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Lyft Overview

San Francisco, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Transportation Management
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S. and is available to 95 percent of the US population as well as in Ontario ... Read more

Mission: Improving people's lives with the world's best transportation.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#45)

Company Updates

  • Today we’re excited to announce we’ve hit 5,000 self-driving rides with Aptiv! “Lyft is the largest network currently deploying a commercial self-driving program to the public,” said Raj Kapoor, Lyft’s Chief Strategy Officer. Read more here:

    Celebrating 5,000 Self-Driving Rides with Aptiv

    At Lyft, we believe in reducing car ownership and sharing the ride to build a future where transportation ushers in positive change. A critical part of this future includes self-driving vehicles, which will ultimately make our cities safer, greener, and more efficient.

  • Starting today on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day and through the end of August, Lyft will donate 38 cents for every Lyft ride Rounded Up in support of Black Girls CODE to close the gap and help Black Girls CODE grow the number of women of color working in technology and give underprivileged girls a chance to become the masters of their technological worlds.

    Lyft X Black Girls CODE: Black Women's Equal Pay Day

    Today marks the day that a Black woman's average salary catches up to a White man's average salary from last year. At Lyft, we're driving to close the gap because #38PercentCounts and this Black Women's Equal Pay Day, we're driving again with Black Girls CODE.

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Lyft – Why Work For Us?

Welcome to the Lyft office!

Our Story

At Lyft, we’re reimagining the world’s best transportation. We envision a world where cities feel small again. Where transportation and tech bring people together, instead of apart. We see the future as community-driven — and it starts with you.

Community is who we are, it’s what we do, and it’s what makes us different. To create the best ride for all, we start in our own community, by creating an open, inclusive and diverse organization where all team members belong.

We believe in a future where self-driving cars make transportation safer and more accessible for everyone. With fewer cars on the road and less pollution in the air, we can reshape cities around people instead of cars. That’s why we’re building a world-class self-driving system, and making sure the most exciting technology breakthroughs are applied to improving transportation.

Team members collaborating

Start your journey at Lyft. 

If it's broken, fix it. If it doesn't exist, invent it. We challenge convention, take risks, and make an impact. Join us in taking on challenges to change the face of transportation — in cities, with the Lyft app, and beyond.

Lyft team members work in open floor spaces

Lyft has three core values:

  • Be Yourself: Live authentically and trust your voice. You belong here.
  • Uplift Others: Take care of each other — no matter which seat you're sitting in.
  • Make It Happen: Own the work. Focus on impact. Reimagine what's possible. 

Lyft offers team members the opportunity to bring their dogs to work

Lyft Reviews

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    Current Employee - Associate People Business Partner in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Associate People Business Partner in Nashville, TN
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    Employees value one another and work together as one team to accomplish goals and drive results as we support our internal and external customers. Work/life balance, great benefits, empowering culture, innovative and creative co-workers working alongside you - and the ability to truly partner to create and influence and leave your mark - just to name a few!


    Lyft is located in downtown Nashville, parking is available and traffic can be heavier at times, something to consider

    Advice to Management

    Continue what you are doing - continue to empower and upLYFT your employees and our customers to reach out fullest potential and drive creative solutions.

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Lyft Photos

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Lyft photo of: Team members working in the San Francisco Office
Lyft photo of: Team members working in the Nashville Office
Lyft photo of: Lunch service in one of the kitchens in the San Francisco Office
Lyft photo of: Team members working in the Dolly Parton room in the Nashville Office
Lyft photo of: Team members in one of the kitchens in the Nashville Office
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Lyft Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
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    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Lyft (Boston, MA) in June 2016.


    Had an HR screening then an on site 1.5 hour interview with three different people. Someone currently serving in the role I was applying for, the manager I would report to and then the GM. The whole process was very quick and thorough. All of the interviewers were very nice and seemed more interested in getting to know me as a person.

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Lyft Awards & Accolades

  • Ranked 4th on the LinkedIn Top Companies | Startups list, LinkedIn, 2018
  • Ranked 2nd on the Fortune Magazine 40 Under 40 List, Fortune Magazine, 2018

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