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Lyft Rideshare Driver Reviews

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Lyft CEO Logan Green
Logan Green
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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 - Rideshare Driver in Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lyft for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Easy, always available, work anytime I want to

    Cons

    Car deprication, taxes, gas, and people sometimes

  2. Once proud driver disgusted by cut in pay lack of incentives and genuinely being made to feel unvalued or appreciated.

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    Current Employee - Rideshare Driver in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lyft for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great way to make extra money meet new people and you can set your own hours.

    Cons

    You’ve cut driver pay significantly while simultaneously over saturating market with new drivers. You offer no incentives on some weeks and weeks they are offered they are nearly impossible to achieve ie streak bonus for 1 hour periods. No offering of power zones decent guarantees and elimination of incentives such as power driver bonus. My last interaction regarding bonuses was that they were assigned at random and...

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    Advice to Management

    Recognize and reward your drivers by paying them what they are worth you’ve taken away so much that it’s just not worth driving most of the time. You’re not leading in market share yet I see little being done to increase market share in the way of advertising etc. Once proud to drive for Lyft I feel undervalued and unappreciated. You take so much of a cut for “platform fees”. You do indeed link drivers with passengers...

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  3. It's okay!

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    Current Employee - Rideshare Driver 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lyft

    Pros

    Create your own schedule and pay can fluctuate.

    Cons

    Lack of support from the Lyft itself.

    Advice to Management

    Just do a better job!

  4. Helpful (1)

    rideshare driver

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    Current Employee - Rideshare Driver in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lyft for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Freedom from bosses, Freedom from set shifts, meeting lots of people, being introduced to many new places

    Cons

    People that smell weird, smoke, don't care for your vehicle as you do, long trips with little pay, initial drives to destinations can be up to 30min and no compensation

    Advice to Management

    compensate rides for drivers to at least $5.00 as oppose to $3.19. Those extra $2 will really help.

  5. Modern slavery

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    Current Employee - Rideshare Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lyft for more than a year

    Pros

    N O N E

    Cons

    Too many... from the drunk passengers, to the $2.60 rides, the money you spend on gas etc it’s a scam. Like I said this is modern slavery, taking advantage of people that need a job. Never again.

    Advice to Management

    They don’t care enough for drivers to even want to share their “advice”.

  6. Rideshare Driver

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    Current Employee - Rideshare Driver in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lyft for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Set my own schedule, meet tons of people, cash out whenever

    Cons

    Hard to make a good wage sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    You are doing pretty well!

  7. Helpful (1)

    Drive your car in to the ground for peanuts

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    Former Employee - Rideshare Driver in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lyft for more than a year

    Pros

    Choose your own hours to work Some rides can end with an electronic "tip!" There are no more pros that I can think of

    Cons

    • Up to 2000 mile a week on your vehicle to make 600 to 700 if your lucky • Lyft takes up to 1/4 of your earnings • 1099 contract leaves you owing a huge tax bill...while Lyft makes a clean get-away with your money • Lyft provides no live support for drivers or passengers • Lyft can deactivate driver's for no reason...on a whim • Zero benefits

    Advice to Management

    Stop being right wing fascists and actually help your employees and potential employees.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Horrible company-ZERO CONTACT-Unauthorized charges

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    Former Employee - Rideshare Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lyft for more than a year

    Pros

    You are a contractor and make your own schedule but you can do this with any ride share company.

    Cons

    Lyft pays less than Uber but at the time Uber didn't payout as often, lyft allowed you to cash out daily. I drive a 2015 Tahoe fully loaded and I woke up one morning to find out they had closed my account without notice and later sent an email that stated "safety issues" that's it, no addition details. I had over $600 in my lyft account I hadn't yet cashed out that they held due to them closing my account. I had no access...

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    Advice to Management

    There is no management or anyone you can contact.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Best Side Job

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    Current Employee - Rideshare Driver in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lyft

    Pros

    Make you own hours, Instant cash out at $50+, Use your own car.

    Cons

    Some days can be dry depending on your location.

  10. Lyft Driver in Tempe/Phoenix

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    Current Employee - Rideshare Driver in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lyft for more than a year

    Pros

    Make your own hours, good customers (mostly)

    Cons

    Too much competition from other drivers, fares keep lowering

    Advice to Management

    My advice is to stop hiring so many new drivers. It used to be a great way to earn extra income, but every week it becomes less worth it to drive for this company.

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