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Grab Overview

Singapore (Singapore)
1001 to 5000 employees
2012
Company - Private
Internet
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Grab is more than just the leading ride-hailing & mobile payments platform in Southeast Asia.

We use data and technology to improve everything from transportation to payments across a region of more than 620 million people. Working with ... Read more

Mission: At Grab our vision is to “Drive Southeast Asia Forward” through innovation and grit. We do this by solving real world problems that over 620 million people face across the region.

When you join Grab, you join us on our journey ... Read more

Company Updates

  • In case you missed it, Grab has inked a strategic partnership with Microsoft and will begin to use Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud platform. Our long term vision is simple: to transform the delivery of our digital services with the help of Microsoft’s machine learning and other AI capabilities.

    We believe this collaboration in technologies would allow us to create more seamless online-to-offline experiences for all our users.

    Read more about it in our press release!
    http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQqKD

    #Grab #DrivingSEAForward #Outserve #Microsoft

    Grab forges strategic cloud partnership with Microsoft to drive innovation and adoption of digital services across Southeast Asia | Grab SG

    Grab will adopt Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud platform Microsoft will make a strategic investment in Grab The five-year agreement will see both parties collaborate on a range of technology projects, including big data, artificial intelligence and mobility solutions

  • Grab employs a microservice architecture that allows us to quickly scale our applications. However, the complexity of this architecture makes testing pretty difficult.

    Read on to find out how our engineering team found an innovative solution around this problem with ‘Mockers’, a powerful tool that simulates a staging environment on developer local boxes, and how they intend to improve it in the future!

    http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQqKE

    #Grab #DrivingSEAForward #IntellectualRigour #Testing #Microservices

    Mockers - overcoming testing challenges at Grab

    Grab serves millions of customers in Southeast Asia, taking care of their everyday needs such as rides, food delivery, logistics, financial services, and cashless payments. To delight our customers, we're always looking at new features to launch, or how we can improve existing features.

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Grab – Why Work For Us?


About Grab

DRIVING SOUTHEAST ASIA FORWARD BY IMPROVING LIVES, SAFETY AND ACCESSIBILITY.

What We Do

Grab is more than just the leading ride-hailing and mobile payments platform in Southeast Asia.

We use data and technology to improve everything from transportation to payments across a region of more than 620 million people. Working with governments, drivers, passengers, and the community, we aim to unlock the true potential of the region by solving problems that hinder progress.

Grab began as a taxi-hailing app in 2012, but has extended its product platform to include private car services (GrabCar & GrabShare), motorcycle taxis (GrabBike), social carpooling (GrabHitch), last mile delivery (GrabExpress & GrabFood), bus & shuttle services (GrabCoach & GrabShuttle), cycling services (GrabCycle), an ideas incubator (GrabVentures), as well as a fintech platform (GrabPay, GrabRewards, GrabBenefits, Loans and Lending Services, Insurance). We are focused on pioneering new commuting and payment alternatives for drivers and passengers with an emphasis on speed, safety, and reliability. Currently we offer services in Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar; however, we also have R&D offices in Singapore, Seattle, Beijing, Bangalore, Jakarta, & Vietnam.


If you share our vision of driving South East Asia forward, apply to join our team today.

Come explore what life is like at Grab!

What We Believe In

Grab’s vision is to “Drive Southeast Asia Forward” by solving real world transport and mobile payments problems that hinder progress.


We aim to do this by delivering on three missions:

  1. Creating the safest transportation platform
    Safety is paramount to us. We invest heavily in safety training for drivers, offline driver screenings, in-app safety features like number masking, personal accident insurance coverage, and safety education and partnerships with the government. Our belief is that an app-based transportation platform with the right investment can become the safest form of transportation in Southeast Asia.
  2. Making transportation accessible to all
    Our goal is to make transportation accessible at all times, all locations and at all price points. We believe that door-to-door transportation should be a right for every Southeast Asian, regardless of income, special needs, age or location.
  3. Improving the lives of our partners
    We believe that a sustainable business is not just one that turns a profit, but also one that improves the lives of the people it touches – passengers, drivers, employees, governments and broader society.

JOIN US IN OUR MISSION TO REVOLUTIONIZE TRANSPORTATION AND MOBILE PAYMENTS

When you join Grab, we promise you that: 

1) You’ll impact our business & beyond


We strive to outserve our customers, partners, communities and the region.  Grab started off as a for-profit social enterprise to tackle challenges affecting the safety of women and children, and we haven’t stopped there. 


2) You’ll experience hyper-growth and overcome challenges every day
 


We never stop finding new ways to disrupt industries and even ourselves.  We collaborate with some of the brightest minds and hardest workers to overcome the unique challenges found across the region.  Currently, we are pioneering efforts across transportation, payments, logistics, mapping and more!


3) You’ll work with a team with one heart beat


When Grab first started everyone had to hustle.  Now that we are growing we strive to keep this going.  When one team or employee is having trouble, there is never any shortage of help to come their way.  At Grab we don’t believe in silos, but we do believe in each other.  


