What are the potential problems?
- Uber ytrdcnkhgIt's a fantastic company. The problems you'll solve in backend engineering and distributed systems. It is truly amazing. You won't get boring tasks, you'll get actual work that will be impactful. There is a lot of algorithms as well, especially on some of the core teams that you could get in. People here are very smart, a lot of experienced people from Google and Facebook. You can't go wrong here for learning potential and reputation. Uber is a top company.
- What is salesforce doing? At least Uber makes it easier for people who have no degrees earn a decent amount of money. Uber also helps people who aren't super rich to afford a cab. What is salesforce doing to help people? Build saas products that power unethical companies? Think before speaking
- Once again that's off topic (this thread was about the lawsuit and stolen technology).
I do not agree with Uber management, especially atg management, I have said countless times Eric is incompetent and should be fired. I'm not defending Uber in general just rectifying the truth about the lawsuit.
- @Salesforce Have you watched the video of the in car view when the ATG Phoenix incident happened? The person was jaywalking when the car was at a high speed. A real person would have also run over the pedestrian. not saying ATG is amazing or anything but you should watch the video to really see what's happening.
- I disagree on that, a human driver attentive on the road would have most likely avoid the accident.
Now the technology wasn't ready and that's why the were a safety human driver paid to look at the road... I also blame Eric for taking many bad decision that made this crash possible.
That being said, I'm sure plenty of other companies have employees who get involved in a fatal accident while driving on duty. There is no difference here, the accident is not because the car did something expected but because the employee did not do his job.
- Wait, no. Uber didn’t have the proper safety precautions or safety training for the safety drivers period. They also didn’t have the emergency brake in the Volvo activated for who knows what reason. Probably because of some mindless worker forgetting this critical piece. If they did all of that, and this fatality occurred, then let’s point fingers at the safety driver. Otherwise, STFU, you know it’s Uber at fault.
- My car doesn't have an emergency break either and most car on the road don't, you can't blame it on that.
You know nothing about the safety training for the safety driver, so STFU, watching a movie instead of watching the road is definitely not what we teach them, if we were talking about some accident because the safety driver failed to react properly you would have a point. But here we talk about a safety driver who decided to watch movie rather than doing her job
- Puppet pqXV61lol fuck that. working in tech is already bad enough without an above average concentration of awful ethically bankrupt koolaid drinkers for co-workers
- @zrooper : Uber is worth $70 Billion because of the potential it has to expand into so many industries. Think about food delivery, goods delivery. Valuation won’t increase just because you can apply automation to your business.
Now, it is not evil just because it is introducing self-driving cars. By that logic, Amazon should be the most evil company. Its warehouse must have many robots, they are thinking about drone delivery, they are introducing automated checkout etc.Jan 194
- Drivers might be eventually replaced by self-driving cars, but that's not "evil" any more than other job-destroying tech advances are. But it does highlight the need for universal basic income, because most jobs will be going away within 20 years, in a way that is categorically different to changes in the past.
- You really get those feel-good vibes wading through the protestors on your way into the building.
- They're mostly organized by Taxi unions. I took a trip from SFO to my home in the Peninsula and the cab driver charged me $275. I ended up paying it and not arguing bc we had just been on a 17 hour flight and my three young children and wife were in tow and I didn't want any drama. Never again. Uber has price transparency, safety, and nice drivers (otherwise they get bad ratings and get kicked off our platform). If that is causing protests, then that is a good thing. Fuck the Taxi mafiaJan 1832
- Uber NFyS51Been here two weeks — it is fantastic. No negatives so far. Best part is how friendly everybody is.
- Uber yvGm36I love it here. Obviously like any company you have to find the right team, but there are many good ones. Best of luck!
- Lots of arrogant, negative energy in the corporate offices. Company NPS is in the minus figures for most regions. Avoid.
- I can give you 2..... A new person in my team forgot to do a simple task, no big deal, but 2 other members of the team confronted that person in a meeting about it and bullied them in front of everyone. My manager just shrugged it off and let them do it.
Second example is more recent, when the bonuses were announced. Team members openly shared what they got and started arguing with each other about not deserving it.
More regular examples include people actively undermining other teams/functions and often referring to others in dismissive and negative terms.Jan 204
- Uber l4eng.Uber is the best company I have worked at so far. It highly depends on your team though (just like everywhere else)
- I’ve just left uber. I know first hand that bills aren’t being paid to major partners. No explanation given by AP when I emailed them repeatedly on behalf of the partners. It was embarrassing! The culture is trash. Absolute trash. If you say you “love working for uber” you’re probably part of that trash culture. I regretted my decision within week 7. I’m not putting them on my resume because I’m embarrassed to speak of them or my time there.
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- eBay rainyI'm sure on the technical side it must be good. But what about the stress and pressure level? Does management treat everyone fairly?
- Macy's / ITbay.345What forums Uber has to bring issues to leadership? How genuine is leadership in addressing them?
- Promo process is very labor heavy and google-esqe. Expect to write 20-40 pages of supporting documentation. Least favorite part of working at uber.
- Uber my momFun and impact ful work with good WLB. Smart and enthusiastic peers. But we are broke.