Uber Interview Questions

Updated Sep 17, 2014
Updated Sep 17, 2014
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    Community Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Uber.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone screening was informal and brief. In line with the other candidates who have posted here, you are given a creative marketing assignment that is a grab bag of customer service replies mixed with different marketing initiatives that you would create, which incidentally some of the information given from my reply were incorporated into live Tweets...
    Once I submitted my creative assignment I never received a confirmation email and had to send multiple emails to the recruiter who kept promising me that feedback would be returned, took a month to be told that I did not fit their mold.

    I find it to be very unprofessional to keep telling a candidate that you will receive feedback on a certain date, to then not follow up and keep him or her in the loop.

    Interview Questions
    • Trying to figure out an ROI for an unknown client base.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  2.  

    Community Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Uber.

    Interview Details

    I submitted an application, they responded by email 3 months later. First there was a phone interview, which lasted about 15 minutes and asked very basic first interview questions (tell me about yourself, why uber? tell me about being in a challenging situation and how you overcame it...etc). At the end of this interview they said the hiring process would be 3 weeks total and consist of 2 interviews, a homework assignment, and a group day project with existing employees and other applicants. The homework assignment was a very time-consuming marketing exercise full of hypothetical emails, tweets, blogs, and a "laundry list" of marketing ideas for the company. I kind of think they send this out to a bunch of hopeful applicants with no intention of hiring them just to get free ideas. I submitted the assignment within 3 days of the first interview and received an email a week later saying they are really busy and will get back to me soon. My next email was about a week after that saying it was not the right fit at this time.

    Interview Questions
    • part of the homework assignment ask specifics about marketing metrics and gave specific numbers and margins to analyze.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  3.  

    Community Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Uber.

    Interview Details

    Spoke with person for round 1 - after brief 10 minutes he/she said they would be forwarding me the creative assignment. extensive and ridiculous - i should have listened to all of those who came before me - you work hard to only find out that the company couldn't care less and will likely send you some generic email saying they've opted to go with someone else. entire process occurred within 1 month.

    Interview Questions
    • the creative project is an unethical method of stealing the ideas from those who aren't currently employed with the company. majority of questions on sheet focus on twitter responses, customer service and math.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Community Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Uber.

    Interview Details

    When I initially applied at Uber, I was really excited. Even more so when the recruiter got back to me quickly to set up a phone interview.

    However, after reading all of the reviews of the interview process here I became a little skeptical. Regardless, I prepared for the phone screening and had a nice conversation with one of the recruiters. She was cordial and enjoyable to talk to. No problem there. But I didn't feel like I really did as well as I would have liked in the interview and, after having done some due diligence on Uber and the caliber of employees they have and are looking for, don't really feel like I warranted a second interview.

    Surprisingly (or not), the recruiter suggested I move forward with the Community Manager Creative Assignment. It's pretty extensive (you can find the questions online if you google around a bit) and you can see why they would want you to complete it. I'm not opposed to the use of assignments during the interview process, but I was already skeptical of Uber's hiring practices so I ultimately (for a few different reasons) decided to excuse myself from the opportunity (without completing the assignment).

    I emailed the recruiter and politely informed her that I wouldn't be moving forward in the process. I never heard back from her at all and that was it.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of a time you had to solve a problem creatively and how it worked, what happened, etc.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  6. 6 people found this helpful  

    Community Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Uber in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    I am a little surprised at all the negative comments, but then again they are all on the internet which tends to be a cesspool of negativity. My experience, which may be clouded by the fact that I loved the product before I applied, and ended up receiving and accepting an offer, was a decidedly positive one.

    I applied online and received an email from the Uber recruiter a day or two later asking when I was free to do the initial phone interview. After about a 20 minute chat about my background and how it applies to what I'd be doing at Uber, the recruiter said she'd send me the creative exercise and would like me to complete it in the next couple of days.

