Google employees are holding their breath as talks of job cuts ramp up.
The company has taken to various methods to alleviate expenses without turning to layoffs. However, workers are now expressing challenges with the newfound, often tiring quota expectations.
“The number and spread of reports that reached us indicates that at least some managers were aggressively pressured to apply a quota,” a recent letter written by Switzerland Google workers read.
As a result of these quotas, employees claim that unrealistic expectations could lead employees to receive poor reviews and put them on the chopping block.
This is just one example of Google employees having to decode the company’s moves in recent months. Rather than admitting challenges, the company has taken various other methods to cushion its business.
This includes reorganizations, canceling projects and cutting down funding for other business arms. However, one employee told the New York Times that a representative said layoffs could be a possibility next year, depending on what CEO Sundar Pichai decides is the next best step.
Until then, the company appears to be prioritizing cuts in other areas, including business travel and real estate take up.