Working at Uber

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Uber's engineer love working there

Insane traction, as you probably know

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Location

San Francisco, CA

Work Environment

Summary

We read every single review of working at Uber from Glassdoor.

Firstly, it's important to note that Glassdoor's rating summary for Uber does not correctly represent the ratings. This is because the majority of reviews come from Uber drivers, as opposed to Uber engineers.

We re-compiled the data and have created some corrected stats below.

Original Glassdoor Averages

Reviews of Working at Uber

Corrected Glassdoor Averages

Adjusted Reviews of Working at Uber

Overall

  • Reviews from between March 2013 and November 2014
  • Average rating of 4.9/5
  • 97% would recommend to a friend
  • 99% approve of the CEO (Kalanick)

Pros

  • Awesome culture (others note that it is fun and party oriented)
  • Extremely driven, optimistic and smart engineers
  • High level of transparency (anyone can ask Travis, the CEO, a question at a weekly meeting)
  • Engineers can drive many of the product decisions

    "Accountability over approval. Move fast, make the right (data-driven) decisions, and don't let bureaucracy/process slow you down."

  • Tons of experimentation, and a very fast moving environment
  • Large room for promotion given the quick growth
  • Free Uber credits ($400/month)
  • Employees really love the management team

    "Modern stack in Python and NodeJS, uses Storm, Kafka and Spark"

    "Uber has been the first place that I've worked wherein I actually use computer science and can't solve problems by copying and pasting things from stack overflow.

Cons

  • Some technical debt given how quickly things are moving
  • There is work-life balance, but there is a ton of work
  • Two or three people mentioned that the dinner time was too late (8.15pm)
  • A few mentioned about the unfair negative press that Uber receives
  • There are growing pains

Summary

  • Want to work at a super fast growing company that's having huge impact on the world?
  • Fun culture, smart engineers, real problems, awesome management. Seems pretty damn great.

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