Twitter employees in India on ‘wait-and-watch’ mode following Elon Musk’s takeover

Many Twitter employees in India are skeptical of the alterations Elon Musk, the company’s new owner, plans to make to the social media platform’s culture, policies, and salary.

Employees at Twitter told Mint that while some are happy that Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, owns Twitter, others are hesitant about how the changes would influence their current positions and future. “The all-hands meeting happened around 2 am India time, and we were told around 1 am. The link was shared, and since then, we have been scanning through the platforms hoping to get more information,” according to a Twitter India employee who declined to be identified.

“Some are excited about the changes, given the personality of Elon Musk, while some are anxious,” another employee said.

Twitter announced on Monday that it has accepted Musk’s bid to purchase the firm for $44 billion. Bret Taylor, the business’s chairman, tweeted a statement from the company that read, “Upon completion of the transaction, Twitter will become a privately held corporation.”

There will be further meetings moving forward, according to a second Twitter employee based in India who also asked to remain anonymous. “There will be queries about how their profiles will change. Internally, many teams in India are internationally aligned, so there will be more meetings coming forward,” the source added. Overall, the firm employs roughly 7,500 people.

There aren’t any current plans for layoffs, according to Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, who also stated that restricted stock options will continue to vest in a customary way up until the deal’s completion. According to Agrawal, who was quoted by the New York Times, “We constantly evolve our policies, “when asked if former US President Donald Trump would be permitted to return to Twitter. We don’t know what route this company will go once the deal closes, “According to Agrawal and NYT.

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