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Lyft vs uber

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Euler

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Eulermore
Jun 20

I have an offer from Lyft - don’t have numbers yet ; but also have upcoming interviews with uber. I had a phone screen with uber a couple of years ago and got a very bad vibe - (brogrammer culture, unethical , etc) . Subsequent news about uber just reinforced that vibe. On the other hand , had a much more positive impression at Lyft.

If the Lyft numbers are strong enough I would be inclined to just cancel the uber interviews.

Is this a good, bad idea?

TC: 330 , Yoe: 8

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  • Uber lamJ33
    Lyft has peaked and is in big trouble going forward. Time to join was 2-3 years ago, not so much now
    Jun 209
    • Lyft see💵
      I have heard this from Uber every single year for the past six years.
      Jun 20
    • Uber lamJ33
      And Uber will ipo at $120B with a clear path to $250B and Lyft at $11B with no path to profitability, needing to get acquired to survive. If you don’t see the train coming I can’t help ya
      Jun 20
    • Lyft see💵
      we might IPO at 11B in which case I get paid, but you are smoking fucking crack if you think uber will IPO above 60B. i will shit my own balls if uber ever tops 100B.
      Jun 20
    • Uber lamJ33
      Lol say goodbye to your balls then bc it’ll be $120B-$150B. For scale, Uber’s stake in DiDi alone is worth more than Lyft’s entire company. Add in stakes in Grab, Yandex, and the growth of Eats, freight, being in 70 countries, etc etc, you get the picture. But if you are sitting on a ton of Lyft shares then you’re still gonna make out very well so I wouldn’t worry
      Jun 20
    • Apple / Eng
      Euler

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      Eulermore
      OP
      I don’t see what moat uber has though. In the end its purely based on which ride is cheaper and probably a little more convenient. If Lyfts in the ball park , how does Uber’s valuation threaten Lyft?
      Jun 20
    • Uber lamJ33
      There’s definitely a network moat at play, and any dominant multinational TNC can achieve profitability in other LOBs and markets and plow those earnings into a never ending subsidy war with a minor 1-country player in their home market until that player runs out of money. Why haven’t other ride hail companies besides Uber and Lyft been successful if there’s no moat?
      Jun 20
    • Apple / Eng
      Euler

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      OP
      I don’t think it’s network, more like inertia . Also to your second point, Mostly because of capital- there’s a significant capital cost to getting a ride share business going . And there def are other successes in other countries such as Didi , ola etc. What’s stopping Lyft from copying eats etc?
      Jun 20
    • Uber lamJ33
      The same thing that stops them from launching other countries (Toronto and ottowa withstanding), network effects are very large and to try and buy even a few points of market share is incredibly capital intensive and may not even work. Look at the current landscape and ask why Lyft hasn’t launched in Mexico or the UK, or why they haven’t tried to copy eats like they copy everything else, or why Juno, Via, Gett, all failed or why RideAustin and Fasten failed as soon as Uber and Lyft came back into Austin TX... list goes on and on, there’s a formidable moat. Wild card is autonomous vehicles but those have been very very hyped and will not be a meaningful portion of the rideshare pie anytime soon
      Jun 20
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  • Apple / Eng
    Euler

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    OP
    Man Lyft is getting massacred by uber - Lyft folks any dissenting opinions on your end ?
    Jun 2010
    • Google Smoogle
      You understand that they all are biased;) ask your recruiters about lyft vs Uber. They provide interesting arguments from lyft perspective as well.
      In short:
      Market share in us is going to reach 50% in foreseeable future
      Important contracts with other companies
      Focused on a single market to not fight it everywhere but ready to expand
      Jun 20
    • Uber lamJ33
      Lyft market share hitting 50% in foreseeable future? What drugs are you smoking? Lyfts a nice story and I’m sure early employees have done well but they’re in 1 line of business in 1 country and Uber’s 2017 merely delayed the inevitable for them. They’ll have to get acquired at some point but they’ve tried that many many times and nobody wants to buy once they see under the hood
      Jun 20
    • Google Smoogle
      As I said I just tried to represent the other side and just quoted people from lyft. I may or may not agree with some of the points.
      Jun 20
    • Uber lamJ33
      Wow if they’re telling applicants that then they’re pretty dishonest, they know that isn’t happening, ever
      Jun 20
    • Uber / Engphfsjit
      https://www.theinformation.com/articles/how-lyfts-missteps-killed-its-chances-of-overtaking-uber

