Lyft
3.4 of 5 24 reviews
www.lyft.me San Francisco, CA 50 to 149 Employees

Lyft Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.4 24 reviews

                             

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Logan Green

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55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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I have driven for Lyft for the past 5 months.

Driver (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Lyft part-time for less than a year

ProsFlexible hours, nice riders, get to know San Francisco

ConsThe wear and tear on your car, pay is not dependable as it fluctuates constantly

Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be nice if drivers still got paid well even when Lyft chooses to drop rates, leaving Lyft HQ as the only ones making the real money.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lyft is almost too good to be true

Driver/Mentor (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Lyft part-time for less than a year

ProsFlexibility
Pay(if you want it, you will get it)
They recognize hard work
The customers(1 out of 150 customers I've dealt with was too much)

ConsThe only thing I could say about bad Lyft, and isn't even that bad, is the fact that I feel they should have more employees at the HQ so that it would be easier to get in contact with someone. Lyft is not my full time gig, so to me its to tedious to have to type out an email every time I have a question that is not on the FAQ page. Im usually really busy on working days and on my days off I'd rather not have to type emails. I know I'm just complaining about nothing. Lyft is awesome!

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more people at the HQ and just keep up on the new ideas!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lyft Rocks

Driver (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Lyft as a contractor for more than a year

ProsGreat people, excellent money, good times. LOVE the rating system. I have been a driver since day one; I have maintained good ratings despite not always being perfect; I have given thousands of great rides.

ConsIt's not easy for a new driver to negotiate the streets while talking to passengers. It helps to be comfortable with GPS navigation and know the city.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up. Love the mentoring program.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Get Experience So Far!!

Driver (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsHours are great! the rides are great! & the people are awesome!! Pay is great whether your full-time or part-time I get my bills paid!

ConsYou deal with some passengers who don't talk but other than that it's great

Advice to Senior ManagementMore coverage areas! And maybe adding a promotion team in cities to get the word out there about Lyft!

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very positive and great place for autonomous independent work.

Lyft Driver (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at Lyft part-time for less than a year

ProsChoose your own hours, no boss looming over your shoulder (your the boss).

ConsIn Washington DC, not enough passengers or demand for Lyft drivers. Uber seems to have cornered the market so you may not make as much on any given night and Lyft will kick you out of their driver mode system if there are too many driver on the road.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore marketing in Washington DC.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I HAVE NEVER BEEN TREATED SO AWFULLY ANYWHERE ELSE. STAY AWAY FROM LYFT!!!

Driver (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Lyft full-time for less than a year

ProsFlex work hours. Love the type of work.

ConsLook at their star rating- 3.4 out of 5 so far and it will go down for sure. And they expect drivers to have at least 4.6 stars out of 5. Lyft sucks! They will terminate you as a driver for no reason and no notice in advance. When you ask "Why", they will send you an email full of lies. Stay away from Lyft. They are very shady, dishonest, and unprofessional. They steal earnings from their drivers and they cheat their customers as well. Use or apply at Uber, Sidecar or even a taxi instead. I've had awful experience with them.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet prepared to find a job soon somewhere else.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Driver in San Francisco

Driver (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I worked at Lyft as a contractor for less than a year

ProsGood money
flexible schedule
Pay day every wednesday

ConsIts stupid how LYFT gives you a referral code then I work off my ass to give out all my referral code + thousands more, i also advertised it on facebook, etc. Then I was getting all my bonus and I get terminated due to REFERRAL FRAUD!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Structure for drivers

Driver (Former Employee)
Phoenix, AZ

I worked at Lyft part-time for less than a year

ProsGood base pay, flexibility and lots of opportunity to meet new people. If you are looking for a way to make extra cash use this. It's way better than Uber while there is a base.

ConsIt's kind of crappy that you could be at risk for legal action. Be wary.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus less on driver fun and more on coverage

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Indentured servitude

Driver (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Lyft part-time for less than a year

ProsApp works great
Pick your hours
Easy screening process to become driver

ConsRiders are cheap when it comes to tipping, most don't tip at all
Too easy for riders to give low rating even when it's not warranted
Not enough work to make any real money
Lyft hiring more drivers even though there's not enough work for current staffing level
No camaraderie
Company seems to be posturing for a buyout
Personal Auto insurance cancellation if you drive for any TNC

Advice to Senior ManagementShow some loyalty to the income earners. You treat the office wimps like royalty while treating the drivers like peons.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I have been working at Lyft

Prosawesome drivers and passengers along with a good business idea. used to be able to work as much as needed

Consno transparency and/or communication on serious issues. hours were cut with no good reason given

Advice to Senior Managementwake up before you lose great drivers

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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