
Maybe the relationship between Facebook and online jobs and career community Glassdoor isn’t as cozy as it seems: The social network was left off Glassdoor’s list of the “Top 25 Companies for Work-Life Balance” list, after finishing third on its earlier list of the 50 best places to work.