Driver (Former Employee) – Hampton, VA – January 18, 2018
When they tell you to wait, and that you are paid to wait, you make pennies on the dollar. picked up a customer who added another stop to his trip. I had to wait for over an hour for the passenger and ended up getting 14 dollars for the entire ride and no tip whatsoever. There should be a minimum fee for waiting for a certain length of time. The driver shouldn't be left at the mercy of a customer. Also when I dropped off a passenger that involved a tunnel, I the customer was only required to pay one way for the toll. I had to pay the toll on my return trip. Not cool! If I cross the tunnel to drop off customer I shouldn't be forced to pay the toll on the return trip. Another thing I would really like is for LYFT to offer a way to cancel a trip after accepting it. Some customers are just rude and should be canceled. The customer is not always right.
Driver (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – January 17, 2018
I love it but my time has come...It`s time for me to move on to something different and better typical day is just riding around listening to my music,enjoying myself. I`d take my breaks when I choose to..i learned how to balance books what it takes to run a business, hardest part would be to deal with the drunk crowd late nights if your not a people`s person... Most enjoyable part of the job is taking breaks whenever I choose and getting right back to the money ...freedom at it`s fineness
Independent Contractor in Transportation (Current Employee) – New Jersey – January 17, 2018
okay job overall however you have to sometimes drive not feasible distances to pick up clients.it was a gamble most of the time to find decent rides when sometimes you'll spend 35 minutes to make 9 dollars. not the best route in life if i say so myself.
Contract Driver (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – January 17, 2018
Lyft is hard if you wish to do it full time, it is not something I would recommend doing full time given the competitive nature and amount of people who can just as easily come into the work space.
Many people can tell you the 'best times' to work when in reality there isn't really a 'best time'. There are sweet spot times you should be aware of and even then they can fluctuate based on the amount of people looking for rides and the amount of people working that day.
The job itself isn't that stressful if you keep up with it and it makes for a great way to earn yourself some stories based upon the people you drive around with. Ultimately it can enrich your social life and help boost your income if you have a stable primary job and just use this on the side when you have the time or fortitude to jump on and do it.
Choose your own schedule, freedom to go where you want
Not a primary source of income, cutthroat/competitive working atmosphere.
Driver (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – January 17, 2018
Great place to work for part time income. Although, if you don't have a car that has at least 28 mpg. Be careful and mindful of wear and tear of your vehicle. Monthly oil changes and be prepared to change your brakes more frequently if you work full time.
Driver/Operator (Current Employee) – Arizona – January 15, 2018
I like driving, I liked making my own hours and meeting new people. I gave over 1500 rides in Arizona when I worked for Lyft and it's something I would do again for part-time work but with no benefits its hard to maintain in life.
Driver (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – January 15, 2018
If you are looking for running money then this is the place to work. If you are planning to raise a family bad idea unless you never want to see them because you will be working very long hours every day just to make ends meet.
keeping track of all your expenses to file taxes at the end of the year.
Driver (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – January 12, 2018
You risk everything 2500 deductible if you get in accident... I never did Low wages even though i am top 1 percent driver Some tips no thanks to lyft ... My car is reason The bonuses hard to get You have to be a scammer to succeed a little Wear and tear on vehicle Miles on vehicle will depreciate value at a high rate Maintenance and oil changes monthly Your personal insurance will drop you if they find out You are doing lyft or uber Etc etc This job is for someone desperate that can't add common sense numbers
None really. Work own hours but to make minimum money must work peak and 50 plus hours
Many to list. Car value drops 1000$a month. Miles. Wear tear. Gas. Insurance. Unsafe
Full-time Driver (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – January 11, 2018
I am very disappointed in working for Lyft. I love the ability to work when I want but the kicker is you have to work all the time to make decent money. You are better off working a minimum wage job and make more money. I drive with my own vehicle and it is not worth the upkeep of your vehicle with your own money. They offer discounts but nothing worth using. They treat you like a contractor they wish they didn't have. No direct number to get in touch with them over the phone, you have to go through online prompts which is stressful in a crisis situation. I live in the District of Columbia Maryland Virginia area. D.C. is the only place you can really work and get rides consistently but then over 80% of those rides are short rides and you make NO MONEY. This company is geared more towards the customers and not the staff. Commission they take out is way too high for the small amount of money you make. Example. You give a 5 minute ride and they will charge the customer $5.00. You will receive $3.75 after they take their commission then once you deduct your own taxes you are left with $3.52. Lets say you give 25 rides that cost this amount that's only $88. Here is where you lose even more money. In a 8 hour shift on average I give 10-15 rides. So you have to drive ALL DAY LONG to guarantee some kind of income. The worst part about it is most of these customers feel so entitled that they treat you like a servant and most WILL NOT tip. Without tips this job is NOTHING. They will give you a 5 star rating but will not give you at least a dollar for your hard work? Just really make suremore... you know what you are getting yourself into.less