Should I join Uber amid the layoffs?

Google dl123
Oct 14 31 Comments

An Uber recruiter reached out and I'm considering going through the interview process. However, I just saw the news that they laid off 350 people. This is in addition to the 400+ people they've laid off in the past few months. Is it a bad idea to join Uber now? I'll especially appreciate if someone from Uber can provide their perspective.

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TOP 31 Comments
  • Do you like taking unecessary risk? Then come over
    Oct 14 0
  • Eigen 🔥blind
    Avoid.. Unstable environment
    Oct 14 0
  • Uber Wmfj76
    Stay far away. We are not done here. Uber is very bloated. There will be more cuts in the future too.
    Oct 14 4
    • Pony.ai janitor.
      Uber or uber eats or uber atg or freight?
      Oct 14
    • Google dl123
      OP
      I'm interviewing for Uber ATG (self driving group). Do you think there will be more layoffs there? In general do you think this team is worth joining?
      Oct 14
    • Uber Wmfj76
      Oh yeah more layoffs all across the board. Unfortunately we have huge over hiring problem and given that we are not profitable we need to get rid of people.
      Oct 14
    • New / Eng dLbU73
      So why are they hiring if Uber has over hiring problem? I really can’t understand
      Oct 15
  • Sony Lirik
    If their TC is a lot higher or you need the company name on your resume, then go for it. They said no more layoffs this year and if you get laid off, you will at least have the name on your resume.
    Oct 14 3
    • Oracle OCIbYe
      I don’t think that name is worth playing with your career
      Oct 14
    • Sony Lirik
      Depends if your career thus far is at no-name companies and a no-name education
      Oct 14
    • VMware arteezy
      OP is already in Google
      Oct 14
  • New / Other vila
    Just had my onsite with them last week and they told me that no more layoffs coming. 6 days later...
    Oct 14 3
    • Eigen 🔥blind
      HR doesnt run company.. they have very poor visibility
      Oct 14
    • Uber zzzz5
      Each time has involved different departments. First round was part of marketing. Second round was eng, product and design. Last round was ATG, parts of ops, parts of marketing not affected earlier and recruiting.
      Oct 14
    • Uber YgYJ30
      Some of the same marketing teams got hit again in this round.
      Oct 22
  • Google IjTG62
    Check if the HR is still there. They laid off people in recruiting too.
    Oct 14 0
  • Oracle OCIbYe
    First get the interview done, worst case, use their offer
    Oct 14 0
  • Uber
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    Depends on how much risk you can afford to take... if you have financial commitments like a family or mortgage, best to avoid right now.
    Oct 14 0
  • Uber ZuckFB
    Good time to join. I joined from Google Ads not long ago. Layoffs are done this year.
    Oct 14 1
    • How was Google Ads team? Im in AdTech and considering joining Google.
      Oct 15
  • New dPKu77
    I think they said it was the last round of layoff for now. So yes
    Oct 14 1
    • Uber YgYJ30
      Nope. More are coming.
      Oct 22
  • Please dont. People had their offers rescinded 2 days before start, people were let go 1-2 weeks after starting, and I was let go 1 week short of probation end. If you value your life and career, take the high road.
    Nov 5 0
  • No
    Oct 14 0
  • Uber acet
    lol
    Oct 14 0
  • Yeah, same here. I was just contacted by a recruiter from Uber and then they are laying off 350 people at the same time. wtf
    Oct 14 0
  • Symantec rif&rif
    Super bad time to join. No more lay-off “this year” and stayed tune for next year
    Oct 14 0
  • Uber UvFA75g
    Email today stated this was the last of the planned layoffs and that they had been planned for a while
    Oct 14 0
  • PlayPhone / Design Ma3625
    Literally about to get on a call with my recruiter to discuss my product design offer details. I’m definitely wary but thinking of joining for the experience and name on resume
    Oct 14 0
  • Cruise Automation
    12/20

    Cruise Automation

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    Cruise is hiring getcruise.com/careers/jobs
    Oct 14 0
  • Facebook
    fb2019

    Facebook

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    I am talking with them too. Would like some insights.
    Oct 14 0

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