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Uber Reviews

Updated 27 January, 2015
Updated 27 January, 2015
418 Reviews
3.4
418 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Fulfilling, amazing, and overall it's an incredible place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    The work you do is impactful
    The people are amazing, at a local level and at a global level

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be tough for new employees!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Marketing Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager

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

    Pros

    People are Smart but super approachable.
    Having uber credits is not too shabby
    Stock option is even a better part of the company
    We have a Wicked product that has a REAL impact on people s life
    This job gives Flexibility and we can work in different offices around the globe

    Cons

    we tend to work very long hours and around the clock like any start ups

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It d be nice to make sure that even if we wpokr kard we can rest hard. work-life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Long hours and repetitive work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations and Logistics Manager
    Former Employee - Operations and Logistics Manager

    I worked at Uber full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You get a prime seat to watch the evolution of the transportation industry. Good exposure to operations, marketing, and political strategy in a rapidly growing business. You will learn a lot and it's nice to have your company constantly in the news and being brought up in conversation.

    Cons

    Work life balance is horrendous. You will eat every meal at your desk. Despite claims of "no face time" there is absolutely the expectation that you need to be seen at your desk well into the evening. You will be online and constantly available on weekends.

    Once you learn the basics of the job there is little change in the day to day. They sell it as a chance to implement innovative solutions, but everything interesting is done at HQ by the strategy and product teams. If you work in a city you just get to implement the vision of management without any real freedom to do anything creative.

    Questionable ethics and the company continues to treat it's drivers extremely poorly preferring. If you have a strong moral conscience you may find yourself staring at the ceiling every night instead of falling asleep after a long day at the office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen the reigns, make sure employees get some time away from work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience and great money if you are hungry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    A future oriented sometimes overzealous tech company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  7.  

    Driver

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8.  

    I love working here!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  9.  

    Awesome!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Smart, fast-paced, excited, fun, creative.

    Cons

    long hours, lack of organization, lack of strong leadership, crowded work space, lack of direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Excellant Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Driver in Denver, CO (US)

    I have been working at Uber

    Pros

    Great opportunity for someone that wants to be home during the day with their family.

    Cons

    A lot of wear and tear on your car and late nights to make money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add a tipping option through the app.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience so far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Uber

    Pros

    Great job overall and good experience

    Cons

    No issues for this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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