With the resignation of Uber’s long-time CTO, the company is now without at chief operating officer, a chief product officer, a chief marketing officer, and a chief technology officer.Uber has suffered other notable executive departures too in engineering, Uber Eats and its mobility unit, although those roles have not been left unfilled.When employees asked Uber’s CEO to share more information with them about impending layoffs at an all-hands meeting on Tuesday, he told them he couldn’t.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.
At an all-hands meeting on Tuesday, nervous Uber employees asked CEO Dara Khosrowshahi if he could commit to transparency about layoffs, to let people know what the basic plans are so employees could focus on their work.He told them because Uber was a public company, he couldn’t do that. “We can’t communicate things before we do them,” he said, according to multiple sources. “We’re a public company and we’re going to communicate in the right way at the right time.”It’s been a roller-coaster ride for Uber employees for years. On February 6, just before the COVID-19 crises gobsmacked the world, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi reported a better than expected 2019 fourth quarter and promised investors that the company was finally on the path to growth and profitability.