Facebook employees reveal 22 awful things about working at Facebook
Win McNamee / Getty StaffFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the Newseum Sept. 18, 2013 in Washington, D.C.
Facebook has often been regarded as one of the best places to work in the tech industry.
After all, the company's interns make $25,000 more than the average citizen. And famously, employees on Glassdoor have voted Facebook the No. 1 company to work for overall.
Not bad, right?
Wrong, according to some past and present Facebook employees, in a number of open threads on Quora
Engineers, software developers, and anonymous sources who have spent time at Facebook discuss what they liked least about their experiences at the company.
To be clear, we're not saying these complaints represent the average experience. These are just the opinions of a small number of people. Every large company has its detractors, including Facebook.
For six weeks out of the year, I'm on 24/7 on-call duty.
The wall does not exist at Facebook.
Majority of the management staff has little idea or focus on creating a team.
There is not a truly functional infrastructure.
Don't complain to me about Facebook just because I work at Facebook.
Knowing that you're part of a large company trying to act like a young one.
The complete lack of focus on my team.
You won't be making millions or building a new exciting company of your own.
It was probably my worst professional experience to date.
The tone of voice people used was belittling and self-righteous.
I was asked to complete really inappropriate tasks.
Instructions were not clear, everything was a guessing game, and I was immediately set up to fail.
Zuck and Sheryl imposing a 'holier than thou' attitude.
Knowing that you are part of an overhyped public company.
We're looking too hard at Google.
Forget the free food and drinks — the workplace is awful.
I've seen decisions being made by interns.
Realizing that the company doesn't really have a future on the mobile screen.
Working for Facebook sometimes means wasting a lot of time browsing Facebook.
You can never really leave work, even when you're on vacation.
Ungodly amounts of email from internal communications, 1,600 or more a day.