Grab - Too frustrating | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (17)

    "Too frustrating"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Grab full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good place to help Southeast Asia with traffic

    Cons

    Company wants people to work like startup with no money, but then has all bureaucracy of big old American company. Projects take forever and internal development is very often blocked because servers broken. Every feature takes many times too long because teams not communicate and write features together. Seattle office has long hours. Have to work normal hours and then work many hours in the evening to talk to Singapore...

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    Advice to Management

    Make things faster by improving code and not working more hours. Make code better not add new features first.

    Grab2018-08-26

    Grab Response

    December 3, 2018

    Wow! You are completely accurate in identifying problems that we want to solve. Traffic jams are a time consuming part of any SEA city. We want to help with the problem of congestion. Infrastructure in the office is of utmost importance and we're sorry that things are breaking down. ...

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "SWE"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grab full-time

    Pros

    Great future and Helpful colleagues.

    Cons

    Have time difference with HQ.

    Grab2018-11-11

    Grab Response

    November 29, 2018

    Hi there, thank you for leaving a review. We are very excited about the growth opportunities and future here at Grab too! Company growth and progression is important to us and cultivating an environment where that is possible is imperative to any organisation. Having helpful colleagues ...

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  2. Helpful (23)

    "Growing Pains but rewarding"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Lead in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grab full-time for 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...

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    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.

    Grab2018-10-04

    Grab Response

    December 3, 2018

    Hey there, thank you for the 5-star rating and review. We really appreciate that you took the time and listed out what you feel are our top qualities. At Grab, we want to impact and improve the lives of our users across Southeast Asia. We understand that timezone differences are ...

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