      Worth a read. Basically Tali Rapaport is toxic. I’ve seen multiple threads on Blind complaining about how poorly she is doing to provide leadership
      Jun 20
    • Lyft / Eng
      Flash⚡️

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      Flash⚡️more
      Lol let these Uber folks drink cool aid. What matters is who makes profit quarter end 😉
      Jun 21
    • Uber / Engzcbjoge
      How’s that going, Flash? Lyft has moved away from profitability for two quarters in a row now, while we’ve moved closer.
      Jun 21
    • Lyft / Eng
      Flash⚡️

      LyftEng

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      Flash⚡️more
      Lol. I hope your real life isn’t as closed, Bay Area can be a lonely place 😉
      Jun 21
    • Uber / Engzcbjoge
      I’m sorry. Did the truth hurt?
      Jun 21
    • Uber On
      Alright everyone BE COOL. OP - I interviewed and joined recently and found the people to be the strongest among all the companies I interviewed with, including FB and Lyft. Definitely worth a look. I liked Lyft as well but very different culture — why not try to have both options? Culture IS different than many companies but not necessarily negative — just very decentralized and requires self-starting nature... that’s my impression so far anyway.
      Jun 21
  • Uber L81926hjl
    Ex-Uber. Had interviewed at Lyft as well.

    Because I was in the space where a check on competition was required, I can tell you for a fact - Lyft is a def no.
    Lyft is Uninspiring, dull, unambitious. It’s business exists because of Uber. Lyft’s founders are just a bunch of guys who want people to carpool. (Read about their past businesses.) Their success is thanks to Uber’s success and Uber’s un-caring attitude.

    Even during the worst of 2017, Lyft was the competitor that we were least worried about.
    Jun 204
    • Apple / Eng
      Euler

      AppleEng

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      OP
      What made you leave uber?
      Jun 20
    • Uber L81926hjl
      The new opportunity, commute, pay in that order
      Jun 20
    • Google Smoogle
      What company if you don’t mind to share?
      Jun 20
    • Oracle Oh well!
      Where are you working right now ?
      Jun 20
  • Uber
    KnkG84

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    KnkG84more
    I interviewed with Uber 4 years ago as well and got a negative vibe - not so much about bro culture, but about bad work-life balance. When I interviewed earlier this year, it was obvious that things have changed a lot. One of the big things people are asked to do is collaborate and not be a hero and try to save the world. The ethics problem IMO is behind us, Dara is a very strong leader and not afraid to take stands to do the right thing.

    Give Uber a shot. Interview. You'll find that it's a very different place.

    I have 8 yoe as well, TC about 220 + 880k paper money (not for long) over 4 years.
    Jun 2012
    • LinkedIn
      Hi🐷

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      Hi🐷more
      How’s wlb for 5a in general?
      Jun 20
    • Uber
      KnkG84

      Uber

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      KnkG84more
      Doesn't really depend on your level. I have young kids and I work 8am to 6pm, three of those hours on commute. The other hours are open for meetings. I WFH once about 10 days, take a couple of days off every month or so. No calls/emails/chat from home. And never had to work late or weekends in my 4 months here.
      Jun 20
    • Uber Bagbagb
      That's unusual. Depends on manager. We still have some aweful ones who know how to kiss up and kick down.
      Jun 20
    • Uber
      KnkG84

