Does FB Ship 1500 impactful products every year?
It's been said that to survive at Facebook, you (or your team) have to ship an 'impactful' product every year, otherwise, you get fired. And it fires 5% of bottom performing employees every year (hires roughly the same amount as new blood).
Facebook has 25000 employees. Assuming 65% of them are developers, and assuming 95% of them survive every year, and assuming that an average team is 10 developers. That means it's shipping 25000 * 65% * 95% / 10 'impactful' products every year, which translates to ~1500 a year.
Is it really shipping that many new products every year? Where are these products? How come I've never heard of them? Are they mostly internal?