Uber hiring freeze

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Aug 7 27 Comments

Seems like, there is hiring freeze going on in Uber. I was selected for Uber onsite but recruiter told me I need to wait until they receive headcounts. How long do I have to wait for the onsite interview?

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  • The CTO has heavily implied that layoffs are coming in Eng. But no set details
    Aug 7 4
    • Uber / Eng
      Jckr

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      Let’s contextualize this. Lots of people on Uber blind are convinced that eng layoffs are coming and have been saying that for years. CTO said once that if the org were leaner and we had same resources we could give more to high performers. The Cassandras of Uber have interpreted that as “layoffs confirmed” especially in the context of marketing layoffs which did happen. This was in an answer to an all-hands question that I had asked, so you bet I listened to each word very carefully.

      Then, when asked specifically if there were layoffs planned, the CTO said there weren’t. There are still people convinced that eng layoffs are coming, but I personally don’t believe that and it’s not based on something out CTO actually said.
      Aug 8
    • Amazon / Eng HoXw11
      But isn't hiring freeze real ?
      Aug 8
    • First comment that actually makes sense
      Aug 8
    • Uber / Eng alloy
      Hiring freeze is real, an email was just sent out to managers confirming for US&C, international is still fine
      Aug 8
  • Dropbox rawhide
    There is a major layoff coming that will be announced at the end of the quarter.
    Aug 7 0
  • Bloomberg / Eng
    offByOme

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    🍿
    Aug 7 0
  • Uber cliffer
    Indefinitely unfortunately.
    Aug 7 1
    • Shell Lingwo
      Any idea if this also applies to Freight?
      Aug 7
  • Capital One lori_luck1
    I have my onsite scheduled in next 4 days, travel was also booked and I got the on hold mail now. It was also for the Uber search team.
    Aug 8 0
  • Salesforce / R&D
    new12

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    Wow this is pretty bad.. seems like lay offs are coming .. best of luck Uber people
    Aug 8 0
  • Uber Stoked*
    The major lay-off was marketing related roles. Freight is still in hyper growth mode so it won’t face cuts for another year or so I believe
    Aug 7 0
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    Search team
    Aug 7 2
    • Uber hgvmifs
      What is this team? Org??
      Aug 7
    • Salesforce / R&D
      new12

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      I don’t know.. I just know the team is responsible for search
      Aug 7
  • Wizeline / Eng ofJu38
    Got mine cancelled as well.
    Aug 8 1
    • Oracle / Eng plou
      You volunteered
      Aug 8
  • Facebook GFS_Queen
    Got my upcoming onsite cancelled just now too.
    Aug 8 1
    • Oracle / Eng plou
      Is everyone trolling here?
      Aug 8
  • My interview was cancelled. But then I got called for Uber freight. Uber freight is still growing like crazy.
    Aug 13 0
  • Microsoft AmberWho
    Was told that I passed the tech screen last thursday, then the recruiter lost contact.
    Aug 9 0
  • Groupon lp2013
    Just get call from recruiter with the same information
    Aug 8 0
  • Epic Games jkFyCde
    There is definitely gonna be layoffs too
    Aug 8 0
  • Bloomberg / Eng
    offByOme

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    Mine was cancelled tomorrow
    Aug 8 0
  • Epic Games jkFyCde
    Same thing happened to me now!!
    Aug 8 0
  • Bloomberg ✈️☝️😘
    What is Uber’s severance policy? Is it six months base pay?
    Aug 8 0
  • Oracle / Eng I@M
    Which org? Maybe org specific
    Aug 7 0