Daniel Chen

At Grab, we do what we love, and love what we do. Data-driven, passion-fueled – this is how we create cutting-edge awesomeness.

Daniel Chen | Business Analyst, Singapore
Grab since Sept 2014


Every day presents a new problem to solve, a new challenge to crack, and a very real sense of being able to make a difference

Ee Ling | Head of Business Development, Singapore
Grab since May 2014


Amir Iswadi

We pride ourselves in being the best by understanding the customers needs, and providing excellent support. Your Problem, is my Problem.

Amir Iswadi | Head of Technical Support
Grab since April 2014


Phoebe Kim

To change the world for the better, you must first know what’s wrong with it. According to some data, your job might be more boring than mine. Now let’s fix that and the world.

Phoebe Kim | Regional B.I. and Analytic Assistant Lead
Grab since July 2013


Corey Scott

Grab gives me interesting technical challenges to work on; world class engineers to work with; while working on a product people depend on. What else could I want?

Corey Scott | Senior Engineer
Grab since September 2014

Working at Grab

At Grab, we want to empower you to take pride in your work, to be your best self in all that you accomplish. We believe that each Grabber can and will excel, and we want to be part of that journey with you.


On Your Journey

We offer a range of career paths across our multiple Vertical and Functional Business Units, so regardless of where you see yourself headed, we’ll be there. Our promise to move forward together extends to not just our customers, but to our staff (Grabbers) as well,  and most notably, you. Grab is fully devoted to creating a boundless work culture, where each Grabber is given the opportunity to create a real impact through teamwork and excellence.


GrabFlex

Each Grabber is offered our innovative and highly flexible GrabFlex Rewards package. We want to give Grabbers the freedom of choice to choose from our range of benefits and services, to create a bespoke benefit package catered to their needs.

Grab is Southeast Asia’s leading Online to Offline mobile platform, and offers a plethora of everyday services to our consumers. Our services range from ride-hailing like GrabTaxi and GrabCar, to marketplace services like GrabExpress and GrabFood, and even fintech services such as GrabFinancial and GrabPay. We want to launch Southeast Asia into the digital economy with our tech. Join us to see how you can be part of the tech revolution in the region.

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

    Pros

    1. Potential valuable stock awards
    2. Leader in the ride hailing industry in South East Asia. And other growing areas in addition to ride hailing like Food, Express Delivery, Groceries and many more to come.
    3. Unicorn startup with a huge market shares.
    4. Work that I am doing is directly impacting our customers.
    5. Above average base pay for the area.
    6. Work-time is flexible, more task driven.
    7. Despite being in US, we have CTO, CEO etc visiting quite often from Singapore.

    Cons

    1. Some projects are cross-sites (although not common) and those requires collaboration across time-zones.
    2. Company grew too fast, getting things to market fast is important to grab market shares. Thereby accumulating tech debts.
    3. Moving from startup to established company often require some amount of process. Need to define those process.

    Advice to Management

    1. Limit the amount of projects that is cross R&D centers.

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Grab Photos

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Grab photo of: Welcoming Overseas Singapore Youth (OSY) to Grab's Marina One Office
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Grab Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Grab in July 2018.

    Interview

    I applied through a Grab post on LinkedIn. Since, I was not actively looking for a change, so I asked the recruiter to schedule an interview in 2 weeks time so that I can prepare for the interview. I had a telephonic discussion followed by three face to face technical rounds including a hiring manager round.

    Overall, I am very satisfied with Grab's interview process. Scheduling was smooth and interviewers were on time. Interview was bit difficult but nothing unimaginable. One positive thing is that the hiring manager round went for one hour in which 45 minutes were spent in technical discussions on whiteboard, while only 15 minutes on goals and cultural fit questions.

    Interview Questions

    • I cannot disclose the exact questions. However, here is what I can share:
      1. Problem solving: A graph question that started with simply source-destination reachability, but interviewer twisted the problem twice which also tested your backtrack/dp knowledge. Detailed discussion on time and space complexity and interestingly I was asked to optimize on space complexity as well. Must know: Graph - BFS/DFS + Backtrack and optimization using DP.   Answer Question
    • 2. System design: Working on a scalable web app will help a lot in this round. I am thankful to my previous company where I could learn and implement concepts. Be clear about goals that the system should be achieve, avoid over-engineering if the goals are not big. Start with a simple solution and build on that.   Answer Question
    • 3. Hiring manager: Started with a technical problem that their team is trying to solve. It was an interesting and intellectually stimulating discussion. Drawing out different components on whiteboard. Last 15 minutes of the interview was more on my personal goals and cultural fit questions.   Answer Question
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Grab Awards & Accolades

  • Best Product Launch PR Campaign, Marketing Magazine, 2015
  • Best Fraud Prevention, Community Votes , Florin Awards, Florin Awards, 2016
  • Digital Disrupter of the Year, IDC Asia Pacific, Digital Transformation Awards (DX Awards), 2017
  • Excellence in Performance Marketing (Outbrain), Marketing Magazine's Marketing Excellence Awards, 2017
  • Best Employer Branding, Asia Recruitment Awards, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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