Uber vs. Lyft Comp / Culture

Uber / Other

Uber Other

Senior Recruiter at Uber
Oct 2, 2017 8 Comments

Is Lyft honestly a company that treats employees and driver partners with more class / dignity (and better compensation)?

Or is it a ruse and Uber simply owns its long hours and challenged relationship with both parties in a more unabashed manner?


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TOP 8 Comments
  • Uber LyftRox
    I personally love what I do at Uber, and I'm sure my coworkers do too. I think the rumor of Uber employees slaving away is a false rumor.
    Oct 2, 2017 1
    • Uber DK-rulez
      +1. Uber is a great place to work
      Oct 4, 2017
  • Lyft Grrgh99
    Lyft can pay well but so can Uber. It really depends on your experience.

    Plenty of friends I know have gone from Uber to Lyft and plenty (well a few) have gone from Lyft to Uber so they obviously were getting decent offers.

    For example one former Uber senior-leader person (all I can say) was getting around $750k/yr (total comp) to come to Lyft.

    I know Travis V. must have been getting at least a couple million annually to go to Uber, same with his buddy Steve.

    Honestly your best bet is to apply to both and have them negotiate against each other.

    Ultimately a big reason I choose Lyft over Uber was compensation, but others have been in a different boat. Also I wasn't a big fan of the leader who was heading the group I'd be directing (again all I feel comfortable sharing).

    As for culture I think it really depends on your leader. Some groups work nothing others are on Slack every Saturday and Sunday.

    Hope that helps.
    Oct 3, 2017 0
  • Uber / Eng gkvf743
    It's all the same in terms of how employees and driver partners are treated.

    For driver partners, Uber has the advantage of a far better driver app, more efficient algorithms that net drivers more trips per hour, greenlight hubs for in-person support and phone support within 2 min.

    For employees, Uber has much more interesting and difficult engineering and product challenges due to scale, global reach and the fact that we're at least 2 years ahead of Lyft in terms of technological capabilities.
    Oct 4, 2017 2
    • Lyft Grrgh99
      Come on man, at least give a fair and balanced view on the pros and cons.
      Oct 4, 2017
    • Uber / Eng gkvf743
      Which part did you not find fair and balanced?

      The main upside I see in Lyft is that you're joining a smaller company, so if you're on the management track, it's a good place to be because there may be more opportunities to move up in the corporate hierarchy. I'm an IC so I value professional growth that comes from tackling technical engineering problems and I'm not interested in management.
      Oct 4, 2017
  • Uber 1357
    Same shits
    Oct 2, 2017 0
  • Uber / Ops iIeA17
    Someone told me most of their team is contractor type roles
    Oct 2, 2017 0


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