Lyft Employee Reviews about "rides"

Updated Jun 14, 2020

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3.4
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Lyft CEO Logan Green
Logan Green
1,148 Ratings
Pros
  • "Lyft allowed me to work flexible hours when I wanted to strive towards my passions after graduating college(in 128 reviews)

  • "Flexible schedule, work when you want(in 97 reviews)

Cons
  • "Dealing with drunk passengers you have to be careful(in 228 reviews)

  • "High Contractor Expenses, Low Paying Rides(in 214 reviews)

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  1. "Driver"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Lyft Driver in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lyft

    Pros

    Work on your own time

    Cons

    Unpredictable workflow, sometimes you get rides within 5 minutes, sometimes in 1-2 hours

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Visionary And Innovative Company With Poor Middle Management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Company's Continued Growth - Space for professional development (Lyft pays for online courses for anything you could imagine) (see cons, too) - Company Culture: Lyft's Core Values are taken to heart (Be Yourself, Make It Happen, Uplift Others) (see cons, too) - Unlimited PTO (see cons, too) - Other perks: fully stocked kitchen with (relatively) healthy free food, commuter benefits, free or discounted Lyft rides, etc.

    Cons

    **MIDDLE MANAGEMENT** Middle-to-upper management is inundated with people who have been promoted because of "time in grade", rather than merit. That is to say, even if a tenured employee consistently exhibits a lack of management skills, they will receive a promotion because they are tenured and have "checked the boxes" put forth by Upper Management. Excelling at your current position does not mean you are ready for the next. Though not universally true, this tends to lead to poor management and strained employee-manager relations. **COMPANY CULTURE** The company culture did an about-face around mid-to-late 2018. Prior to then, Lyft had a very "startup" feel, where communication and collaboration across teams, skip-level managers, etc. was valued in order to "Make It Happen" (a core value). In order to allow employees to produce high-quality outcomes, it trusted employees to perform at their peak, with a very "laid back / startup-y" environment designed to promote a healthy work-life balance. Prior to and ever since the IPO, there were major alterations to Lyft's Company Culture. From personal experience, Lyft shifted from genuinely caring about its employees' happiness to myopically and solely concentrating on business outcomes. Collaboration with other teams (even within the same department) was no longer valued; it was heavily discouraged without proper authorization. Micromanagement became rampant on all levels of management. Work/life balance became a thing of the past. One of the Core Values (Create Fearlessly) was removed, as the need for independent innovation of tools and processes became stifled with bureaucracy. Even with **UNLIMITED PTO**, employees were discouraged from taking time off until it suited Management's needs.

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  3. "Drivers say it’s worth it to get u to sign up! It’s not!"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Driver 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Lyft for more than a year

    Pros

    Work whenever you want. Cash out whenever u want

    Cons

    Don’t kno how far the rides are when you accept them. Could be a 1 minute ride that you drove 15 minutes to get to. Most rides are $3 for you. You heard me right - they HIDE how far people are going! You spend more time driving TO people then actually driving them around! 90 rides in one week = only $400. That’s right. You give NINETY PEOPLE RIDES for only $400!! Because u can’t see how far they are going, so u can’t save yourself from terrible rides! Also - the majority of people are RUDE. Soooooo rude. They act like they just paid $6 to get a limo ride... to the laundromat... where u have to sit and wait for Them to load up their laundry or bring it to ur car and load it in there... then drive them back home... all for $3. It’s awful. No one tips. Uber has classier riders, don’t ask me why.

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  4. "Good Extra Money"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 

    I have been working at Lyft

    Pros

    Make Your Own Schedule All The Time

    Cons

    High Contractor Expenses, Low Paying Rides

  5. Helpful (6)

    "Old Boys Club"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lyft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free Food. Free Lyft Rides

    Cons

    Old boys club. You have to kiss a lot of butt to get ahead. Not minority friendly.

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  6. "Not bad for a part time gig"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Driver in North Canton, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lyft for more than a year

    Pros

    * Log on and off as I choose * Easy money * Usually free choice of music/sport * Payment option for the end of each shift

    Cons

    * Long periods of no rides * No real way of knowing where driving opportunities are * Complicated pay scheme

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  7. "Driver"

    4.0
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer 

    I worked at Lyft

    Pros

    Make my own hours. Take vacation when I want one.

    Cons

    The shared pool ride rates are too low. Too many rides are pool rides and over ten minutes away for pick up..

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    "don't drive for Lyft!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Driver in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lyft for less than a year

    Pros

    meeting nice people while giving rides!

    Cons

    It's so unfortunate because i wanted to add a screen shot of my earnings with Lyft but I can't! as an example i was working a week for 28 hours and my net earnings as the Lyft app shows is 381.97$! of course Lyft does not know how much money you payed for gas which in my case was 110.65$ plus 7$ for car wash so my real net earnings is 264.32$ which is 9.44$ per hours!! your should also take in consideration the fact that you are doing a dangerous job anytime you can have an accident because you are driving a lot! and if that happen your whole life is screwed and lyft will not help you to go trough any difficult period in your life like paying you the time you are in the hospital instead of the road making them money! just avoid it please even as a rider i decided not to use it! evil spirit!

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  9. "Solid gig to do in your spare time, but be wary if you get in an accident on the job"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Driver in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lyft for less than a year

    Pros

    Make your own work schedule Meet lots of new and interesting people

    Cons

    In my experience, if you get in an accident on the job, Lyft will not have your back at all Sometimes customers can be a bit too rowdy Finding rides at all can be challenging depending on your location and the time of day

  10. "flexible schedule, decent income, tips and bonuses"

    5.0
    Current Freelancer - Driver 

    I have been working at Lyft

    Pros

    flexible schedule, decent income, tips and bonuses

    Cons

    Pay fluctuates, rides are not always consistent, vehicle maintenance

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