Driver (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – May 21, 2018
Uber driving offers drivers schedule flexibility which allows time for various appointments and unexpected situations to be tended to .The pay is great for supplemental income however income is based upon demand and when that demand for drivers decreases for various reasons, opportunities for making money with Uber also decreases.
Schedule flexibility, not feeling confined to a static work environment
Instability of income levels and earning potential, vehicle wear & tear, sometimes demands long hours be spent driving to increases earnings
Some days are better than other must be a people person and be able to have the drive to make the money out there to drive on a daily basis. The hardest part of the job is being willing to work peak hours to make the money you need to pay your bills
For those times when a person doesn't have a steady job
Driver (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 20, 2018
It's a job that a person can set their own schedules around it. If you're not able to find a permanent job and have a vehicle available, it's a great way to keep afloat in a world that can be very difficult to maneuver in.
Driver (Current Employee) – Ithaca, NY – May 20, 2018
Great job for anyone who is successful at self management, has a good work ethic and enjoys self employment as a driver. Great job for anyone who can find ways to make a low paying job profitable after expenses and taxation.
Perfect for those who don't like a set work schedule
Driver (Current Employee) – Columbus, OH – May 18, 2018
Uber is the perfect job for those who don't want to work a conventional 8 hours at a desk job. It's super flexible in that you can work whenever you want, for as long as you want. Being a college student Uber was perfect as I could work whenever I didn't have classes, a lot of homework, or a big exam to study for. I will say though that Uber is the type of job that you get out of it what you put in. If you put in the hours you will make great money. You also have to understand that depending on where you live the market can be stable, fluctuate, or be poor. For example in Cleveland (OH) there is a high demand so the majority of the time there are surge prices so Uber drivers make great money. In Columbus (OH) it fluctuates depending on the day, time of day, location and if there's a big event in town like a festival or concert. And finally in a small town the demand would be low because not that many people use or know about Uber so your earning opportunities are lower. Overall it is a really nice convenient job.
Driver (Current Employee) – Tampa, FL – May 18, 2018
I love this gig because, it gives you the lee-way to take care of things that you may need to take care of in your personal life. I believe that it also provides a good opportunity for individuals to make some decent money.
Driver (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – May 17, 2018
This job is not for people who have families or responsibilities beyond the wages of 15.00 phr. It requires you to wait up to 30 minutes at times for a rider. This is money lost and time wasted. There is many other people out there driving for the same reason to make extra money or make bills. and more come out of the woodwork when holidays and special events arise.
Driver (Current Employee) – Greater Seattle Area – May 16, 2018
It is great to set your own hours, meet new people, and find new places to eat. Pretty much a stress-free job and the people are typically nice as well. Easy to do if you want to just make some extra income for yourself.
Driver (Current Employee) – Charlotte, NC – May 16, 2018
Overall could be better if the multiplier wasn't taken away. It cost a lot to be an independent contractor. Your cars maintenance, cleanliness, and gas take all of the income you make. There's no way to do this Full time.
You make your own hours
Pay scale is always decreasing. No multiplier in Charlotte.
Driver owner (Current Employee) – California – May 16, 2018
Your on your own with this job but if the application is Malfunctioning you can’t seem to get any answers from Uber to get it fixed there for you lose money while working that’s the only downfall I see