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Found 13 reviews

2.8
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49%
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79%
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Lyft CEO Logan Green
Logan Green
6 Ratings
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  • "Wear and tear on the car isn’t fun(in 90 reviews)

  • "Outlandishly unfair driver rating system in comparison to the passenger(in 72 reviews)

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  1. Great

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    Current Employee - Independent Contractor in Teaneck, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lyft for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great extra income for the times in between

    Cons

    Tolls tolls n fees too many fees..surges only come off in fees we never see extra $

  2. It is what you make it

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    Current Employee - Independent Contractor in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lyft for more than a year

    Pros

    Your own hours Meet new people often Repeat customers Keep your tips Explore the city/area

    Cons

    Can go extended periods of time without a request Much of gas can be wasted (if in an inconvenient location)

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for opening the market, continue taking advice from people like us, as we are on the frontline.

  3. driver

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    Former Employee - Independent Contractor in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lyft for more than a year

    Pros

    I can't tell you at the moment.

    Cons

    They treat their drivers as easily replaceable refuse.

    Advice to Management

    They don't appreciate their drivers. We used our personal vehicle, we get 0% help with car maintenance and they still don't care for such drivers.

  4. Helpful (1)

    Predatory rental, uncooperative, terrible support

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    Current Employee - Independent Contractor in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lyft for more than a year

    Pros

    LYFT probably does not cause cancer.

    Cons

    Rented a car through LYFT. Too many drivers so it is extremely difficult to get the number of rides necessary to hit goals and i need to leave town for 2 weeks. Tried to return the car. You have to give 24 hours notice for an appointment and must return the car to the location you rented it. No-one has answered the phone at their Rancho Cordova office for several days. Now, it is the weekend and guess what, they are closed...

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    Advice to Management

    Try to be honest. I can see that it may be difficult, but try.

  5. ratings

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      Current Employee - Independent Contractor in San Diego, CA

      I have been working at Lyft for more than a year

      Pros

      i get to choose my own hours which is cool, and driving strangers around, you connect with them emotionally sometimes as if you have known for long, and I enjoy every moment.

      Cons

      Lyft should screen their riders more because crazy riders are really out there with no regard for the driver or the vehicle.

    • Lyft ParTner Driver

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      Current Employee - Independent Contractor in Berkeley, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Lyft for more than a year

      Pros

      i look forward to share my cool stories with passengers.

      Cons

      I can't think of any cons but i'd like to the customer support to be a more responsive

      Advice to Management

      NONE

    • Helpful (2)

      Lyft Is Awesome

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      Current Employee - Independent Contractor in Chicago, IL

      I have been working at Lyft for more than a year

      Pros

      There are hourly guarantees sometimes (about every other week), you can work anytime you want

      Cons

      Just like a taxi the passengers want you to stop at a place you cannot stand (like downtown) and wait for them if they're not already outside, had ended up getting a ticket, the GPS gets very crazy downtown especially at night, the location is not precise like the passenger is really a few blocks away, the GPS always brings me inside the ally to pick people up from the back of the house, the hourly guarantee is getting...

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      Advice to Management

      Fix the GPS to where it asks the rider Is this exactly where you are located?? & give the rider the opportunity to fix the location, before requesting a ride

    • Driver

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      Current Employee - Independent Contractor in Stockton, CA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Lyft for more than a year

      Pros

      Flexible hours, instant pay, No supervisors, use your own car, meet great people, perks from major companies, you are your own boss

      Cons

      Sometimes driver support is slow to respond, no guarantee of making money, occasional aggressive behavior from taxi drivers, gas prices, car maintenance costs

      Advice to Management

      It would be good to hire more driver support agents so that a driver doesn't have to wait a month or more to have a simple problem resolved.

    • Oversaturated

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      Current Employee - Independent Contractor in Denver, CO
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Lyft

      Pros

      Flexible hours, reasonable pay, friendly support staff

      Cons

      Oversaturated market, no local branch, very boring during peak hours.

      Advice to Management

      Be more picky about your drivers. I see people in dinged up cars that look like they might not pass emissions riding around. I hear tales of manner less drivers and unsafe drivers from my passangers. balance out the amount of drivers vs actual demand, or at least increase your advertising here in Denver to increase ridership. Your starving your driver's and they are leaving the platform.

    • Needs improvement!!!

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      Former Employee - Independent Contractor in Orlando, FL

      I worked at Lyft for more than a year

      Pros

      You get the app, and work at your own convenience, just like any other taxi driver apps.

      Cons

      Don't expect to be treated good at the interview. 50/50 change you get someone who values your time. The people they choose to interview are narcissistic, and rarely listen. Just bring your car clean and dont talk.

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