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Grab CEO Anthony Tan
Anthony Tan
193 Ratings
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  • "No semblance of a work-life balance(in 24 reviews)

  • "Fast paced of releasing new products and the need to restructure(in 19 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (13)

    "Growing Pains but rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Lead in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grab full-time for more 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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  2. Helpful (1)

    "SWE"

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    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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  3. Helpful (2)

    "grab"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Grab

    Pros

    flexibile working hours drive car

    Cons

    hardwork low commison doesnt listen to employees

    Grab2019-01-14

    Grab Response

    March 13, 2019

    Hello there, thank you for your review. We are sorry that your experience has been negative with Grab. We value your feedback and will pass it over to our driver support centre.

  4. "Backend Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Grab full-time

    Pros

    Good culture and environment, work-life balance

    Cons

    Management structure always changes

    Grab2018-10-09

    Grab Response

    November 23, 2018

    Hi there, thank you for the 5-star rating and review. The company culture is one of the reason why we love working here! We're glad you enjoy the working environment here at Grab! We believe that our employees work best in a positive working environment, thus we strive to provide ...

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "High impact work, great people, lots to learn"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grab full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - Many seasoned engineers and managers, lots to learn - No bureaucracy - Flexible working hours, and absolutely no micro management. - Everyone is very helpful. "Your problem is my problem" is one of the core principles of the company, and is followed across the company.

    Cons

    - Seattle/Bellevue is a R&D center, but business is in SEA.

    Grab2018-10-01

    Grab Response

    November 23, 2018

    Wow! Thank you so much for the glowing review and 5-star rating! Our recruiters always look out for the best hires in the market and we certainly are proud of our talented engineers from all over the world such as yourself, to spur innovations and solve real-world problems that improves ...

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  6. "buckle your seatbelt"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grab full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you are a self starter and love to make things happen then you will be happy at Grab. In contrast to many companies of Grab size, it really is still a startup. There is no intransigent bureaucracy, you can make your own "executive" decisions :-) and ask for forgiveness later (if needed). Erroring on the side of action is appreciated here. The target market is different than what most folks are use to in the US....

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    Cons

    Grab processes and corp structure are still evolving and I would say very much work in progress. The rate of this change is probably not for everyone.

    Grab2018-10-03

    Grab Response

    November 29, 2018

    Wow, thank you for the dazzling review! Indeed you have listed some of our top qualities and we appreciate it. Certainly, we practice a lot of autonomy and provide Grabbers with many hands-on experiences. As Grab is expanding so rapidly, certain systems and structure may have to be ...

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  7. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grab full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Excellent people to work with - New technologies to learn and explore - Lots of effort taken to maintain employee satisfaction and it is taken seriously

    Cons

    - Late night calls are unavoidable.

    Grab2018-10-03

    Grab Response

    November 23, 2018

    Hey there! Thank you for leaving a review for us! We're glad you enjoy the working environment and the cutting edge technology, here at Grab! We are made up of highly-passionate, tech-focused and entrepreneurial people like yourself from diverse backgrounds thus you really have ...

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  8. Helpful (15)

    "Unless you like working 70+ hours a week in a dead-end job, don't work here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grab full-time

    Pros

    Compensation Health benefits Friendly, supportive HR team

    Cons

    Clear bias in hiring. If you interview, look around the office and you'll see what I mean. Site leadership is not strong Work / life balance, you need to work full days in Seattle then most nights (to talk to Singapore) to get anything done Sterile office environment No path for career progression, unless the site leader likes you

    Advice to Management

    Get new leadership in Seattle who are going to focus on employee growth and culture, not just getting people at desks who will write code all day and night.

    Grab2018-09-22

    Grab Response

    November 23, 2018

    Hello there, We're sorry that your experience has been a negative one. We're happy that you like your remuneration package, benefits and working environment here at Grab. Our benefits and rewards team, work their best to provide Grabbers with the best coverage to secure them and ...

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  9. Helpful (17)

    "Too frustrating"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Grab full-time for more 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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  10. Helpful (5)

    "Software Engineer @ Bellevue / US"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grab full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great $$ potential * company features as ~14h highest valued "unicorn" tech company -- over USD10B * lots of "untapped" markets -- various markets and products to expand to - Genuine focus on the customer and on improving communities - Management is actively attempting to fix outside SG trust and bureaucracy issues

    Cons

    - Working with headquarters in Asia is tough (US <= +15h => SG) * management is far away * key stakeholders and deciders also far away -- work goes slower * lots of meetings outside my 9-5 (but flexible to arrive late next day) - Dev-to-Prod cycle is way more painful than necessary (bureaucracy & trust)

    Grab2018-08-17

    Grab Response

    October 3, 2018

    Hi there, indeed we are blessed with great funding sources and tie up relationships with other great ventures. We understand that there will always be problems with our logistical frames with offices outside the SEA region, and we appreciate your understanding and support on our future ...

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