Zomato’s recent recruitment saga took an unexpected turn at the esteemed Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi campus, leaving a significant impact. The food delivery giant initially made waves by offering an impressive salary package of Rs 1.6 crore for the position of Algorithms Engineer during the campus placement season.
Social Media Buzz and Abrupt Offer Withdrawal-Zomato
Hrithik Talwar, a research intern from IIT Delhi, took to social media to share the news, featuring a prominent job opportunity notification. However, his post also disclosed the shocking development that Zomato had suddenly withdrawn its offer. Talwar’s post quickly went viral, sparking debates and discussions on social media. Questions arose about whether the high salary offer was a typographical error or a strategic marketing move by Zomato. Despite speculations, Talwar maintained on Twitter that the information was accurate.
Not an Isolated Incident: Google and Meta Similarities
Zomato is not the only company to make such a move. Earlier this year, tech giants Google and Meta experienced similar situations. In January, Meta faced criticism for rescinding full-time job offers for candidates who were already preparing to join the company. Meta justified the decision as a strategic move to prioritize more critical roles.
“As we continue to reassess our hiring needs, we’ve made the difficult decision to withdraw offers to a small number of candidates,” explained a Meta spokesperson. “Although not an easy choice, it lets us refocus our hiring strategy through 2023, aligning with our top-priority projects.”
Google also faced a comparable situation when an engineer, having left a secure job at the company for Amazon, was informed that his job offer had been rescinded just days before his joining date
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