Uber Palo Alto

Applied Material med123
Apr 27, 2018 12 Comments

I got a call for Uber on-site for networking software engineer position. I m contemplating whether to go or not as hiring manager mentioned to me that the position is actually in San Francisco but not in Palo Alto. I live around Sunnyvale and prefer to avoid commute to SF. He did mention that I can work for few days a week from Palo Alto office. I m little skeptical about this. Does anyone has similar experience? How flexible is Uber culture to accommodate.

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  • Uber DAmZP3
    Ask the recruiter to change to a PA team.
    You don't want to work in a shithole city unless it pays 1M per yr.
    Apr 27, 2018 1
    • Applied Material med123
      OP
      They have only one networking team. So there is no team in Palo Alto. I agree with shithole and 1M though 😂
      Apr 27, 2018
  • Uber / Eng Cabbage
    Take it. The software networking team are the best group of engineers I’ve ever worked with.
    Apr 27, 2018 3
    • Applied Material med123
      OP
      Thanks. Good input
      Apr 27, 2018
    • Uber / Eng Cabbage
      The whole team is incredibly solid. I moved to a different area of the company that better aligned with my interests, but not a day has passed that I don’t wish I had any one of them (or all) on my current team.

      PM me if you want any more info as I can’t PM you.
      Apr 27, 2018
    • Applied Material med123
      OP
      Thanks for the information. Even work would be good as per hiring manager’s work description. The concern is about the commute from Sunnyvale to San Francisco every day.
      Apr 27, 2018
  • Uber / Eng herrkovaxx
    My team does split time with Palo Alto. It overall tends to be no big deal
    Apr 27, 2018 0
  • Amazon zRqI41
    I have a friend doing this. There are teams across different sites for sure. BTW my friend lives in Snnyvale too.
    Apr 27, 2018 0
  • Uber rfPB87
    I split my week 3 PA : 2 SF, works great
    Apr 28, 2018 2
    • Applied Material med123
      OP
      Do they agree for such a split with more days at PA ? Which team are you in, if you can share?
      Apr 28, 2018
    • Uber DAmZP3
      I am shocked how American define "great".
      I know American "OK" means fuking sucks and "good" means barely acceptable and "great" means acceptable.
      Still how's 2 hours drive per day round trip commute plus paying city parking acceptable? Or even worse spending 3 - 4 hours on disgusting public transit?
      Apr 30, 2018
  • Uber / Eng
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    I live in Mountain View and commute to SF 3-4 days a week and spend 2 days in Palo Alto.

    Typically, the senior managers and engineers work out of Palo Alto on Friday’s. So it’s a good day to be there to have 1:1s with more senior people.
    Apr 28, 2018 0