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Uber Communications Reviews

Updated Apr 29, 2019

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Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Communications Specialist 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Uber full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -free food -very chill environment -benefits -great training

    Cons

    Don't really have a con

    Uber2018-05-22
  2. Helpful (19)

    "Toxic environment"

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    Former Employee - Communications Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Uber full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's a fast-paced environment with little oversight on your day-to-day work

    Cons

    Uber is about as toxic as it can get in terms of places to work. There's a macho, fratty atmosphere and everyone is expected to do battle for everything. You compete against your own teammates and are forced to be an aggressive to survive and climb the ranks. Even doing things that are ethically wrong are encouraged, so long as it's good for the business/growth.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up your act -- bad behavior has bad consequences

    Uber2017-06-08

    Uber Response

    June 14, 2017Careers Brand Team

    Hi - thanks for taking the time to write up this review. While there’s no denying there have been challenges over the last few years, I’m confident we’re headed in the right direction when it comes to making Uber a better place to work for everyone. We’re working on major projects ...

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  3. "Communications and Public Policy"

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    Former Employee - Communications in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Uber for less than a year

    Pros

    Intelligent group of people who are eager to teach you what they know.

    Cons

    Cutthroat work environment for promotions, work-life balance and hiring.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the "no-life" workplace reputation and focus on employee retention and improvement

    Uber2017-05-08
  4. Helpful (13)

    "Not as shiny as it looks from the outside"

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    Current Employee - Senior Communications Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Uber

    Pros

    - Lots of perks - Good benefits - Amazing people - Company events

    Cons

    - Very limited growth opportunities - Culture - Underpaid employees

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring people, to fire them less than a year later

    Uber2016-03-02

    Uber Response

    March 7, 2016Careers Brand Lead

    Thanks for your candor. I'd like to hear more specifics about your experiences with the culture / career growth here and suggestions for improvement. Happy to keep the conversation and feedback anonymous! Best, Andrew - alevy@uber.com

  5. "Uber is a dream workplace"

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    Current Employee - Communications Associate in Ciudad de México
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Uber full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very detailed recruiting and onboarding processes. A LOT of information at your disposal in terms of the company, career development, cultural norms, , any and all concerns you might have. Everybody is friendly and approachable. Encouraging environment, plenty of resources to grow and learn. Everybody is treated like a grown-up.

    Cons

    There's so much effort into company culture and development that it might feel like too much, if you're not used to it. It can be overwhelming. Also, you can see how the stereotypical startup culture clashes with attempts to be a best-practices place to work. (everybody is tired and overworked all of the time, and proud of it). It seems to be a a learning process for the company itself.

    Uber2019-04-29
  6. "Could have been my dream job"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Uber full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Responsibilities, creative freedom, learning curve - excellent colleagues.

    Cons

    Culture, management, (non-existing) work-life balance, zero interest in having the employees back when legal issues came up or when harassed by management.

    Advice to Management

    You should think twice who you trust.

    Uber2019-04-24
  7. "Social Media, copyright, Marketing team"

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    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in Santiago
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good for know people around the world

    Cons

    I don't recommend work here

    Uber2019-02-11
  8. "Fast paced company"

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    Current Employee - Communications 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Uber full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn a lot. They say 2 years at Uber is equivalent to 5 years in another company, well its actually true. The company is super fast paced and is full of very many young people who are very energetic and enthusiastic to get the job done. Great flex time and they give you cool benefits such as payments for massages, fit bits, yoga, the gym and anything that you do towards relieving stress.

    Cons

    Because the company is fast paced and has so many super excited young people, sometimes it feels like you are on steroids everyday. The company also has lean teams so this means that one person does the work of about 3-5 people this can lead to burn out . One has to set their boundaries early enough and strike a work life balance. Wouldn't recommend to individuals who have large families and or have FOMO - they may find...

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    Advice to Management

    Please invest in hiring managers who are older and have rich experience working for other companies. Improve on diversity by hiring minorities in senior leadership throughout the company and regionally as well.

    Uber2018-10-24
  9. "Love working with Uber!"

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    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Uber full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing perks. Love the work environment. Crazy food. Lovely colleagues.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to mention about.

    Uber2017-10-31

    Uber Response

    November 8, 2017Careers Brand Team

    Great to hear! Thanks for the review.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing purpose, horrible management"

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    Current Employee - Communications 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits are improving, purpose of really changing peoples lives

    Cons

    Lives can be changed within what company thinks it is ok. Horrible management, horrible

    Advice to Management

    Hire some real managers

    Uber2017-08-13
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