Google executives are telling their employees to prepare or quit and warn of layoffs if results don’t meet expectations. Employees working in the Google Cloud sales department reported that senior officials told them they would do “a general overhaul of sales productivity in general.”
‘IF IT DOESN’T INCREASE, THE BLOOD WILL BE DESTROYED’
According to a message sent to the sales team, it was warned that “if there is no improvement in the third quarter results, blood will be shed.” The warning was first reported by Insider.
Employees told Insider they feared layoffs after the company quietly extended its decision to stop hiring with no explanation this month.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai told his employees at a meeting late last month that they needed to improve focus and productivity as severe economic fluctuations forced widespread austerity in the tech sector.
Pichai also said he wanted to get ideas from his employees on “how to get better results faster”. “It is clear that we are facing a difficult macro environment with greater uncertainty ahead of us,” Pichai said.
There are real concerns that our productivity as a whole is not where the number of people we have should be given.
The search engine also announced last month that it had stopped hiring for two weeks. However, he has not overturned his decision so far. According to Insider, this encourages employees to fear the worst.
EVERYONE TALKS ABOUT STRENGTHENING
From Pichai’s comments, “everyone talked about the company tightening its belts,” an unnamed Google employee told Insider.
SAME SITUATION ON FACEBOOK
Google isn’t the only tech company that warns its employees. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of Facebook’s parent company Meta, said they had to take a number of cost-cutting measures, including hiring freezes, blaming “one of the most drastic drops in recent history.” Zuckerberg also made it clear that the company will separate from lower-performing employees.
“Realistically, there is probably a group of people in the company that shouldn’t be here,” Zuckerberg said in his meeting in late June.
TWITTER IS IN PREPARATION OF THE CASE
Facebook’s social media rival Twitter recently canceled a job offer made to a Palo Alto man as part of the San Francisco-based company’s hiring cuts. Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal informed employees of the hiring break in a message earlier this year, citing the recent delay in growth and revenue targets.
Ever since Tesla CEO Elon Musk agreed to buy it for $ 44 billion, the company has been in turmoil when Musk withdrew the deal. Twitter is suing Musk for enforcing the terms of the deal.