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Uber Senior Software Engineer Reviews

Updated Jun 19, 2019

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Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi
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37 Ratings
  1. "Best Onboarding Experience In My Career"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. HR Hiring and Interview Processes are very streamlined 2. Interviews have clear expectations set, i.e. if its for coding or Problem Solving etc. so candidate can focus more on whats being evaluated. 3. Awesome Managers who make sure you get enough exposure and opportunities at the same time take care that you are not stressed with late night meeting/onCall etc. 4. Great Documentation, that helps engineers get bootstrapped...

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    Cons

    1. Even though the work is good, ownership of core components lacks , but i think thats changing slowly with addition of new charters at the site

    Advice to Management

    Nothing Really, keep up the good work, I would really like to see some core contributions being made from Bengaluru site

    Uber2019-05-05
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Best Culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Purely tech-enabled company - Brilliant co-workers - Well structured process - Great learning and growth opportunities - Great perks - Coolest office I literally never got a negative vibe while working in the office, all colleagues are highly energetic and understanding.

    Cons

    - none that I could find

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the awesome work that you are doing

    Uber2018-05-28
  3. "Awesome job for avid programmers"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Top notch work quality - Extremely smart colleagues - Very good salary - Awesome incentives & perks - Great growth potential - Travel to San Francisco for training

    Cons

    - None as such. If there is some issue, top management is very keen to hear and solve it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

    Uber2017-04-01

    Uber Response

    April 3, 2017Careers Brand Team

    Thanks for this review! Great to hear you're enjoying your work in Bengaluru. Keep it up!

  4. "Cool work, workplace, colleague and benefits"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Awesome work and technology 2. Free food and lots of snacks 3. At par compensation 4. Awesome benefits 5. Awesome leadership team. 6. Great vision 7. Employee discount on Uber and UberEats

    Cons

    Company doesn't match 401k, hope some day company will look into it.

    Advice to Management

    Management is taking great effort to transform company's pubic image. I find it great once in life time company. Just keep making it better and don't ruin it. It can truly transform the future of how people get around.

    Uber2019-06-19
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    "No shortage of interesting challenges"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * I strongly believe in the company's mission. While other top tech companies are all competing to steal your time, Uber is giving you the time back by getting you/things/food from point A to point B as fast as possible. * Almost everyone I know uses our products and it feels great to know how it works internally and to be able to influence its future. * A lot of interesting challenges with plenty of opportunities to...

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    Cons

    * Uber receives a lot of attention in the news. When it's not positive - it can be discouraging

    Advice to Management

    I've seen the talent bar falling lower recently. This is discouraging. I would recommend management to watch that closely and make sure the low performers are first offered help to improve, but if that doesn't work - let go. Otherwise, the strong engineers will be demotivated and will leave.

    Uber2019-05-07
  6. "Unique Company With a Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great culture: lots of inclusion, every colleague literally replicates that behaviour - Great colleagues who provide a lot of support regardless if they are busy or not. - Interesting challenges: managing transportation at a global level brought to the engineers unique challenges. - Top compensation and perks: food, Uber credits, additional health coverage (League is awesome), great base and stock options - Fast...

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    Cons

    - Moving fast sometimes produces not the best quality, thus lots of oncall (does not apply to me yet)

    Advice to Management

    I am impressed by the Dara's and the CEO-team commitment to build open, inclusive and diverse environment. They are not afraid to answer the hardest questions in front of the whole org. I have never seen such attitude before.

    Uber2019-05-04
  7. Helpful (8)

    "One of the best places to work in Europe, in tech"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Amsterdam
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Uber full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Background: I’ve worked at top tech companies in Stockholm, Berlin and London before, including Facebook. Uber in Amsterdam is on the top of the range both for engineering culture/excellence and compensation. For expats like myself, the 30% tax ruling and no capital gains tax make compensation especially attractive - especially as Uber grants meaningful stock on top of strong base salary & bonus as part of the...

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    Cons

    Working with the SF HQ is something that will keep being logistically challenging - in planning phases of projects, meetings after 6pm will be common. As we head towards IPO, we have more processes - as lightweight as they aim to be, they do add up and result in more mandatory annual trainings. As Uber is very transparent internally, the noise levels on email, eng planning and all hands will be high: you need to...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep autonomy and impact of teams high, while keeping to recruit the world-class talent we have.

    Uber2019-04-04
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Ignore the old reviews"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment Interesting, large scale work Lots of trust to get stuff done

    Cons

    Not much, maybe better food?

    Advice to Management

    None

    Uber2019-04-22
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Changing the world. * Co-workers are super smart -- and super friendly/helpful/supportive. * Interesting work. * Good work/life balance. * Perks (like free lunch) * Constant learning * Extremely competitive compensation * "Unlimited" PTO * Nice offices. * Potential upside of equity

    Cons

    * Much less time actual coding than at some jobs. * Due to consequences of bugs getting out into the wild, very slow development process. * Potential downside of equity

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

    Uber2019-04-14
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Boiler Room Environment with inexperienced managers"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Uber full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good leadership Uber Credit

    Cons

    It is still filled with incompetent managers. The work-life balance is terrible and not a friendly place for employees with families and kids. They have a generous parental leave but most people do not take advantage of it because you are looked down upon. Also, when it comes to perf (performance review) you miss out on career progression if you go on parental leave. The company is not inclusive for working parents.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better managers with an inclusive mindset.

    Uber2019-04-19
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