How we hire
Interviewing at Uber
We are looking to continue to build Uber with people who are go-getters: those who believe in outside-the-box solutions and are tenacious enough to make it happen. People who thrive at Uber build across teams, know that diversity makes us stronger, and enjoy the freedom to drive their growth.
It’s important that anyone interested in joining Uber understand our mission and our values. We want you to resonate with our values, to want to come here and do their best to live them each day. Our values are important to us, and hopefully they’re important to you, too. Understanding your perspectives on our values through the interview—along with your functional knowledge—is an important part of getting to know you, and you getting to know us.
Learn about Uber’s hiring process and access resources to help you along the way.
Your first step is applying (of course). Use our job search to explore open roles and if you see something you like, hit apply. Uber moves fast, and new roles are added all the time, so check back regularly.
2. Talk with a recruiter or sourcer
You’ll start the interview process by talking with a member of the Talent Acquisition team about the role and your experience. This is a general conversation about your background and skill set as they relate to the role.
We also want to know why you're interested in joining Uber, what you know about us, and your ideas for moving our business forward. It sounds obvious, but it is really important!
3. Talk with a hiring manager
If the opportunity seems like a good fit, you’ll next speak with the hiring manager for the role. During this conversation, they will ask more about your experience and skills, and you’ll have an opportunity to ask detailed role-specific questions.
Use the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) method when answering the questions, and as much as possible, be data-centric in your answers. We back up most of our decisions with data, so prepare to talk about how you use data within your role.
4. Team interview
The next step is often to meet the team and cross-functional colleagues. Interviewers will ask you various questions about core skills needed to be successful in the role. If you completed an exercise, you might be asked to do a presentation.
5. Hiring decision determined
Our recruiters partner closely with the hiring team to review each candidate’s performance against specific job criteria. The team works together to reach a decision and your recruiter will be in touch about the outcome. Fingers crossed!
What may be discussed during your interview and how to prepare.
Communication is key
If you don’t understand a question, ask for clarification. There is nothing wrong with asking the interviewer to repeat or explain the question. The interviewer is there to help if you need it.
Solve out loud
Answer the question thoroughly, list examples, use a pen and paper to draw out solutions if you need to. We are just as interested in how you approach solving problems as we are in your solution. Remember to answer questions with the role in mind. Consider how your ideas and experience relate to what we do at Uber and the problems we're solving.
At any point in the interview, if something doesn’t make sense feel free to ask for clarification. We’re looking for people who can interact productively with others to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems, so please speak up.
Do your research
Do your research beforehand and prepare thoughtful questions. In your confirmation email, you may be sent links to your interviewer(s) LinkedIn profiles. Learn more about who you will be meeting.
We value people with drive
Deep dive, investigate and explore to showcase your skills and understanding of the topics being discussed.
Make the most out of your interview by being organized and efficient with your time.
It can be hard in an interview, but please be yourself. We want to know the real you.
Make sure you understand what we’re looking for and the scope of responsibilities in the role laid out in the job description.
Learn about our Cultural Norms
Transportation isn’t the only thing we’re changing through our technology. We’re building a culture within Uber that emphasizes doing the right thing for riders, drivers, and employees. Learn about the behaviors that we value by learning about us, our Cultural Norms, and our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
- How should I prepare?
- Make sure you have good Wifi
- Use headphones to block out background noise
- Test your microphone and headphones
- Be thoughtful about your background
- How do you conduct video interviews?
We use Zoom as our video conferencing tool for all interviews. Please download Zoom before the call and use the unique link provided in your confirmation email to join. If you’ve tried to connect to the call and are having issues, reply to your confirmation email and we can troubleshoot from there.
- What tools do you use for assessments?
We use CodeSignal and Jamboards, among other tools. Your talent advisor will discuss this with you when preparing for your interview.
- Will I speak with anyone before or after my interview panel?
Yes, a talent coordinator will virtually walk you into your interview. When you join, your coordinator will confirm your schedule, ensure your camera and microphone are working appropriately, and transition to your first interviewer. Your talent advisor will follow-up with any next steps.
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