IIT Delhi student says Zomato offered Rs 1.6 cr salary, then withdrew it in low marketing move

Dristi Sharma
Dristi SharmaNov 28, 2023 | 12:09

IIT Delhi student says Zomato offered Rs 1.6 cr salary, then withdrew it in low marketing move

It is the thrilling season of college placements, where stress levels hit the academic ceiling, and IIT Delhi (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi) is no exception. Several companies are wooing students with enviable packages, and Zomato was among them too.

However, a recent tweet by an IITian is going viral on social media after he called out the popular food delivery company for initially offering a tempting salary of Rs 1.6 crore, but then, withdrawing the job position.


What happened

Zomato is often known for its quirky way of marketing and is often in headlines for good reasons. However, Hrithik Talwar, a student from IIT Delhi, has pushed Zomato in trouble with his tweet, with people on X (Twitter) claiming that the company has "reached a new low". 

So here's what happened: Hrithik took to his X account on Monday and posted that Zomato came in for their campus placements, and offered a job as an algorithm engineer, with a salary of Rs 1.6 crore

However, the company withdrew the job position, after getting "the hype", wrote Talwar. 

Check out the tweet here: 

Twitter reacts

  • The tweet soon went viral on X (181k views), with people calling out Zomato, for its ‘low move’.
  • A user wrote, “If Zomato did this as a marketing stunt, they should be ashamed of themselves.”
  • Others commented, "That was actually the gameplan - of creating hype."

Check out some reactions: 

Zomato posted a profit, for the first time, of Rs 2 crore in the June 2023 quarter.

DailyO couldn’t independently verify the authenticity of the claim and Zomato has not officially put out a statement. The story will be updated accordingly. 

Last updated: November 28, 2023 | 12:14
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