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FACEBOOK Voted Best Place To Work - Interns Earn $67,000/Year! ^ | December 13, 2012 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams Jr.

Posted on 12/13/2012 9:27:02 AM PST by

Facebook is the number one company to work for in the world, according to a new study by

The career site ranked the 50 best companies to work for based on employee reviews and other corporate data and found that the social media website tops them all.

Facebook employees gave the company a 4.6 rating on a scale of 5.0 with a majority saying they are "Very Satisfied." The company's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, received a 97 percent approval rating.

Some of the pros reported by Facebook employees included smart and driven employees, vision of management and the ability to work on a product that affects millions of people.

Two cons reported were an understaffed workforce and an increase in corporate bureaucracy.

Another perk that comes with a job at Facebook: The Salaries.

Business Insider reports the following:

According to 28 reviews on Glassdoor, the low men (and women) on the totem pole - INTERNS - earn an average of $5,602 per month!

That works out to approximately $67,000 per year which is about $25,000 more than the average American makes, according to the Social Security Administration.

TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012review; facebook; manoftheyear; workplace

1 posted on 12/13/2012 9:27:06 AM PST by
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I am shocked CNS, a conservative new site, would write this panegyric for this untrustworthy CEO and consummate privacy invader.

2 posted on 12/13/2012 9:35:45 AM PST by gaijin
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Working at a place that produces a product that has no redeeming value but create drama and surround you with inane minutia and getting paid for it, how uplifting.

3 posted on 12/13/2012 9:41:08 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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How dare that 1%er Mark Zuckerberg make so much money, only pay his peasant workers $67,000 a year AND only pay an effective tax rate of 7%!!

If things go as planned, Zuckerberg will exercise $5 billion in Facebook options, and pay federal and state taxes of nearly $2 billion -- making him the largest single taxpayer in history. Sounds like he's a hell of a guy, doing his part to help the cash-strapped public sector.

But in reality, he'll be paying an actual tax rate of about 7 percent -- less than nearly all Americans.

Zuckerberg's stock will be worth around $28 billion. But he won't have to pay any tax at all on most of it. As tax lawyer David S. Miller notes in the New York Times:

Instead, he can simply use his stock as collateral to borrow against his tremendous wealth and avoid all tax. That’s what Lawrence J. Ellison, the chief executive of Oracle, did. He reportedly borrowed more than a billion dollars against his Oracle shares and bought one of the most expensive yachts in the world. ... If Mr. Zuckerberg never sells his shares, he can avoid all income tax and then, on his death, pass on his shares to his heirs. When they sell them, they will be taxed only on any appreciation in value since his death.


Consider the case of Steven P. Jobs. After rejoining Apple in 1997, Mr. Jobs never sold a single Apple share for the rest of his life, and therefore never paid a penny of tax on the over $2 billion of Apple stock he held at his death. Now his widow can sell those shares without paying any income tax on the appreciation before his death. She would have to pay taxes only on the increase in value from the time of his death to the time of the sale.

Mark Zuckerberg will pay less tax than you
4 posted on 12/13/2012 9:49:42 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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With all the personal information FaceBook has on people, any employee who didn’t praise them would be found out and unemployed real quick.

5 posted on 12/13/2012 9:51:34 AM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Eagle of Liberty
And its funny how places like CNN only get pissed at tax rates in states like California when they harm one of their own:

Either way, the windfall lines him up for a whopping tax bill. The top U.S. marginal tax rate this year is 35%. Zuckerberg's home state of California also carves off a big slice, hitting those with incomes of $1 million or more with a 10.3% income tax.

Stock options are a tax swampland, and it's hard to estimate precisely what Zuckerberg will end up paying. But tax analysts are ballparking the total at somewhere in the $1.5 billion to $2 billion range -- a nearly unprecedented sum.

The IRS doesn't comment on individual tax bills (no, but they will leak it if told to), but an analysis of the top 400 U.S. taxpayers with the highest reported incomes for 2009 (the most recent year available) shows that the average tax bill for a member of the ultra-1% club was $49 million. The top 400 collectively paid income taxes totaling $19.6 billion.

Zuckerberg could single-handedly boost that stat significantly in 2012.

Still, accountants said Zuckerberg's tax plan is the right move.

The 27-year-old entrepreneur is famously loathe to give up any ownership control over his company, and he plans to sell only enough stock to cover his tax bill, Facebook said in its regulatory paperwork.

That means that the rest of Zuckerberg's billions will remain hypothetical paper wealth, and his financial fortunes will stay closely entangled with Facebook's.

Facebook's Zuckerberg may face $2 billion tax bill
6 posted on 12/13/2012 9:56:41 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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“Make hay while the sun shines”.

It ain’t likely to last.

7 posted on 12/13/2012 11:11:16 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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yea given the tax rate in Calif, that means they make about 35,000 net and then try to find a place to raise a family on that...LOL

8 posted on 12/13/2012 12:19:24 PM PST by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

That won’t last — as FB fades out like a bad fart, and Obamacare phases in new taxes, and the strangling new tax rates kick in as the GWB tax cuts end, wages will be cut, and suddenly the overpaid do-nothing under-30s at FB will start carping.


9 posted on 12/15/2012 10:21:03 PM PST by SunkenCiv (
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