Getir is reportedly cutting around 200 to 300 jobs as the flash delivery company prepares to merge with Gorillas. The new merged company is said to be in both financial and practical difficulties.
Tensions at the head office
Until 200 to 300 jobs are shed, Gorillas and Getir employees will not be able to move to their new headquarters. The move was originally planned for February, but has been postponed. A massive round of redundancies is due to be announced one of these days, unnamed employees tell Charged magazine.
Tensions have been running high since Getir took over Gorillas in December last year. The newly merged company is said to be in dire trouble and is “spending as fast as they take orders from customers“. Earlier it became apparent that Gorillas was indeed burning through its reserves at a dizzying pace. The management is reportedly already in talks with the German government about severance packages and is calling on employees to leave the company voluntarily.
Indeed, some of the staff have reportedly already resigned of their own accord, as management decided rather unilaterally that employees would return to the office five days a week – a decision that led to numerous disputes. Ever since the takeover, industry observers have feared clashes, given the different management styles in the two companies. In addition, flash delivery companies urgently need to move from growth to profitability, which means cutting costs.