People don’t like working at Facebook as much as they used to – new data shows

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Tech large, Facebook actually has plenty of work to do. According to Glassdoor’s newest rating of the perfect firms to work for, there’s a decline in individuals’s curiosity in working at Facebook.

Glassdoor launched its annual “Best Places to Work” checklist for 2020, which compiles staff’ nameless rankings and evaluations on Glassdoor, although the precise rankings are decided by the corporate’s “proprietary awards algorithm.” 

But this 12 months, Facebook which was as soon as a most fascinating employer considerably dropped in rating. Facebook’s place on the checklist of the highest 100 organizations dropped to No. 23, down from No. 7 in 2019 and No. 1 in 2018.

This shouldn’t be good for a corporation which has constantly ranked close to the highest of Glassdoor’s greatest employers checklist. The first 12 months the social community made the reduce, in 2011, it nabbed the highest spot. Since then, Facebook has ranked within the high ten yearly, apart from 2015, when it hit No. 13. 

A Glassdoor spokesperson famous that Facebook’s total ranking of 4.4 remains to be properly above the positioning’s common (3.5), and that making Glassdoor’s high 100 checklist at all is “an incredible honor” for employers. 

Still, the drop is a disturbing signal that the previous few years of controversies have negatively affected morale at the corporate. That’s even regardless of Facebook’s “legendary” worker advantages.

“Facebook is legendary for its perks,” Glassdoor wrote in 2017, the final time Facebook ranked at the highest of the checklist. “Free meals and snacks, onsite health and dental centers, laundry services and four months of paid parental leave are among some of their most notable benefits.”

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But years of data privateness scandals, investigations, and different missteps have taken their toll. CNBC reported earlier this year that recruiters have struggled to lure candidates from top-tier universities because the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Mark Zuckerberg’s worker approval ranking have also plummeted over the past 12 months, dropping from No. 16 in 2018 to No. 55 in 2019, in accordance to Glassdoor.