Does a former Uber employee take a cab on the first day at a new job? We don’t know that, but we do know this: The average employee stays at Uber a mere 10.7 months before moving on to another company. That’s an unusually low average, even in the job-hopper-friendly tech industry.
Uber’s employees don’t follow a predictable path after leaving the San Francisco-based car-share company. Some venture to small businesses, others to major conglomerates.
Where Do Sales and Marketing People Go After Uber?
As you might expect, the majority of Uber employees continue to work in tech, with about 55% of workers moving on to companies specializing in computer-related fields. Specifically, about 38% of former Uber employees move into jobs in the Internet industry, 10% go to Computer Software companies, and 7% take jobs in the Information Technology and Services sector.
Consumer Electronics is another popular destination for ex-Uber workers, with 6%moving to companies (specifically Apple) that specialize in this area. The next most popular industries are Food and Beverages (6%), Marketing and Advertising (6%, Financial Services (4%), Management Consulting (4%), and Staffing and Recruiting (4%).
Though those percentages are small, the workers who leave Uber for these industries tend to venture to the same places. For instance, Apple and Deliveroo are two of the most popular companies for Uber employees to switch to, despite their industries (Consumer Electronics and Food and Beverages) attracting only 6% of Uber workers each.
Most former Uber employees (61%) move to smaller companies*, but only four of the top 10 companies they move to are smaller than Uber (Deliveroo, Twitter, Dropbox and Hootsuite).
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Change is Going to Come
Gone are the days when young workers would commit to one company and stay there until retirement. Today’s workers crave change and variety in their careers. Uber’s ex-workers demonstrate this, as many of them move away from tech fields. More than 20 different industries are represented, including creative outlets such as Online Media and Design. Seeking out new challenges and trying different things is more of a priority than it was for previous generations of workers.
Trends indicate that job hopping has become more popular in recent years, especially among millennials. Many of today’s young, ambitious employees are constantly on the lookout for the next exciting opportunity, and that often means moving to a new workplace. Uber employees are clearly the perfect example.
*measured by employees (Registered on LinkedIn)
Written before Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn
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