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Updated February 7, 2018
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  • Wear and tear on your vehicle, Since I started working for Lyft I (in 61 reviews)

  • The rating system needs to be improved (in 63 reviews)

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  1. "Love my job at Lyft!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lyft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Driven and dynamic team, meaningful work, great benefits!

    Cons

    Team works very hard -- best fit for leaned in employees.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Work more, make more !"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lyft Driver in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Lyft Driver in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lyft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and nice work environment (well, that is, if you like your car). Make sure to use a mileage and expense tracking application such as Stride - you’ll be glad when taxes are due!

    Cons

    You work 50 hours a week and achieve the weekly bonuses, you’ll make a great living - don’t think two hours a week will do much.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lyft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture and work-life balance. Decent tech stack and tools.

    Cons

    Product needs more attention and innovation.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Fast paced, great place for an ambitious engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lyft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Get to work on projects that have a direct impact on passengers/drivers and business bottom line. Everything FEELS important.
    - Culture of openness: you have opportunities to review and contribute on system designs across the company. Feedback is welcomed.
    - "You build it, you run it" culture, creates a sense of ownership and improves code quality
    - Decent deployment process (unit tests, code coverage, CI, monitoring), value placed on code quality.
    - Company values and gives back to OSS community (check out Envoy)
    - Good leveling track for individual contributor engineers
    - Regular company wide meetings to communicate important problems/projects/etc
    - Diversity/inclusion is a priority for the organization

    Cons

    - Fast pace is not for everyone. If you come here expecting to coast you might be disappointed.

    Advice to Management

    - Don't stop doing the fortnights no matter how large we get!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Screwber & Lyft. Free rides..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Screwber & Lyft Driver in Naples, FL
    Current Employee - Screwber & Lyft Driver in Naples, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lyft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Only pro is you do it when you want......and meet some real.entertaining people....from gang members..drug dealers. And rude drunks. All for cheap rides. 2.40...

    Cons

    I have been driving for both.. .7 days a week 12 to 16 hours...You are lucky to have enough money to pay the bills ...you never get a head.. you drive 15 minutes to 30 minutes free to a client...Then they go a half mile...you get 2.40 for your troubles. So you drive back free...almost a hours with of driving for 2.40....while they get 7.00 or more...you provide everything. They provide the app....your insurance finds out your driving for them you get canceled. ....your vehicle will end up with thousands a miles on it in a month....10 to 12 thousand...a month. Your value of your vehicle goes down to nothing ...while your stuck with a huge debt in a vehicle....at the end of the day your lucky to.afford a happy meal...while the 2 companies are scamming billions out of drivers....check it out before you drive....I wish thatch have never heard of either company. Last week.lyft 82 hours made 65.00....minus the fuel. Made nothing.....car puked in 8 xs....and get 40.00...yuck. the smell. People destroy your vehicle. Leave there empty beer cans. Wine bottles. And fast food trash.


  6. "Great Company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lyft full-time

    Pros

    meet great people pays the bills.Love driving when I can and having the flexibility,

    Cons

    Crazy passengers sometimes.Higher risk since driving 100 times more in a year,Car depreciates.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "The company Rio you off on pay check"

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    Former Employee - Driver in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Driver in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lyft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None not worth it! You have to much over head average ride $3.50

    Cons

    Google map sucks! People never ready, or get in your car drive me Here there and you don't get paid extra miles. You don't want to urge with a drunk, passengers stink up your vechle or worse puck! Is very common. Share a ride, I had to be a bouncer few times Picked up 3 drunk guys and had a pretty female already in my car. Do the math! They almost rape ! That was it for me after I hurt myself defending her. Lyft didn't care. Greedy company only concern is them making money. Never got my last pay check! Drive a cab or uber

    Advice to Management

    Get a phone line!!!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Community Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lyft full-time

    Pros

    -Dynamic learning environment where oppotunities for overall developments are widely available
    -Competitive and motivating company culture
    -Highly friendly and helpful co-working atmosphere
    -Great opportunities for career advancement
    -Project ownership encouraged, where market impact is highly visible
    -Monthly Lyft credit
    -Good health insurance plan
    -Other perks

    Cons

    -Hours can be extensive d
    epending on projects, however, it doesn’t


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Decent place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lyft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Growing fast, interesting product, sjw leadership, mostly nice people

    Cons

    Growing too fast, some jerks, product managers just making things up

    Advice to Management

    reward people or they will leave


  10. "Critical Response Team Lead"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Critcal Response Team Lead in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Critcal Response Team Lead in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lyft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Much different than your traditional call/contact center. The opportunity for growth is huge for someone who is willing to takes risks and create. Awesome atmosphere from the top down, willingness to share ideas and helping each other.

    Cons

    At times things can be unstructured, being a new company this is expected. No other issues, keep being awesome. 😃

    Advice to Management

    Keep being awesome!!!


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