Getting a Job at Uber or Lyft Corporate
Whether you want to be a software engineer at Lyft or a product manager at Uber, one thing is for certain. There is growing demand for ridesharing services and the companies in this space are expanding rapidly. With the market growing so fast comes a big demand for talented employees. The biggest ridesharing companies are battling it out for top talent by dishing out large salaries and other nifty benefits.
Hiring Process for Corporate Roles at Uber and Lyft
If you’re reading this, then a recruiter from Uber or Lyft might have reached out to you to start the screening process and you just had your phone interview. Or maybe you are proactively seeking a job at one of these companies but haven’t applied yet. Whatever the case, there’s one thing for certain, and it’s that you’re not the only one. If you really want a job at one of these companies, you have to be prepared and do your research for the recruiter screening and interview process so you can stand out from the crowd.
What it’s Like to Interview for a Job at Uber and Lyft
If you’re interested to learn what it’s like to interview for a rideshare giant, take a listen to The Rideshare Guy Podcast #75: Bryan Chung on What it’s Like to Interview for a Job at Lyft. The process of interviewing at Uber and Lyft are multi-stepped and challenging at times. It’s not a smooth sail, for example there’s plenty of analytics and test questions that stump people all the time.
We recommend brushing up for the analytics tests, as well as putting yourself in the shoes of a Uber or Lyft drivers and doing some research on issues they might be facing. Being able to be empathetic with the people that really run these companies will take you a long way. Then brush up on the latest industry news by reading rideshare blogs like this one (therideshareguy.com) and prepare for any technical interview questions and answers as well as case studies and presentations that might be thrown your way.
How to Prepare to for the Uber or Lyft Onsite Interview
There’s some steps you can take to be the most prepared for your interview. For example, read the interview review and questions and answers on Glassdoor. Then talk to someone at Uber or Lyft, or someone knowledgable on the industry, to share with you insider knowledge. Then talk to an Uber or Lyft driver to get a sense of their perspective. Here’s a study guide you can use:
- Overall business model of ridesharing
- How each company is similar vs. different
- Revenue structure: how drivers get paid, how Uber gets paid
- Cost structure: what costs do drivers have, what costs does Uber incur from a trip
- Supply/demand economics and growth levers of the business model (e.g., more drivers, more customers, dynamic pricing and elasticity)
- Macro factors and competitive landscape
- Differences between companies like Uber and Lyft (why do drivers drive Uber over Lyft if survey results say that Lyft treats them better)
- Relative size of players (market share)
- Macro factors (politics, law, culture, app adoption, saturation, autonomous cars, etc.)
- Available transportation modes (plane, train, car, bike, scooters) and disruption to incumbents
- Driver issues
- What are their pain points
- What are their incentives (keeping cars clean, gas, insurance, anything cost related)
- How does Uber and Lyft serve drivers today
- Read this blog post from our 2018 driver survey
- Rider issues
- What are their pain points
- What are their incentives
- How does Uber and Lyft serve riders today
- Pick up a copy of Rideshare Interview Prep
Lyft and Uber Interview Questions and Answers
We created a comprehensive list of questions, answers, and case studies in our Rideshare Interview Prep Package. It gives you all the insider knowledge from key players in the industry, and allows you to gain an advantage by providing you with real-world facts and examples that you can use while answering questions during your interview.
Ace Your Job Interview at Uber or Lyft
If you want to be a competitive candidate and stand out from the other people who are fighting for the same job, pick up the Rideshare Interview Prep Package. It’s chock-full of expert knowledge and it’ll save time researching and processing all the information online about the rideshare industry.
Harry Campbell, founder of therideshareguy.com, and his team have put together the Rideshare Interview Prep for candidates who’d like to impress the interview panel with knowledgeable and well researched answers.
About The Rideshare Guy
The Uber and Lyft Interview Prep Package is prepared by Harry Campbell, founder of therideshareguy.com, a blog and podcast for rideshare drivers. TheRideshareGuy.com is the biggest source online for rideshare industry news. Harry and his team’s content reach hundreds of thousands of users every month. You can be sure that this prep package is filled with expert information curated by the most well known subject matter expert in the ridesharing industry.
Question from a reader:
My friend who’s an Uber/Lyft driver pointed me to your blog and it’s been great to read so far so I just wanted to start out by saying thank you for putting forth the work that you do! 🙂
I’m in the process of interviewing for a job at Uber and thought a unique way to approach the interview process would be to gather feedback from established drivers in order to propose ways to improve the product.
What is/are your biggest pain points as a driver? Where is Uber’s biggest area for improvement? Any ideas for a solution that would really make the lives of drivers easier?
- Also, check out our 2018 driver survey results:https://therideshareguy.com/20
- And here’s why a lot of drivers quit: https://therideshareguy.com/wh