Working at Uber is awesome

Uber saAP8D
Jun 6 90 Comments

YOE 1 TC 220

I'd like to take a minute to vouch for my employer who is most of the time bashed on for one reason or another.

Note this post is based on experience of a new grad.

1. Comp
We are a pay for performance company. Though our base may be average (115k for new grads), our bonus is 45% of base if you meet expectations. It goes up a lot higher if you're great. Our initial stock is alright too (150k over 4 years).

2. Work life balance
People say culture was bad a few years ago, but it must have improved a lot since then since I'm comfortable here. Hours are reasonable yet everyone I know is productive. Haven't encountered any snakes.

3. Technical problems
Obviously this depends on team and your preferences, but I've been happy with my projects as they have been visible, fun, breakthrough computer science problems.

-1.
A company can't be all good. The food, albeit free, sucks. The recruiters are liars (I joined thinking I'd be a millionaire a year after IPO, it's gonna take me twice as long LOL) but they're liars at every company.

But all in all, now's a great time to join Uber. Hmu!

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TOP 90 Comments
  • Uber bobaboi
    All the Uber rejects in this thread are so salty lol
    Jun 6 34
    • Google verysundar
      Well. To each his own. I can still have my own opinion on Uber based on my experience of it and that doesn't have to match with yours. I am pretty sure you would agree with me once you get a taste of real world. Google also has tons of issues which you may not know in school (neither did I), but that's the reality. Nothing can change it. You don't need to feel blessed. It's not like they are doing you a favor by giving you a chance to interview. Stand up for yourself and have some self respect. They will give you a chance to interview and an offer may be because you deserve it and they would love to have your services. Nothing else.
      Jun 6
    • Uber bobaboi
      Lol
      Jun 6
    • Uber lol Blind
      verysundar spends all day at employee protests and interviewing for counter offers. Hasn’t written useful code in years.

      I for one am glad he doesn’t feel attracted to Uber. He’s right that attitudes like his wouldn’t fit in at Uber. Stay away.
      Jun 6
    • Google verysundar
      Lol. Haven't participated an any protest. Have given interviews and moved companies as well. Probably have written more code that you would be even using to write code at Uber. Dont have attitude dude. Was not even interested in taxi company.
      Jun 6
    • Oracle bassprosho
      No, I have no incentive to give feedback
      Jun 7
    • Uber bobaboi
      Yup i haven’t seen any Indian guys at the protest so he wasn’t there LOL
      Jun 7
    • Oracle bassprosho
      "Probably have written more code that you would be even using to write code at Uber."

      Trying to understand this, means u wrote more code than the codebase of like IntelliJ?
      Jun 7
    • Google verysundar
      Lol. Don't you search on Google while writing code? Ohh and BTW Uber uses Google cloud as well. So some contributions there as well.
      Jun 7
    • Oracle pointeduho
      U a stack overflow celeb or something
      Jun 7
    • Uber bobaboi
      LOL 😂😂😂
      Jun 7
  • Juniper / Eng sixpack
    “Culture has improved so much in the past few years.” And, also YOE 1.
    Jun 6 5
    • Amazon ariel88
      Also wanting to be a millionaire in an year of joining Uber
      Jun 6
    • Uber saAP8D
      OP
      Culture must have improved because what I see is a lot better than. what ppl described it was like a few years ago
      Jun 6
    • Uber saAP8D
      OP
      @ariel88 to quote my mom, "1 million is nothing these days"
      Jun 6
    • Amazon ariel88
      May be not to you (and your mom) but for other common people like us, it still is.
      Jun 6
    • Amazon citaoff
      I wish I had rich parents...
      Jun 6
  • Google
    AIMLOK

    Google

    BIO
    I once served 5TB
    AIMLOKmore
    You have nothing to compare this experience to.
    Jun 6 1
  • Unity thugelmo
    Cocaine is one hell of a drug
    Jun 6 0
  • Facebook shubidubi
    Blind is testing sponsered posts now.
    Jun 6 0
  • Square K6iivb
    Buck Fuber.
    Jun 6 3
  • Google verysundar
    Bonus - 45% of base? You mean only the cash part is around 60k. That looks like a lie.
    Jun 6 20
    • Google verysundar
      What? Sorry you aren't making any sense here. Your TC increased each year because of the vesting from previous grants and the new one that you got last year. Your annual refresher is 9.5k. Tour refresher in year 4 is not 38k, but total vesting is 38k, which is accumulation of previous 4 refreshers.

