I wanted to take a few minutes and share my thoughts about the layoffs we’ve seen all over the news recently. In just the past few weeks, Meta (11,000 jobs), Twitter (3700 jobs), Microsoft (1000 jobs), Tesla (10% of salaried employees), Netflix (450 jobs), Snap (1280), Stripe (14% of its workforce), and Coinbase (1100 jobs) have joined dozens of big tech companies announcing layoffs. According to the running total managed by Crunchbase, more than 52,000 workers in the U.S. tech sector have lost their jobs during 2022, and all signs point to the fact that more will come before year-end.
Apogee is hiring.
Throughout the pandemic, we have been executing a growth mindset strategy that aligns to demand from our customers and their challenges navigating around current and future uncertainties. By practicing this approach, it has allowed us to expand without overbuilding or running too lean.
While many tech companies are entering a recalibration mode, Apogee continues to grow – working with hundreds of colleges and universities. We attentively serve the needs of our customers so they can focus on their core institutional issues. Higher ed is our higher purpose and there is something to be said about working for a company that is purpose-driven.
Of course, a strong company culture is beneficial to our recruiting efforts for top talent, but it also improves our customer experiences. Our employees realize they are doing noble work, and this is reflected in their approach to customer service. We’re proud of our 98% customer satisfaction rate, 96% customer retention rate, and excellent NPS (Net Promoter Score) of 71 which reflect how well we serve our customers and how well plugged in our employees are to our customers’ needs and successes. We like to say that we proudly wear our customers’ colors by becoming an accountable extension of their teams.
If you, or anyone you know, is interested in joining Apogee Nation, look at us. Visit Apogee Careers today.