Twitter has reportedly lost 80% of its workforce since Elon Musk’s arrival and now has 1,300 employees That may limit the number of new features rolled out
Twitter, the social media giant, has been making headlines ever since Elon Musk took over, and today we’re seeing some interesting statistics about the company’s current employee count.
According to a recent analysis, at least 80% of the workforce has been lost and the current workforce is 1,300 active workers.
Other figures indicate that the current number of engineers is 550 and they are working full time. This means that the people working in this position are very fragmented. There will likely be more issues than before, which may limit the number of new features released.
Of the 1,300 workers, about 75 are on leave, which includes about 40 engineers. Additionally, the company’s Trust and Safety team, which is responsible for developing policy recommendations and product innovation, added that the overall goal is to make sure users feel as safe as possible.
Currently, several internal documents confirm that 1,400 workers are not working, but are still receiving their salaries. They are not required to continue in their former roles. Most of the staff resigned when Musk gave a pledge asking them to continue to work hard at the company and fulfill their long-term obligations.
As of Saturday, Musk said there were only 2,300 employees working on the platform. At the same time, hundreds of others work in the same way, but with several thousand subcontractors by their side.
The rating is incorrect. There are ~2300 active, working employees at Twitter.
There are still hundreds of employees working on trust and safety, along with several thousand contractors.
Less than 10 people from my other companies work on Twitter.
—Mr. Tweet (@elonmusk) January 21, 2023
Elon Musk’s leadership has had its ups and downs, one of which is the turnover of the workforce through mass layoffs. Among the many layoffs that followed was the introduction of a no-work-from-home policy. This policy was put in place when Jack Dorsey was the CEO of the company, but the billionaire did not hesitate for a second to remove this clause.
Last year, before Elon Musk embarked on a $44 billion takeover of the technology company, the company’s workforce was down to just 7,500 employees. But another interesting point worth mentioning here is how the layoffs continued whether or not Musk made it to the enforcement board.
Musk ended up rolling out the app a little more than expected and that’s why he made headlines. The news was confirmed by internal documents and by the appearance of two recently appointed employees.
According to an engineer who left the company, the loss of workers and the reduction in the number of workers will make it more difficult to maintain the service reliably while working to create new features.
A person who remains anonymous says that the company’s codebase is common and they need more knowledge from other applications and their respective programming languages to be part of different parts of the application.
Apart from this news, another very important piece of information concerns the billionaire who allowed 130 people from other companies like Tesla to work on Twitter.
Sources: CNBC, Elon Musk
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