    For me, this was an amazing opportunity to showcase my talent as a writer and my ability to come up with fun, relevant, and a little bit wacky ideas about how to grow the business and increase customer engagement. I don't think it is out of line to ask an applicant to complete a HW assignment that mirrors their would-be daily work. If you are the sort of person who thinks this is superfluous and not worth your time, then maybe you shouldn't apply there. Think about it from their perspective: if you're not motivated enough to complete their sample assignment (which by the way is a lot of fun), why would they think you would be motivated as a future employee?

    Anyway, I completed the assignment and sent it in on a Wednesday afternoon. I didn't hear from my recruiter contact, so on the following Monday I sent her a follow up email. She responded promptly and said that my HW was under review. A day or two later she scheduled the second round interview.

    Here is where my experience is going to differ from pretty much every other candidate. It just so happens that I currently work in the same building in which Uber is located (just 2 floors below), so when they asked when I would be free to do the video chat, I responded by asking if we could just go downstairs and meet for coffee. They liked this idea. The first attempt at the coffee round didn't work out due to some scheduling issues, but on the day that it actually happened, I had a really good conversation with my now new manager and one of my now new teammates about how I can help improve their team and help their customers. It certainly was to my advantage to have been able to meet them face to face rather than via a video conference, and whether it was because of that, or my promising potential, my recruiter emailed me later that day saying I had made it to the next round.

    The final round involved meeting the team in San Francisco. I made the long trip up to the 5th floor and spent about 2 hours with all my future teammates and managers. What I liked most about this experience was the relevance of the questions they asked me -- there were none of the inane "what's your greatest weakness" sort of interview questions which only prompt the candidate to lie and conceal what his or her real weaknesses are. I loved everyone I met with, and it felt much more like a dialogue than a Q and A session. I felt like I really "clicked" with all of them and could easily see myself fitting in well there. They obviously felt the same way because I got an email from the recruiter a couple of hours later asking if I had time to talk the following day. The 'talk' as it turned out was to walk me through my job offer.

    Overall, I had a very positive experience. I've interviewed with many companies and would rank this experience among the best. Not just because I got what I wanted, but because it felt like a human process -- in every round they were able to quickly decide if they wanted to move forward with me, much like you would if you met someone in a non-work environment. My recruiter was prompt, responsive, and overall just really friendly, positive, and nice.

    I know my experience is a bit of an anomaly, but I would encourage anyone who loves Uber and would love to join our team to not be dissuaded by the adjacent negative reviews and apply with a positive attitude. Good luck!

    Interview Questions
    • How would you automate the lost item recovery process without eliminating the human element?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Operation Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Uber.

    Interview Details

    Should work more on their structure and respect interviewees - ignoring emails is not a great way to handle or respect people who showed interests in your company.

    Despite a great company as it is, this has ruined my total good feelings on them.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  8.  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Uber seemed to have contacted all the contacts that applied for the position and were short-listed through LinkedIn.

    Hiring process was very unimpressive. Took weeks to get back to the candidates, and it seemed like Uber management just wanted the ideas of the best young marketers in Brisbane without committing. They asked us to do a long creative answering process, but didn't even mention it during the interview (I'm wondering if they actually read it?)

    I was also unimpressed at the lack of diversity in the team - as there were no women employed.

    Overall not impressed.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Hunter directly sent me an email in linkedin and asked if I'm interested in an opportunity from a famous startup from Silicon Valley - Uber. I said yes. Then, one week later, Uber HR, a nice guy, gave me a call, lasting for 60 minutes. He asked me to quickly go through my study and working experience from high school to current job, followed by some common questions.

    Interview Questions
    • What you will do to promote Uber in your city?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Global Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Uber.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and immediately heard from them within a couple of days. Was scheduled for a 15-20 minute introductory call to assess fit and then a 2 hour assessment following that.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Uber.

    Interview Details

    I spoke with a technical recruiter at Uber and answered his questions. It was more of an investigation into my background and experience. At the end of the interview my information was passed on to the hiring manager but I never heard back which just seems like poor etiquette on their part.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't really any difficult or unexpected question since this was a preliminary interview.   Answer Question
    No Offer

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