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Inside the new Uber: Weak coffee, vanishing perks and fast-deflating morale [Washington Post]

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chawes
747 Rider Guru
 Posted 6 months ago

It's official. Uber has gone from hip startup to boring big company.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/09/30/inside-new-uber-weak-coffee-vanishing-perks-fast-deflating-morale/

Sounds like morale is pretty low among employees, not least because of shady practices that Uber just can't seem to quit.

Employees also said they were upset by some of the new business strategies employed by Uber to appeal to drivers in the wake of the IPO. One was a survey offered within the app that hinted the company was looking at offering a new service to give loans to drivers, which the employees saw as a cash squeeze.

"We have morals,” one former employee said, calling the survey on what was regarded as a potential payday advance program “painful.”

At some point you just start to realize that companies really do have a DNA, and it's very hard to change a culture.

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    blackandyellow
    126
     5 months ago

    Is the pay good at least? I thought I heard before that the pay was really good at Uber Corporate? I mean they should have enough money after paying their drivers pennies LOL

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    Chelly
    75
     5 months ago

    They cant even afford normal coffee anymore?! Even the most basic offices do that!

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    lionfool
    236 Rider Driver
     6 months ago

    Weak coffee is a show stopper. How does a company even run like that.

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    actingfool
    76
     6 months ago

    Interesting, if you were to ask me to make a list of "hip companies" to work for Uber would not make my list either. It definitely would have in the past. I am not sure when the switch occured? This past year, 2 years ago? But it definitely gives off a big company, blah vibe now.