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How do you like working for Uber?

Walmart.com ToKL28
Jan 17

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 1727
    • 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
      Jan 20
    • Uber / R&Djidao
      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.
      Jan 20
    • Google YTBs33
      Uber may or may not have been guilty of IP theft in a legal sense, we won’t ever know for sure. but clearly they were getting as close to the line as possible. The entire Levandowski affair reeks.
      Jan 20
    • Uber / R&Djidao
      AL did his shady things while being at Google, that has nothing to do with Uber. That tells as much about Google employees than Uber. He screwed Uber as much as he screwed Google
      Jan 20
    • @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.
      Jan 20
    • Uber / R&Djidao
      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&Djidao
      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 177
    • Walmart.com ToKL28
      OP
      Wait. What? Why? How do you know?
      Jan 17
    • Google / Engcatburglar
      Lyft?
      Jan 19
    • Capital One / EngKNABRIAF
      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 / EngKNABRIAF
      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 1724
    • Uber misoul
      Go read the post by Horowitz about why Under wants to be nice to drivers. Self driving cars is not coming until much later, and there are a lot that can do done with all these labor
      Jan 19
    • Glassdoor zrooper
      Misoul - you didn't "teach" me or "explained" anything. I gave you a detailed response backed up by facts. Your reply was just embarrasing :)
      Jan 19
    • Walmart.com klick!
      @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 19
    • Uber ufwr
      Whoa, a guy from a salary data + feedback aggregator insinuating that Uber’s draw lines on map system is simple.
      Jan 19
    • 6 figure driving for Uber? Even if this is true, this is not repeatable. It seems to me anyway.
      Jan 19
    • 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

      AmazonMgmt

      PRE
      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 187
    • Uber Jfyv57
      dramatic
      Jan 18
    • Uber Rocco69
      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 mafia
      Jan 18
    • 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 176
    • Yelp / Sales
      andsiracha

      YelpSales

      PRE
      Yelp
      andsirachamore
      Let us know how you feel in a year
      Jan 19
    • Uber / R&Djidao
      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

    CompassEng

    PRE
    Google
    FUPayMemore
    I’ve heard drivers aren’t so excited
    Jan 170
  • LinkedIn CHqJ30
    I miss Uber
    Jan 191
    • 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 171
    • Teradata rockerArm
      When u have to explain a joke it ceases to be funny 😈
      Jan 19
  • Uber
    bfiwnsm

    Uber

    BIO
    Software Engineer
    bfiwnsmmore
    It sucks. I hate it.
    Jan 195
    • IBM UipK84
      Which team/org? Is the wlb bad?
      Jan 19
    • 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 19
    • IBM UipK84
      I've heard secEng is something to avoid but Marketplace is a good place to be. Maybe try changing team?
      Jan 19
    • Uber
      bfiwnsm

      Uber

      BIO
      Software Engineer
      bfiwnsmmore
      Or maybe I’m really just being a troll
      Jan 19
    • 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 171
    • Amazon topcoder5
      Any good teams to suggest?
      Jan 23
  • Pretty bad culture, overshadows everything else. I’ve been on different teams and the political battles are the same everywhere, and getting worse as the company grows. Building empires is rewarded, being scrappy is not. Pretty much the opposite of a startup
    Jan 190
  • New / Eng
    oddso

    NewEng

    BIO
    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 205
    • Walmart.com ToKL28
      OP
      Can you give example of such negative energy?
      Jan 20
    • New / Eng
      oddso

      NewEng

      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

      NewEng

      BIO
      Eng at Hyper Anna
      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 193
    • 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 184
    • Salesforce top kek
      Do you only eat non-halal chicken?
      Jan 18
    • Uber / Biz DevbarfsAlot
      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 176
    • Tesla Daddy Elon
      How fast is your team moving?
      Jan 17
    • 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 23
    • 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 173
    • 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 202
    • 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 191
    • 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 181
    • Uber / Biz DevbarfsAlot
      They said over and over - engsec
      Jan 20
  • Twitter Zoom.
    Horrible
    Food.
    Jan 190
  • Silverline / ProjectSF Mgr
    It’s great, I meet new people every day, flexible hours, and I make good money off tips!
    Jan 190
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    • Square fBGp8
      Now you’re just maximizing how far you can stretch an actual cash-strapped human being before they break and start a protest.
      Jan 20
    • Cisco / Design
      nasdaq

