Zomato CEO Slammed For “War Room” Pics On Dec 31; Netizens Ask, “Why Are They Working On A Sunday?”

Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal faced criticism on X ( formerly Twitter) after he shared pics of his office named "war room" to tackle heavy influx of food orders on December 31.

by Sanjana Shenoy
Zomato CEO Slammed For “War Room” Pics On Dec 31; Netizens Ask, “Why Are They Working On A Sunday?”

On New Year’s Eve, Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal shared pictures of his “war room” or his office where employees were working hard on the backend to ensure seamless food deliveries across India. After sharing these pictures, Deepinder Goyal faced flak on social media for promoting unhealthy work cultures where instead of spending time with their families, employees were cooped up in the office.

Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal Shares “War Room” Pics On Dec 31

Zomato Ltd CEO Deepinder Goyal shared a post with a slew of pictures of his team working on December 31. He called his office “war room” and stated in his X ( formerly Twitter) caption, that Zomato was ready to get India’s party started. Ahead of the heavy influx of New Year’s Eve orders, the Zomato CEO was slammed for sharing his “war room” pictures. The food delivery aggregator expected increased pressure on its servers so it worked on this to ensure the seamless flow of food deliveries across India.

An X user asked the CEO in the comments section about what was the role of all his employees. The X user questions if the Zomato CEO needs so many engineers amid cloud auto-scaling and other technologies. Another Netizen said that it wasn’t an achievement. But it shows that the product is not at par as it involves people working on a weekend. Another X user slammed the startup for setting a bad precedent for the rest of the entrepreneurs and senior leaders in India. Furthermore, the Netizen highlighted that many tech workers are already suffering from health issues due to a lack of work-life balance and stress.

Gets Slammed By X Users For Promoting Unhealthy Work Culture

Yet another X user said that all these employees had families waiting for them back at home to celebrate New Year. Furthermore, the person asked the Zomato CEO how will he ensure that their family wasn’t missing out on parties. “It’s very sad to work for someone else’s party when one cannot enjoy”, quipped the X user.

Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal through a host of posts announced Zomato’s achievements on New Year’s Eve. The platform did as many deliveries on Dec 31, 2023, as much as NYE 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 combined. Also, customers tipped a whopping ₹97 lakh to delivery partners.

Meanwhile, what do you think about Zomato’s “war room” on December 31?

Cover Image Courtesy: @deepigoyal/ X

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