My (likely inaccurate) impression about fb from blind is that top performers get a ton of RSUs (3x), and that’s why they work super hard. If you want work-life balance (wlb), you can get by with 1x RSU with normal stress levels, and hopefully don’t get retrenched for being a reliable (not workaholic) peformer. Is this understanding accurate or is there something more to it?
Its not worse than Amazon. FB does care about its employees, unlike Amazon. But their culture brings the worst out of people (managers). The bar is too high and exceeding it is generally expected. Just meeting it forever is not good. But their hiring bar is a bit lower conpared to their work expectations. So sometimes people find themselves happy in the beginning but eventually realize that FB is expecting too much, and the only way they will be able to exceed is by not having any WLB. On the opposite site of this, Google's hiring bar is a bit higher than it needs to be, so people often find themselves overqualified for the job; and can easily exceed expectations while having a reasonable WLB.
Basically FB could fix this problem by increasing their hiring bar and hiring fewer people. But Zuck has spent too much time with Reed Hastings, he might have been influenced by Netflix's quick hire quick fire strategy. Its not as bad as Netflix though, that is the worst.