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Grab CEO Anthony Tan
Anthony Tan
22 Ratings
  1. 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 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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  2. Helpful (17)

    "Too frustrating"

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    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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  3. 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 less 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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  4. "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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  5. Helpful (14)

    "Awful work life balance, leadership lack vision"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very intelligent and experienced people to work with

    Cons

    * No work life balance. After 8 working in US working hours, you have to work 2-4 hours in Singapore time (if you want to be successful in Grab) * US office is a satellite office and all major decision are taken in Singapore. * Local management has no interest in sharing roadmap or overall vision. * No career growth opportunities. * Leadership does not care about feedback

    Advice to Management

    Share your vision and roadmap with employees. Listen to feedback.

    Grab2018-08-21

    Grab Response

    November 23, 2018

    Hi there, thank you for your review. Our Grabbers are some of the brightest minds in the region with the vast wealth of knowledge and we love working with each other. We're sorry to hear about your challenge with working in a different timezone. We'll look to feedback this to fellow ...

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "In general good growth opportunities"

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

      I have been working at Grab full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Company grows very fast and there are some great opportunities to make impacts.

      Cons

      Seattle team grows very fast but the process of ramping up is not good. In some cases, people are even counter-productive due to the increased bureaucracy, amateur code and rounds of rounds of code reviews to help them (some has big ego!). Hiring process is a little casual and there is no consistent bars on hiring people resulting in some "great" and some "not so good" hires. There are also rumors from outside sources...

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      Advice to Management

      Grow, grow, grow!

      Grab2018-06-17

      Grab Response

      November 23, 2018

      Hey there, thank you for writing us a review. We acknowledge that we are in a fast-paced and hyper-growth industry. The experience that you gain working in a sector such as ours, solving real problems, and making real impact is unmatched anywhere. Are there practices you think should ...

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    • "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 &amp; 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!

    • "What a place to work ...!!"

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Grab for less than a year

      Pros

      1. Superb platform to learn new skills and grow. 2. Grab has a lot of interactive programs which helped me learn about different services offered by Grab. 3. People are always ready to help. Being an Intern I really needed it. 4. Work culture is amazing here.


      Cons

      Nothing as of now.

      Grab2019-05-15
    • "Good at people development but to much work"

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer in Jakarta
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Grab full-time

      Pros

      - There is many people development programs - Competitive salary - Business travel around Asia

      Cons

      - To much work - To much meeting - Poor marketing strategies

      Grab2019-04-18

      Grab Response

      June 6, 2019

      Hello there, thank you for leaving us a Glassdoor review. Certainly in Grab we have a nurturing environment conducive for growth and development. We're happy that you like your remuneration package and benefits here at Grab. We know that we are in a fast-paced and high growth environment, ...

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    • Helpful (1)

      "Okay overall"

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer in Singapore
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      a lots of benefits, nice work place

      Cons

      poor management, engineers have to micromanage things

      Advice to Management

      listen to your engineers

      Grab2019-04-24

      Grab Response

      June 6, 2019

      Hi there, thank you for writing us a review. We are glad that you enjoy your working environment and benefits here at Grab. Could you help us understand how you feel that management micromanages.

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