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Lyft Overview

San Francisco, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
2012
Company - Private
Transportation Management
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Ride by ride, we’re changing the way our world works. We imagine 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.

Mission: To unite humanity and technology in order to make everyday rides welcoming, affordable, and memorable.


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Company Updates

  • A peek behind the scenes of our office in beautiful downtown Nashville: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQA7P

    Welcome to the Coolest Call Center on the Planet

    This 24-hour customer service hub in Nashville is nothing like the soul-crushingly dull places that dominate the genre.

  • Co-Founder and President John Zimmer chats with Ty Burrell about the future of transportation for National Geographic: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQA7v

    The Future of Driving | Years of Living Dangerously

    Ty Burrell takes a ride with Lyft President John Zimmer to talk about the future of self-driving and electric vehicles. ? Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ? Get More Years of Living Dangerously: http://bit.ly/NGYearsofLivingDangerously ? YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY AIRS WEDNESDAYS at 10/9c.

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Lyft – Why Work For Us?


The Lyft team volunteers during the annual Community Day

Ride by ride, we’re changing the way our world works. We imagine 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. 

We're looking for smart, talented, and passionate people to join our growing team and help us build the real-time transportation network of the future. 

Our Story

Founded in San Francisco, California in 2012, Lyft connects passengers to friendly, affordable rides at the tap of a button. United by chance through a mutual friend, co-founders John Zimmer and Logan Green bonded over the shared idea to change transportation for the better.

Now available in over 200 cities nationwide, and with international partnerships reaching across the globe, Lyft is a one-of-a-kind community working to achieve our mission: to improve people's lives through the world's best transportation. 

At Lyft, we're building a culture where we live authentically, invest in community, think outside the box, and #MakeItHappen together.

2017 is going to be epic. We're planning to launch in 100 new US cities by the end of the year, and we want you along for the ride! 

Lyft team members volunteer together during the annual Community Day event

Our core values help define what it means to act like a Lyft team member:  

  • #BeYourself Great communities start with great individuals. Live authentically and trust your voice.  
  • #CreateFearlessly  Challenge convention, take risks, and make an impact. If it's broken, fix it. If it doesn't exist, invent it.  
  • #UpLiftOthers Invest in kindness and always put community first. Deliver delight and be a force for good. 
  • #MakeItHappen Now. Life is short. Live up front. 


Lyft team members celebrate during a Field Day event

Our mantra: If it's broken, fix it. If it doesn't exist, invent it. And we’re looking for talented individuals to join our team.

At Lyft, we challenge convention, take risks, and are here to make an impact. We’ve got powerful data at our fingertips and an amazing community at our backs. The engineering problems our team takes on are changing the face of transportation — in cities, in our app, and beyond.

Ride by ride, we’re changing the way our world works. Join us! 

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    Pros

    Great people, Great leadership, lots of autonomy

    Cons

    Constantly changing business, challenging competition

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Lyft Photos

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Lyft Interviews

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    Senior Android Developer Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Lyft.

    Interview

    Pretty Professional and smooth interview process.
    Had a initial recruiter phone call and after that was scheduled to speak to one of the Senior engineers over on their team.
    The interview was difficult. There were 2 questions asked in the interview on coderpad.
    1.) A small android challenge. Some basic questions about Android and then a deep-dive into a specific topic. Over here looks like the interviewer was looking for a specific answer and i was finding it hard to gauge what he was exactly looking for, in the end he gave me the hint and then i answered.
    2.) Coding question. This was a difficult problem to solve. Think about leetcode hard. And he was very specific about what he wanted.
    The question was to implement a LRU cache but for the backing data structure only an ArrayList can be used. It is solvable if there is another data structure like a hashmap which you can use or obviously a queue(which kinda beats the point) but a single arraylist was tricky to implement in 25-30 mins and that too a working solution which passes the test cases the interviewer had got with him.

    Interview Questions

    • Implement LRU cache but the backing data structure is an Arraylist   Answer Question
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