Uber Ruthlessly Prioritizes 435 People Out of a Job

Dara Khosrowshahi using some sort of tablet while riding a bike, a photo I will never get sick of looking atPhoto: Drew Angerer (Getty)Uber has laid off 265 engineers and 170 members of its product team because it is a successful company based on sound financials that is not badly in need of a drastic…

Uber Ruthlessly Prioritizes 435 People Out of a Job

Dara Khosrowshahi using some sort of tablet while riding a bike, a photo I will never get sick of looking atPhoto: Drew Angerer (Getty)Uber has laid off 265 engineers and 170 members of its product team because it is a successful company based on sound financials that is not badly in need of a drastic overhaul.It’s so far from needing a corporate mulligan that the layoffs, representing about 8 percent of each team, came after CEO Dara Khosrowshahi “asked everyone on our management team a simple but important question: if we started from scratch, would we design our organizations as they stand today,” according to a statement from the company. This is generally not the sort of question posed to senior leadership in a company firing on all cylinders, and which opted to go public only a few months ago.All 435 of these apparently non-
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