Ever since Binny Bansal left Flipkart in November 2018, Flipkart has been executing a major restructuring process whereby it merged Myntra and Jabong into one entity, even though the portals continue to run separately.
As a part of this merger, 180 of Jabong’s 400 employee force had been laid off and 100 had been absorbed by Myntra. Now the remaining 120 employees of have been transferred to Myntra’s payroll.
This transfer entailed the entire team will not be changing locations. The majority of these employees work from Jabong’s Gurugram office and will keep on doing the same.
There is no change in the scope of their jobs; role, responsibilities, and remuneration all remain the same for these employees, told Amar Nagaram, head of Myntra in a townhall meeting organised for the purpose of making this announcement.
Only now, they’d be a part of a larger company, so their scope for career development improves. Even on a Myntra payroll, they will continue to work on the Jabong website that is slated to continue with its separate identity.
However, they will gain greater opportunities like moving up the ladder in the “unified workforce” of Myntra and Jabong, reports Business Standard.
Our take is that given both Bansal’s have left Flipkart, Ananth Narayanan CEO of Myntra quit, and both Myntra and Jabong – companies that run on the same business model and sell same kinds of products – have been merged, it made no sense for Flipkart to keep two offices.
Including these employees in Myntra payroll means no employees in Jabong offices. Now, Jabong’s separate identity is merely in a virtual sense. The Jabong employees might keep the operations up from Myntra houses, their time will now be divided to pay some attention to Myntra, other platforms that Flipkart launches in the future.
This move has solely been made to consolidate Flipkart-Myntra-Jabong operations and derive efficiency out of that, especially in a time such as this where Flipkart Group keeps facing blows after blows in the course of their business.