Facebook employees unveil a new logo and name “Meta” on a sign in front of Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California, on October 28, 2021.
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The company, which changed its name from Facebook last year but continues to run the social media platform under that name, has been on the list for 12 years, but this is its lowest point on the 100 companies ranking.
Glassdoor says employees highly value the company for giving them job autonomy, offering a wide range of benefits, and giving them the opportunity to develop products with broad impact with colleagues they love.
But many also described negative issues, such as unwelcome public scrutiny, a lack of leadership action on platform issues and questions about the company’s future direction.
Meta is again under fire from lawmakers and the public after a former employee leaked thousands of pages of internal research on how its products affected users. Last fall, the former employee, Frances Haugen, share files with multiple news outlets, including Wall Street Journal, as well as Congress, and filed a complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
One of the documents that most infuriated many lawmakers revealed that the company conducted research that found its Instagram photo-sharing platform exacerbate mental health problems For the few teenage girls who responded to the survey.Other files Revealed a system Facebook appears to use to specifically consider some high-profile users When it comes to content moderation decisions.
The company played down the reports, but also took steps to heed criticism from lawmakers, such as Pause work on Instagram for kids.
Before the Haugen leak, the company, like many of its social media peers, was involved in its decision to suspend former President Donald Trump from the platform following the Jan. 6 uprising, as well as dealing with Covid-19 misinformation.
Facebook has had several notable ups and downs on the list over the years.The company topped the list in 2018, but decline the following year The aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.
Facebook’s rating on the list is 4.3 out of 5 this year; the Glassdoor algorithm is based on reviews and ratings employees have left in the 12 months ending October 2021.
Another tech company that dropped significantly on the list is soaring, dropped from 22nd last year to 100th. Its drop marks the biggest drop on the famous single. On the plus side, employees have discovered benefits, unlimited paid time off and a passion for developing products as they grow, but some see a negative shift in culture amid high business demands and a fast-paced work environment.
Overall, 40 of the 100 companies on the U.S. list are from the tech sector, up from 28 the year before. The list features companies with at least 1,000 employees.