Business Insider headline: Tesla is laying off workers who only just started and withdrawing employment offers as Elon Musk’s job cuts begin
Tesla has laid off workers who only started at the company months or even weeks ago.
An intern had his full-time offer rescinded, while a recruiter was let go after just two weeks.
One employee told Insider they thought their position as manager made them “safe.”
A senior employee who had only started earlier this year told Insider: “I was very shocked when I was told that I was being let go. Being a manager, I was under the impression that my position was safe.”
Asked how Tesla had decided which roles to cut, he said: “They said that layoffs were based on performance reviews but that is not true in my opinion because I had only been at Tesla for a few months and had yet to have performance goals set or a performance review. I asked what metrics they used and they refused to tell me.”
“The process definitely was not fair because I was never given the team that I requested.”