A sad day for our comrades at Uber. How can we help those affected here on Blind? Refferals? Re: CHECK IN FOR REFERRALS!

IEEE / IT Alov
Sep 10 1,342 Comments

First, I'm sorry to hear about the 435 people affected by the Uber lay off yesterday.

Second, if you happen to be affected by the layoff, please comment here if you need referrals from people at other companies.

Third, a very big thank you to everyone that has offered to refer our comrades affected by the layoff.

EDIT:

I was told that most people can't DM because they have few chats left to use. I believe it will be helpful to reply to someone willing to refer.

Honestly, I didn't anticipate this post to go this far. I am incredibly grateful to everyone who has in one way or the other offered to help, this will mean a lot for some of those affected if they happen to see it.


Again, thank you to everyone in the community for the supports.


Onward!

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TOP 1,342 Comments
  • Square ygkotsf
    Don’t feel too sad for them. They’ll be more than ok
    Sep 10 9
    • Amazon MdGe16
      not sure why this guy is getting all the hate. We work in the hottest industry and these people have Uber on their resume. They'll be okay. Whether or not thats insensitive to say is one thing but its the reality
      Sep 10
    • Amazon MdGe16
      Sep 10
    • Square ygkotsf
      None of the people who were laid off are going to struggle to put food on the table for their families. It’s not like they were an Uber driver who got canned
      Sep 10
    • New irIF72
      Not everyone in the bay area is young, single, free to be anywhere engineers... yes many of them will find greater opportunities, but layoffs are NEVER just no big deal.
      7d
    • Square ygkotsf
      I agree in general, but in this case, no need to cry for the engineers and PMs who already have everyone in this thread gunning to hire them
      7d
  • Oracle larry_off
    For those that got laid-off, DM for referral at Oracle. I am switching to FB/Amazon in 2 weeks, DM me for a referral then as well. As a fellow engineer, I totally understand how hard your situation could be. Happy to help.
    Sep 10 20
    • Infor / Other mloo04
      Lol infor...
      Sep 10
    • Cognizant / IT tagtag123
      Lol EY 😂
      Sep 10
    • Deloitte nowornever
      Lol Cognizant 😂
      Sep 10
    • Adobe kwtY50
      Lol Adobe
      7d
    • Amazon RTvB83
      Wish good luck to everyone! Message me for Amazon referrals.

      Step 1. Go to amazon.jobs and pick out the location, search for the job profile and find the position(s) that suit(s) you best.
      Step 2. Send me your resume and link to the job for referral.
      Step 3. Get the job!
      7d
  • New / IT stalio
    Good. Uber is a freaking phone application. 27,000 employees for an app.. you download on your phone. Come on
    Sep 10 4
    • Uber yHdd35
      Didn't appreciate the complexity of it myself until I started working here, so you get a pass for your ignorance. 😘
      Sep 10
    • Microsoft entonces
      That’s why you are just an IT :)
      Sep 10
    • New / IT
      iiqv34

      New IT

      BIO
      Systems Engineer for Managed Services
      iiqv34more
      Lol someone doesn't understand the complex algorithms and machine learning needed to make Uber as seamless as it is in huge metropolitan areas all over the country. I dont even do any of that and I understand it.

      Might wanna read up on the technology bud.
      Sep 10
    • New / IT stalio
      No doubt it's complicated but not 27,000 employee complicated. Uber is only valued so much because it calls itself a platform rather than a taxi dispatcher. They have been working in a regulatory gray area that slashes overhead while inflating revenue. You see folks contributing their automobiles and driving labor to Uber without any piece of the company even though they constitute the infrastructure. Uber is a house of cards built on fictional growth metrics.
      7d
  • Flagged by the community.

    • Guild Education / Eng balzac
      JUUL? I wish you well lol.
      Sep 10
    • Airbnb airGeedora
      I mean... are you Christian? Muslim? Believe in karma? Anything? Nothing?
      Help a brother/sister out!
      Sep 10
    • Tableau / Eng
      WorkingIt

      Tableau Eng

      PRE
      Microsoft
      WorkingItmore
      JUUL is probably a 2 YOE beginning engineer who hasn't ever felt the sting of being laid off for reasons out of their control. I don't wish it on you buddy.
      Sep 10
    • Juniper jocker
      Mr. JUUL, you never know when its our turn mate. What you offer to help a needy, you will get it as boomerang when you're in crisis.
      Sep 10
    • Intuit arct8
      idiot, that’s what you are!
      7d
  • New
    old🧘🏽‍♂️

