Being courted by Uber after I declined them last year for FB. What’s changed?

Facebook IKTz24
Jul 3, 2018 21 Comments

I want first hand specific stories from Uber NYC. I was very happy to walk away in Nov 2016. I could taste the toxicity.

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  • TC needed
    Jul 3, 2018 4
    • Facebook IKTz24
      OP
      Updated because I don’t mind sharing it although I don’t know how TC is relevant or how someone working at Cisco is gonna be able to answer a question targeted at Uber NYC
      Jul 3, 2018
    • First rule of blind: TC is always relevant
      Jul 3, 2018
    • Nutanix saySomethi
      You have nothing to contribute to society
      Jul 3, 2018
    • You exist purely to try and take ONE of our portfolios. I can appreciate what you’re doing — but let’s not make snide comments. I’m joking.
      Jul 3, 2018
  • Uber tapp
    I just came back from visiting the NY office and things are going well there. That office was never toxic, the drama was in SF a year ago. Since then everyone who wanted to leave left, people who were jerks, fired and now things are pretty good.

    I personally like working here, a lot. Dara did a big cleaning (skeletons out of the closet), we are still growing massive (esp in NYC & EATS), we still have a lot of autonomy and IPO is fast approaching in 2019. Engineering is still small compared to big companies like FB & Google and we’re building up many of our global systems.

    Ok, here’s a juicy story: one of the first mobile engineers who was known to lose his temper with others at times... he got sacked about 9 months ago. At the time when Dara came in and we out a zero tolerance for being a jerk. But this was also SF.
    Jul 3, 2018 2
    • New Aon
      found your recruiter op
      Jul 3, 2018
    • eBay CountNow
      TC?
      Jul 3, 2018
  • Expedia Smurfette
    New CEO! He was ours at Expedia. One of the most ethical guys out there. He’s cleaning them up.
    Jul 4, 2018 0
  • Uber KPc2008
    As a NY engineer, since I see a bit of snark in your post, I’d rather prefer you stay at FB than come join us. Good luck!
    Jul 5, 2018 3
    • Facebook IKTz24
      OP
      Snark wasn’t my intention. I just remember some unpleasant interactions during the post interview phase which were at the back of my mind when I phrased this question. And I wasn’t careful about wordsmithing since this is an anon forum.
      Jul 5, 2018
    • Facebook IKTz24
      OP
      How can I rephrase this question to remove the perceived snark? It’s an honest inquiry.
      Jul 5, 2018
    • Uber KPc2008
      No problem, I may have misconstrued it too so good to know that wasn’t your intention.

      Were you interviewed for EATS or Infra? I work in EATS and as others have alluded, NYC EATS is a really nice org at Uber right now. That line of our business is doing really well which leads to an almost endless amounts of interesting work. The NYC office also has some cool perks like free UberEATS for dinner (as long as you stay until 7 pm) which allows you to sample any of the hundreds of restaurants if you are staying late.

      For those coming from FANG, the decision usually comes down to comp and trading liquidity for paper money. To help with that trade off, I can only offer my own personal opinion and not much else. Once you can come to terms with the comp side of things, the culture, the work and the perks are all fantastic.
      Jul 5, 2018
  • Not much tbh
    Jul 3, 2018 2
    • Facebook IKTz24
      OP
      Do they still serve dinner at 8p?
      Jul 3, 2018
    • Uber wByA54
      Dinner is at 7
      Jul 3, 2018
  • Uber EJIs61
    It's more different than you could imagine in a year. I love the team, love the work and love that what I do is relevant. It's a totally different vibe
    Jul 5, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng RandMcNall
    At first, I thought they were trying to take you to court hahaha
    Jul 3, 2018 0
  • Google ACowswami
    I was contacted four times when I declined them for G. Each time I politely declined stating that I am not looking to move outside of Google at the moment.
    Jul 3, 2018 1
  • Dropbox Pickup
    TC then gtfo
    Jul 3, 2018 0