Flipkart defers joining date of IIM graduates by 6 months

  • Shrutika Verma and Mihir Dalal, Livemint, New Delhi/Bengaluru
  • Updated: May 25, 2016 17:21 IST
Flipkart’s workforce expanded to more than 35,000 people by December from roughly 14,000 people 12-18 months ago (Flipkart)

India’s largest e-commerce firm Flipkart.com has deferred by six months the joining date for graduates of the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) to whom it made job offers, as the company looks to cut costs amid a funding crunch.

The move may hurt Flipkart’s brand image as an employer during campus hiring in the years to come. The prestigious IIMs are considered the most important recruiting ground for companies.

Mint reported this month that Flipkart, which has been struggling to raise fresh funds, has slashed hiring along with spending on discounts and marketing. Apart from hiring a few senior leaders, Flipkart has reduced hiring to a trickle over the past two months in order to save costs, Mint reported on 6 May.

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