    New

    PRE
    Bank of America
    BIO
    Yoe: 🦏 TC: 🐐 Still not serious about life ...
    old🧘🏽‍♂️more
    Bookmark to show blind isn’t always toxic, sometimes wholesome.
    Sep 10 3
    • Panasonic Avionics CmjE05
      I legitimately was looking for the comment that said "DM for uber referrals".
      Sep 10
    • Amazon MdGe16
      I'm still waiting for the comment that is like "TC before you were shitcanned or GTFO"
      Sep 10
    • Facebook b0batea
      @Panasonic underrated comment😂
      7d
  • Facebook / Eng kycA27
    Incredibly sad for a friend who got laid off. It's much worse when your US Visa is tied to your employment.

    DM for Facebook
    Sep 10 0
  • Amazon / Eng
    weeeeeeee

    Amazon Eng

    BIO
    AWS
    weeeeeeeemore
    Woah, what a change of pace for Blind. This is cool.
    Sep 10 1
    • yeah its wholesome to see the community coming around to support everyone affected for once instead of bragging or gloating about TC
      Sep 10
  • Amazon / Eng Vijay anna
    Don’t DM me for Amazon.
    I will not refer anyone to Amazon because I don’t recommend it.
    Sep 10 1
    • Health Fidelity krubslaw
      What team are you on?
      5d
  • Intel Spikiera
    I'm not used to blind being this positive, what is going on??!!
    Sep 10 1
    • Pinterest KdSg27
      The best of humanity... and/or referral bonuses.
      Sep 10
  • Facebook move_fast
    Hiring at FB, DM your resume.
    Sep 10 11
    • New 9cloud9
      my uber offer for tpm was receind 2 days ago..just before the layoff. I have already left my earlier position....Which email can I send my resume to? Thanks for being a great person.. sincerely appreciate it I am all out of DM . Apologies
      Lara@spmorganco.com
      Sep 10
    • Facebook move_fast
      9cloud9, I’ll email you.
      Sep 10
    • Google Fartman
      Lol right. My TC is high because of FB. That was funny.
      7d
    • Facebook / Eng E5
      Fartman seems more funny than anything.
      7d
    • New / Data
      aryl44

      New Data

      PRE
      BNY Mellon
      aryl44more
      Hey can non-uber dm you as well ? I’m a quant looking to transfer over to data scientist field
      7d
  • New 9cloud9
    For all those who feel Blind is only Toxic...a whole new window of how kind people can be when life happens ... Thank you 🙏 😊 for restoring my faith and being great people ...
    Sep 10 0
  • New 9cloud9
    My Uber TPM offer got rescinded 2 days ago :(
    Can I DM any of your good folks ? Its getting very hard for 45+ age people with a family to support in bay area....
    Sep 10 8
    • Google / Eng rheimann
      What team?
      Sep 10
    • Facebook Akkad
      DM for Facebook
      Sep 10
    • Twitter / Eng justATweep
      DM me if you’re interested in Twitter
      7d
    • Twitter / Eng justATweep
      Or reply if you’re out of DMs
      7d
    • New 9cloud9
      my uber offer for tpm was receind 2 days ago..just before the layoff. I have already left my earlier position....Which email can I send my resume to? Thanks for being a great person.. sincerely appreciate it I am all out of DM .
      Lara@spmorganco.com
      7d
  • New 9cloud9
    So left my old company to join Uber , they withdrew my offer before I could join on 15th Sep .... Just showed my wife the amazing amount of support from genuinely kind people 👏 👏 who are offering to help us....
    We are all quite moved going to destroyed hopes to a ray of light in this time...
    One quick request: Please do honor the DM request with your email address to send the resume to if you plan to help, there are only 8 DM's/ month that can be sent , seems like a hard limit. Since I have already run over my limit kindly mail me at lara@spmorganco.com
    Thank you again 🙏 😊
    Sep 10 0
  • Uber
    bobaboi

    Uber

    BIO
    The word ‘bitch’ is banned anywhere else except in this section 🧐
    bobaboimore
    DM me if you’re cute 😄
    Sep 10 0
  • Microsoft ajebajehy
    How many were laid off? SDE's?
    Sep 10 4
    • IEEE / IT Alov
      OP
      The report has it that it's about 435. I'm not too sure, it will help if someone from Uber can answer this.
      Sep 10
    • Uber nx6g1ec
      I think it was 435 total, 260 out of them - eng.
      Sep 10
    • ForRent / Eng HpDp30
      Damn! That's pretty high
      Sep 10
    • AT&T / Eng GOFb61
      Uber freight is hiring like crazy, are they not going there?
      Sep 10
  • Lyft mnLj32
    I'd say DM for Lyft, but let's be real...
    Sep 10 0
  • Stripe ballsacks
    DM for Stripe

