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Is posting on Workplace required for good performance?

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Mid-Level Software Engineer [E4] at Metaa year ago

I've heard from my peers at Meta that you should post a lot on Workplace, otherwise it can reflect badly on your PSC. Is this true or more of a myth?



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    Meta, Pinterest, Kosei
    a year ago
    • It's not required, but strongly encouraged. If you're way below the norm for how frequently you post on Workplace, you should have a good reason, and make sure you're manager is on the same page as you.
    • A good analogy is writing code: there's a strong correlation between number of lines of code and performance as an engineer, esp at the E3/E4 level.
    • At Meta, the culture for communicating anything of lasting value is Workplace (updates to important projects, asking good questions, etc). So your absence of Workplace posts will naturally lead to questions on if you're creating anything of lasting value.
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    Robinhood, Meta, Course Hero, PayPal
    a year ago

    Your peers are not wrong - Regular Workplace activity is effectively required for good performance at Meta. There are some scenarios where this isn't true:

    • You work in an org that's less Workplace-heavy. I think WhatsApp doesn't use it as much, but I still saw a good amount of Workplace posts coming from them.
    • You are an E3.

    That being said, it's not like Workplace is just some arbitrary chore you need to get PSC points, it's just crucial for effective communication and alignment in general. Meta is a company that heavily values communication ("Be Open" is literally one of its 5 core values), and Workplace is simply one of the best tools in the world to facilitate this. I remember not being sold on "Facebook for work" when I joined the company (I barely use Facebook personally), but I came to really understand the value it provides.

    As an E4, you need to push for E5, which will require strong ownership of projects. At the always chaotic Meta, project alignment is always a big problem, so I heavily recommend getting good at writing effective Workplace posts ASAP.

    Here's some resources to help you with that: