Employee Review

  1. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Company culture completely failed during the pandemic

    Dec 30, 2021 - Accounting Manager 
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    Pros

    Lyft generally hires the best and brightest. Most people who work for Lyft are genuinely kind and generous, and wonderful to work with. The company takes strong political positions and supports excellent causes.

    Cons

    The company made very little effort to transition well into a remote environment. As a result, ELT stopped understanding how to check on the health & wellness of staff during such a terrible couple of years. Instead of focusing on retention, upper management constantly hassled anyone who took "unreasonable" vacation (note that vacation is "unlimited") and got angry at anyone not performing at 100% all the time (no consideration for anyone suffering from COVID/COVID effects for example, or those having to deal with childcare issues, etc.). It also quickly became clear that there was a cultural division between those who had worked together in the office and those on-boarded remote, with insufficient effort made to give remote workers the same kinds of face-to-face interactions that longer-term employees did not need, as they had already built internal connections. Add obvious hypocrisy with how drivers are treated (serious moral injury), plus throw in some absolutely ridiculous attrition rates, and this job became unreasonably difficult and untenable.

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  1. 5.0
    Former Freelancer

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    May 15, 2022 - Anonymous Freelancer 
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    Pros

    flexible hours were the main pro

    Cons

    not all the terms were nice

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  2. 4.0
    Current Freelancer, more than 1 year

    Side gig, flexible, make cash during free time.

    May 1, 2022 - Lyft Driver in Denver, CO
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    Pros

    Flexibility, making some cash instead of binge watching a show feels very productive.

    Cons

    A less than minimum wage job, once you deduct the cost you as a private contractor are responsible for. Big difference between gross salary $42per/hr, net salary $21per/hr, and your take home pay of $7per/hr (Average base pay). You get paid about 21 cents a minute for your time. Average car in USA gets 25miles per gallon, at $4 a gallon you pay 16 cents a mile. Average used car in USA cost $28,000, insurance $1,200-year, maintenance $1,200-year, etc. Your time is divided into three areas; 26% driving someone and making money, 44% driving-time to pick up someone, and sadly you are not-getting-paid 30% time. Use your own trips to WAG the salary in your area by assuming 25% of your next ride is your hourly salary, sometimes a drive can get two customers per hour.

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