    If you can't DM, reply on this thread and I'll DM you.
    Sep 10 2
    • Amazon / Eng
      weeeeeeee

      Amazon Eng

      BIO
      AWS
      weeeeeeeemore
      Very nice of you, ballsacks!
      Sep 10
    • Medtronic BOKEH123
      Hi
      3d
  • Microsoft techladki
    A few low hanging fruits:-

    1. Get a LinkedIn premium account and set your status to looking for jobs. You will get quite a few recruiters reaching out to you. You can get a free premium account for a few months if you have a friend at LinkedIn
    2. Reach out to head hunters -- third party recruiters who will forward your resume to many companies. Saves you the hassle of applying on every website and not getting calls. Also search your inbox /inmail for recruiters who reached out to you but you never responded.
    3. Try a blend of junk tier, 2nd tier and FANG level companies. The first is due interview practice, and the second is a backup if the third doesn't work out.
    Sep 10 13
    • Publicis Sapient Deseis
      They could start by paying their engineers less for a product that has barely changed and has limited functionality. The boolean search doesn't work the way its intended. Having a zip code search? Impossible it seems even though every other platform does it. Diversity search? Impossible, even though, again, everyone does it.
      Sep 10
    • Intel leet
      Everyone as in
      Sep 10
    • Deloitte osTz31
      Paying for a service that might help you get a job while unemployed is the most exploitative business model you have ever heard of? What about charging high rates for life saving medicine? I can think of several more.

      It is literally a service to help you find a job. They have the audacity to charge you for it?!? Even when you are unemployed?!? Hooo-leee Fawk!!!

      I have a vitriolic hatred for hyperbolic comments like this. So stupid.
      Sep 10
    • Publicis Sapient Deseis
      How many recruiters have you paid to get a job? If your answer is more than 0, you've fucked up. Recruiters charge the company a fee. LinkedIn charges companies boatloads of fees for posting ads, jobs, inmails and unfettered access to their database.

      Asking users of the site to pay fees is unethical and exploitative. Why kick someone when they're down? They should give inmails for free when you lose your job, not provide minimal benefits for money that an unemployed person needs more than ever.
      Sep 10
    • LinkedIn / Eng lxlxlx
      If you think charging users for a opt-in value added service(that most users with a half decent resume, shouldn't even need) is kicking when they are down, then I really don't know what to tell you.
      7d
  • Uber QQEx68
    Hi everyone, I was one of those laid off this week. I feel embarrassed to reveal my profile, so I'll reach out if I feel comfortable with getting referral. I’m also running out of DMs so feel free to DM or reach out via repher.

    https://repher.me/r/-LoT8sIBn_tjEsjHHDj5

    https://repher.me/r/-LoT9Z3Fcv7MdUZ-brAg
    Sep 10 5
    • Atlassian #Team
      Just referred internally. I an ex Uber and joined Atlassian recently. You can reach out to my recruiter directly on rneti@atlassian.com if you prefer
      Sep 10
    • Amazon Dsrocks
      Keep your head high. You have nothing to be embarrassed about. Y’all have made history with how the world looks at taxi service. Good luck 👍
      Sep 10
    • IEEE / IT Alov
      OP
      Thank you #Team!
      Sep 10
    • JUUL lrOv20
      It's a loss to the company....I have been through lay off and I know it shatters your financial and personal life for some time as you always think why ME. Let me tell you what ever happens, happens for good so there is a better position waiting for you outside Uber and all my best wishes to all those got affected.
      Sep 10
    • Microsoft entonces
      I know Dara would do this do product and engineer soon. He is not a CEO care about technology, too bad the board choose to go for a CEO only care about short term
      Sep 10
  • Microsoft / Product anonymeee
    For those who have been affected : sorry you have to go through this, but remember that when you look back at this several years later you will realize that it turned out to be for better. You will realize that this incident came at a right time as a wake up call to help you turn around your personal life or career for good. You will realize that it was a short-term pain but longterm gain. So stay strong and stay positive. DM me for PM positions in Microsoft...
    Sep 10 1
    • New 9cloud9
      My uber offer for tpm was receind 2 days ago..just before the layoff. I have already left my earlier position....Which email can I send my resume to? Thanks for being a great person.. sincerely appreciate it I am all out of DM . Apologies about that... Lara@spmorganco.com
      Sep 10