@east. Google is the same way. I think it’s the right thing to do. Worst thing is to have people be wrongly leveled up and having them fail. (Ie Peter principle). If you set the expectation that people will be leveled low and promoted quickly it’s better off
Sure, but Google pays more competitively in that case than Uber, especially since Uber at the time was...shall we say...loose with comp strategy, causing longer term morale issues (another story though)
The practice of extreme under leveling has stopped, don't worry about it. Uber NYC has a great culture and high bar, and especially for new hires comp is more fair and standardized (some would argue too fair)
Would be nice if it were that easy. There could be a similar stat of some small % of interviewees who actually receive offers but it should be pretty easy to setup a phone screen and if you are invited on site (with a few rare exceptions of possible misplacement of backend vs front/mobile) you pass or fail. You aren’t judged against other candidates or rated against some percentage.
We look for people who are competent in their domain and are capable of working with and learning from other people.