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Updated Aug 16, 2022

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Lyft CEO Logan Green
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647 Ratings

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Pros
  • "If you drive during prime time you can really make bank which is great for people in between jobs.(in 205 reviews)
  • "Flexible hours and fun you get to chat and listen to music all day esstenially.(in 182 reviews)
  • "Money is good and quick(in 150 reviews)
  • "So many great benefit and driver reward programs(in 109 reviews)
  • "Flexible Schedule and you meet a lot of different people(in 104 reviews)
Cons
  • "Low pay for rides even if you ride all day you won’t meet your goal cause this company is money hungry.(in 167 reviews)
  • "I see my coworker stop appearing at work because of poor management issues.(in 59 reviews)
  • "No bonuses and less per mile pay(in 58 reviews)
  • "Senior leadership, in some departments, is under experienced and it leads to inefficiency and frustration sometimes.(in 26 reviews)
  • "Poor communication.(in 22 reviews)
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  1. 2.0
    Current Freelancer, more than 1 year

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

    Feb 7, 2019 - Rideshare Driver in Albany, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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 not guaranteed. Your loyalty and dedication to the company are not rewarded or recognized. Quite sad that it’s come to this. Can hardly cover expenses or justify wear and tear on your car for the now pathetic compensation offered given lack of bonuses or incentives.

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  2. 1.0
    Current Freelancer

    Could be better

    Nov 27, 2021 - Driver 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Your own schedule and flexible extra hour generation

    Cons

    No one has your back and there's almost no way to speak to a human

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  3. 4.0
    Current Freelancer, more than 1 year

    Nice additional income

    Apr 3, 2018 - Driver in Oceanside, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work when you want. Business write offs. Meet great people.

    Cons

    Not really that busy in Oceanside, CA except early morning 2am-10am or after 3pm during the week. Advice, don't take rides that are line and if they are 10+ mins away. Large learning curve knowing the best times to start to make more money per hour. I average $15-40 an hour. Just depends how long a drive or how busy you are.

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  4. 3.0
    Current Freelancer, less than 1 year

    Working For Lyft

    Jun 7, 2017 - Driver in Orange, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The freedom to work whenever you want.

    Cons

    You make .90 cents a mile You can only contact Lyft via email unless its an emergency You have to work at least a 60 hour work week to make a decent salary. To make the good money you have to work on Friday and Saturday until 3 or 4 am for the great pay. The bonuses are not bonuses at all, they just make you work more for maybe a few dollars more.

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  5. 3.0
    Former Freelancer

    Costs seem to outweigh the benefits

    Feb 3, 2016 - Driver in Dallas, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Every day is different. You meet new people every day, and the work is easy. Pay is (seemingly) a good amount with guarantee bonuses and power hour bonuses

    Cons

    There are a lot of costs associated with the work. You have to pay for gas, inspections, tires, etc. As you can imagine, you're driving a lot, so these costs accrue much faster. Guarantee hours that actually reasonably outweigh the cost are only late at night, and sometimes you don't even get a customer for 2-3 hours

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  6. 2.0
    Current Freelancer, more than 1 year

    Driver First - But not so much....

    Jul 28, 2017 - Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule (if you don't want to try for a bonus) and riders are a little higher quality than Uber.

    Cons

    With a larger vehicle, I am averaging $50 and 4-6 rides every 4-5 hours online. Chasing 'hot' zones is a bit of a sick joke and the airport averages about an hour wait for a $15-20 fair. The app is very glitchy and seems to work in the favor of Lyft; disqualifying drivers from the bonus by saying 'something went wrong' and then showing that a ride was not accepted. Apples to Apples over the last four weeks, I have been online 32 hours with Lyft and received 8 rides for a total of $150. I was on during peak times in the 'hot' zones, but burned all my $ in fuel trying to get to good zones. All that effort resulted in one peak ride. I worked 38 hours online with Uber, received over 35 rides for over $700. I tried to make Lyft make sense and worked into the wee hours to try for the bonus, but it is very much a setup to fail scenario. Very disappointing experience.

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  7. 1.0
    Current Freelancer, more than 3 years

    Lyft Doesn’t Care About It’s Drivers

    Jul 26, 2018 - Driver in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible 70 Hour Work Week

    Cons

    Lyft Bonus Quotas & Peak Hours Are Too High

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  8. 5.0
    Current Freelancer, more than 1 year

    Earning potential

    Aug 12, 2021 - Driver 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great opportunity to make money with promo and 12 hour shifts. scheduled pick up are also a good tools

    Cons

    May need to travel long distances lots of wear and tear on your personal vehicle.

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  9. 4.0
    Current Freelancer, less than 1 year

    Lifesaver

    Jul 20, 2019 - Driver in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and sometimes 30$+/hour

    Cons

    Driver pays from his pocket for everything: car maintenance, gas. It’s like 10% to get a compensation from Lyft if the passenger damaged something

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