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Updated Aug 19, 2019

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Grab CEO Anthony Tan
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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (30)

    "Growing Pains but rewarding"

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    • 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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  2. Helpful (4)

    "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. "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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  4. "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 less 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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  5. Helpful (2)

    "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 a year

    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. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer Intern"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Grab for less than a year

    Pros

    _ Cool project _ Working with many talented engineer from Google, Microsoft. _ Entertaining work place with ping pong and foosball _ Fast growing company on the pre IPO process

    Cons

    _Lots of technology to learn and catch up

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    Grab2018-08-26

    Grab Response

    November 23, 2018

    Hello there, thank you for leaving us a Glassdoor review. Having bright minds and talented individuals working in our organisation is solely due to the efforts of our talent acquisition team. Indeed we have a fun working environment and culture, and these are just a couple of the ...

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  7. Helpful (11)

    "Talent Acquisition Business Partner"

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    Current Employee - Senior Talent Acquisition Business Partner, Seattle Engineering in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grab full-time

    Pros

    There is a boundless optimism towards future growth and the mission of the organization. People here feel as if they are contributing in one way or another to the overall sum of good in the world, and that dedication to making the world a better place carries us through days that are both good and bad. You will find yourself working with top caliber people with a laser focus and commitment to doing their best work....

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    Cons

    Very fast pace and growth, expect what are the normal growing pains associated with such growth. They are building out systems and processes to overall increase efficiency. While the current state can be a source of frustration, the journey and input that each individual has towards improvement keeps us in good spirits and further points to the impact that each individual can make.

    Grab2017-12-07

    Grab Response

    December 18, 2017Employer Branding Manager

    Hi there! We're extremely happy that you like your role. It is key that Grabbers enjoy the work they are doing and it's great that it is happening on the ground. The bright minds here are what drives our company forward and create impact across the region. Growing pains are something ...

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  8. "Software Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Diverse, intellectual rigor, strong and diverse culture. High impact teams who are extremely sharp. The office has amazing views of the Puget Sound and Lake Washington. Makes coming to work every day enjoyable.

    Cons

    Things are moving at the speed of sound. Nothing too unusual for a rapidly growing company.

    Grab2017-08-24

    Grab Response

    September 11, 2017TA Program & Employer Branding Manager

    Wow! Thank you so much for reviewing us and sharing what you enjoy most at Grab. We hope that you continue to enjoy your time here and that we exceed your expectations!

  9. Helpful (6)

    "Software Engineer, Backend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grab full-time

    Pros

    New technologies, flexible, good engineer culture, nice manager

    Cons

    Growing too fast, but lots of processes are not matured. Lack of career development. You are expected to work very hard, on call is very challenging

    Grab2017-04-27

    Grab Response

    August 17, 2017TA Program & Employer Branding Manager

    Hi! We appreciate the feedback you have sent us! We are aware we have been growing fast, and with fast growth often comes growing pains. We have restructured how some of our teams work together in order to make them more efficient and enjoyable to work in. We have heard your concern ...

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  10. Helpful (8)

    "The people are great!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grab full-time

    Pros

    High potential for the company and an individual. With the internal growth, there are a lot of opportunities to move up or to another division.

    Cons

    Some growing pains but the heart is in the right place. In the process of building internal procedures and systems so be patient.

    Advice to Management

    Don't chase, innovate Grow smart: hire and grow in the areas that make the business healthier Listen to your employees

    Grab2016-07-05

    Grab Response

    August 17, 2017TA Program & Employer Branding Manager

    Wow! Your feedback hits right where it counts! Thank you for such insightful advice. We are definitely taking it to heart. Unfortunately, not all our efforts are as easy to see as they take longer to permeate the organization. We are absolutely trying to hire smart and grow in the ...

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