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Updated Jun 30, 2022

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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 188 reviews)
  • "Flexible hours and fun you get to chat and listen to music all day esstenially.(in 185 reviews)
  • "Money is good and quick(in 153 reviews)
  • "So many great benefit and driver reward programs(in 111 reviews)
  • "Flexible Schedule and getting to meet new people each and everyday.(in 101 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 164 reviews)
  • "I see my coworker stop appearing at work because of poor management issues.(in 62 reviews)
  • "No bonuses and less per mile pay(in 54 reviews)
  • "Senior leadership, in some departments, is under experienced and it leads to inefficiency and frustration sometimes.(in 25 reviews)
  • "Bad managers are not disciplined or held accountable, even when there is extreme turnover(in 19 reviews)
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  1. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Weak Leadership and No Transparency

    Apr 6, 2022 - Marketing Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Nice office with all the bells and whistles - Good health benefits - Lyft credits/discount - Commuter benefits

    Cons

    - Leadership claims to be transparent but couldn’t be further from the truth - Lots of turnover - Not competitive with pay and raises are locked in to once per year (supposedly)

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  2. 3.0
    Former Contractor, more than 1 year

    Good place to start if you're new to GIS, but will only take you so far.

    Aug 8, 2019 - Data Curation Associate in Bellevue, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Fun office environment (games and office mixers) Flexible schedules allowing you to come in anytime between 6:30am-10:00am and it is easy to request time off, even for extended periods of time Free snacks Nice co workers Health Insurance and 401k available Free gym on site Free parking

    Cons

    Contract and it never seemed like going permanent was on the table Low pay (starts at $18/hr with $2 raise at 1 year mark) Very mundane work A lot of non transferable skills (ie: in-house tools, open-source mapping) No PTO All holidays are unpaid (optional to work extra hours to make up missed pay for holidays) No 401k matching No transit reimbursement Poor building management (be prepared for climate issues in the office)

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  3. 4.0
    Former Contractor, more than 1 year

    Easy work with a few caveats

    Sep 1, 2021 - Driver in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    You can work the hours you want for how long you need. You can decide to go offline after you make an exact dollar amount or do so when you feel the time is right. This is also great work if you are a people person because I have had great conversations with people that I would have never had the chance to in other job positions or walks of life. You will make money as long as you do not make a habit of declining ride requests, and are willing to drive anywhere!

    Cons

    The hourly pay is not quite what it seems until to take time to factor in: 1. The amount of hours you were online (this includes both giving rides and waiting for rides) 2. The hours you choose to work ( You can make money anytime of the day but Weekday rush hours can be good or bad, and Friday & Saturday day and nights are often better) 3. The wear and tear on your car (You are driving your car. The more miles you put on any car brings with it the importance of upkeep. The easily identifiable things are oil changes, tire rotations, tire replacements, break jobs, and car washes) 4) No matter how great of a driver you are ACCIDENTS HAPPEN! (If you rely on income from this job you must realize that the money immediately stops coming in if you get into a wreck that requires a lot of work to get you back on the road. Then you will have to rent a car to continue working while your car is in the shop. Regardless if the accident was your fault or not, this is extra money coming out of your pocket for a while. You can get it back from the other driver's insurance if it was their fault, but it is still a hassle. If it was your fault then you are still temporarily out of a car and your insurance has to pay for the accident and you insurance rate go up!

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  4. 2.0
    Current Freelancer, more than 1 year

    Not worth the low pay

    Jun 23, 2017 - Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work when you want, meet people

    Cons

    Extremely low pay (less than minimum wage) for the wear and tear on your car and gas prices.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  5. 2.0
    Former Contractor, less than 1 year

    Long hours, apathetic conditions.

    Dec 7, 2020 - Driver/Recovery Driver in Austin, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay was reasonable for the days and times I worked (Overnight weekends in my case). Other employees were friendly and enjoyable to work with.

    Cons

    Management was strict, had little care for the safety or ideas of drivers. Hours were 10+ daily with only a formal 15-30 minute break. Workload varied wildy, maximum effort was expected at all times.

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  6. 3.0
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    Jan 20, 2021 - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    good team, challenging, ok, idk, what to say

    Cons

    long hours and overtime if you're about that and they don't pay drivers well

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  7. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    No perks - awful work environment- Avoid.

    Mar 1, 2022 - Community Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    It sounds like a good job to your family and friends.

    Cons

    Working in a hostile work environment inside an already hostile NTB was really awful. Lyft provided a bad experience to the drivers and the employees were also provided with no structure and bad pay.

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  8. 1.0
    Current Freelancer, more than 1 year

    Some Lyft Emploees treat drivers like trash. I guess we are. I am looking for work elswhere

    Feb 3, 2019 - Driver in Victorville, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    It is a great place to work if you like to pay more than you make and get treated like worse than trailer trash by the Lyft employees. If that sounds good to you get on over to lyft right now. Pay to work for less than you get paid. It is great. NO one at support or by email or phone will help you with anything of importance. You are a driver = you are treated like crap. It is great. If you like a good beating and being lied to as you pay to help thos treating you like trash it is great. Come get your beatings.

    Cons

    There is no cons. Great place to drive and pay more than you make and be treated like trash. I just love it. It is Almost as good as getting a terminal cancer diagnosis.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  9. 4.0
    Current Freelancer, more than 1 year

    Used to be better

    Feb 7, 2016 - Driver in Boston, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good company vibe.

    Cons

    Too many changes in pay and it seems to be getting harder for drivers to make money. Income is not stable and prone to season changes.

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  10. 4.0
    Current Freelancer

    Bad Tips & short trips but some beautiful souls along the way

    Jan 20, 2021 - Driver in San Jose, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The pay outs are fast and there is a steady flow of trips.

    Cons

    The base pay is very little for the hours and energy involved in driving someone around. It's also a solitary job with little interaction to other drivers, employees, etcetera

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