Twitter will reduce staff annual bonuses to 50% in view of the recession.


As the economic crisis worsens, Twitter, which is run by Parag Agrawal, has informed its staff that they will only receive half of their yearly bonuses. Ned Segal, Twitter’s chief financial officer, informed staff that market circumstances throughout the world would have an impact on their annual incentives, with the “bonus pool currently at 50% of what it could be if the business met its financial projections,” according to The New York Times.

According to Segal, who sent an email to Twitter employees on Friday, the annual bonus amount could change even more throughout the course of the year, depending on the company’s expected revenues. Around the world, the company has more than 7,500 employees. Twitter let go 30% of its talent acquisition team members last month.

Except for positions selected by “Staff” members to be business-critical, Twitter had previously suspended the majority of hiring and backfilling. Since Musk cancelled the $44 billion acquisition bid due to the actual amount of bots on the network, the microblogging platform is currently locked in a legal battle with him.

On October 17, a five-day court battle will start before the Delaware Court of Chancery in the US. In the ongoing legal battle, the software mogul also launched a countersuit against Twitter, pushing CEO Agrawal to hold a public discussion on spam and bogus accounts.

Twitter stated in July that its second quarter (Q2) net loss was $270 million and was mostly caused by uncertainties around Musk’s potential takeover, which hurt its advertising revenue.

According to the business, Q2 revenue was $1.18 billion, a 1% year-over-year decline, “indicating challenges in the advertising market due to the macro-environment as well as uncertainties related to the potential acquisition of Twitter by an affiliate of Musk,” the company claimed.

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