Lyft Software Engineer Reviews

Updated May 6, 2021

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    New hire for Lyft

    May 6, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
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    Pros

    Good company culture; good benefits; Abundant resources

    Cons

    No 401k match; stock volatile

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  2. 3.0
    Former Intern, less than 1 year

    Hopefully you get a lucky team and mentor pick

    Mar 5, 2021 - Software Engineer (Level V) in Palo Alto, CA
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    Pros

    - Great Salary and Benefits. -- they respect their employees. - For interns it's nice to have a mentor that you are paired with - Friendly culture - Solid company mission. Lyft genuinely tries to do good for this world.

    Cons

    - Disorganized, somewhat chaotic. Depends on the team. - Food is inconsistent and often not very healthy, unless you eat salads all the time. If I was working there full-time, I would likely bring my own food so I don't gain so much weight. - Not a super fair comparison amongst interns for performance evaluations. I was told that there was no collaboration amongst mentors or objective standards set for intern evaluation. 2 interns complete their project and one gets a mediocre to poor review and the other gets an outstanding. - Don't assume you will be able to transfer teams easily. Preference can easily be given to new hires over yourself. - Level 5 itself seems unsustainable and somewhat directionless with the progression being made. I don't know if the entire divisions purpose is to increase the stock value temporarily, but it seems like a poor investment with the ambiguity surrounding the self driving industry.

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  3. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Generally a good company to work for

    Apr 23, 2021 - Software Development Engineer 
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    Pros

    Inclusive workspace, general direction of wellbeing alongside competitiveness

    Cons

    Higher management was at times ineffective, and the company sometimes went back and forth with ideas

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good pay

    Apr 17, 2021 - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Lots of monies, smart folks

    Cons

    Tech debt and lots of it

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great opportunity to learn and contribute

    Apr 6, 2021 - Senor Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
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    Pros

    You'll have all kinds of opportunity to learn new technologies in software development. The teams are ambitious to try all new and emerging technique to improve their product.

    Cons

    It took long time to build up the feeling that you're belong to your team. Many engineers focused on their own stuff without little or no talk to others. This could be hard to new team members.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great company

    Mar 29, 2021 - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
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    Pros

    Flexible work, great atmosphere, benefits, and very competitive pay.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be hard to maintain.

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  7. 5.0
    Former Intern, less than 1 year

    Great

    Mar 31, 2021 - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
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    Pros

    Great Great Great Great Great

    Cons

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good culture and good benefits

    Feb 15, 2021 - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
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    Pros

    Tremendous culture and feel that you belong to the company and its vision. Inspiring,

    Cons

    Important executive decisions are not totally transparent and not very well shared.

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  9. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

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    Mar 26, 2021 - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great work culture and harmonious culture

    Cons

    Not too many options to focus on

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good

    Jan 15, 2021 - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
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    Pros

    Structured but not slow. Good tech and opportunities all things considered.

    Cons

    Best bet to get comp increase is to change companies. You don't get raises here even with promo so you gotta leave in ~2 years. They give new people FAT packages and don't do anything to retain current employees

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