How is morale and talent retention at Uber?

Oath vmgb16
Dec 1, 2017 22 Comments

Have the recent security issues at Uber affected employee morale and the ability to attract talent there?

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  • Google YTBs33
    I would think that morale would be suffering bcuz the SoftBank deal shows a big decrease in true valuation.
    Dec 2, 2017 7
    • Uber / Eng
      Rqwx5o

      Uber Eng

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      Rqwx5omore
      A tender offer is not the same as open market
      Dec 2, 2017
    • Google nuckchorri
      The while premise of tender offer is different is because of Facebook tender. That is like one sample point. I thin you need to stop living in denial.
      Dec 2, 2017
    • Uber / Eng
      Rqwx5o

      Uber Eng

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      Rqwx5omore
      Employees are not allowed to sell their shares in general and this tender offer is taking advantage of that. There is no competition on the bidding side and only on the supply side. Of course it will be lower than if it was on the open market.
      The funniest thing is that I personally want to BUY at this price but I can't
      Dec 2, 2017
    • Uber Ubberr
      No one is worried about a discount on a tender offer. SB just did a great job negotiating the deal. Don’t know why anyone would sell so close to IPO anyway, but certainly not a morale issue. The press has always been the thing that can make you feel like you’re being dragged through the mud, but a little emotional maturity goes a long way here — know what’s true and what’s not and continue working hard to built a great product.
      Dec 3, 2017
    • Uber catesby
      It’s almost like many of us on the inside have access to info that isn’t public ;).
      Dec 3, 2017
  • Uber hcAP20
    Not in my org. The recent event is definitely not a good news, but it happened way in the past and the new executive is taking swift steps to address that.
    Dec 1, 2017 2
    • Uber / Eng bjifcy
      Hasn’t affected anyone in my org. I’m in marketplace. We are know how well the company is doing and are generally not worried.
      Dec 1, 2017
    • Uber dGJO42
      Ha good one.
      Dec 1, 2017
  • Uber / Eng
    Sight

    Uber Eng

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    Sightmore
    Yes, it is disheartening and impacts morale.

    That is because there are thousands of talented, hard working and good people at Uber who believe in what they are building. They are frustrated that the bad behavior of a few has been undermining the great work of many. Overall, the company is glad that this behavior will not be tolerated anymore.

    I think it may be too early to know how it is impacting recruiting. But, things will turn around because we have a good many people fighting for it. The opportunity is still enormous and there are plenty of talented people.
    Dec 1, 2017 0
  • Uber fOMQ16
    Yeah, started interviewing again, so many lies in this company
    Dec 1, 2017 1
    • Amazon xb10101010
      Can you elaborate more?
      Dec 2, 2017
  • Uber / Design
    Ribot44

    Uber Design

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    Ribbit robot
    Ribot44more
    Yes
    Dec 1, 2017 0
  • Morale yes, talent acquisition / retention no. Those of us who’ve been through 2017 have a different perspective on things. It’s been a learning experience to say the least. Some have left when things started to sound bad. Some were asked to go. And others have left along the way which would have left anyway. However, those of us who stayed are busy building a better company. Pace of interviewing is back at peak level. We’re going to be fine.
    Dec 1, 2017 0
  • Amazon / Other Wunder
    Uber is the equivalent of the Trump administration-everyday a new dumpster fire.
    Dec 1, 2017 0
  • Uber / Other
    ingh01@

    Uber Other

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    ingh01@more
    Softbank is creating an opp for anybody who wants to cash out. That's it. Yes it is discounted because it is linked to the board expansion . Softbank is a shrewd investor and can see the upside.
    Dec 2, 2017 2
    • Google YTBs33
      The same SoftBank that successfully “poached” Nikesh and dumped a ton of money into Sprint? Gotcha.
      Dec 4, 2017
    • Uber / Other
      ingh01@

      Uber Other

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      ingh01@more
      Yes the same one. The fundamentals were right. And more importantly they have not lost money, even if they did not have a 10 bagger.
      Dec 4, 2017
  • Microsoft Fanta
    Is the IPO still expected to be in 2019?
    Dec 2, 2017 1