In April 2023, Discord, an instant messaging and VoIP social platform, boasted an employee count of over 900, while its user base reached an impressive 150 million monthly active users. The company recently underwent a round of terminations as part of a reorganisation, affecting multiple departments, but specific details about each department’s impact were not disclosed. However, it was reported that the majority of the terminated employees came from the entertainment partnership and marketing teams.
Discord recently underwent a company reorganisation that resulted in the layoff of approximately 40 employees, constituting about 4 per cent of its workforce. The job cuts specifically affected teams in marketing, design, and entertainment partnerships.
The company has officially confirmed this development and assured that the affected employees will receive support during this transition. The company emphasised that its (pronoun for company is its) primary focus remains on the “long-term growth of the business.” (Repetition)
In the aftermath of the layoffs, many affected employees turned to professional networking platforms like LinkedIn and X to share their termination experiences. Despite this challenging period, Discord’s overall outlook remains positive. The company has been actively introducing various changes and updates to enhance the platform’s user experience and safety.
Discord’s financial prospects are also looking promising. Notably, last week, investment firm Fidelity demonstrated confidence in Discord by improving the value of its holdings in the company, further supporting its growth potential and long-term success. Despite the recent workforce restructuring, Discord remains committed to its mission of providing a vibrant and secure communication platform for its vast and active user community.