Uber only takes interviewees in top 5%

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Dec 22, 2017 24 Comments

Is this true?

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  • Polaris funtime
    Top 5% of what?
    Dec 22, 2017 2
    • Amazon / Eng
      Probably๐Ÿ†

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      Brb bio.
      Probably๐Ÿ†more
      People who failed an ethics test.
      Dec 22, 2017
    • Uber s76g5
      You donโ€™t need that a simple iq test would rule you out
      Dec 22, 2017
  • New / Eng
    G0dz1la

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    G0dz1lamore
    The Grammar and Context is so fucked on this. Try to atleast post something that makes sense. It doesn't have to be descriptive but at least sensible. Swipe Left
    Dec 22, 2017 0
  • Uber / Eng
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    Uber interview bar is pretty high. Most of us are coming from Google and FB, so our criteria is similar.
    Dec 22, 2017 13
    • Uber East
      Uber has a wide variety, certain teams or offices have higher bars and certain times had lower bars.

      E.g. NYC consistently under leveled almost all hires, sometimes even two levels below their true level.

      The earliest employees had a lower bar for sure, late 2015 / most of 2016 was hardest in general as there were more Google / Facebook level talent applying. 2017 seems easier
      Dec 25, 2017
    • Tinder / Eng
      ix5555333

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      Under level means they had a higher bar...?
      Dec 27, 2017
    • Uber East
      Yes, but to an extreme, so e.g. a senior level engineer would only be an eng II. Lots of year 1 promos
      Dec 27, 2017
    • Uber / Eng
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      @east. Google is the same way. I think itโ€™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 itโ€™s better off
      Dec 27, 2017
    • Uber East
      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)
      Dec 27, 2017
    • Tinder / Eng
      ix5555333

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      Shoot. I am wanting to work for Uber in NYC lol this is a bit scary. I don't mind coming in as a eng1 I guess..
      Dec 27, 2017
    • Uber East
      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)
      Dec 27, 2017
    • Tinder / Eng
      ix5555333

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      Do you work at Uber NYC?
      Dec 27, 2017
    • Uber / Eng
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      Uber NYC is great. Great team working on fantastic stuff. Highly recommended.
      Dec 27, 2017
    • Informatica bVLM81
      how long does Uber take to get back after the phone screen?
      Jan 16, 2018
  • Uber / Eng uRSU
    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 arenโ€™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.
    Dec 22, 2017 2
    • Uber RingPop
      You are compared against other interviewees implicitly by virtue of the bar raiser program
      Dec 22, 2017
    • Uber / Eng uRSU
      Yeah thatโ€™s true there is a general sense of comparison to the pool of talent but nothing scientific and nothing to my knowledge of comparing candidate A vs B.
      Dec 22, 2017
  • The top 5% of the middle 60%
    Dec 22, 2017 0
  • Facebook public
    Hopefully not, I know uber isn't that hot right now but one would hope they still only hire top 1% or less.
    Dec 22, 2017 0
  • Get referred. Itโ€™s not hard to get an interview with that
    Dec 22, 2017 0

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