      Uber

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      There are always awful ones @Bagbagb. But there seem to be more good ones than bad ones based on my observation.
      Jun 20
    • Uber
      KnkG84

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      KnkG84more
      And Uber is big on internal mobility. So you can always move to good teams. Depends on what your goal is.
      Jun 20
    • Uber Bagbagb
      @knkg84 it's definitely getting better overall. We've made a commitment to improve internal mobility, but that is still a work in progress. Again, just take a bad one and you are done. We still don't have good checks and balances.
      Jun 20
    • Uber / Engphfsjit
      $220 at 5a?!
      Jun 20
    • LinkedIn
      Hi🐷

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      Thanks KnkG84 for the insight. Your wlb is better than mine actually, hours wise.
      Jun 20
    • Uber ppodktn
      220 for 5a is way outside the norm unless you've included target bonus and whatnot?
      Jun 21
    • Uber / Engzcbjoge
      Yeah. 220 is a high 5b base
      Jun 21
  • Uber stockguru
    Bad idea. Interview with Uber anyway and then decide.

    Copy pasting from my last post

    Answer these simple questions and find out yourself.
    1) Do you like coping or innovating?
    2) Bing or Google?
    3) Ride sharing or Mobility platform?
    4) No IPO plans or well defined IPO strategy
    5) No annual refreshers vs good annual refreshers
    6) Lyft credit vs Uber credits (yes, you can buy food with it's through ubereats)
    7) US centric vs global

    I think it's a simple choice overall but you need to do your own research about the team and see which one you like the most.

    Uber needs a lot more work to support these massive businesses like Rides, Eats, Frieght, ATG, Jump etc
    Jun 200
  • Google Smoogle
    Had a very positive experience with Uber, definitely in my top 5. Everyone was nice and they didn’t ask leetcode questions. All of the sessions were more about system design and covered different areas. So definitely enjoyed it. I would give it a try.
    Jun 200
  • Pinterest betcha
    I'm in the opposite camp. I have an offer from Uber and Lyft reached out. I met the hiring manager and found them very uninspiring and got the feeling that they don't have even some of the basics figured out.
    Jun 200
  • New WepL64
    Lyft is better, I think
    Jun 200
  • Twitter zUwB37
    Why not try for both and negotiate? If the Uber offer is better it could help you get better numbers from Lyft.
    Jun 203
    • Apple / Eng
      Euler

      AppleEng

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      Eulermore
      OP
      That’s what I am thinking, but I am finding it hard to be enthusiastic about uber . I am not a good actor and assuming I did well on the technical, I am afraid they will ding me on the cultural fit. Secondly, I get the impression uber is so huge right now , that I would be just another cog. Lyft seems to have more upside but also more risk.
      Jun 20
    • Uber U75
      Dont worry about culture fit. We are moving away from Uber 1.0. This means if you feel uncomfortable with the culture a few years back, so do we. Welcome to interview, and it may help you make a better decision, even if your choice is Lyft, you will be more confident and informed with your decision.
      Jun 20
    • Uber Bagbagb
      Let's separate out our external PR efforts and the reality. Our culture is still bad. It's just better than the catastrophically bad culture we had. In some cases, it isn't all an improvement. Now you have more sociopaths who hide their feelings, are better at politics, and are still pricks. They are just stealthy pricks.

      Bigger question is whether Lyft's gains are our expense in 2017 will sustain and if Lyft can continue to grow share.

