Uber Is Trimming Its Workforce as Part of ‘More Rigorous Approach’ to Performance Reviews

Uber Is Trimming Its Workforce as Part of ‘More Rigorous Approach’ to Performance Reviews

Uber is reportedly pursuing an unorthodox approach to performance reviews at the ride-share company. While Uber says it has no plans for broad layoffs, so to speak, it does have plans for upcoming performance reviews to include potential cuts to the company’s workforce.

As detailed by Insider, the cuts are not layoffs, and Uber is echoing CEO Dara Khosrowshahi’s comments at Davos 2023 where he claimed that the company had no plans for layoffs. The company told Insider that those comments are still true, as upcoming cuts to Uber’s workforce will be a part of performance reviews.

“This year, we’ve taken an even more rigorous approach to our performance review process to ensure our talent bar remains very high,” a representative for Uber said to Insider. “We plan to backfill these positions and will continue to invest in attracting and retaining top talent at Uber.”

Uber did not immediately return Gizmodo’s request for comment.

Khosrowshahi said earlier this month in the company’s Q4 earnings report that Uber had its “strongest quarter ever” with the company earning a reported $US8.6 ($12) billion in revenue in the last three months of 2022. The company also racked up 2.1 billion trips in the final quarter of last year, up from 1.7 billion trips from the year prior

With that, Uber doesn’t appear to be in dire straits, but the company did conduct layoffs in its Uber Freight division. On Tuesday January 24, Uber announced it would be laying off about 150 employees at Uber Freight — approximately 3% of its workforce — amidst a tumultuous economic environment.

The past few months have been brutal on tech companies that saw a huge boom in revenue fuelled by the worst of the covid-19 pandemic. Massive tech companies like Google, Microsoft, Amazon, have decided to reduce headcount while citing economic uncertainty.

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