      I gave you my number in my first year at G.
      Jun 6
    • Uber saAP8D
      OP
      Well, looks like my TC is gonna go up 9.5k next year without me doing anything then, not complaining
      Jun 6
    • Google verysundar
      Yeah. Till year 4. After that flattens out. But the Google guys TC goes up by 20k more in the same period
      Jun 6
    • Uber lordsh
      OP please stop embarrassing yourself
      Jun 6
    • Uber kasrows
      Stop embarrassing us. You're gonna make our stock go down
      Jun 6
    • New / Eng
      bx44

      New Eng

      PRE
      Parsons Corporation
      bx44more
      Can't tell if OP is joking or really not getting it.
      Jun 6
    • Google dyvfyxdv
      Uber recruiters tried to convince me this was how it worked too.
      Jun 6
    • @verysundar, you seem very salty. I work at Uber and have worked at Google in the past, in a pretty influential position. I can tell you that salaries at Uber for similar levels at Google is higher. About your 3 times rejecting Uber, any person in his sane mind won't reject an offer which makes financial sense from a company which has the potential to be a tech giant, so likely you had average interviews which you might have felt great in. BTW i see a lot of ex-Googlers doing just OKAY in our interviews.
      Jun 6
    • Google verysundar
      Lol. Company which has potential to be a tech giant? Lol. That stock price hasn't moved an inch for last 4 years now. Uber's growth rate is lesser/equal to all of the FAAMG with one tenth the revenue. Can you explain why?

      Exactly salaries at Uber are higher because how else do you attract people to a loss making company whose future heavily relies on ability to raise capital.
      Jun 6
    • Microsoft huh1
      What would be the comp for a director level at Uber? Like L66 at MS.
      Jun 6
  • Facebook shubidubi
    Your boss doesn't know who you are, no need to lie here.
    Jun 6 0
  • Google FGtp85
    Dara?
    Jun 6 2
  • Dropbox elv
    "Breakthrough computer science problems"
    "Haven't encountered any snakes"
    "We are pay for performance company"

    So cringey. Just delete this OP and never look back.
    Jun 6 0
  • Google yellowshit
    Tell this to your mommy / daddy to get an atta boy or atta girl. Don't Tell it to us as we all have a friend who works at Uber with whom we smoke weed or get drunk together. You should hear what an Uber employee says when you get him drunk. That's the truthiest of truths you'll ever hear. Drunken man is an honest man
    Jun 6 1
    • Google, Amazon, LinkedIn employees says the same things too.
      - Source (Myself working in those companies and smoking with colleagues)
      Jun 6
  • Okta doll$h
    YoE: 1 year. Already wants to be a millionaire when joining uber. What’s wrong with new grads these days
    Jun 6 1
    • I don’t think OP was serious when making that statement. The stock price would need to way way more than double for that $1M to happen for OP.

      And there’s no way Uber recruiters were throwing around numbers higher than $100/share. (AFAIK.)
      Jun 6
  • Glassdoor dave7
    What an embarrasing post
    Jun 6 0
  • Uber kasrows
    Sounds like a recruiter tbh
    Jun 6 1
    • Facebook shubidubi
      I would expect a recruiter to be more aware of TC
      Jun 6
  • Google / Eng dontneed
    Some Uber recruiter got this great idea of advertising how great Uber is on Blind 😁
    Jun 6 0
  • SAP RrWs73
    How about wear and tear on your car?
    Jun 6 0
  • Snapchat eeXB43
    Recruiter spotted
    Jun 6 0
  • Uber lordsh
    I am sorry, OP seems to be misinformed on several fronts. LOL on millionaire and 45% bonus part. He is setting himself up for disappointment
    Jun 6 0
  • Uber lol Blind
    Yea... wish it wasn’t a froshie making this post. Glad you’re happy my dude, but everybody is happy at their first big job.
    Jun 6 0
  • Visa EffOffBoy
    if it's so awesome where is my referral?
    Jun 6 0
  • Uber / Eng
    fvDA28

    Uber Eng

    PRE
    Uber
    fvDA28more
    OP, I am glad you are loving your time here at Uber! Love your enthusiasm.

    Blinders are going to grill you because you are making an assessment based on very little data. There is a lot of variance in everything you said, and that's ok. We are not perfect, and in fact nobody is.

    What I do sense from your post is: 1) that you have a great team 2) you are working on something you find meaningful and 3) you got a good comp package.

    Don't worry too much about the freebies. When I was a new grad, it was all about the perks, but right now perks are prob at the bottom of the list hahaha
    Jun 6 0
  • Oracle bassprosho
    Have you tried the Uber copter?
    Jun 6 0

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