      Companies with terrible work cultures can be very successful - see Amazon.
      Jun 20
  • New / Eng
    Atrous

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    Atrousmore
    Does anyone else feel like all these anti-Lyft arguments are the same, and are reinforced internally at Uber?
    Jun 202
    • Uber L81926hjl
      Not reinforced if it’s true.
      Also, read up about the companies, their businesses in an unbiased sense. You’ll know why.
      Jun 20
    • Lyft / Eng
      Flash⚡️

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      Flash⚡️more
      Lol this is too much 😂
      Jun 21
  • Lyft Toktok
    I love the passion here.
    Bottom line, Lyft has gained share all of 2017. Still gaining share in 2018, and will continue to gain share as we speed things up.
    Uber has lost their lead economists, their lead executives. They can’t even hire a CFO. Uber’s grow-fast strategy failed and in every market that they were challenged they exited.
    The only good thing they kinda do is Eats.
    Finally, coming in now will get you maybe 2x if Uber does well in the year or two post IPO.
    For Lyft, with current valuation, 3-4x?
    We are just getting started.
    Jun 2112
    • Lyft Toktok
      IamJ33, I might have missed the news. Who’s your CFO?
      Jun 21
    • Lyft Toktok
      Ballerina, Re your math. Who said Lyft will be US only?
      Jun 21
    • Lyft Toktok
      Re economists: Jonathan Hall lost a few senior leaders this year.
      Jun 21
    • Lyft Toktok
      Re folding globally: China Russia south east Asia.
      Jun 21
    • Uber PA93
      “Folding” lol. Our stake in each of those countries equals or is bigger than all of Lyft. And on top of that we are in 70 additional countries. On top of that we continue to dominate in your home turf. On top of that we have Eats and Freight. So do that math again :)
      Jun 21
    • Uber am no one
      https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-06/general-motors-president-leaves-lyft-s-board-picks-replacement. If 1.9b is your Q2 number, you’re delusional that you’re gaining shares
      Jun 21
    • Google Smoogle
      What countries do you expect to be profitable say in 2-3 years? Only us and Brazil comes to mind
      Jun 21
    • Lyft Toktok
      None of the claims I’ve made are wrong. You either have an explanation (international sells) or ignoring the claim (no CFO, lost lead economists).
      Note that I also said Eat is a good part of Uber. So no disagreements there.
      Enjoy.
      Jun 22
    • Uber PA93
      Smoogle - US, all of LatAm including Mexico, Europe (London is hugely profitable), Middle East.
      Jun 26
    • Lyft Toktok
      Yes. Not everything is bad, not everything at Lyft is good. You still failed in global dominance and were forced to exit competitive markets.
      Jun 26
  • Uber FLOh38
    I moved to Uber from Google last year after Dara was appointed. I didn't interview at Lyft because they are only in US and lesser number of businesses. I personally don't see how they would catchup with Uber in Long term.

    I have personally found Uber culture to be good, can still be improved engineering wise. All I would say is don't base your decisions on media info alone. Interview and ask around. The problems mentioned in media wrt Uber happen in lot of places but TK was an idiot in this regard and let it get out of hand.

    These are my views and not of anyone else. YMMV.
    Jun 200
  • Apple / Eng
    Euler

    AppleEng

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    Eulermore
    OP
    Uber bros you make some good points, but ride sharing doesn’t seem to have a moat. In the end , lowest price generally wins - it seems a lot like the airline business to me; And there’s plenty of space for more than one ☝️ player; if uber valuation is at 120b and Lyft at 11b then there’s lot more upside at Lyft. I think Uber’s rising valuation actually helps Lyft. CMV 🤔.
    Jun 206
    • Tesla LEETCODER
      You are right. Just go where you will be learning a lot.
      Jun 20
    • Uber lamJ33
      🤷‍♂️ follow your gut, but do a little research if you actually think there’s greater market cap upside at a company with 1 LOB in 1 country and is a distant 2nd at it with no path to profitability. Best of luck!
      Jun 20
    • Uber Bagbagb
      Amazon didn't initially have a moat, but Jeff Bezos is special. We could end up at Expedia or Bookings. Hard to say. Lyft's valuation is lower and in theory they can increase it.
      Jun 20
    • Apple / Eng
      Euler

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      OP
      It would be interesting to know if lyfts growing. If it’s growth has stalled then it would def be worth far less.
      Jun 20
    • Uber Ballerina
      Post deleteUber in early 2017, Lyft’s growth is in lockstep with Uber’s growth in the US, which shows how incredibly risky that company is. If the US market slows, and there is already articles that state that both companies may be overemphasizing future US growth (no car ownership etc), Uber has 70+ countries and other business verticals to offset the growth. Lyft does not.
      Jun 20
    • Uber On
      WHY LYFT: Upside, you like the people, smaller.

