With over 350 million monthly active users and 2009 revenues surpassing $550 million, Facebook-the-product and Facebook-the-business are killing it. But what about Facebook-the-workplace?
Silicon Alley Insider: In August, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook plans to double headcount next year. The trouble is that for a long time, Facebook had a reputation in Silicon Valley for being a place that, despite its white hot user growth, still somehow had a hard time recruiting top talent to join the company. The gossip was, Facebookers had to deal with an overly-political workplace and amateurish management. Thanks to a professionalized recruiting team, and a fancy new headquarters, there are some signs this reputation has changed. Headcount is now well over 800 employees and impressive hires are finally a regular occurrence.