Aurora Innovation Overview

  • https://aurora.tech/
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • 201 to 500 Employees
  • 2017
  • Company - Public
  • Computer Hardware & Software
  • Unknown / Non-Applicable

Aurora (Nasdaq: AUR) is delivering the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly. Founded in 2017 by experts in the self-driving industry, Aurora is revolutionizing transportation – making it safer, increasingly accessible, and more reliable and efficient ...
Mission: Our mission is to deliver the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly. To deliver this, we are building the Aurora Driver, a platform that brings together our software, hardware, and data services to power all types of vehicle makes and models, from the ...

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March 10, 2021
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In honor of Women's History Month, our next “Women of Aurora” profile features Audrey Wooding, our Program Manager from our Lidar R&D team. As one of the leaders of Aurora’s women’s resource group, and a co-founder of our organization’s first returnship program, JumpStart, Audrey is passionate about advancing women in technology and leadership. Learn more about Audrey’s impact on Aurora.
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February 10, 2021
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Community, Inclusion, and Awareness are core to our culture at Aurora, so for Black History Month, Orion Nebula, our employee resource group for Aurorans of the African Diaspora, are sharing black figures who have inspired them in their lives. Check out our Instagram story (@auroradriver) to learn more. #BlackHistoryMonth #auroraunified #OrionNebulaAtAurora
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Aurora Innovation Reviews

3.9
70%
Recommend to a Friend
85%
Approve of CEO
Chris Urmson
Chris Urmson
70 Ratings
Featured Review
5.0
Current Employee, more than 1 year

"Amazing company"

Oct 7, 2021 - Staff Applications Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great benefits and salary. Work with people much smarter than me. Challenging. I truly believe the work we do will save lives. Senior management are all experts in their field. Self driving cars are

Cons

Growing pains. IT org is a bit understaffed at the moment. A lot of management restructuring lately has made it sometimes unclear what is important. Hours can get long during crunch time (but I still

Advice to Management

Give IT more money for headcount. Encourage giving people the time to get work done, as opposed to spending too much time in meetings that could have been an email.
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Diversity & Inclusion at Aurora Innovation

3.7
(37 Reviews)

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How is diversity at Aurora Innovation?

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Aurora Innovation Interviews

Experience
Positive29%
Negative54%
Neutral18%
Getting an Interview
Applied online55%
Employee Referral18%
Staffing Agency9%
Difficulty
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  1. Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Multiple recruiters reached out to me about the role. When I talked with one of them during the initial screening call i felt that recruiter was very rude to speak with. It was not a normal phone screen which I was used to. Recruiter kept giving rude answers to my questions.
    She told me that I can only do the technical screen in python or C++.
    Generally companies don't care which programming language you use but Aurora is very different in that scenario.

    Very Bad experience with the recruiter. Recruiters are not trained on how to talk with the candidates at all.
    Interview

    Can you do the technical phone screen in Python or C++

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Aurora Innovation Awards & Accolades

  • America's Best Startup EmployersForbes2020
  • Forbes AI 50: America’s Most Promising Artificial Intelligence CompaniesForbes2020
  • Top 50 StartupsLinkedIn2019
  • Startup of the YearConsumer Technology Association (CTA)2019
  • Top 50 StartupsLinkedIn2018

Pledges & Certifications

  • Diversity Commitment

    Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

  • Pay Equality Pledge

    Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

  • Returnships

    Offer formal "internships" for mid-career people or those returning to the workforce

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What are perks and other benefits like at Aurora Innovation?

...Leadership is transparent, benefits are amazing (including healthcare, vacation, family leave), work culture is positive and strong (lots of emphasis on communication, celebrating staff successes, DEI efforts)...

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