      WHY UBER: It’s the most important tech company since FB. And It’s pretty cool to work for a global brand that powers livelihood for more people than any other organization except the Chinese Army. (Obviously you know the upside of global nature from Apple).

      If Lyft TC is 50K+ of Uber (which it very well might be), go with Lyft. Else; Uber.
      Jun 21
  • Lyft / Eng
    🚀👏‌

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    Financials aside Uber is a superior engineering organization. Lyft code is hacks on top of hacks and leaders have no clue how to run a software organization. L5 might be different. Luc knows his shit
    Jun 201
    • New / Eng
      Atrous

      NewEng

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      Atrousmore
      Does L5 have any all stars or ex-G/Waymo/DARPA challenge folks?
      Jun 20
  • Uber CJGW63
    Bar is higher at Uber but if you can make it - it's a no brainier.
    Jun 200
  • New Aon
    I wouldn't bother interviewing if you're not feeling it. Lyft is where it's at imo.
    Also even if i didnt already have negative opinions on Uber from friends who work/worked there, the way Uber bros flock en masse to shit on Lyft whenever possible would turn me off pretty fast.
    Jun 200
  • Uber / Mgmt
    TeamJedi

    UberMgmt

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    Conference room specialist. Pls don’t bk ur 1:1 in a 10+ conf rom. Pls cncl mtgs. Pls end mtgs 2min early. Throw ur cans/trash away. Dnt bk rom 4 solo calls
    TeamJedimore
    Lyft’s goal in life is to slow down Uber. They just said at a conference last week is that they are still working on ways to use “#deleteuber” and push out more negative news about uber. I think Lyft is so caught up in Uber that they are missing out on how to be different. Uber now has great values and great leaders. So they can’t use that any more. It’s like the Houston Rockets. Their number one goal was to beat the warriors. They got close but it didn’t work. They needed to find different strengths and use it. That is why Uber has so much more value. Future growth is huge at Uber. Eats, Freight, Bikes, Middle East, South America, Elevate. Uber is like Amazon. Soon Uber will take over all aspects of ground transportation.
    Jun 221
    • Lyft / Engthingsand
      yeah lyft definitely did not say that at a conference. actually we have been very consistent about the message, and that’s that deleteuber has nothing to do with lyft as a business. i agree uber is cleaning up but just stopping misinformation. it’s possible to have multiple competitors in a space with no ill will towards each other. personally i applaud uber as it seems like internally y’all are cleaning up
      Jun 22
  • Oracle Oh well!
    If I were you, I’ll not go with Lyft.
    Jun 201
    • Apple / Eng
      Euler

      AppleEng

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      Eulermore
      OP
      Why ?
      Jun 20
  • Lyft hgbbi
    Lyft is a big company with all the politics and bullshit of big companies.
    Uber is way bigger.

    The laws of physics are universal and make no exceptions: size equals bullshit.
    Jun 200
  • Lyft has no eats and global footprint. You will be a fool to join lyft.
    Jun 209
    • Uber Abi
      Take it easy my friend. I wouldn’t say that to a company who was kicking our ass last year.
      Jun 20
    • Uber L81926hjl
      Yeah? How?

