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- Lyft scored higher in 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits and Culture & Values.
- DoorDash scored higher in 6 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance, Senior Management, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
- Both tied in 1 area: Career Opportunities.
What Employees Say
- Lyft had 9 more reviews than DoorDash that mentioned "Flexible hours" as a Pro.
- DoorDash had 68 more reviews than Lyft that mentioned "Flexible schedule" as a Pro.
- "Passengers" was the most mentioned Con at Lyft.
- "Dashers" was the most mentioned Con at DoorDash.
I have been working at Lyft for more than 3 years
Drive when you want, and not when you don't want. Decent revenue. You meet really cool people, and you get to see your city like you never have before. You'll know the inside and out of your city,... the people and the neighborhoods. When your city wakes, when it sleeps, and the flow of business travel in and out of the city. You really become intimate with your own city.
You have to pay for all your gas, your vehicle, and all your maintenance on your vehicle. Dodge drunk customers, or risk having someone get sick in your vehicle. Sometimes you will get a rude... passenger, and you have to politely finish the ride, but then you won't get them again if you rate them 3 or below stars. Potential government intervention to ruin a good thing called the gig economy.
Advice to Management
At all cost, stop the city and other government officials from trying to make us employees, or change the way we do business. I enjoy being a driver. It's not the most glamorous gig in the... world, but I enjoy meeting new people, and driving when I want, and not when I don't want. This is not for everyone, but for the people it is for, it really really works for us. Any government changes to the classification to drivers, or the government trying to "Protect US" is complete nonsense, and I hope they would just leave us alone and let the market do it's thing. When driving is really good, the part timers come out for some extra cash. When the driving is really really bad, the part timers go home, and the full timers are still able to make a living at it. It all works itself out. Capitalism and Freedom works. If the government changes things, a lot of drivers will be out of work, and not making nearly what they are making now if they change things on us. What you see the news reporting on Lyft drivers earnings in the city, is the gross income after they pay taxes. In most counts, a fair value... but to say the drivers are poor because they seem to only make 35K a year is a gross misunderstanding. The drivers get a national tax rate deduction on the miles they drive. About 55 cents per mile driven is the deduction. (last time I looked) If the driver is earning $1 to $1.05 per mile in Seattle, that's at least 50% of their revenue is a tax write off because of maintenance and gas. A fair deal. And that's not even taking into account for the drivers that track their mileage on the way to the pick up, and driving around waiting for a ride... those drivers pay a lot less in taxes. But the revenue the driver is making completely makes up for all of that. They could be pulling in $70-90k in revenue for their families before taxes. Message to the Government - DO NOT HELP THE LYFT & UBER DRIVERS - THEY DO NOT NEED YOUR HELP If they come in and try and "Help" the "poor" drivers, then they will truly become poor. $90,000 in revenue will quickly turn into $40 or $50K, a pay cut by almost half our earnings. Which they are trying to do by making us employees. They will say we will be making more at 50K a year, but that is not the 90K a year in revenue, if we drive full time. Seriously already, please leave the poor Lyft and Uber drivers alone, and stop using us as political pawns in your political reelection hopes and dreams. Now with that said, we could use some collective bargaining for health insurance and possible retirement savings options. This would be better served by the possibility of a union for drivers, rather then the Government completely changing how things are done to the gig economy. And I don't even believe we actually need a union to achieve this. I think this can be a more financially conservative option if Lyft and Uber made the decision themselves to help us bargain for the services we need so we can have the option of getting a better deal through our group bargained discount. In no way do I suggest that Lyft or Uber need to chip in money from their end to help us pay for those services. We only need their bargaining power. We really don't need a union to achieve this, and a Union would make it more expensive to operate as a driver. And let me explain the situation on how the Lyft and Uber trips work. Lyft and Uber give the driver 75% of the revenue pulled in from every ride. (on average) That means on a $20 ride, the driver gets $15 plus all tips and the driving company makes $5. And I am happy to give that company the $5, or I would not have an app to use to drive and pay my bills. NEVER have I heard of a business that GIVES the WORKER 75% of ALL Revenue coming in!!! We literally can not do better then 75% of the revenue. And the Government wants to somehow improve on that??? HOW??? In fact, please don't answer that. And just leave the GIG economy alone please... before you ruin the lives of thousands that relay on it every year.