Uber Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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Uber CEO, Founder Travis Kalanick
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Pros
  • The environment is genuinely fast paced -- just look at how many cities we have launched in 2014 (in 18 reviews)

  • Impactful work - you are literally changing the world (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance may be a deal breaker for some (in 47 reviews)

  • Long hours; the office is growing very quickly (starts to lose the feel of being a small/scrappier company) (in 33 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (19)

    Rocket Ship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Super talented people are flocking to Uber from the Bay Area's top tech companies - Things move so much faster here than anywhere else I've worked - you'll be able to get much more done - Legitimately changing the world

    Cons

    - Long hours (but if they feel like work, you're doing something wrong)

    Advice to Management

    - Keep up the focus on making a great product, ignore the haters.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Senior Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Uber full-time

    Pros

    Amazing environment to work in. Very fast paced with the best talent from across all possible areas of technology.

    Cons

    They are spread really thin and trying to tackle everything all at once. It can have a huge payoff though if even a good percentage of the ideas are successful.

    Advice to Management

    No real advice. They communicate well and keep everyone updated pretty regularly. If anything they are a little too communicative.


  3. Helpful (5)

    Uber "Partner"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    Good KC Uber team to work with. Work your own hours whenever you want or dont want. They offer guarantees on weekends. Income is highly variable based on many variables.

    Cons

    Expenses can add up to more than you make. $500 set of tires $1000 timing belt $200 brakes oil changes & fuel etc.

    Advice to Management

    Charging less then half of a cab/taxi barely gives your partners much left after expenses.


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  5. Best Co-workers Ever

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The smartest, kindest people you'll ever work with Risk taking is encouraged Hard work is rewarded with compensation / bonus Huge opportunities to grow

    Cons

    long hours/weekends demanding work schedule

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring rock stars. Invest in employees looking to grow.


  6. Great engineering shop solving huge problems

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Unlike some of the other good engineering shops, Uber gives you a chance to develop something from ground up. Uber is still scaling its engineering team, tooling, processes, etc. So there is endless opportunity to pick up something and run with it and making things easier for the next set of Engineers. - Engineering culture is very merit based. Very little gets in the way of you building something new. - The company is very open to change. It is pleasantly surprising how much I was able to change and influence as an Engineer in my first few months.

    Cons

    - If you come from another big company, you will miss the tooling, infra, etc as it is still under development at Uber

    Advice to Management

    Continue to ensure that Engineering bar doesn't get lowered over time.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Driver

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Boise, ID
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Driving for Uber is very flexible. You can drive as little as you want or stop driving for weeks on a whim.

    Cons

    The downside will depend on where you are driving, in Boise right now waiting to drive someone could be up to 3 hours. It really depends on your location and how many riders are requesting rides.

    Advice to Management

    They should stop accepting new drivers if I have to wait over 3 hours for some rides. Also when I get rides back to back I still only make like $8 an hour after paying for gas in my honda civic, the amount drivers get should be increased.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer

    Pros

    Guaranteed money, work flexible hours

    Cons

    Fee is too high, no tip


  9. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Tulsa, OK
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Uber (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work whenever you want

    Cons

    Constant rate cuts, no benefits

    Advice to Management

    No


  10. Flexible

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules and can turn on and off whenever you want. A really good tie over until the next job.

    Cons

    Wear and tear on car. Sometimes the App has problems such as the server going down. I had to cancel a ride once since it went down and their was no one to contact for help (checked website for a call center which did not exist).


  11. Uber is a great part time job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is fun. I meet a lot of strange people and the job was relatively easy to get.

    Cons

    It can be tough on your car, but honestly not terrible.



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