Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said he would hire people he would work for, indicating his willingness to work for anyone contributing to the social-networking site. The statement was made during a town hall meeting when the CEO was asked about the hiring.
Zuckerberg stated that he wanted to keep the team as small as possible and added that it was a pretty good test. Some of the top executives in the world, Sheryl Sandberg were chosen by the CEO and is also a top executive in the tech sector. The CEO added that he considered Sandberg as his mentor as she drove Facebook into a healthy business. The statement indicated that Zuckerberg was willing to work under a boss who helps in the growth of the company.
“I will only hire someone to work directly for me if i would work for that person,” said Zuckerberg.
Mark Zuckerberg stated that the site served more than a billion people around the world, but their team only had about 10,000 people. The amount of executives in the team was relatively lower when compared to other similar companies. The CEO does not like to spend on “frivolous” decisions including his attire. The company believes that more member could lead to a ‘bloated’ space while the company’s small team was possible because of modern technology.
This marks Zuckerberg’s second ‘town hall’ meeting in Barcelona by taking questions from the company’s staff and users. The CEO conducts such meetings once a month all around the U.S for interaction with the public.
During the MWC, the CEO stated that he hoped to strike a deal telecom with companies as they were frustrated with the revenue making model of the site which caused losses to them. Telecom companies are reportedly working out a way with Facebook to generate revenue.[ Via ]