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Lyft vs Uber

Amazon / Sales
SpicyAnoos

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Which is a better place to work as a PM, Lyft or Uber? How about potential upsides?

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  • Uber / Enghdshnkg
    As a PM there’s only one logical choice and you only need to ask yourself one question “do I want to lead and invent the future or to follow and copy those that are?”

    On top of that, Tali Rapaport is a tire fire.
    Jun 303
    • Uber / Enghdshnkg
      Good riddance. It’s going to take a while to clean up her mess.
      Jun 30
  • NBCUniversal / EngGvTv43
    Lyft. Uber is evil.
    Jun 307
    • Uber / EngshANq80
      You aren't serious right? 😅
      Jun 30
    • Remember when Uber resold recalled cars and people died? I do
      Jul 1
    • "evil". Show me one "evil" thing the CONMPANY has done. One.
      Jul 1
    • NBCUniversal / Eng⌨️
      🤣 Uber’s story is not a collection of coincidence or bad luck.
      Jul 1
    • Uber / EngshANq80
      Why 🤣? It's not funny.
      Jul 1
    • NBCUniversal / Eng⌨️
      🤦🏻‍♂️I should have penned the response for you guys myself. Your replies should have read something like “Yeah, we’ve had a lot of trouble in the past, but under Dara, we’re making a lot of changes, but an overall cultural shift takes a lot of time, but I think we’re headed there. Getting back into London shows that progress.”

      Instead, it seems that the message is “Why would anyone ever think this?!”

      I’m sure that the next move after you finish reading this will be to try and debate the definition of “company” and “evil”. You’re likely to tell me that the “company” is neither the app, CEO, employees nor the drivers. But “evil” is easy to pin down, and Merriam-Webster says:

      1(b): arising from actual or imputed bad character or conduct

      I’m sure the article below sums up at least one evil move by Uber, and I’m sure that we can all agree that fingerprinting users after the app has been deleted is evil, and so is geofencing Apple’s HQ to disable the feature in order to attempt to evade detection of said feature by the App Review process. It’s also safe to say that the app represents the “company” (since, after all, the company relies wholly on the app to present it’s services), and thus you have your one example of something evil done by Uber:

      gle.com/amp/s/kkkk://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2017/4/23/15399438/apple-uber-app-store-fingerprint-program-tim-cook-travis-kalanick

      There are plenty of other examples of an “evil Uber” at the bottom of that article of you want some more, and I haven’t even touched on driver conduct yet.

      Shame I had to do this, but here we are.

      I’ll leave the last word to you guys-
      Jul 1
    • I could sit and debate how finger printing users was directly correlated to safety and financial security measures, but I think you've got your head in the sand.

      The fact you listed driver conduct is telling of your viewpoint. If you want to label an entire company's efforts on the actions of the 0.00000001%, you may as well be ready to argue that the entire human race is evil by association.
      Jul 2
  • Amazon / Sales
    SpicyAnoos

    AmazonSales

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    Amazon, Lyft
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    Which one has a bigger upside potential?
    Jun 303
    • Uber / Enghdshnkg
      At current valuations? Definitely Uber.
      Jun 30
    • Amazonhsl44428q
      That of course assumes Uber is undervalued and mostly Uber employees believe that.
      Jun 30
    • QualcommDamn!
      I feel it is downward undervalued perhaps 10 -20 times expensive right now
      Jun 30
  • MicrosoftMagnolia
    Who will get acquired? Lyft or Uber?
    Jun 301
    • New / Eng
      FGAN

      NewEng

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      FGANmore
      Lyft due to price
      Jul 1
  • Facebook / Eng
    Y2K17

    FacebookEng

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    Y2K17more
    Anytime Uber, I have couple of PM friends who joined Lyft after Facebook, but they had really bad experience and eventually moved back to Facebook and some at Uber.

    Lyft is just a hype as it looks good from outside, but the folks who works there doesn’t have pleasant experience nor they have future against having a big established giant like Uber, who is already captured everything.
    Jun 304
    • New / Eng
      FGAN

      NewEng

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      Why were their experiences negative? Was it the work or culture, or just the future prospects?
      Jul 1
    • I have friends who like it at Lyft. Meanwhile at Uber they make excuses for why they’re still there (waiting to take a long sabbatical or cash out usually)
      Jul 1
    • Uberevve
      Uber and proud.

      Frankly, while the two companies’ ride-sharing products look similar to US consumers, company-wise we’re on very different tiers of performance.

      There’s ~5 other versions of Lyft out there in the world with region-specific operations, but only one company doing it globally, and that’s Uber. The scale of problems we’re focusing on are vastly different than Lyft’s. Figuring out how to execute across different regulatory frameworks, different economic conditions, different cultural norms, different traffic situations, different tax structures, etc. is simply a different level of scale than solving for US-only.

      Further, Uber’s moonshots are also waaay bigger. Eats. Freight. Autonomy. Elevate. Lyft’s big moonshot is to get into scooters as they don’t have the scale or finances to support larger ambitions.

      So if you’re asking me, my excuse for staying at Uber is that it’s fucking awesome.
      Jul 1
    • UberjGze68
      Mix drop ☝🏽☝🏽
      Jul 1
  • LyftToktok
    I’m a PM and I love my job. I love coming to work, I love competing and growing. I love beating the big bad wolf that has more money and resources.
    Being the smaller player requires a different strategy than being number one and we’re using it to our advantage.
    Ask around which Uber PMs moved to Lyft and which Lyft PMs moves to Uber to see where the value is from people with Better perspectives.
    Same with strong engineers and with senior economists. We are taking only the best of Uber and beating them one day at a time.
    Jul 11
    • Uberettutk
      I will give you one point - you guys really sent us your garbage (e.g. RF).
      Jul 2

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