11 former Facebook employees explain why they quit the jobs everyone seems to want
- Working at Facebook is a dream job for many people in the tech world.
- But there are plenty of reasons to leave Facebook too, whether it's disagreements over the company's politics or simply the desire to work somewhere smaller.
- We compiled the stories of 11 former Facebook employees who shared why they left the social media giant.
Facebook is one of the biggest companies in the tech world, and for many people, getting a job at the social media giant is a dream come true.
It's no surprise why, as employees at the company have a median pay package of around $240,000 - not to mention perks like three weeks of paid vacation a year, four months of parental leave, and free housing and shuttle service for interns. Employees at Facebook ranked the company the seventh best place to work in the US for 2019, according to Glassdoor.But there are plenty of reasons to leave Facebook, too. We spoke to former Facebook employees and gathered responses from others who have written about their experiences publicly.
Their responses range from disagreements over the company's politics and objections to last year's Cambridge Analytica data scandal, to their desires to work at smaller companies or found their own startups.
Read on to see why 11 former Facebook employees left the company.