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Updated 27 January 2015
Updated 27 January 2015
421 Reviews
3.4
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Uber brings in a culture that allows for innovation and fast paced development (in 18 reviews)

  • Impactful work - you are literally changing the world (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Not getting bored means you have to take care of your own work/life balance (in 47 reviews)

  • Long hours though you will hardly notice as the work is very exciting (in 33 reviews)

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  1.  

    Execellent

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    Current Employee - Launcher
    Current Employee - Launcher

    I have been working at Uber full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It's like working for your own startup!

    Cons

    Social life can take a hit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    IMPACT!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Uber full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -start up
    -my city is my problem to solve
    -running your own business
    -moving real people and real things
    -maximizing my impact and learning everyday here!

    Cons

    work life balance. Everyone here is young and passionate. Not your typical 9-5 job. But it's a choice you make. And I would rather not have a 9-5 job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not for everyone, but the most exciting opportunity you'll get

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

    I have been working at Uber full-time

    Pros

    Super challenging, all engrossing , intellectual environment with extremely high levels of ownership. You are working for a company that's truly transforming cities across the world and it's an opportunity to create true and direct impact in lives of people. The company has a very transparent and direct culture, and that further promotes the sense of ownership amongst employees at all levels.

    Cons

    This type of lifestyle is not for everyone. Your life and thought will revolve around Uber, and while some might love this entrepreneurial culture, it might not be the best thing for everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I have been working at Uber full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Ownership, tons of personal and professional growth, get involved in all aspects of building a business, exciting company and role and product, work with very smart people

    Cons

    No work life balance, lots of hard work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Exciting, Fast-Paced & Full of Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

    I have been working at Uber full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Opportunity to build a brand
    2. Global Culture leading to a lot of learning
    3. Best of minds working together

    Cons

    1. Lots of work but then a start up demands one

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep innovating & taking the company to the vision.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience and great money if you are hungry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Uber Driver in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Uber Driver in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Uber as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Work for yourself and make your own schedule, if you can handle working late on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with a couple week days you can make 1000.00 plus easy.

    Cons

    You have to be on the ready when on line and committed for 9 hours to get full pay, no tips

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give more incentive to drivers such as paying for tire rotations and oil changes and with those exceptional drivers offer a car payment of that month of up to 300.00

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    A future oriented sometimes overzealous tech company.

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    Current Employee - Uber Partner in Waco, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Uber Partner in Waco, TX (US)

    I have been working at Uber part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Set your own hours.
    Potential for great part time pay.
    Decent incentives including discounts on auto places and health insurance.
    Meet some good people and make some good connections and great stories.
    Mostly quick with responses to inquiries.

    Cons

    Have a chance to run into some less than pleasant riders.
    If they offer 'guarantees' they take 20% off as if it was a fare, company takes 20% off everything you earn, which can be deceptive to those who don't know what to look for.
    Take out taxes, gas, and maintenance on your own and pay becomes quite small, but the more you work the more 'worth it' it becomes.
    Responses to inquiries can feel very cut and paste or automated and less than helpful, depending on who you get in touch with.
    Application can be very glitchy at times, causing sometimes serious issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of bugs in the applications.
    Be more attentive to your drivers.
    Be more straightforward with the payscale. (Guarantees, fees, etc)
    Be more straightforward and forthcoming with information. (Heat map, Busy Hours, Rider feedback)

    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Driver

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Uber Driver in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Uber Driver in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Uber full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The Pros of my current Job is great because i am my own boss and i can make my own hours and driver for as long as i want.

    Cons

    The cons of my current job is that my car takes a beating in miles and gas and i have to pay my own taxes and no true security in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One advice would be to management would be really take care of your drivers with better options of insurance and car financing because it truly sucks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 28 people found this helpful  

    The most exciting environment I've ever worked in

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Uber full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Startups love to talk about how they're 'killing it', even though usually they're just struggling to survive to their next round of funding. The focus on Uber isn't on 'killing it', everyone knows we're already doing that; we want to know what we can do to kill it faster.

    Compensation is extremely competitive, and includes something that no other company can offer: equity in one of the fastest growing companies in history. Even now, Uber is out of its infancy and continuing to double revenues every six months.

    Transparency within the company is a big part of our culture. There's a weekly meeting where anyone in the company can ask the CEO a question and get an honest/unfiltered response.

    You get to work with a lot of extremely talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds. I've met people at HQ from six different continents, and I'm currently the only male engineer on my team. Diversity is a common buzzword these days, but at a company as small and simultaneously global as Uber it's also a reality.

    Cons

    The company is growing extremely fast; sometimes there are more people than desks and working arrangements can get very... 'cozy'. With that growth comes lots of change, and you will feel very uncomfortable if you are used to being in a predictable environment.

    Work/life balance may be a deal breaker for some. We're trying to grow the team as fast as the number of problems we're facing is growing, but sometimes the latter outpaces the former and the days can get very long, but the work is usually still exiting. I've never been told to work on a weekend, but I have voluntarily spent a few at the office building something I wanted to make.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I love working here!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Recruiter in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Uber

    Pros

    Transparency within the company, extremely smart employees, open atmosphere, friendly colleagues, raging happy hours

    Cons

    Growing so quickly, there aren't many processes in play - but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. We have to continue to adapt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scaling is hard, we're learning along the way, keep listening to employees!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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