Good time to join Uber?

Amazon / Eng 4j(v5c2j#
Nov 6 14 Comments

I have an Engineering manager reaching out to me from Uber Seattle. The team and project sound very interesting.

However, the major layoffs of the past few weeks has me cautious of joining a possible sinking ship. Specially because a large part of my TC will be in RSUs.

Uber people (Specially in Seattle), do you recommend I interview or not bother and stay away?

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TOP 14 Comments
  • Do not join the driver compliance team, the sr manager is an asshole!
    Nov 6 0
  • Cisco echuck
    I knew someone who joined Webvan just after the IPO so anything is possible...
    Nov 6 0
  • Uber ttjit con
    I recommend. Won't be smooth sailing but could pay off big and great learning opportunities
    Nov 6 4
    • Amazon / Eng 4j(v5c2j#
      OP
      Regarding it not being a smooth sailing, what do you see as big obstacles?
      More layoffs, or general stress because the business isn't profitable?
      Nov 6
    • Uber / Eng
      TC & GTFO

      Uber Eng

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      L6 @ Uber
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      More layoffs very unlikely (at worst, more aggressive pip). And yes, there's a risk due to the business not being profitable right now. If you believe in the business (I do, or I wouldn't be here) then the risk is worth it. Worst case, still good experience & learning opportunity
      Nov 6
    • Uber ttjit con
      Layoffs is not my concern. Mainly low morale and highly competitive business
      Nov 6
    • Uber / Eng
      TC & GTFO

      Uber Eng

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      morale probably varies by team
      We don't fear Lyft though
      Nov 6
  • Google googa
    Will you still be excited when the stock drops to 15
    Nov 6 1
    • Southwest Airlines aldogjs
      Some people live for pain 😉
      Nov 6
  • Apple travel4les
    How much more info do u need to make such a simple decision?
    Nov 6 0
  • Uber lilbay
    Lol
    Nov 6 0
  • Uber / Eng 💁‍♀️💸
    Worth interviewing - but only worth joining if the TC is much higher than other offers to justify the risks of the business
    Nov 8 1
  • Uber foff2019
    After all the recent news I wonder why do you think its a good time to join?
    Nov 6 0

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