Anyone is using Workplace (Facebook product)?

Facebook / Eng aXkk77
Oct 10, 2018 14 Comments

Outside of FB, of course. If you use it in your company, what do you think? Yay, nay?

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  • Chevron / Other VnH623
    We just rolled it out. I don’t really get it, to be honest. I’m not really interested in socializing with my coworkers online. We had Yammer before and only a handful of people seemed to use it regularly... I see Workplace being about the same.
    Oct 10, 2018 1
    • Facebook / Eng aXkk77
      OP
      It felt overwhelming at first, but I think I’m getting the hang of it now. I do like all the integrations that it’s got with dev tools etc.
      Oct 10, 2018
  • Facebook utGz11
    Workplace is a super distracting medium that kills employees’ time, even worse than the blue app itself. Needless to mention hundreds of useless posts appeared in the feed everyday.
    Oct 11, 2018 3
    • Facebook / Eng aXkk77
      OP
      I think part of that is FB culture, which is a separate topic all together, but it becomes bearable once you cut out useless groups that don’t have anything to do with the job (looking at you, shitposting@).
      Oct 11, 2018
    • Facebook utGz11
      Talk to your engineering teammates, and get candid feedback on Workplace. Roughly 4 out of 5 I brought this up to learn about their experience on the platform, it has been negative overall. No one says it is totally a useless platform, but so many issues prevail on Workplace that are counter-productive. That being said, Workplace chat is definitely way better than messenger.
      Oct 11, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng aXkk77
      OP
      True. On the other hand, I’ve been in companies that use email exclusively, and it was a mess too. So maybe the medium itself doesn’t really matter. Workplace does lend itself to make distraction easier, that I agree with.
      Oct 12, 2018
  • Truckstop.com King James
    Teams all the way!
    Oct 10, 2018 0
  • Microsoft SaltyChef
    I hope it picks up . I own a boatload of your stock!
    Oct 10, 2018 0
  • New / Eng Simian25
    Who?
    Oct 10, 2018 1
    • Facebook / Eng aXkk77
      OP
      Workplace. By Facebook.
      Oct 10, 2018
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    It's nice, it practically killed emails...
    There are some basics that are missing like more advanced chat capabilities and long announcement posts are really hard to read.
    Overall it's an improvement, but it still got some way to go.
    Oct 11, 2018 0
  • New Lollj
    Nope, Slack FTW
    Oct 10, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Grabbb
    , used workplace in the past hated it because it’s again Facebook at work - I am tired of overall Facebook , now
    It will be at work too !!! I use Yammer now - on and off .
    Oct 10, 2018 0
  • Facebook / Eng aXkk77
    OP
    Just saw an article on LinkedIn that it’s picking up, thought I’d ask.
    Oct 10, 2018 0

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