Uber layed off 435 tech employees and lifted hiring freeze?

New / Eng yourboi
Sep 10 17 Comments

"Meanwhile, the company is lifting the hiring freeze on the product and engineering teams that has been in effect since early August, according to the source." why would they layoff people and then immediately look to hire?

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TOP 17 Comments
  • Indeed WLBgreat
    Layoff experienced and high TC engineer and hire cheap new grads.
    Sep 10 3
  • Walmart Fock34
    They are hiring in Amsterdam.. cheaper and less entitled than stuck up west coast college grads
    Sep 10 0
  • New NgTu21
    The layoffs in my org have been almost all managers and TLMs. They are flattening the org structure to reduce the excessive management and process overhead. Tough day.
    Sep 10 0
  • Engineering is always hiring. 435 people is just cutting fat - I’m guessing low performers and non-core products
    Sep 10 0
  • Micro Focus / Eng hellabro
    Lol an Uber recruiter literally emailed me today asking if I wanna apply to SWE positions smh. I have 3.5 YOE.
    Sep 10 0
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  • Walmart Fock34
    Most west cost tech VPs are libs and are in a panic over a fake recession so they are all holding costs. Walmart has a huge freeze now also and even backfill may scrapped... TDS
    Sep 10 0
  • Cadence / Eng
    pretzle

    Cadence Eng

    PRE
    Intel Corporation
    pretzlemore
    @microsoft Show some empathy, if thats what you feel, please at least know your timing.

    Karma?
    Sep 10 0
  • Uber SaEc63
    Critical roles in US lifted & continued expansion outside of US. Layoffs were largely based in US, so...yeah, only hire for critical.
    Sep 10 0
  • Regions Bank BieW43
    I noticed mostly managers and senior engineer were laid off. I suspect they laid off high TC people
    Sep 11 0
  • ShareThis xn
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    Sep 10 0
  • Twitter jkkugdyh
    Makes perfect sense tbh
    Sep 10 0
  • New / Data
    faraway

    New Data

    PRE
    Wells Fargo
    farawaymore
    Same here
    Sep 10 0
  • New / Eng stoffel
    Hire cheaper new grads?
    Sep 10 0