      We were doing bad ! = Them doing good
      Jun 20
    • Lyft frxd02
      Rude and arrogant 👆
      Jun 21
    • Uber L81926hjl
      Ouch I’m sorry, you delicate flower
      Jun 21
    • Lol “no eats”. So quick to defend a business line that’s burning money and is getting its shit pushed in by doordash.
      Jun 21
    • Uber L81926hjl
      Oh yeah? You know more than us, ha? So naïve
      Jun 21
    • Lyft frxd02
      👆you sounded very bitter and unhappy. Uber must treat you harshly
      Jun 21
    • Uber lamJ33
      Lmao, Lyft’s entire company is a “business line that’s burning money”. Eats is growing like crazy and has a path to profitability, Lyft has no options beyond perpetually raising money, or getting acquired. Hopefully you guys don’t have a long lockup on your RSUs
      Jun 21
    • Snapchat Lollerine
      Reading this thread is depressing. Hey at least both companies are growing well, treats employees well, and is a good place to work (in terms of projects, teammates, eng culture, work life balance...).

      ... unlike other companies who went public last year.

      If anything, this is probably like the Intel vs AMD comparison.
      Oct 13
  • Thumbtack Asg8K
    Hm. At 8B gross bookings it seems that even at the end of this year Lyft will remain smaller than just the Uber eats business. It seems that Uber has successfully built their second business in time for ride share expansion slowing down, where as Lyft is still hoping the ride share will pan out. They have no plans to compete outside this vertical at the moment.
    Jun 270
  • Lyft KLtu86
    In the end, Lyft generally pays better, TC is King. Will Lyft marketcap ever be greater than Uber’s? No. Will it go up at around the same rate as Uber’s? Likely yes. It’s valued at 1/5th of uber, growth is faster in the US and hasn’t slowed down much.
    Jun 222
    • Uber lamJ33
      Why would it go up at the same rate when it’s in 1 line of business in 1 country and Uber’s in 5 LOBs jn 70 countries?
      Jun 25
    • Snapchat Lollerine
      I might be naive since I’m not in this space, but why can’t Lyft just copy? There’s no shame in copying something that works. If anything, that’s like an ez climb up to a higher cap.
      Oct 13
  • Lyft VpYK34
    Come join us at Lyft. It’s literally the best culture I’ve worked in. And Uber is already huge, there is not much growth left there. Lyft is still #2, but we are growing like crazy! Common sense. Just like buying stocks. Don’t buy high, buy low so you can get the rewards of the upside.
    Jun 245
    • On the contrary big != not much growth left. Look at google apple amazon.
      Jun 25
    • Uber lamJ33
      Lyft at $11B is fairly valued and Uber at $68B is very undervalued. General public thinks it’s a Coke-Pepsi thing when in reality Uber’s 15-20x larger with way more growth opportunity. Both companies going public will clear up any misconceptions
      Jun 25
    • Uber PA93
      Lyft is smaller and hence will grow higher. Come on guys this is common sense, how do you not get it?!
      Jun 26
    • Lyft frxd02
      👆👍 because they are delusional
      Jun 27
    • Snapchat Lollerine
      Lol. Take a look at Snapchat for the logic on “hey let’s join at $15/share, because there’s upside”. Today it’s worth $6.xx and I can see it going to $5.

      That said, it doesn’t matter to the employee if Lyft pays like 1.5x-2x higher on the equity portion
      Oct 13
  • Uber tippings
    Interview for both. Uber is the better financial bet and the culture is changing fast.
    Jun 261
    • Lyft Toktok
      That’s not what I hear. But I hope your team is good.
      Jun 26
  • Lyft goopy
    Do you like working on deadly robot cars? Uber may be the choice for you.
    Jun 230
  • I’m starting at Uber early next month, and I had a very positive experience interviewing. Loved my lunch with the hiring manager. Offer from Lyft seems low — I have only 3 yoe and Uber offered me TC of 270k (150 base, 13k annual cash bonus, rest paper money)
    Jun 243
    • Tesla LEETCODER
      Any tips for interview prep?
      Jun 24
    • Fam check my username we literally talked about this in the DM already lol
      Jun 24
    • Tesla LEETCODER
      Oh fuq yea.
      Jun 24
  • New GMSK07
    From reading the comments, it sounds like Uber’s culture is still a bit toxic. (I’m not affiliated with either company but was looking to see what people thought)
    Jun 281
    • Uber / Eng
      Sotif

