Lyft Driver (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – July 12, 2018
A typical day for me is for me to determine what time Im going to be getting up to begin my work day. This is soly based on traffic and looking at my map on my phone that is determining where the areas are that are the most busiest. After the indviduals are securely inside my vehichle I try to make it as comfortable of a drive as possible.
Driver (Current Employee) – Savannah, TN – May 29, 2018
Meeting new people, talking to people, driving people where they need to go and going places where never been before, bounces, tips from passengers, dealing with heavy traffic and congestion of the downtown area
Contract job that allows you to rent a car and get paid to drive.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – May 8, 2018
Enjoyed getting to know new cities and meeting new people, The harder you work the more you put yourself out there in the right areas especially in metro San Francisco right at the time everybody got off work you could make a killing on a Friday and Saturday night. A typical night at work started about five or six I’m working till about one or two in the morning, hardest part of the job was when the GPS with the most enjoyable part is when you got to have a really awesome conversation for switching to music with you . Management is very hands off it was tomorrow if you need something you can go to your hub. But there was always a minimum 150 ride quota to meet. The dedicated usually succeeded well. But overall very fun job.
Driver/Recruiter (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – January 30, 2018
honestly this company is a cool idea, but in the city that i live in, the fares are so low that we literally would have to work 40 hours a week to hit 500 dollars before taxes. its just not livable. if youre going to put miles on your car with little compensation, so postmates instead.
Critical Response Line Specialist (Former Employee) – Nashville, TN – January 11, 2018
Horrible culture and practices...Work on a better strategy for management and the quality of people you hire. Apply the values from training. Don't sell the dream and let people walk into a nightmare. The Nashville office needs work. It's like being in high school all over again. The job is great but the people who work there make it unbearable. Because they won't fire people, they force people to quit by ignoring a hostile and toxic work …
RECRUITER (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – December 30, 2017
Requires a major time commitment to support yourself if this is your only income. expect to drive 50-60 hours per week if you need to do this full time in order to make enough money. Limited support from Lyft when issues arise, and beware of pukers on the weekends.
Team Lead (Former Employee) – Nashville-Davidson, TN – October 27, 2017
When you first start working there you are sold on culture and space for autonomy and creativity. At first it felt like a family and everyone was driven by the Owners passion for community. After a short time you begin to see there is terrible leadership. If your not a top level manager you don't matter. Your told it's "one team" but only when you are asked to give or sacrifice. It's very hard to performance manage teams because there is no policy consistency, yet Leads are being let go left and right for reasons that at best would be coaching opportunities. Upper management and HR do not care to support Leads, only care about how they are viewed.
benefits are out of this world - but not worth the instability and lack of support
customer service (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – August 30, 2017
All my customers always ask- how do you like working for Lyft? My response is always the same. I am thankful it exist, Im job hunting and it better than staring at the computer crying because companies are not getting back to me.
You can set a destination
It is completely unpredictable whether you will get a $5 ride or $50 ride.
Customer Service (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 28, 2017
Driving for Lyft has its pro's and con's. In order to make good money you have to work evening and night hours or early morning. hours. This is a very difficult job if you have a family. I need something for steady.