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Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi
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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Uber full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    * Changing the world. * Co-workers are super smart -- and super friendly/helpful/supportive. * Interesting work. * Good work/life balance. * Perks (like free lunch) * Constant learning * Extremely competitive compensation * "Unlimited" PTO * Nice offices. * Potential upside of equity

    Cons

    * Much less time actual coding than at some jobs. * Due to consequences of bugs getting out into the wild, very slow development process. * Potential downside of equity

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

    Uber2019-04-14
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Feels like a rocket ship."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredibly smart people who believe in the mission of the company

    Cons

    Not a good place to “rest and vest”

    Advice to Management

    Keep on crushing it :)

    Uber2019-03-24
  3. "Amazing"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Uber full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good talent, products and new company culture!

    Cons

    More consistent across-team management style

    Uber2019-03-17
  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Uber full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Uber has a lot of world class technologies, and our team members are also nice to work with, so Uber is a great place to work, especially it can help us grow.

    Cons

    Revenue slow down significantly recently

    Uber2019-03-17
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Best Company I have ever worked for"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid people, lean company, very little internal politics and beurocracy, Open source friendly, good compensation, great management, everyone optimistic about the future of the company

    Cons

    workload might be more than other older tech companies

    Uber2019-02-26
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Redline"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You build a fun and green product. And learn from skilled peers how in general to build scalable and robust systems.

    Cons

    Overworking, harassment, mismanagement, its all true. Add to that compensation that is significantly skinnier than the competition, no 401k match, vacation only at discretion of manager, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Ditch the nightclub atmosphere. The new CEO is a positive change but not enough.

    Uber2019-03-07
  7. "Good place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 

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

    Pros

    - Very good work life balance since late 2017 - Perks - Nice people

    Cons

    - Food - Promo process too complicated

    Uber2019-02-02
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Uber ATG do not join this organization!"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Uber full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great mission - Amazing IC talent and Location - Good benefits (Unlimited PTO, Health Insurance, Gym Credit, Cellphone Credit)

    Cons

    - Horrible and unqualified leadership. From Head of ATG to most Engineering Directors never managed more than 10 people prior to Uber. - Low refreshers and bonuses - No product vision very R&D driven - Average Tenure is exactly 1 year because everyone is leaving after cliff. - Loss of talent to competitors due to low morale - No collaboration between site due to communication issues between Pittsburgh, San Francisco,...

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    Advice to Management

    Please replace the incompetent management. More than 75% of the ATG people want new management who are not just research professors. The new appointed Head of Product is completely worthless and not qualified for the job. Same goes for our Head of Safety. Bring in people who have production experience, there is a reason all the good talent are leaving.

    Uber2019-02-16
  9. "Challenging, Inspiring, Promising."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Uber full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Team work; Access to great experiences and people; humbling to truly stand on the shoulder of Masters.

    Cons

    Competition; odd contracts; uncertainty. There is an uneven pace to it all, but it bodes well with its centric office location. In essence, your job will be varied, and you will need to wear many technical hats; if you cannot learn on the job do not apply to this company. If you are used to having everything served on a silver platter, you will be sorely ridiculed, in many more (meta) ways than one.

    Advice to Management

    The hiring process is failing, we are clearly not getting the best. Somewhere along the line there is someone not doing their job in filtering out the truly good and the mediocre leet-code caste of sheep; useless to the bone.

    Uber2019-01-16
  10. "Interesting work, good comps, growth opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Uber full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Lots of interesting projects to work on: The company is constantly expanding into new areas, which means no shortage of new projects - Opportunities for growth: Joined as a front-end engineer, a few months in already getting opportunities to learn and work with full-stack - Comp is very competitive, with potential IPO next year - Team specific: My manager and team are very supportive and advocate strongly for a good...

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    Cons

    - Organization: With fast growth, it's easy for things to become disorganized - outdated docs, multiple redundant resources, etc.

    Uber2018-11-20
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