Is it a good time to join Uber?

Cerner hwatevah
Oct 14 31 Comments

I am interviewing with Uber. I am curious if it is a good time to do so. I am interviewing for a team that seems to be have been effected by layoffs and yet they are interviewing more people. Any thoughts ? If the layoffs are attempts to rethink and focus on right areas, why layoff and hire on the same teams?

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  • Amazon / Product
    beaver

    Amazon Product

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    Amazon
    beavermore
    Fire folks who had a lot of stock and then hire cheaper ones?
    Oct 14 4
    • Yahoo qudoba
      Welcome to the money making business
      Oct 14
    • Cerner hwatevah
      OP
      @beaver, I believe the stock was valued higher, if not the same as it's current price when they made those offers. Is that not true ? Or, are you saying that the TC would be lower for the new offers ?
      Oct 14
    • New qdJo63
      they paid much higher salaries before IPO so they create a successful image. now they don't have to pay that much anymore.
      Oct 23
    • Google / Eng ECyG30
      But overall TC should be lower I guess? Having stock at lower price company has less money. And would need to offer more stocks for the same amount of money.
      Oct 31
  • Google foony
    What do you have to smoke to even think about joining Uber right now?
    Oct 14 8
    • Cerner / Eng
      StyaPichai

      Cerner Eng

      BIO
      This is Satya Pichai. The most powerful man on blind. DM me for acquisitions.
      StyaPichaimore
      If you are not on a visa, then definitely go for it. Else, its not worth the risk.
      Oct 14
    • Cerner hwatevah
      OP
      That is sensible.
      Oct 14
    • Cisco / Eng
      DennisNdry

      Cisco Eng

      BIO
      hoe
      DennisNdrymore
      You Software guys are hilarious.... all this "if you are this then this, else this" talk.
      Oct 15
    • Uber
      kog32!

      Uber

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      Microsoft, Adobe
      kog32!more
      If you are willing to risk getting laid off within 3-6 months, go for it. This is exactly what happened to at least 6 people that I know of.
      Oct 15
    • Lyft wXfl07
      They had 12% Y-on-Y growth for their latest earning report. Growth is not happening at Uber right now ...
      Oct 26
  • Samsung @googlenow
    🤡 ass company, laying off 350 bc they feel they over paid so they can recruite at lower offer...
    Oct 14 3
    • Cerner hwatevah
      OP
      I'll do my best to in the interview to see if I can verify this for all of us. :D.
      Oct 14
    • Samsung @googlenow
      I do wish best for all fellow swe(s) do well and interview at several places. If you get higher offer ghost uber.
      Oct 14
    • Lyft wXfl07
      Seriously they needed the money for 229 new H1B slaves read the news ...
      Oct 26
  • Time is good. All eyes on November earnings and lock up expiry. It either pops or slides. Great time in my opinion. Yes Uber is more like the bigger companies that can do perf based layoffs. Lots of negative stories around here which are largely exxagerations
    Oct 14 3
    • Cerner hwatevah
      OP
      I like to believe this. Also, did your org/team or an org/team that you know have any layoffs? If so, do those match this theory ?
      Oct 14
    • Yes, we did lose one. It was a collective sigh of relief as it was a struggling engineer. Some nearby teams had similar experiences, though some did not understand the performance issues that were not discussed out in the open about some of the engineers this impacted.
      Oct 14
    • Cerner hwatevah
      OP
      This helps me with understanding the situation. Thank you.
      Oct 14
  • LinkedIn inb4you2
    Obviously not a good time when there are plenty of other companies not doing layoffs
    Oct 14 0
  • Wish dæb
    Fall cleaning. Just getting rid of the bad blood. It needs to keep it up as a public company. 👍
    Oct 14 0
  • Cerner / Eng
    StyaPichai

    Cerner Eng

    BIO
    This is Satya Pichai. The most powerful man on blind. DM me for acquisitions.
    StyaPichaimore
    Hey Cernerd. Cerner is amidst layoffs. How do you care if it's a good time to join Uber or not?

    If you are in a good position at Cerner in your team., (not at the edge of layoff) wait until u get a better company.

    Else join Uber. U will atleast get paid more until u get laid off.
    Oct 14 1
    • Cerner hwatevah
      OP
      This is a good point. I am currently not at Cerner.
      Oct 14
  • Uber / Eng Hotwheelz
    What do you think OP?
    Oct 14 2
    • Cerner hwatevah
      OP
      It believed "rethinking investments" until today. The news today surprised and confused me. It is hard to believe that they would let people go so that they could hire for a lower TC. At the same time, it could be perf based too. So, what do I think ? I don't know.
      Oct 14
    • Juniper jocker
      Hey Uber, can I Dm you?
      Oct 14
  • Which team are you interviewing with? I have a phone screen scheduled with them next week.
    Oct 14 1
    • Cerner hwatevah
      OP
      Could you message me ?
      Oct 14

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