Some of the executives to have been impacted are Avinash Pant, India’s director of marketing; Saket Jha Sourabh, director and head of media partnerships; and Amrita Mukherjee, one of the directors on the legal team.
However, sources in the know said that this round of layoffs will impact managerial and director-level executives, and hence the total number could be far lesser in India than in the other rounds.
Like in other rounds, several Meta employees took to social media and networking platforms to share their situation, where many also said that performance was not the reason for layoffs.
“I got caught in the layoff net at Meta today. If anyone knows of a tech-leaning content design role or a product owner role, please send it my way,” she tweeted. “Despite getting Exceeds Expectations on my performance review,” she further added.
“This is a bittersweet moment for me. I will sincerely miss collaborating with my extremely talented colleagues at Meta. At the same time, I’m excited about new beginnings for my career. I have been continuously employed for the past 13 years, and I wish I could use this opportunity to recharge. However, I am in the US on a work visa (H1B), and therefore, I need to find a job soon,” wrote Naidu in his LinkedIn post.
In a blog post in March this year, Zuckerberg said: “In our Year of Efficiency, we will make our organisation flatter by removing multiple layers of management. As part of this, we will ask many managers to become individual contributors. We’ll also have individual contributors report to almost every level — not just the bottom — so information flow between people doing the work and management will be faster.”