Uber team matching. Seeking advice

Amazon OWuq26
Nov 27, 2018 11 Comments

Recently had an interview event with Uber.
The recruiter gave me a list of teams post-interview and mentioned that my interview feedbacks were positive (Can I treat this as verbal offer? no numbers yet):

1. Marketplace
2. Finance Engineering
3. Big data
4. AI team
5. Grocery

I am wondering can someone give me advice on how to choose the team among this.
I don't want to have too many politics and hope the work-life balance is okay.

My personal preference is around big data/ AI technology

Thank you so much!

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  • Uber zi
    big data org = good wlb, nice tech,
    marketplace = product focused, lot of half baked solutions, very political. good exposure to ML based system.
    finance = mostly same as marketplace but eng quality is low.
    AI team = good learning but you will not have feedback loop of product launches.
    grocery = new business, may feel chaotic and adhoc initially.

    fyi - am in marketplace.
    Nov 27, 2018 1
    • New / Eng
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      How about Uber eats
      Nov 28, 2018
  • Uber Payhere
    Marketplace Fares
    Nov 27, 2018 5
    • Amazon OWuq26
      OP
      Maretplace fare? Can u add more elaboration?
      Nov 27, 2018
    • Uber Jdhehej
      In the Uber Blind Channel, Marketplace Fares has the worst reputation. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
      Nov 27, 2018
    • Amazon OWuq26
      OP
      Thanks, i will definitely take this into account. Any reason for the not so good reputation?
      Nov 27, 2018
    • Uber Jdhehej
      According to two of the posts, there seems to be a lot of toxic team members, bad manager, loads of tech debt, poor tech, few interesting challenges, but lots of low level work. There are some other threads about very political people who used to be on the team and learned their toxic trade while there.
      Nov 27, 2018
    • Amazon OWuq26
      OP
      This is really useful information, thanks!
      Nov 27, 2018
  • Uber hey sorry
    Grocery would likely have the most career growth potential as it is the youngest team. AI does interesting work but is kind of removed from product. Marketplace is always interesting work too but more product focused
    Nov 27, 2018 2
    • Amazon OWuq26
      OP
      Thanks for your reply! I just talked with the leader in finance engineering team. They seem to build a financial data platform, do you have any comments in thus team also the big data team?
      Nov 27, 2018
    • Uber hey sorry
      No, sorry, don’t have context
      Nov 29, 2018

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