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Updated April 8, 2017
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  1. "Fast-paced, tons of potential for personal growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claims in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Claims in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Getaround full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - there are many opportunities for advancement
    - the work is fast paced and challenging
    - management is responsive and attentive to employees' needs

    Cons

    - there can be in-fighting, as the teams are very small and personalities clash
    - cross-team coordination can suffer at times

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose sight of the long-term vision!

    Getaround Response

    Apr 12, 2017 – Head of People

    Thanks for the feedback! Please let our People Team know how we can continue to improve or email me directly at pavle@getaround.com.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Brand Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay was good, for not that much work.

    Cons

    Unorganized, lack of leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Allow this position to have more of a significant role. There were some talented folks on staff who could've helped out in many more ways. There was no real leadership. Just given a simple daily task and that was that.

    Getaround Response

    Mar 1, 2017 – Head of People

    Thank you for sharing your honest feedback about your experience at Getaround. As the Head of People, my team and I want to make sure everyone here has a positive experience. If you're interested... More

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Mixed bag."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very smart, hard-working people; constantly-improving technology. Great mission.

    Cons

    Relatively inexperienced management team that tends toward micro-management. Long, demanding hours are nearly always the norm.

    Advice to Management

    Build your executive team by delegating more decisions -- and place more trust in the people you hire. Focus more on your customers (vs. just your technology).


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Fast-paced startup, exciting work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Getaround full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working at Getaround has been an incredible learning experience. With less than 100 employees, the company offers everyone the chance to work cross-functionally, to build new skills, and to explore diverse interest areas.

    My coworkers are some of the smartest people I've had the chance to work with, and it is the opportunity to work with these talented individuals that keeps me at Getaround. The culture here is inclusive, warm, and supportive.

    Perks include:
    - Passionate and smart coworkers
    - Flexible work hours
    - Generous monthly driving credit

    Cons

    Like any startup, Getaround has its growing pains. Working with upper management can often be difficult and time-consuming, but I've seen significant improvements in management practices during my time here. The work here is demanding but also incredibly rewarding.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, be proactive in responding to feedback, and keep up the good work!


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Bad culture, fake reviews."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Getaround full-time

    Pros

    - Awesome idea, could really change the world if it takes off.

    Cons

    - Bad execution, poor communication from management.
    - Lots of in-fighting and politics within teams, mentality of 'competition for management attention' rather than what makes the company better.
    - Inability to retain talent.
    - Many attempts to 'fake it until they make it', including pressuring employees to leave 'positive, honest' Yelp and Glassdoor reviews.
    - Compensation slightly below market rate.

    Advice to Management

    - Put ethics first.


  6. "Great Opportunity, Evolving Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Getaround (More than a year)

    Pros

    Getaround has been an exceptional place to work. We are not only helping  the environment by reducing the amount of cars on the road, but I also feel I’m making a positive impact on my career and professional growth. All of our teams are made up of seasoned professionals who you normally wouldn’t get to interact with at a larger company. At Getaround, we are challenged daily, and are encouraged to think outside the box. We are building something amazing here, and I am happy to be a part of it.

    Cons

    Employee perks could be improved.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Smart team with a fast moving pace

    Cons

    Unrealistic work hours and "all hands on deck" mentality get old.

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Exciting times as Getaround smooths out kinks and speeds up expansion."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Getaround full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - The company's vision is noble and easy to get behind.

    - The people are eclectic with varied backgrounds and interests. Everyone is smart and passionate, but no one takes themselves too seriously.

    - The growth potential is huge, though some kinks need to be worked out before the hockey stick graph.

    - The pace is frenetic. Lots of things are still being figured out so expect lots of small course corrections, and maybe a few big ones. This is par for the course when you are creating a brand new business model and it can be very exciting.

    - The amount of work and scope of responsibilities can be challenging. But if you enjoy the challenge, this environment will do wonders for your personal growth.

    - The culture is work hard, play hard. A lot of fun will be had.

    - Foosball level of play is high.

    Cons

    - Work/life balance can be demanding. Though this is partially appeased by the flexible work hours and work-from-home options.

    - Teams sometimes feel at odds with other teams. This is often due to breakdowns in cross team communications. This was improving though not completely fixed while I was at the company.

    - Perks are just okay.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "The Best Team Ever"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Getaround full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very supportive team members.
    Empowerment. The company is small and everyone can make a difference.
    Every day presents new challenges

    Cons

    This is a very demanding (and rewarding) job

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! I love the leadership here.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Exciting and Energizing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Getaround full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    We're at a very exciting time right now in the company and there is a lot going on. Everyone is pulling for the same goal which really makes one feel like part of a team. I haven't been here long but I feel like I'm making a difference both internally for my team and externally with our mission of getting cars off the road. it's hard work but ultimately feels very rewarding.

    Cons

    A full weekend off without some kind of work interruption is unheard of but that's what you would expect in a start up.


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