Driver (Current Employee) – Tysons Corner, VA – August 16, 2017
Wether it's busy Saturday or a rainy, wet Tuesday, I decide if I want to work or stay at home with my family. When I do get out there and start working, I always know I'm going to have a good day. The thing I love most about being an Uber driver is meeting new people. There is so much diversity and the conversations are very entertaining. The fact that I get to take a break or stop driving whenever I choose is great. I would say the hardest part about driving for Uber is not being able to satisfy the customer for what ever reason.
Driver/Operator (Former Employee) – Willowbrook, IL – August 18, 2018
Uber is a great opportunity for individual who needs quick cash, difficult in a way because you Must have patience to obtain your financial goal without Taxes being deducted. Yu must find a way to file your own Taxes.
Sharerider (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – August 16, 2018
You cover distances while the pay doesn’t cover your cost. The cost of maintaining your car is not covered with what you make with Uber. I don’t know how they do it, I think they want to buy favor of their customers at the detriment of their drivers.
Driver (Current Employee) – Cleveland, OH – August 16, 2018
Don't believe the hype about rideshare at Uber. By the time you allow for expenses like gas, oil changes, wear and tear on your car you will be lucky to make minimum wage. Unless you want to drive at midnight when all the drunks are staggering around you will make lousy money.
Driver (Current Employee) – Buffalo, NY – August 16, 2018
I love working for Uber but I need more of a steadier paycheck! I loved that I could make my own schedule due to taking care of my grandmother who is 92 so if I needed to be there I could go offline and go! I also met a lot of people that were very nice! The process for using the app is helpful and very clear on what to do and how to work it, the help center also always answers all of your questions and helps you the best that they can
Chauffeur/Driver (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – August 16, 2018
the uber job is ok at best but you don't make nearly enough to compensate wear and tear on your own car. next, if I did not know any better I would say the people at the control center picks and chooses who they will send a request to even if your rating is pretty high. case in point on a day of events in downtown Detroit its demand everywhere right near you, yet I would get a request sent to me from somewhere far in the sub-burbs for less pay which was always out of the surge area which is where u make the most money,
CONTRACTOR (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – August 16, 2018
I haven't worked that long to be able to make a fair judgement about the company. It needs some one to be very disciplined at punctuality and very good nerves to calm consumers who are agitated when something goes wrong with the delivery.
Driver/Delivery (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – August 15, 2018
Good way to make some money fast, its not high paying but better then nothing if your having a hard time finding a job and have a car in good working condition and a cell phone, I think whether or not this is successful for you depends on the area you live, apparently in my area there are a lot of people who order with Uber eats ,this will not be the case for everyone. Pay could be better I feel they should pay per mile that I am having to drive to the restaurant versus just pay per mile from pickup to delivery. Also the GPS on their app could be improved several times I have had to deal with it literally telling me to go in circles and turn where I didn't need to turn, I could use another GPS but that takes more time to put the address into another app when I am needing to get the food to the customer as quickly as possible.
Work when you want. No boss to deal with.
Pay could be better, GPS on their app is bad, fast food restaurants rarely have the food ready for pickup
I normally work 6-8 hours a day and drive about 100 miles total I get in find new restaurants and meet really nice people. Tips are not constant but the pay is decent if you are willing to put in the time.
Make your own hours
Not enough money to live on but great for extra cash
Didn't have too many issues with Uber that they didn't reach out and fix. Some computer glitches from time to time, but hey who haven't tried to hack a company computer. typical work day is when u decide to work.
Independent Contractor (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – August 14, 2018
- good job to have while in school, as you can create own job hours - i learned self management skills - in bigger cities it is more competitive due to the higher amount of drivers - learned how to deal with difficult customers, and how to provide excellent customer service in less than ideal conditions.
Driver (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – August 14, 2018
It's hard to not feel like this is a dead end job that will suck the soul out of your body. I regularly think about killing myself due to the horror show that has become my life after starting to drive for Uber.
you can meet very interesting and polite people as it has a diversity of culture, you can learn from them all kind of things.
TLC Driver (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – August 14, 2018
A typical day at UBER . inspect flue and tires. wiped and vacuum my car or take it to the car wash, full up my tank of gas, turn on app and hit the road, costumer grating offer sweets or charger. contact if need it to clear up location and. if the passenger is easy going have a conversation if not just take to destination and wish them a nice day.
good to work when you have children its convenience to work around the children schedule, and personal appointments.
unable to access trip time, duration, estimated pay we mercy of the app. the passenger bad rate hurt the drivers performance