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Google and Facebook are two of the hottest companies in tech. And with expanding operations in the Seattle area, both offer dream positions for many top-notch geeks. Of course, Facebook is the smaller of the two companies, and because of its pending IPO one might think the more desirable place to work. But according to an infographic released today by Glassdoor, Google’s employee satisfaction levels have overtaken Facebook for the first time in four years. Does that mean Mark Zuckerberg and crew are slipping?

At Facebook, long hours are the biggest gripe, with nine percent of employees citing it as an issue, according to Glassdoor’s research. At Google more employees — seven percent of staffers who completed the survey — complained about salary and compensation. That was followed by politics, with six percent of Googlers citing it as an issue.

That’s a traditional startup versus big company complaint. There’s not as much upside potential at a bigger company and they are loaded with politics, but at an up-and-comer you’ve got to work your tail off. Curious, after looking at the infographic believe, which company you’d prefer to work at?


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