How do you like working for Uber?

Walmart.com ToKL28
Jan 17 162 Comments

What are the potential problems?

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  • Uber ytrdcnkhg
    It'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.
    Jan 17 27
    • Uber / R&D jidao
      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.
      Jan 20
    • Salesforce XiVW21
      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.
      Jan 21
    • Uber / R&D jidao
      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
      Jan 21
    • New fzlpop
      Salesforce why all this angst? Maybe apply again to Uber.
      Jan 21
    • Salesforce definitely got rejected from Uber. You can taste the bitterness
      Jan 21
  • Uber fqfe51
    We run out of money
    Jan 17 7
    • Capital One / Eng KNABRIAF
      Can't you idiots read, especially OP?

      "What are the potential problems?" "We run out of money"

      How the hell did you translate that as "uber is out of cash"??? YOU WROTE THE QUESTION
      Jan 20
    • Walmart.com ToKL28
      OP
      Capital One, are you always triggered that easy?
      Jan 20
    • Amazon SomeName2
      Yes because Capital One know what’s in your wallet.
      Jan 20
    • Capital One / Eng KNABRIAF
      Wal-Mart we own you, thank our engineers for adding your store card to our lineup.
      Jan 20
    • Walmart.com ToKL28
      OP
      😂 yeah, sure
      Jan 20
  • Puppet pqXV61
    lol fuck that. working in tech is already bad enough without an above average concentration of awful ethically bankrupt koolaid drinkers for co-workers
    Jan 17 24
    • 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.
      Jan 20
    • Intuit Merc77
      Ethical and business in the same sentence is an oxymoron anyways hehe
      Jan 20
    • That's trite, but businesses are made up of people, most of whom are ethical. Look at Elizabeth Warren's plan to introduce ethics into the heart of the corporation.
      Jan 20
    • Amazon / Mgmt
      AWS.OpM

      Amazon Mgmt

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      Telefonica, Vodafone
      AWS.OpMmore
      Comment of the day 😂
      Jan 21
    • How’s is the treatment of drivers unfair? Uber is burning/losing money and is not profitable yet drivers want a raise? They are the only ones making money and have multiple platforms to choose from🤷🏻‍♂️
      Jan 21
  • Square Fatty
    You really get those feel-good vibes wading through the protestors on your way into the building.
    Jan 18 7
    • Square Fatty
      Err, no, they’re usually the drivers protesting to not be treated like cattle.
      Jan 18
    • I thought the protests were about Square, because the logo has rounded corners.
      Jan 18
    • Uber Rocco69
      No they're not organized by drivers. They're organized by Taxi unions. Theyre full of cars rounding the corner that doesn't even have an Uber logo on it
      Jan 18
    • Square Fatty
      I’ve been through 3.5 years of dealing with your protests — they come in all different flavors: sexual harassment, driver rights, taxi unions. Take your pick.
      Jan 18
    • Uber Rocco69
      To be fair, Twitter gets way more protests. That happens when everyone recognizes your brand.
      Jan 18
  • Uber NFyS51
    Been here two weeks — it is fantastic. No negatives so far. Best part is how friendly everybody is.
    Jan 17 6
    • Uber / R&D jidao
      They won't last that long
      Jan 19
    • Wow you must be in Uber's PR team to say generic shit like that
      Jan 19
    • VMware BobbleHat
      Which office are you in?
      Jan 20
    • Uber rfPB87
      Been here a year and a half - love it
      Jan 20
    • Love Uber too
      Jan 21
  • Compass / Eng
    FUPayMe

    Compass Eng

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    FUPayMemore
    I’ve heard drivers aren’t so excited
    Jan 17 0
  • LinkedIn CHqJ30
    I miss Uber
    Jan 19 1
    • Dude you shouldn't, the drivers charge you a fee you for not showing up on time
      Jan 19
  • Twitter hodgesodge
    You asked for potential problems, it's a potential not a actual.
    Jan 17 1
    • Teradata rockerArm
      When u have to explain a joke it ceases to be funny 😈
      Jan 20
  • Uber
    bfiwnsm

