Uber’s hiring freeze

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bobaboi

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The word ‘bitch’ is banned anywhere else except in this section 🧐
bobaboimore
Aug 7 111 Comments

Only Engineering/Product (Freight/ATG arent included)

- If you’re scheduled to come onsite this week, you are still expected to come but don’t expect any offer

- If you’re scheduled to come onsite next week and beyond, it will be cancelled

- If you had an onsite and passed an interview, you will get a ‘yes but we can’t extend an offer until the hiring freeze is lifted’.
(I wouldn’t wait but you make your own call)

- If you accepted an offer but haven’t started, you should reach out to a hiring manager or recruiter to keep you posted
**update** they won’t rescind any signed offers

- If you’re interested to apply, you should definitely still apply but don’t expect anything at this moment

- For all cases, please be nice to the recruiters. They also feel uneasy about their own situation as well

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TOP 111 Comments
  • New / Eng tAcq10
    Is hiring really frozen?? I had an on-site scheduled last week but opted out at the last moment and accepted another offer. Sounds like I got lucky...
    Aug 7 5
    • Uber
      bobaboi

      Uber

      BIO
      How come I can’t type bitch anywhere else but in this bio 🧐
      bobaboimore
      OP
      Do you think I wrote all this shit up just for fun? lol
      Aug 7
    • New / Eng tAcq10
      I believe you, but man it's hard to believe! I thought Uber was killing it.

      Do you recommend buying Lyft?
      Aug 7
    • Uber
      bobaboi

      Uber

      BIO
      How come I can’t type bitch anywhere else but in this bio 🧐
      bobaboimore
      OP
      Can’t comment on Lyft but we’re still not profitable. The past few months the more popular catch phrase within the company has been ‘find the money’ i.e. cost cutting and what not
      Aug 7
    • New / Eng tAcq10
      Wow. Those don't sound like good phrases for a growing company that's supposed to be a wall street darling...
      Aug 7
    • Amazon / Eng
      the 🛀🏿

      Amazon Eng

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      the 🛀🏿more
      "spend that cash" wouldn't be better, would it?
      Aug 8
  • Uber
    bobaboi

    Uber

    BIO
    The word ‘bitch’ is banned anywhere else except in this section 🧐
    bobaboimore
    OP
    Formal communication is out

    - Engineering and Products only in US/CAN
    - Signed offers will NOT be rescinded
    - Internal transfers are also frozen
    Aug 9 10
    • Oracle CookiePal
      Engineering and products only in US/CAN? The others will be cut?
      Aug 9
    • LinkedIn mtndew💚
      The freeze is only impacting those orgs
      Aug 9
    • Goldman Sachs / Data
      otoh

      Goldman Sachs Data

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      JPMorgan Chase & Co.
      otohmore
      @bobaboi does engineering include data science?
      Aug 9
    • Uber
      bobaboi

      Uber

      BIO
      The word ‘bitch’ is banned anywhere else except in this section 🧐
      bobaboimore
      OP
      DS isn’t included tho I heard they had a mini freeze earlier but it’s not cut and dry like this time
      Aug 9
    • Goldman Sachs / Data
      otoh

      Goldman Sachs Data

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      otohmore
      Thanks!
      Aug 10
  • Oscar 🐨koala
    I trust bobaboi.
    Aug 7 1
    • Uber
      bobaboi

      Uber

      BIO
      How come I can’t type bitch anywhere else but in this bio 🧐
      bobaboimore
      OP
      Thanks brotha
      Aug 7
  • NVIDIA gruse
    Glad I waited to pull the trigger on that big UBER buy order
    Aug 7 1
    • Amazon IPA!
      This actually could be good for the stock price.
      Aug 8
  • Oracle / Eng I@M
    But what about recruiters still reaching out and scheduling interviews?
    Aug 7 5
    • New / Data
      ISXM10

      New Data

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      ISXM10more
      I’m convinced half of the roles posted are fake
      Aug 7
    • Uber
      bobaboi

      Uber

      BIO
      How come I can’t type bitch anywhere else but in this bio 🧐
      bobaboimore
      OP
      When did they reach out to you?

      It was formally communicated yesterday at the higher ups level. Today’s afternoon was when it started to cascade down so either that recruiter was still not informed or idk. Just ask them and see what they say.
      Aug 7
    • Oracle / Eng I@M
      Oh. Last week. May be now I will not hear back from the recruiter :)
      Aug 7
    • New / Data
      ISXM10

      New Data

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      ISXM10more
      So a typical experience when dealing with recruiters lol
      Aug 7
    • Microsoft / Eng hardmode
      I believe what op has said, recruitor didnt confirm the onsite interview date even after 2 weeks.

      And I believe Lyft would be in similar situation
      Aug 7
  • Microsoft vUVS81
    Is it possible they will rescind the one month ago signed offer and which is under h1b transfer stage now? should I need to look for other company interview soon?
    Aug 8 1
    • Uber
      bobaboi

      Uber

      BIO
      The word ‘bitch’ is banned anywhere else except in this section 🧐
      bobaboimore
      OP
      They rescinded offers in marketing before the mass layoffs yes. However, the company was heavily criticized for that action so I doubt that they would do it again excessively

      So to answer your question, yes, there’s a possibility but it’s very very thin imo
      Aug 8
  • Facebook ko72-_
    I had an offer for EM a month ago and was asked to wait. I guess that was the reason
    Aug 7 1
    • Uber InfraGuy
      Likely not. HF has came as surprise.
      Aug 8
  • Uber
    bobaboi

