Zomato’s founder, Deepinder Goyal, announced in a LinkedIn post that the company is planning to hire 800 people for various positions including engineers, product managers, and growth managers.
As per the LinkedIn post, the food and grocery delivering app is currently recruiting for five job positions which include chief of staff to CEO, generalist, growth manager, product owner, and software development engineer.
Goyal also provided a detailed explanation of the available positions and the reasons for each one in a LinkedIn post.
The job posting for chief of staff to CEO states that the person in this role will act as a ‘mini-CEO’ and be responsible for ensuring proper prioritisation and achieving outcomes. The listing for other positions, such as the generalist and growth manager, explains that the generalist will work closely with the leadership team and the growth manager will be responsible for managing relationships with a portfolio of Zomato’s restaurant partners.
The job listing for the product manager position at Zomato requires the candidate to have the ability to find simple solutions to complex problems, as well as strong communication skills, a high IQ, and a high EQ. For the software development engineer position, the candidate will be required to do more than just writing code and should be able to work well with other engineers and collaborate effectively.
Goyal also mentioned that he or a member of his team will promptly respond to inquiries at email@example.com and keep the applicants informed of the status of their application.
It’s just been 24 hours since the post has been published by the founder of the food-tech giant and people have started pointing the strategies behind this sudden hiring plan.
Many users pointed out the irony of mass hiring two months after the company laid off nearly 3 per cent of its staff based on performance, and called it a ‘marketing gimmick’.
When a user questioned Goyal about “surety against layoffs”, Goyal replied that “There never is.” Others were more concerned about the expectations from the chief of staff to one of the CEOs (Zomato, Blinkit, Hyperpure). ”It is a 24*7 job where the traditional employee mindset of work-life balance won’t work,” the job posting read.
Some LinkedIn users have criticized the job listings as ‘exploitative’ and have expressed their disappointment about the ‘toxic’ work environments created by the company’s CEO.