After struggling with Slow growth and internal dissatisfaction, four hundred employees from the Marketing team of Uber received a farewell. With the Lay off in the Marketing Team in uber’s Global offices, the entire team is down to 800 from 1,200 employees. Recently, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wrote an Internal Email to the entire team and explained that they have to focus on the slow growth and address the internal dissatisfaction. After that mail, nearly 400 of the employees are now no more associated with Uber’s Marketing team.
As per the recent SEC filings in June, Uber currently has 24,494 employees in Global offices. With the recent layoff, the company lost its 1.6% of the workforce. In an Internal Email sent to the employees, CEO Data Khosrowshahi said that Slow growth is natural for big companies. As the company gets bigger, it starts to encounter a slow growth phase. But the management has to act to increase the growth rate; otherwise, the company will fall or stay at the same growth rate. Not just the CEO, but the head of Uber’s Marketing Team also sent an internal email, mentioning the internal dissatisfaction. With the increasing internal dissatisfaction and overlapping mandates, it is the time to take quick actions.
Last Month, Uber combined its Marketing, Public Relations, and Policy Team. The combined team is lead by senior vice president of communications and public policy Jill Hazelbaker. After that, the Chief Marketing Officer Rebecca Messina stepped down from the position. From that point, the company started assessing the opportunities to perform a layoff of the marketing team. It is not a shocking decision as the layoff of the marketing team was confirmed when the Marketing, Public Relations, and Policy teams were combined as a cost-cutting effort.