    Uber

    BIO
    The word ‘bitch’ is banned anywhere else except in this section 🧐
    bobaboimore
    OP
    All engineering across the regions afaik
    Aug 8 4
    • Qualcomm / Eng dynasty001
      What about ATG ? Same thing ?
      Aug 8
    • eBay dunno12
      What about product roles?
      Aug 8
    • Uber
      bobaboi

      Uber

      BIO
      The word ‘bitch’ is banned anywhere else except in this section 🧐
      bobaboimore
      OP
      They roll up to their own orgs that are not engineering so it shouldn’t apply to them unless they have their own freeze

      I heard that Product is pretty bloated tho so I wouldn’t be surprised if that is next. Just my hunch so take it with a grain of salt
      Aug 8
    • Qualcomm / Eng dynasty001
      Thanks @boba. Yeah i had heard ATG was a separate entity but just wondered just in case you had heard same news about ATG. Thanks !
      Aug 8
  • eBay hellbent
    Damn! I just did my interview today.
    Aug 7 4
    • Oracle / Eng I@M
      Let us know how it goes if you hear back
      Aug 7
    • New lmlO53
      Any update @hellbent
      Aug 14
    • eBay hellbent
      Recruiter called and said feedback is positive but there has been no debrief yet, but the position is closed for now.
      Will contact you if it opens up in the future :/ wtf. Looks like the debriefs were cancelled too
      Aug 14
    • New lmlO53
      That sucks :/
      Aug 14
  • Facebook j8&-
    The fact the blind knows about it before employees is bad
    Aug 8 2
    • Oscar 🐨koala
      Perhaps Boba is some manager level dude.
      Aug 8
    • Microsoft / Eng hungergame
      Its normal, Blind is the place people talk freely. Share whatever we know
      Aug 8
  • Oath Atinlay2
    Not a good sign
    Aug 7 0
  • New Rokk37
    Will be starting a 4 month software engineering internship soon which I was planning to use to get a proper offer. Given the current situation of FUD is there any good chance that there will be offers 4 months from now, i.e., that the freeze will be lifted?

    Seems to me that since this is a public company now its gotten into the quarterly rhythm of thinking.
    Aug 9 3
    • Uber / Eng
      TC || 👉

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      Would be an interesting life experience just to live through this. You'll get a first hand experience of a very common situation you'll face at some point in this industry. If you aren't desperate for money, join away. Don't expect a return offer based on just one internship though.
      Aug 9
    • Tesla sighsowk
      Have to agree on this. Having been through many of these at Tesla I’m almost oblivious to layoffs now. If it happens it happens. Wtf can I do other than give my best day to day.
      Aug 9
    • Amazon geoffrey
      you're a survivor.
      Aug 9
  • Facebook XFN
    Just interviewed at LYFT and they told me in the final that this Job and others would be put on hold. I believe they are in the same boat!
    Aug 8 2
    • Facebook j8&-
      Have an interview with them this week 😬
      Aug 8
    • Lyft NrsE52
      No hiring freeze over here. Some teams might not have headcount but zero freezes :)
      Aug 8
  • New EnMv81
    Does this mean all teams within New Mobilities are affected as well? Did my onsite earlier this week for NeMo (SF office) and recruiter reached out on Friday saying they will get back to me early next week once they meet over feedback.
    Aug 10 7
    • New EnMv81
      @geoffrey Are you at Uber now? Jw how you knew.
      Aug 10
    • Amazon geoffrey
      bobaboi mentioned. cross checked with other current uber employees outside of core platform.
      Aug 10
    • New EnMv81
      Gotcha, thank you for that :)
      Aug 10
    • New EnMv81
      Just received word about moving onto the next step (after onsite feedback coming in) so it appears positive for now. Chatting with recruiter on Monday to see what is next. 🤞
      Aug 10
    • Amazon geoffrey
      Great to hear!
      Aug 10
  • Can confirm freeze for eng in US and Canada, Europe and India offices are not impacted
    Aug 8 3
    • New yayya
      any idea you have of how long?
      Aug 8
    • No, it didn’t say in the email (sent to eng people managers)
      Aug 8
    • Qualcomm / Eng dynasty001
      Any idea if ATG is affected as well ?
      Aug 9
  • Microsoft / Eng hardmode
    The sad thing is I got onsite from both Uber and Lyft, none of them respond on onsite confirmation
    Aug 7 2
    • Oracle / Eng I@M
      Interesting. Lyft recruiter mailed me just this week to schedule PS interview
      Aug 7
    • Microsoft / Eng hardmode
      it will end up with nothing trust me. Btw lyft PS is the most difficult one I ever seen.
      Aug 7
  • Microsoft / Eng coolbloke
    And why did a Uber recruiter still reach out to me today?
    Aug 7 1
    • Microsoft / Eng hardmode
      recruitor level too low, know nothing.
      Aug 7
  • Microsoft
    devices

    Microsoft

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    devicesmore
    And what about the employees? Are the layoff rumors true or not?
    Aug 7 1
    • Uber
      bobaboi

      Uber

      BIO
      The word ‘bitch’ is banned anywhere else except in this section 🧐
      bobaboimore
      OP
      That’s a $1M question cuz no one knows for certain
      Aug 8
  • Uber / Eng
    kfold

    Uber Eng

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    Google, Facebook
    kfold more
    confirmed, all my phone screens are canceled
    Aug 9 0
  • Tesla sighsowk
    Appreciate the heads up. Was on the wall about whether or not I should be interviewing but this seals it. Will direct that energy towards some other company. Wonder what happens to the tons of recruiters that you have though.
    Aug 7 0