OPPO is firing 20% of its employees after merging it with OnePlus
OPPO fires its employees after merging it with OnePlus
BBK Electronics, the Chinese giant that owns OPPO, OnePlus, Vivo and Realme, made an interesting decision in the middle of this year to merge OnePlus with OPPO. Both brands remain independent of each other and continue to launch products separately, but now they share resources and even a research and development department.
This move also indicates that OnePlus will not be a “unique” brand, because its phones and other products will definitely look like OPPO. In addition, Bloomberg has now revealed that the merger with OnePlus caused OPPO to lay off 20% of its workers. According to the company’s website, they have more than 40,000 employees worldwide, that is, about 8,000 people have been fired.
OPPO is a giant company, so laying off 20% of its workers seems very worrying. But in reality, this number refers only to those working on its software and hardware teams. Let’s not forget that a company of this size is divided into many teams and departments dedicated to different tasks: marketing, manufacturing, design, research, finance, etc.
The point is that by integrating OPPO with OnePlus, it seems that OPPO no longer needs a large number of workers, and software development processes have also been improved. Every company when they see the potential for cost savings in something, feel free to take action to make it happen and that’s what happened here.