A former Meta recruiter revealed she “did nothing” for the beleaguered tech company while taking home a $190,000 paycheck — months before Mark Zuckerberg culled thousands from his workforce.
Madeline Machado took to TikTok to reminisce about her time in Silicon Valley, recalling that the company’s approach to business “blew my mind” and that she “did nothing” during her six-month tenure at the company.
The recruit bewilderingly claimed that although her role required her to look for new employees, her bosses had told her she wasn’t expected to do so.
“We weren’t expected to hire anyone for the first six months, even the first year,” she said. “That’s something they tell you when you start.”
Its acceptance comes after Mark Zuckerberg, head of Meta, announced Tuesday that another 10,000 jobs will be cut from the company, in addition to the 11,000 jobs fired in December.
Former Meta recruiter Madelyn Machado reveals the tech firm’s approach to work ‘blew my mind’
Shot in March 2022, Mark Zuckerberg announces he’s culling his workforce by 10,000 more people, having already fired 11,000 just five months earlier.
In response to a viewer who questioned what the Meta crew did during their workday, Machado said her instructions not to hire anyone while working in the recruitment business “surprised me.”
“Wow, I’m going to ride this for a year,” she continued. “Obviously, I didn’t get that far.”
Machado, who worked at Meta from September 2021 through February 2022 according to her LinkedIn profile, said Meta bosses instead expected their employees to continue to “learn.”
“They have really amazing coaching and training, the best coaching and coaching I’ve seen from any company,” she said. It could have been better, but it was still very comprehensive.
“The expectation when you start out is really you just learn and take it all in… But what we did most, that was the crazy part, was we had so many team meetings.
‘Why do we meet? “We don’t hire anyone,” she added. I was also on a team where everyone was new, so none of us were hiring anyone.
“I really miss her, I never did.”
The latest job cuts at Meta, which has shrunk its workforce by 13 percent, came as CEO Mark Zuckerberg tries to restore the tech giant’s faltering revenue streams.
After reportedly pouring at least $10 billion into “metaverse” development in the past two years, he’s announced several rounds of layoffs to salvage his bottom line.
“Overall, we expect to reduce the size of our team by about 10,000 people and close about 5,000 additional open positions that we have not yet hired,” Zuckerberg said, emphasizing the over-teamwork this month.
This is going to be hard and there is no way around that. It will mean saying goodbye to the talented and motivated colleagues who have been part of our success.
Mary Prescott has criticized the Meta’s ‘cold and corporate’ firing system after she was laid off from her role as a recruiter for the tech firm’s software engineering lead.
Meta has introduced several cost-cutting measures in recent months after losing billions in value last year
While Machado appeared to be in good spirits as she recalled her time at Meta, another recruiter who recently lost her job condemned the company for its “cold and firm” firing process.
Mary Prescott worked at the Meta as a recruiter for software engineering leadership for 10 months before she received the dreaded email letting her know she had been let go amid the company’s hiring freeze.
She shared her experience in Business interestedrevealing that she felt “survivor guilt” after the tech company began laying off employees in recent months.
“I definitely had survivor’s guilt,” said Prescott, who has worked at several tech companies as a recruiter over the past nine years. I was horrified by everyone who was laid off after investing so much of their time and expertise into Meta.
She added that she began anticipating the layoffs after Zuckerberg announced that 2023 would be the “year of efficiency”.
“We’ve been on the edge of our seats since that announcement,” she said. “We knew there were going to be more layoffs, so it wasn’t a total shock, but the way the work was done was very cool and thorough.”
Zuckerberg also apparently prepared his staff for impending firings by submitting thousands of underperformance ratings to employees in the previous months.
He’s come under fire after pouring billions into his “metaverse”, which is said to have cut $80 billion from his value in the last year alone.
according to NasdaqThe company has seen an operating loss of nearly $24 billion in the past two years, prompting Zuckerberg to introduce a raft of cost-cutting measures to address his falling bottom line.
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