      CiscoDesign

      PRE
      Intel Corporation
      nasdaqmore
      It was never meant for cash-strapped human beings. It was supposed to be tag along driving for anyone. Humans overkilled the usage and blame the tech. Similarly goes for WhatsApp story in India.
      Jan 20
    • Square fBGp8
      I mean Uber advertises it as a full time job and structures bonuses and stuff to encourage driving all day.
      Jan 20
    • Salesforce XiVW21
      Uber preys on drivers, it's just another version of a loan shark dishing out payday loans for their viscious cycle.
      Jan 20
  • New / Consultant
    anon787

    NewConsultant

    PRE
    SunTrust
    BIO
    Business Development Consultant | Part 107 Drone Pilot | Private Pilot | Auburn University | ΔΣΠ | ΣΤΓ
    anon787more
    Lyft > Uber
    Jan 204
    • Uber lamJ33
      There is not a single quantifiable category where this is accurate
      Jan 20
    • Leanplum Boolsak
      Margins?
      Jan 20
    • Leanplum Boolsak
      Certainly there are some cities in which Lyft is doing better than Uber in some normalized metric like margin
      Jan 20
    • Salesforce XiVW21
      Of course Uber would deny that, all their drone workers have no concept of reality. It's the Silicon Valley kool-aid drunkenness except it's 30x worse because that's what Uber claims they're worth.
      Jan 20
  • eBay rainy
    I'm sure on the technical side it must be good. But what about the stress and pressure level? Does management treat everyone fairly?
    Jan 192
    • Uber sicksec
      in security, management treats most unfairly unless you know them personally
      Jan 19
    • Not at all, there are too many political battles to be fought for anyone to care about fair treatment
      Jan 19
  • Uber uber ipo
    Best job of my life, but also very demanding and stressful. It is a great experience.
    Jan 190
  • Cisco / Design
    nasdaq

    CiscoDesign

    PRE
    Intel Corporation
    nasdaqmore
    How's the JUMP team?
    Jan 192
  • Medallia HEMV83
    Most people there are drinking koolaid including the recruiters
    Jan 240
  • Macy's bay.345
    What forums Uber has to bring issues to leadership? How genuine is leadership in addressing them?
    Jan 191
    • Uber / Biz DevbarfsAlot
      We have q n a at the end of every all hands meeting, employees can questions anonymously over slido. We have anonymous complaint line. You can bring issues to your manager or skip anytime.
      Jan 20
  • New OwjS77
    Have heard good reviews from some close friends of mine. But entry level compensation sucks bug time
    Jan 190
  • Uber hallo45
    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.
    Jan 222
    • Walmart.com ToKL28
      OP
      Who writes this? The employee or the manager?
      Jan 22
    • Uber hallo45
      Biggest part is the self review done by the employee. Manager and peers do reviews too but are smaller. If you get a lot of peer reviews it can be a big workload too
      Jan 22
  • Google tlsk
    Does Uber review your passenger Uber rating during the hiring process?
    Jan 211
    • Walmart.com ToKL28
      OP
      Yep. They found my 4.88 rating and decreased the base by 2%. Anything lower than 5 has consequences.
      Jan 21
  • KPMG qtAi02
    Fun and satisfying
    Jan 200
  • Apple / QA
    Tim Cock

    AppleQA

    PRE
    Telenav, Nitrio
    Tim Cockmore
    As a driver you mean?
    Jan 190
  • Amazon azmix
    I like working for Uber when I’m not working for Lyft.
    Jan 192
    • Walmart.com ToKL28
      OP
      That's called cheating
      Jan 19
    • Amazon azmix
      That’s what all normal drivers do.
      Jan 19
  • Uber puUK53
    Get ready for the most fun and dysfunctional few years of your career...
    Jan 211
    • Walmart.com ToKL28
      OP
      Why dysfunctional?
      Jan 21
  • Uber my mom
    Fun and impact ful work with good WLB. Smart and enthusiastic peers. But we are broke.
    Jan 201
  • Microsoft huiii
    How are the drivers actually insured? What happens when they make an accident?
    Jan 200
  • Like as a driver or employee?
    Jan 190
  • Uber MbQU04
    Work at non-US site isn't meaty enough
    Jan 190

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