Lyft Reviews

Updated May 29, 2020

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3.7
63%
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76%
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Lyft CEO Logan Green
Logan Green
342 Ratings
  1. Helpful (4)

    "Chaos, politics, clueless leadership"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Lyft full-time

    Pros

    - Great perks and benefits - Amazing coworkers (as in peers...management is a different story) - Work/life balance, although this is team specific

    Cons

    I’ve never seen such rampant favoritism or politics as exists at Lyft. It is fully about who you know and how long you’ve been here, and people are placed into leadership positions that they have no business being in, which leads to total chaos. Lyft views anyone who has worked at Google as being capable of being in a leadership position, even if they have minimal experience in that capacity. This leads to a clear lack of vision and strategic oversight, and teams suffer as a result. There is a reason that attrition has been so high the past year+ At this point, the primary attractor to Lyft is that they often pay top of market (even higher than FAANG, despite not being profitable) to make it worth the risk. Ultimately, this will lead to a cohort of employees who are solely driven by comp, not an actual desire to work for the company, which is sure to have downstream impacts on the culture and lead to even more departures. Also, the fact that Lyft laid off so many employees but continued to recruit as if it was BAU instead of freezing hiring like most other companies truly says it all. People are completely expendable.

    Lyft2020-05-26
  2. "So much fun!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community Associate in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lyft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun work environment, easy work, feels like family

    Cons

    Create your own goals for the company

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    Lyft2020-05-13
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Layoff employee"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good compensation, small teams, good engineers

    Cons

    management chaos, no transparency, low margin business

    Lyft2020-05-08
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Inexperienced senior leaders need to get rid of nepotism"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Operations in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lyft full-time

    Pros

    Generally humble, low ego peers

    Cons

    Need to improve culture and build trust back after layoffs

    Lyft2020-05-20
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Not worth it"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lyft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get to work on projects that make it on the news, and everyone you know experiences. This is very exciting.

    Cons

    I've never worked with so many rude and condescending people in my life. The culture here is very toxic. Rideshare as a model has no ability to be profitable or to grow.

    Lyft2020-05-18
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Dysfunctional and Inexperienced"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Talent Team in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lyft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great benefits, although no bonus and no 401k matching - Flexible schedules with good work life balance - Things are always changing which keeps work interesting and challenging

    Cons

    - Leaders and HR people put in roles with no previous experience. Even the CHRO hasn't been a CHRO before, but Google experience gets you put on top at Lyft. - Mean girl culture is REAL, especially in recruiting and especially for people of color. Gossip, playing favorites, throwing others under the bus were all qualities of the recruiting leaders at Lyft. These issues are never addressed and actually get rewarded via promotions. - The closed door promotion process is ridiculous. If you aren't out there brown nosing, you never get promoted. It's all about you who know at Lyft .

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    Lyft2020-05-19
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Cool Company to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commodity Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Culture, People, salary, team, benefits

    Cons

    culture, People and network, benefits

    Lyft2020-05-04
  8. "Great Job!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community Associate 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lyft full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, stellar staff, impeccable professional development

    Cons

    None to share at the moment

    Lyft2020-05-05
  9. "N/A"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong community and good environment to learn.

    Cons

    Hard to move up within the company

    Lyft2020-05-05
  10. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lyft full-time

    Pros

    Exciting projects, great work environment, food and snacks.

    Cons

    Fast paced, sometimes conflicting projects

    Lyft2020-05-03
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