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Uber Overview

San Francisco, CA
10000+ employees
2009
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
We believe that by solving some of the biggest problems of our time, we can create a future where there is limitless freedom of movement for people and things all across the world. Just talk to our people — and feel their passion, optimism and curiosity for building ... Read more

Mission: Transportation as reliable as running water, everywhere, for everyone.

Company Updates

  • What's it like to lead a company through culture change? Liane Hornsey, our Chief People Officer, reflects on her first year at Uber.

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    Six Lessons from My First Year at Uber

    In January 2017 I joined Uber as Chief People Officer. I don't often reflect on my work publicly but now that I've hit the one-year mark I have a few thoughts to share. As you know, Uber had a rollercoaster 2017.

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Uber – Why Work For Us?


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What is Uber? 

Every day, Uber is building and shaping the future. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From our founding in 2009 to our launches in over 400+ cities today, Uber's rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer.  

Who do we hire?

Building the future is no easy task. It requires solving some of the most difficult problems of the present. It takes a lot of hard work, a lot of love, and support from colleagues all over the world. At Uber, we have brought together a world-class collective of problem solvers. And we all fundamentally understand that tough challenges help us personally grow the most. So if you’re a problem solver at heart, and want to work on the most exciting and rewarding challenges in the industry, then you might just be the perfect fit for Uber. 

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Drive or Deliver with Uber

Drive or Deliver with Uber and earn anytime you want

Drive with Uber

Driving with Uber is a flexible way to make money day or night. You can choose when and how often you drive, so you’re always in control of your schedule. It’s simple: The more you drive, the more you earn. And since you’re the boss, you never have to miss out on the things that matter to you.

When you drive, the Uber Partner app gives you optional turn-by-turn directions and tools to help you earn more, so you always make the most of your time on the road. And with in-app tipping, riders can send you tips for the great service you provide. Plus, Uber is there for support 24/7, right through the app, whenever you need it.

Whether you’re looking for a part-time or full-time way to earn money, driving with Uber is a great way to bring you closer to the things you want.


Deliver with Uber

You can also make money by delivering the food people love from local restaurants. Just like driving, delivering with Uber Eats is totally flexible around your schedule. But instead of people, you’re delivering food—and it’s all on the same Uber Partner app.

Depending on the rules in your city, you may be able to deliver food by car, scooter, bike, or on foot. While you’re on the road, it’s just you—so turn up the music and enjoy cruising around town. 

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    I worked at Uber (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Schedule options are great, I can work when I want to. I can be paid daily directly into my bank account.

    Cons

    No comp for my vehicle, no medical insurance, no breaks for gas. Communication very limited. You can’t talk to anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Assistance with car maintenance

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Uber Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at Uber (San Francisco, CA) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Very unique experience, heard of Uber rescinding offer, but never experienced or seen anyone experiencing it. Somehow, I really experienced it.

    I applied to core infra, and somehow got interviews with money team. Interviews were very easy, and I got a phone call saying they are willing to extend offer just a day after. I just graduated from a top CS program a year ago, and had offers from some top software company and a top hedge fund, comp package were both at 250k+ for an entry level. Uber as one of the most fast growing company, I just wanted to give it a try.

    HR asked me for my current compensation, and that is where the weird thing began. I asked him for opportunities in other teams, since my background was not much about money team. Somehow, hr said the most obvious lie, "Uber right now, except for money team, are looking for senior people, with 5 or more years work experience". I insisted, and then he said "you cannot shop around, that is not how uber hiring process work". He also said, if I am not interested in money team, he would not proceed with an offer. C'mon, I was interviewing with uber, not uber money team.

    I picked one team among many teams my Uber friends recommended, and told the hr. My friends have friends working in that team, knew they were hiring junior people. After that, that hr was not answering my email or phone call for almost a day, (i had other pending offers due in 2 days), and also failed to deliver the promise that he would generate the offer within a day (it was day 4 now). I was very annoyed, so I asked my referral friend to find the hr for the team I am interested in, and emailed her and cc'ed my current hr. My hr then finally replied, and said again, there was no position in that team. As I have the info from my friends who contacted team members in that team, they were hiring junior people, so basically my hr lied to my face. He also threatened me not to generate offer if I insist on changing team, since it shows my no interest in money team. I pretty sucked up a lot of non-sense he was saying since I was still waiting for the final package.

    Later, hr finally said he got an update. This time, phone call was made from his manager, and hr manager told me they decided to rescind the offer. He thinks my inflexibility was not a fit for uber. (c'mon, I said I'd like to see other teams and hr told me I cannot shop around, and once I picked a specific team, that turned to my inflexibility), and he also played along with his employee, lying that the team was not looking for junior people.

    I am very fortunate to have offers from other companies and very excited to join one of the greats, also it really makes me thinking how uber treats its employees, like exploiting drivers as well as firing engineers. I dont know anything about these incidents or people, but just from my experience with them, I think my uber hr's behavior is unethical.

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