Once a year, Facebook bombards employees with custom balloons and shout outs — and even Mark Zuckerberg participates

Business Insider | 3/13/2018 | Áine Cain
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• Facebook hypes up employees' work anniversaries.

• Employees celebrate their "Faceversaries" with balloons and lots of Facebook posts.

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• Facebook VP of HR Janelle Gale told Business Insider that the tradition is all about thanking employees and recognizing them for their work.

Facebook takes work anniversaries seriously.

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"Faceversaries," as they're known, are celebrated annually. At the tech giant, they're pretty much like work birthdays, complete with balloons and a deluge of social media posts.

"We really visibly celebrate peoples' time at Facebook," Facebook VP of HR Janelle Gale told Business Insider. "It's a big deal."

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Gale said that Facebook has an "internal ticker" tracking the percentage of people that you're ahead of in terms of tenure. People track their status as a "point of pride," she said.

Glassdoor recently ranked Facebook as the best place to work in 2018. Gale even spoke about maintaining a positive company culture at Glassdoor's Best Places to Work Tour.

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When a person's "Faceversary" rolls around, coworkers can festoon each others' desks with customized balloons from the campus store. Managers and colleagues also take to social media to commemorate the person's time at Facebook.

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