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Updated Jun 19, 2019

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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. "Backend Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    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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  2. 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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  3. 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...

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    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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  4. "Short review"

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

    I have been working at Grab full-time

    Pros

    Great compensation and career growth. Prestigious and good for your resume

    Cons

    Lack of work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Less last minute changes

    Grab2019-04-28

    Grab Response

    June 6, 2019

    Hello there, thank you for leaving us a Glassdoor review. We're happy that you like your remuneration package here at Grab. Having career opportunities and growth is important to have and it's great that you feel that way about us! Due to the fast-paced nature of the work and the ...

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  5. Helpful (5)

    "A Great Place to work with Incredible Talent Pool and Visionary Leaders"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Plethora of opportunities to learn and grow in an extremely fast paced environment - Amazing leaders with a great vision on serving their best to the SEA and the Grabbers too - Teams with incredible talent pools, open & positive mindsets and very friendly - Kudos to the POPs teams hiring such talents and getting them all under one roof - POPs teams are friendly on the floor and have always been promoting an...

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    Cons

    - Nothing is perfect, but then am glad to see teams starting from POPs (first person you contact for a open position) till the top most exec of the company striving to make it better every day for the SEA and the Grabbers.

    Advice to Management

    Dear Grab, you've been by far the best company I worked for. Keep up the same spirit and lets grow together.

    Grab2019-02-28

    Grab Response

    April 9, 2019

    Wow, thank you for the dazzling review! Indeed you have listed some of our top qualities and we appreciate it. Our recruiters always look out for the best hires in the market and we certainly are proud of recruiting talented individuals from all over the world such as yourself, to ...

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  6. Helpful (5)

    "Great pool of talents, can be better in utilizing them"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Lots of great talents from all over the world, especially in product, engineering, and design - Benefit schemes are good, they provide flexible spending for Grabbers to freely utilize - Opportunity to relocate to other offices and divisions, pretty flexible for enabling internal mobility - There are cadence of town halls to maintain transparency across

    Cons

    - So many meetings, people love to sync up so much, may hamper productive hours - Quite lots of bureaucracy for a startup, but technically the company is too big to be called a startup, need major revamp of process management - Recruiting process took so long, benefits mentioned vs actual are not aligned - Product, engineering, and design are still Singapore-centric, quite a hassle for those who are placed in Seattle,...

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    Advice to Management

    - Make the structure leaner - Try to care more about the work/life balance of the employees - Revamp the processes internally, make it more efficient

    Grab2019-03-11

    Grab Response

    May 23, 2019

    Hey there, thank you for writing us a Glassdoor feedback. Grab indeed hires talents, with vast wealth of knowledge and experiences, including yourself from all over the world to solve real-world problems. We're happy that you like your benefits and working environment here at Grab. ...

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  7. "Fast paced, change may happen any time"

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    Current Employee - BD Manager 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice environment to work, rapid personal growth rate, good social cause (support thousands to have incomes), always have new things to learn

    Cons

    Change may happen any time, very high target, work life balance is a challenge. Structure is complex.

    Grab2019-02-20

    Grab Response

    April 9, 2019

    Hi there, thank you for your review. We acknowledge that we are a fast-paced company where things are constantly changing which also allows for a lot of learning opportunities. The experience that you gain working in a sector such as ours, solving real problems, and making real impact ...

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  8. Helpful (12)

    "Lots of Potential, Lots of Flaws"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge Market Leadership has good ideas and has business sense Interesting people from varied backgrounds

    Cons

    No semblance of a work-life balance LOTS of politics Doesn't really work like a tech company - lots of old-fashioned middle management who sticks with antiquated processes

    Advice to Management

    There is so much potential, but org structure and culture is a real mess. Encourage honest feedback and listen to it!

    Grab2019-01-30

    Grab Response

    March 13, 2019

    Hey there, thank you for leaving us a Glassdoor review. Grabbers from very diverse cultures and backgrounds help us become who we are. Due to the fast-paced nature of the work and the industry, hours here can sometimes be long, which is why we allow for a flexible working environment! ...

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  9. Helpful (5)

    "Do not recommend"

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

    I worked at Grab full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible working arrangement Leadership has good business sense Work with smart colleagues Diverse and international team

    Cons

    Below the market compensation, considering the hours you are expected to work Zero work life balance due to the lack of structure and process. A lot of initiative being launched haphazardly without a proper engineering and/or product testing, which lead to constant fire-fighting when the features crash You are expected to work overtime and during the weekend to manage the...

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    Advice to Management

    Instill some structure within the internal departments and processes scale sustainably instead of focusing on short term growth number

    Grab2019-02-20

    Grab Response

    April 9, 2019

    We are sorry that your experience here at Grab has been a negative one. Due to the fast-paced nature of the work and the industry, hours here can sometimes be long, which is why we allow for a flexible working environment! Compensation structure is determined based on the nature and ...

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  10. Helpful (4)

    "Partner Marketing Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner Marketing Manager in Woodlands New Town, North
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Super smart colleagues that you can learn from (those from top colleges - Harvard, Oxford, INSEAD..) - Flexible working arrangements (you can choose to work from home or anywhere, as long your tasks in hand are done) - Decent compensation package (with monthly Grab credits for transport, food etc) - YPIMP culture (Your Problem Is My Problem) hence your colleagues will be generally helpful to guide you through...

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    Cons

    - Super fast paced (if you're someone who needs a work-life balance, and not able to schedule your daily tasks efficiently, you might probably struggle. Things evolve really fast in the company that even your project that you're working on could go obsolete in a week's time, so you need to be comfortable with the constant change) - YPIMP culture (can be a con too because if...

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    Grab2019-01-05

    Grab Response

    March 13, 2019

    Hi there, thank you for leaving us a Glassdoor review. We couldn't agree more that our Grabbers are indeed some of the brightest minds in the region with a vast wealth of knowledge and we love working with each other. Having bright minds working in our organization is solely due ...

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