Former Meta Exec Criticizes the Company for Mismanagement

People who were formerly employed by Meta have often criticized the company after leaving for greener pastures. It turns out that a former CTO at Meta by the name of John Carmack had some specific issues with the manner in which the company tends to handle its financial affairs. According to Carmack, the company had a problem with its long term strategy, and he felt like large portions of the budget were misspent with all things having been considered and taken into account.

Carmack was the CTO of Meta during the time period when the company first started trying to build its virtual reality. He actually served as the CTO of Oculus in the past, and he got promoted to CTO of Meta a few years after the company acquired the virtual reality company.

His being the CTO of the company that in many ways has charted the course for what Meta is trying to accomplish is quite telling. It shows that he is one of the best people to give some input on whether or not Meta’s long term goals are valid. Carmack clearly has a problem with how Meta manages itself, especially since the company has been rather distracted with the Metaverse for the past couple of years.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Carmack ended up parting ways with Meta last year in 2022. Since then, he has been focusing on building his own start up Keen Technologies which places a strong emphasis on AI.

As he was leaving, Carmack sent out a memo that vehemently criticized the company and told the people working there that they should try to be better. He went on to say that Meta could double its effectiveness if it managed to iron out a few flaws, but the fact that he left means that he did not feel hopeful that this would happen soon enough.

Carmack’s exit might have been a wakeup call for Meta. The tech juggernaut has recently stated that it will cut down on cost and focus on fewer projects, which might be a step in the right direction.

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