'It's real & it's scary': Employee likens THIS firm to dystopian Hollywood film

'It's real & it's scary': Employee likens THIS firm to dystopian Hollywood film

With a Glassdoor rating of 4.5, a median monthly pay of $8,000 (£6,197) for interns and benefits such as extended bereavement leave and family sick time – who wouldn’t want to work for Facebook?

However, the social media firm has recently faced criticism over letting fake news dominate feeds, influencing voters through propaganda and more. 

Claims regarding discrimination against female employees at the social media giant have also emerged.

A female employee, who reportedly spent several years with the Menlo Park-based company, found that code created by female employees was “rejected much more frequently than code written by their male colleagues” - the Wall Street Journal reports.

The tech giant is disputing the analysis, telling employees internally that leaking such information damages its “recruiting brand” and makes it harder for the company to hire women – The Guardian reports.

Clearly, it’s not as idyllic as it sounds. Especially when it’s been likened to The Circle – a film about a sinister tech company that breaks surveillance boundaries that has parallels, another Facebook employee claims, which are “spot on” with Facebook.

Julia Carrie Wong, Technology Reporter for Guardian US in San Francisco, watched the film with Dan, a self-described “nobody” at Facebook who asked not to be identified to protect his job.

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He said: “No one would like [The Circle]. Facebook is insidious. It’s easy. It goes down smooth.”

He said that the “overall vibe” of the tech company’s campus, with activities like doga (yoga with dogs) and visiting Tibetan monks, was “spot on”, as was the enthusiasm of employees. “They’re all so happy to be there,” Dan said, “it’s insane.”

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