Right time to join Uber?

Amazon doctorE
Mar 25 12 Comments

Is now a right time to join Uber? Anyone from Uber could help with my questions?

1.how does the culture change in Uber after new CEO join?
2.how is your wlb?
3. I heard Uber has no 401k match, is that true?
4. What is the TC I should expect if join as sde2 in Seattle?

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  • You already missed
    Mar 25 3
    • Apple Lanagens
      Not really. Most Offers on blind have been the same as from a year back.
      Mar 25
    • Amazon doctorE
      OP
      @lanagens curious where did you see these offers on blind? I searched "uber" but didn't see a lot useful info.
      Mar 25
    • Amazon doctorE
      OP
      @SrcOfTruth Is there a lot change going on?
      Mar 25
  • Uber zhdbwb
    1. Cultural problems were limited to one org in SF originally anyway, but the culture is pretty pleasant. There is still a lot of ‘principled confrontation’ and ‘toestepping’ which are old company values, it’s usually done with good intentions though.

    2. WLB is as good as you want it, some people work 35hrs to barely get a 1.0x perf rating, others work a lot more for a higher rating and higher TC.

    3. Yep, no match, maybe one day.

    4. Depends on your YoE, 200 is low end, L4 is a wide band though. Once your refreshes start stacking your TC can get much higher

    Still a good time to join, as I’ve gotten more responsibly I’ve met more unpleasant people, every day as an SDE does feel a bit like intellectual combat which can be tiring, overall it’s a largely very positive experience though
    Mar 25 5
    • New / R&D 1So8Wa
      4 sounds like small power games between people, not exactly a positive sign? what are unpleasant people like? do you worry that long timers all jump ship shortly after ipo? what would that imply for new joiners?
      Mar 25
    • Amazon doctorE
      OP
      This is also what I am a bit concerned about. I heard rumor that people are already leaving after pre-ipo
      Mar 25
    • Uber ipojesus
      There is always an exodus after IPO. Some people move on to the “next big thing”.
      Mar 25
    • New / R&D 1So8Wa
      So it doesn’t sound so good for those considering joining now work wise - more load & stress, not tc.

      How will hiring bar be like lower/higher pre/post ipo?
      Mar 26
    • Amazon doctorE
      OP
      Now question about team, Marketplace, Driver or Rider?
      Mar 26
  • Google TCNO60
    Are there head count lately before ipo
    Mar 25 1
    • Amazon doctorE
      OP
      I have talked with three teams recently and they all have hc
      Mar 25