Autonomous Vehicle Trainer (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – August 3, 2018
There are many thing I could say about cruise, but in actually you don't even work for "Cruise". Aerotek is the staffing agency that hires the personal and because you don't work for "Cruise" you get treated like a second class citizen. As AVT's we are not allowed to eat food until the bosses have eaten and picked over what they want. As the AVT's have to eat trail mix and drink coffee, while the Aerotek and Cruise managers get to have catered lunches. Overall not a very inclusive place to work.
Autonomous Vehicle Trainer (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – June 20, 2018
If you are applying to Cruise Automation as an "Autonomous Vehicle Trainer" beware. You are signing on as a "CONTRACTOR/FREELANCER/ETC". You are NOT part of "Cruise", you will be an employee of "Aerotek". They will stress this fact over and over again as you begin your "assignment" at Cruise. Other than that, job has no stress. Show up and drive the autonomous cars. Hopefully you are in a car with some relaxing people. As for promotions, little to none. Every couple months you get become a different AVT#, which constitutes a couple dollar raises. As for chances of being promoted to a full-time Cruise employee, ZERO. Good luck with that...
free food, unlimited snacks, Chill environment, great work/life balance
Monotonous at times, Being a contractor, Aerotek, No job growth
Self driving car company - Fun work environment - Team culture.
AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE TECHNICIAN (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – April 7, 2018
Fun work environment - Team culture. Main office is San Francisco, culture in Phoenix gets close but San Francisco offices are more laid back. Company provides complimentary lunch, snacks, coffee and tea at all locations. Great benefits and Perks. Discounted gym membership. Free rides in self-driving cars.
What I learned: navigating your role in a startup can be difficult especially in a company where it once was a startup and now has been acquired by one of the largest companies in the world (GM). I believe the Cruise work force does their best to make it fun and positive while working on the serious mission of safely putting self-driving cars on the road.
Compensation, Benefits, and Perks are top notch. / Free meals and drinks
Company is still young, so some roles and processes are still being defined which can cause roadblock at times.
AVT (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – March 26, 2018
GM Cruise where I have a chance to learn how the most advantage technology for the autonomous vehicle. I like this job because there is always new and exciting thing happens every day. The training helps me find the way to absorb the information in order to apply those to work as fast as possible. I have a chance to meet a lot of friends which have knowledge from many different fields. As a start-up company, I believe that there are a lot of spaces that can improve in the future.
Vehicle Technician (Current Employee) – San Francisco – March 20, 2018
I started with cruise over a year ago as an AVT(autonomous vehicle trainer). The experience was unlike any i have had before. I worked for Tesla Engineering prior and its clear that Cruise pull the best and brightest people to come work for it. Daily surrounded by highly intelligent people with a common goal! I personally started as a test driver in Sf and was quickly noticed for my skills and abilities and pulled into a Vehicle Tech role! Every day is a new challenge and extremely satisfying. The atmosphere is fun an positive and walking into the offices you can feel the warm comfortable environment.
Map Tech (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – February 13, 2018
Very poor management and culture at Cruise. Managers do not have any management skills or skills otherwise necessary for the job. Most of management lacks basic computer and technical skills. The people I worked with were okay. Promotions are based on how much they like you not how skilled one is.
free lunch, free snacks
bad pay, poor bathroom conditions, poor ventilation
Temp (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – November 28, 2017
You sit at a table in front of a computer screen all day. It is not a cubicle so you are surrounded by a diverse group of MALES. Its a young start-up tech company that I don't believe in. The hire you, beat . you to a pulp, and that spit you out. You come out worse off than when you started.
Data Entry Analyst (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – October 17, 2017
It was a data entry position so it can be mundane, tedious work. However, great people, great company. Free lunches at work was a major plus. The company has a lot f capital invested in it. Driverless vehicles will be more and more common in the future and they are at the forefront of that.
Autonomous Vehicle Testing Operator (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – April 18, 2017
you learn something new everyday and everyday is different. Work goes by fast and is exciting to work at because of the surrounding people. Management/team leads always willing to help when there are concerns and questions that we need help with
great co-workers, catered food everyday, free massages, company outting, flexible schedules