I, along with several other drivers met with Uber’s marketing and operations team in their offices for being the Bay Area’s top referrers. As a “reward,” they fed us some Delfino’s pizza, picked our brains on how we were able to get to the top, and pitched us on their new referral system to potentially make all of us more money.
Having already partied w/ Travis Kalanick, their billionaire co-founder at The Foo Fighters concert, I figured I might as well check out the rest of the staff even though I knew this would take a couple hours. I wanted to know what type of people are able to get jobs at Uber because I certainly couldn’t. What does their employee demographic look like and how do their minds think.
Unsurprisingly, the marketing and operations team members were on the younger side. Seven were Caucasian, two were Asian, six were female, and three were male. All were very nice. From what I could tell from their LinkedIn profiles, none of them went to public universities either. Then there were us top referrers, all minorities, all from public schools, mostly first generation immigrants, and all but one making way more than our Uber corporate counterparts. An interesting contrast!