Thanks for posting. I too have had ex-coworkers tell me I should write a blog post about my time at Uber. I completely understand why you posted this anonymously. Knowing that every single employee can easily find your Uber account, personal details of where you live, where you’ve been and when, even watch an in-progress trip on Heaven fka Godview, is all too risky. And people there can be malicious.
Reading about your experience and Susan Fowler’s experience triggered bad memories. I dreaded going into work every day nearly from the start. It wasn’t the long hours, which I was quite accustomed to; it was the highly competitive toxic environment. It’s that rah-rah #superpumped culture they spew. It was like a mix of Game of Thrones, Hunger Games, and Gossip Girls where everyone’s out for themselves, making alliances, sabotaging others. Their culture brings out the worst in people.
To my disgust and shock, I discovered Uber HR is absolutely there to shut people up. You can provide evidence, documentation, etc, but it doesn’t matter. They are not for the employees. They are there to support management. In every company, there will be employees who behave inappropriately, but those incidents should be far and few between. And when those incidents do occur, HR is supposed to shut that down immediately. Did they do that? No. It’s not even a blind eye, Uber HR will point the finger back at the whistleblower. WTF? Then, to take it another step further, Uber HR hints how this reporting could affect personal evaluations. Pretty damn corrupt, unethical and without principles.