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Uber Reviews

Updated 3 March 2015
Updated 3 March 2015
466 Reviews
3.4
466 Reviews
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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.  

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

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    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
  2.  

    IMPACT!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.  

    Execellent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. 5 people found this helpful  

    This is THE Place to Be

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

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

    Pros

    From day one, I felt genuinely welcomed by all of my coworkers. The Uber family is one you definitely want to be a part of, and I could not be happier here. Everyone here works their tails off, they're motivated to succeed, having bought into the idea of Uber as a whole. Best of all, the team is here to help -- whether it be on a rider or driver initiative, an issue running data analysis, creating rider and driver communications, and so on. Working on a remote team has been an incredible experience and given me the opportunity to hone in on my entrepreneurial spirit while improving the cities we run. It's a rewarding career/company and one I hope to be a part of for years to come.

    Cons

    If working longer hours is not of interest to you, this might not be the best option. Also, there is an emphasis on autonomy here, which is not for everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Freelancer - Driver in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Freelancer - Driver in Miami, FL (US)

    I have been working at Uber

    Pros

    If you lost any job you can do uber

    Cons

    Be with strange people every day

  9.  

    Great startup

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Uber

    Pros

    passion, opportunites, creativity, thinking, ideas

    Cons

    complexity, procedure, no, no, no

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep your faith! we will win!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Flexible hours and decent pay.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Freelancer - Uber Driver in Athens, GA (US)
    Former Freelancer - Uber Driver in Athens, GA (US)

    I worked at Uber

    Pros

    You make your own hours and make 80% of fares and get to meet lots of people.

    Cons

    You may have to deal with obnoxious customers, but for the most part many of the customers are very pleasant.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 13 people found this helpful  

    A future oriented sometimes overzealous tech company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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