    Uber

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    Software Engineer
    bfiwnsmmore
    It sucks. I hate it.
    Jan 20 5
    • IBM UipK84
      Which team/org? Is the wlb bad?
      Jan 20
    • Uber
      bfiwnsm

      Uber

      BIO
      Software Engineer
      bfiwnsmmore
      Wlb sucks. Don’t think I’m just being a troll and it’s actually awesome mate
      Jan 20
    • IBM UipK84
      I've heard secEng is something to avoid but Marketplace is a good place to be. Maybe try changing team?
      Jan 20
    • Uber
      bfiwnsm

      Uber

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      Software Engineer
      bfiwnsmmore
      Or maybe I’m really just being a troll
      Jan 20
    • IBM UipK84
      Finally got what you meant by the comment before ;)
      Jan 22
  • Uber yvGm36
    I love it here. Obviously like any company you have to find the right team, but there are many good ones. Best of luck!
    Jan 17 1
    • Amazon topcoder5
      Any good teams to suggest?
      Jan 23
  • New / Eng
    oddso

    New Eng

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    Eng at Hyper Anna
    oddsomore
    Lots of arrogant, negative energy in the corporate offices. Company NPS is in the minus figures for most regions. Avoid.
    Jan 20 5
    • Walmart.com ToKL28
      OP
      Can you give example of such negative energy?
      Jan 20
    • New / Eng
      oddso

      New Eng

      BIO
      Eng at Hyper Anna
      oddsomore
      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 20
    • Uber DyJKbcf
      This sounds fake af
      Jan 21
    • Uber JMgp58
      You sound like a douche bag. This sounds completely legit. You should stay at uber forever. It’s your Mecca.
      Jan 21
    • New / Eng
      lolam

      New Eng

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      lolammore
      Sounds like DyJK has some of that negative energy mentioned....
      Jan 21
  • Uber TTug53
    Hated it! My last day was on Friday, I would not recommend it to anyone.
    Jan 19 3
    • Amazon tier1
      What? What role?
      Jan 19
    • Uber ytrdcnkhg
      I have no idea why you say this. What org and what role? This is a heaven for backend engineering
      Jan 19
    • Paychex 0x2badc0de
      @Uber care to refer me? I enjoy backend and I’m looking for a change in jobs and move to Seattle
      Jan 19
  • Uber DyJKbcf
    The halal chicken is a major problem
    Jan 18 4
    • Salesforce top kek
      Do you only eat non-halal chicken?
      Jan 18
    • Uber / Biz Dev barfsAlot
      I think the issue is that they neglect to fully cook the halal chicken
      Jan 19
    • Muslim dude spotted
      Jan 19
    • Uber hallo45
      The only chicken is halal chicken :p
      Jan 22
  • Uber PoolEng
    Come help us change transportation FOREVER.
    Jan 17 6
    • At the same speed at which they're burning their cash
      Jan 19
    • Oracle biscotto
      Ok! Refer me to some positions?? :)
      Jan 20
    • Flagged by the community.

    • McAfee Hansolo12
      Can you refer me to Uber?
      Jan 24
    • No
      Feb 1
  • Uber l4eng.
    Uber is the best company I have worked at so far. It highly depends on your team though (just like everywhere else)
    Jan 18 3
    • Zillow Group sofaking
      What teams are the best?
      Jan 18
    • Uber ytrdcnkhg
      Marketplace == High Impact
      Jan 19
    • Walmart.com klick!
      How about Uber ATG?
      Jan 19
  • Uber JMgp58
    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.
    Jan 20 2
    • Which org were you in
      Jan 20
    • Uber JMgp58
      Which org are you? What’s your TC? What was your bonus?
      Jan 21
  • Uber sicksec
    Uber is ok, security (engsec) is horrible, keep away
    Jan 19 1
    • CA Technologies e2be2r
      Any word on payments team? And what does engsec do?
      Jan 20
  • Cisco @⭐️
    People saying it depends on team; what teams should be avoided?
    Jan 18 1
    • Uber / Biz Dev barfsAlot
      They said over and over - engsec
      Jan 20
  • Twitter Zoom.
    Horrible
    Food.
    Jan 19 0
  • Silverline / Project SF Mgr
    It’s great, I meet new people every day, flexible hours, and I make good money off tips!
    Jan 19 0