      UberEng

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      Sotifmore
      It will take time. We hired and converted a lot of into brilliant jerks. Just CEO change is not going to fix it.
      Jun 28
  • Uber / Eng
    Smantha

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    Smanthamore
    OP I think you got the point. I just joined Lyft L5 and I absolutely love it. Being smaller Lyft evaluation is more likely to go up in future. When I joined ATG in 2016 my rsu value went down now and if I joined Lyft in 2016 it would have been doubled by now.
    Jun 200
  • New Sort of
    Interview and use uber for counter offer
    Jun 200
  • Lyft frxd02
    OP, you better take the offer now before unit price goes up again
    Jun 273
    • The new offer is from existing investors. This looks a lot like price fixing. Probably an indication that they are hoping to raise more capital in the near future from other investors (like maybe an IPO, because VCs aren't gullible enough to fall for this).
      Jun 27
    • Apple / Eng
      Pericles

      AppleEng

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      Periclesmore
      😲 - This makes the Lyft offer I have very tempting.

      It’s L5 , 205 k base , with this stock price over 1 million $ in RSUs, and 30 k joining bonus, Good / bad ?
      Jun 27
    • Uber lamJ33
      Just like we said above, out of money yet again with no path to profitability. And Lolllllll @ 7B in gross bookings
      Jun 27
  • Lol doesn’t count. The points I made is so obvious to many people but less obvious to those without vision. After a few years just look back and verify. Anybody joining lyft will look like a fool
    Jun 213
    • Uber / Eng
      Sotif

      UberEng

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      Sotifmore
      Last two years tell a totally different story. Future is anybody’s guess.
      Jun 21
    • Uber lamJ33
      They got 1B from google because page wanted to stick it to TK for the waymo thing, and then were handed a complete gift in 2017 via deleteuber. They even managed to bungle the deleteuber gift by not capitalizing nearly as much as they should have. Without those two events Lyft is a part of GM right now. They’ll be shopping themselves yet again within a year
      Jun 21
    • New / Eng
      Atrous

      NewEng

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      Atrousmore
      Given the valuation I’d say it’s still worth joining, particularly if they were to shop for companies to acquire them (Google maybe?). Wouldn’t be that unlikely versus an Uber 2019 IPO.
      Jun 21
  • Apple / Eng
    Euler

    AppleEng

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    Eulermore
    OP
    Nevertheless going to go ahead with interview at uber now.
    Jun 202
    • Tesla LEETCODER
      How was lyft interview? Just curious
      Jun 20
    • Apple / Eng
      Euler

      AppleEng

      BIO
      2 b or ! 2b
      Eulermore
      OP
      It was ok - not very hard . More design rounds than code .
      Jun 20
  • Uber Hdsvbytf
    So lyft vs Uber is like amd vs intel. Normally if one cannot afford intel they buy amd. Rich guys mostly choose intel. Similarly if you can get into Uber then join Uber
    Jun 251
    • Lyft dnHo82
      Stupid analogy...
      Jun 25
  • Lyft dnHo82
    How is UberEats booking $ calculated? Is it the total order value or just the delivery fees? If it is total order value, Uber’s margin must be smaller? (We don’t have eats, so truly curious :) )
    Jun 270
  • Apple / Eng
    Euler

    AppleEng

    BIO
    2 b or ! 2b
    Eulermore
    OP
    What is l5 ?
    Jun 201
    • Uber / Eng
      Smantha

      UberEng

      PRE
      Apple, Netflix, Microsoft
      Smanthamore
      That is self-driving car team
      Jun 20
  • Uber knight
    No hurt to try both.
    Jun 260

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