close to 5,000 reduction in headcount
Let's be honest you guys have been in business how many years?? After 12 years the only one you made any money was from being pushed out of Asian markets. The reality is Uber generates a lot of value but unfortunately not for its shareholders. — read more
Not sure if there's any truth to it, but I've been hearing rumors of layoffs this week. Hopefully, nothing comes out of it, but it doesn't hurt to warn people just in case. I'd rather spend a week worrying but being ready for anything than being... — read more
Our team has been understaffed for months. Most of us have seen our workload double as we were waiting for Uber to backfill at least some of the positions. The fact that we now have a hiring freeze shows how little they care about all of us. All they... — read more
As someone who has been at Uber for 4+ years and survived multiple mass layoffs (i.e. IPO, COVID, etc.) - I am very disappointed in Dara's recent email. A few times today, I've attempted to reflect on the intention behind the email and I'm stumped... — read more
We all know what this letter actually says. Cost-cutting means cutting the number of employees more than anything else. I'm not sure when it's going to start, but I guess we can be grateful we were warned something huge is coming. Whatever. Uber... — read more
Are we guaranteed another "loss per share" month or is there any chance things have improved somewhat?
The results are improving, but nowhere near as fast as they'd like to see it. The easiest way to fix that is by reducing overhead - which means cutting employees. I wouldn't be surprised if we heard about more layoffs coming our way before the end of... — read more
I hope it's related and somebody is actually paying for the way we were treated. "Uber Eats, which is struggling to keep a leader at the helm, just lost its head of product to... — read more
Not sure if this lack of talk on more layoffs is a good or a bad thing....
For those who were wondering if Uber acquisition would bring layoffs, we have the answer now. I also think that this is just the beginning. After the initial 185 people, I'm betting you we'll have at least one or two more major rounds as they... — read more
made efforts to stem losses in its ride hailing business, control business costs – including with major layoffs in the spring – and to grow its delivery... — read more
As November approaches, I am increasingly curious about what will happen to Uber in California and how the Proposition 20 will affect us if it doesn’t pass. Any thoughts? I’ve just read a good insight into Prop. 22, but I would like a more detailed... — read more
Can you imagine being this money hungry? This opposed to actually having to treat the people that work for you as what they are - EMPLOYEES? Just when you think Uber and its CEO can't stoop any lower, they find a new way to surprise... — read more
"In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Uber is laying off thousands more employees and closing down 45 more offices, including one of its offices in San... — read more
Or are they still pending? I haven't heard anything, so I'm not sure if it's because nothing happened yet or I'm simply lucky enough (for now) that nobody I know has been affected. Not that it matters much in the long run since I doubt that many... — read more
Get ready more layoffs incoming in 3...2...1... Uber is expected to begin another round of layoffs on Monday, a source with knowledge of the situation tells Business Insider. Business Insider could not confirm the number of people that will... — read more
3700 last week, but wasn’t it predicted to be 5000-7000? Are software engineers next? I’m on H1b and don’t want to leave
Kalanick should be happy as he cashed out his shares in 2019, now Dara is stuck with this mess jumping from one sinking ship to another ! I hope Uber makes a comeback. Was once a Silicon Valley darling startup !
First paragraph from Dara’s email: “I wanted to let you know that we just announced the elimination of around 3,700 roles in CommOps and Recruiting, and the closure of 40% of our Greenlight locations. You can read the emails that were sent to... — read more
aware there is a site about us here. Not sure what to tell you - given all that's going on nobody should be surprised. Also, I am hoping they will keep promises and take care of people that are cut. 99% of our folks have amazing skills and they will... — read more
"Executives at Uber are discussing plans to cut around 20% of the company’s employees, as it copes with a sharp decline in its ride-hailing business due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Information has... — read more
"Jim Chanos, president of Kynikos Associates, a hedge fund that shorts stocks, was made famous in the early 1990s for blowing the whistle on Enron. Today, Chanos is shorting Uber and Grubhub, among other gig companies. In an interview, he said he had... — read more
What's the impact? Good luck...
even more layoffs coming our way? is this our new reality at uber? constant layoffs?
What's going on here? If there were positions available why were they not first offered to people who were shown the door in the latest round of layoffs??? And also, who thought it was a good idea to lay off a bunch of people and turn around and... — read more
Hello Uber Engineer here! Obviously everything I say is personal experience and opinion. I think the layoffs were long overdue and should've happened sooner. There was a general understanding between my coworkers and I that Uber definitely over... — read more
Combined, the layoffs represent about 8% of the organization, with 170 people leaving the product team and 265 people leaving the engineering... — read more
I know Facebook and Google conduct fake job interviews to "get insights" on competition or "get ideas" on product; as per exemployees and interviewers. Uber used to ask interviewers to design driver and rider optimization for them as part of the... — read more
Do people really not realize how bad our results were? Layoffs are inevitable - the question is not if it'll happen, the question is how soon and how bad it'll get. And if our results are any indicator, it'll get really bad really soon... — read more
No hiring freezes @ Freight and Autonomous Driving divisions - so if you see people asking about interviews it's true. Also, I think they are not cutting as well - so, getting a position there should be fine - there is a lot of focus on this right... — read more
Layoffs starts at Uber with its bloated, 1,200 people marketing team feeling the brunt of the cut. Per that NYT article: "The marketing team’s organizational charts ran to more than 388 pages, she said."