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Jan 28 22 Comments

Why are Tesla recruiters reaching out to FANG folks when they are laying off 7% of their entire workforce? Who in their right mind will join them?

Why not go out of your way and thoroughly vet internal Tesla folks who were let go?

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  • Oracle fcuktech
    u think the 7% are techies... majority of them are from s and x assembly lines and staff hired for delivering car at service centers. Hardly very few from IT if any.
    Jan 28 8
    • Tesla ffokcuf
      Yeah, this lay-off was random. They let go top performance as well.
      Jan 29
    • Tesla
      Mh87

      Tesla

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      Mh87more
      Definitely saw some top performers get laid off
      Jan 30
    • Tesla VLeV46
      It wasnt random. As stated some projects were ended because they didn't align with the overall company direction but the majority were low performers. Also it wasnt 7% across the board. It was about 4% in engineering and higher in the non-tech positions.
      Feb 9
    • Tesla dabeat
      It was around 7-8% FTE and 6% contractors. So total close to 15%
      Feb 9
    • Tesla VLeV46
      That's not how that works...
      Feb 9
  • Facebook / Eng
    fb2017

    Facebook Eng

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    Google, Oracle
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    worked at Oracle, then Google, now Facebook.
    fb2017more
    They cut people to save money so can pay FANG people more.
    Jan 28 0
  • Google Woopsy
    They lay off low performers, at least when it comes to engineers.
    Jan 28 6
    • Tesla eng56
      Layoffs were not performance based, it was project based
      Jan 31
    • Google Woopsy
      Thatโ€™s not entirely true: of course some projects were prioritized, but lay-off weโ€™re across the board. I have many friends managers in the firmware and autopilot org, and I know a few engineers from these orgs that were let go, while the teams are still hiring.
      Managers are letting go engineers that are either Low performer and/or unhappy about their job (somehow they do a service to them: >2 months severance and vesting to relax and find a better place)
      Jan 31
    • Tesla eng56
      Possibly some managers took the opportunity to remove people they didn't like, gracefully. But our performance reviews happened in December and people were removed then for low performance. These were people who had survived the reviews.
      Jan 31
    • Google Woopsy
      In any case, these kind of layoffs are large scale and come from the top: so Elon states a company target of 7% and every org has to match (with some room to negotiate). And inside every org when you have to decide who to let go, it is all about a combination of performance and impact (what is the impact on the project if this person has to go / who else would be impacted or pick up, etc)
      Jan 31
    • Google Woopsy
      Also, Elon does not trust managers in general, and especially to let go low performer people as much as they โ€œshouldโ€. And he is somehow right : because teams are overloaded and understaffed, managers canโ€™t afford to let go low-performers.
      Where Elon is wrong, is when he believes that there is a long line of exceptional engineers that are ready to join and be enslaved no matter what. Recruiting at Tesla is really hard.
      Jan 31
  • Facebook Garmadon
    You ain't FANG folk, ๐Ÿ˜‚!
    Jan 28 2
    • Uber @_@_
      OP
      Network.

      you dork.
      Jan 28
    • Facebook Garmadon
      โœŒ๐Ÿฟ
      Jan 29
  • RingCentral
    Duck-Bezos

    RingCentral

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    Duck-Bezosmore
    They want to show they are not done yet
    Jan 28 0
  • Oracle fcuktech
    majority were assembly line and service center so thats why number is high but people get laid off in my company every year so its a cycle.
    Jan 28 0