No work-life balance, good enough is not good: Meet the ideal Zomato employee

When Zomato’s co-founder and CEO Deepinder Goyal posted on professional networking website LinkedIn that the foodtech unicorn was hiring in 800 job roles across categories, it was met with mixed reactions.

While the hiring news in the midst of layoffs is always exciting, the excitement might diminish once you get down and go deeper into the job descriptions (JD).

For example, in the job role of Chief of Staff for CEO, the job description attracted the attention of netizens, who said: “This work-life integration is a 24 X 7 job, and the traditional mindset of work-life balance will not work.” Another job role, that of Growth Manager, requires staff to be available on festivals and holidays. “Work life integration – We are in the hospitality business, we work when our customers celebrate; be prepared to light up during our biggest festivals and holidays,” JD read.

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One of the JDs emphasized that an ideal employee for the role of Product Owner should have a high emotional quotient and intellectual quotient. The description also reveals that for this role “good enough is not good enough.”

While the hiring party received some cheers, netizens were quick to point out that zomato is promoting a toxic work culture. One of the users wrote, “”This is a 24 x 7 job, and the traditional employee mentality of work-life balance will not work” – are you serious? The fact that you are openly marketing this toxic JD on your LinkedIn feed shoes exactly what is wrong with your company and why people should not apply there. Treat employees like people and not slaves. Also, before asking employees to have high IQ + EQ that is beyond “good enough”, maybe people who wrote this as well as the one who approved this needs to be improved by them? Just a suggestion.”

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Another user wrote that he declined an offer from Zomato for the same reason. “They turned down an offer from Zomato a couple of months ago for the same toxic mentality that everyone in this company shares. The interviewer ate while taking the interview (professional ethics) and asked me available 7 days in a week (24 * 7). This does not generate work in the country, it generates slavery and invites mental health disorders,” he wrote.

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Business Today contacted the National Stock Exchange listed company. The copy will be updated with the response.

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