“There are stresses in almost every product decision we make and we have developed a companywide framework called ‘Better Decision’ to ensure our decision is right, and that our goals are to provide the best possible experience for people directly , “Joe Osborne, a Facebook spokesman.
These battles have hit the morale badly. In an employee survey this month, Facebook workers reported feeling less proud in the company than in previous years. Nearly half felt Facebook was making a positive impact on the world, down from about three-quarters earlier this year, according to a copy of the survey, known as Pulse, reviewed by The New York Times was. Employees’ “intention to stay” also fell, as did confidence in leadership.
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Even with Election Day and its after Some incidentsSome disgruntled employees quit saying that they could no longer work for a company whose products they considered harmful. Others have stayed, arguing that they can make more difference on the inside. Still others have made ethical calculations that with its flaws, Facebook is on balance, doing more good than harm.
Gregor Hochmath, a former engineer with Instagram, said, “Facebook’s salary is the highest in tech right now and when you’re returning home every two weeks with a huge salary, you have to tell yourself that” The owner, who left in 2014. “Otherwise, your job is really no different from other industries that ruin the planet and pay highly to help their employees forget.”
Most soul-searching has occurred on Facebook’s internal workplace network, with most employees working remotely during the epidemic.
In may, during summer Black Lives Matter protests, Mr. Zuckerberg angered many employees when he refused to remove a post by President Trump stating that “when the robbery begins, the shooting begins.” Lawmakers and civil rights groups said the post threatened violence against the protesters and called for it to be taken down. But Mr. Zuckerberg said the post did not violate Facebook’s rules.
To indicate their dissatisfaction, several employees formed a new workplace group called “Take Action.” The group’s people, who swallowed more than 1,500 members, changed their profile photo to a “Black Lives Matter” fist image.