WeWork - should I start looking?

Sep 23, 2019 23 Comments

Let me preface this by saying I have a really solid manager and VP and have an amazing relationship with both - seemingly a rarity at WeWork. I've also worked on some pretty cool things which are actually additive to the business.

That said, the last 3 weeks have been ridiculously slow and I'm concerned there may be layoffs as the company as they scramble for funding. I'm also in a particularly volatile situation being on H1B.

I've only been here 10 months. Should I start looking or wait until the axe (may) drop?

TC 145k / L3

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TOP 23 Comments
  • WeWork WeBroke
    Start looking my friend.
    Sep 23, 2019 0
  • Cruise Automation / Eng hkjanip
    Don’t wait being on H1B. Start interviewing so at least you have options.
    Sep 23, 2019 0
  • Chase / Creative dotvector
    Think you answered your own question
    Sep 23, 2019 3
    • Avant / Product GqwD11
      I think the news headlines speak for themselves. You can say that real estate isn’t your passion or you want more stability or you don’t believe in the company’s vision anymore
      Sep 23, 2019
    • Oscar ABFy24
      Recruiter here. You won't need to say anything as it's already painfully obvious.

      Echoing what others said, you should prepare to interview. You can always pull back if things turn around at We but best to be prepared (esp since you'll need sponsorship).
      Sep 25, 2019
  • Tesla dumdom
    Start interviewing and by that time you might hit the cliff of one year then. Take whatever you have and leave
    Sep 23, 2019 0
  • American Express vrBp02
    Are you in Tech? How many years experience? Depends on how important your function is to the business.
    Sep 23, 2019 3
    • Goldman Sachs / Project not Lloyd
      strategy... ouch
      Sep 23, 2019
    • American Express vrBp02
      Did they give you the salary you initially asked for, or did they make it more competitive?
      Sep 23, 2019
  • WeWork
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    I feel the same way 😓😓

    Wondering if WeWork will provide a nice package for us
    Sep 23, 2019 2
    • Marqeta Pn8€cd
      Loll, you are joking right. Employees are the ones getting screwed over the most here. At least most investors will get preference to recoup whatever “assets” the company has left.
      Sep 24, 2019
    • Betterment
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      I wouldn’t expect much of a package at all
      Sep 25, 2019
  • WeWork WeBest
    Definitely start interviewing and getting ready.
    Sep 24, 2019 0
  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Microtonal
    There's never harm in interviewing and keeping those skills prime
    Sep 24, 2019 0
  • Robinhood AzYk66
    Start looking but wait till 1 year to get equity
    Sep 24, 2019 1
    • Betterment
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      What equity?
      Sep 25, 2019
  • Avant / Product GqwD11
    https://news.crunchbase.com/news/wework-ceo-steps-down-as-company-reportedly-considers-layoffs/

    Fat layoffs coming (allegedly up to 1/3 of the company). Probably a good idea to start interviewing immediately
    Sep 25, 2019 0

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