So, I have been asked a lot about Uber.com and other uber driving reviews that I have come across. While I personally have not driven for Uber.com, I have a ton of friends that do and I currently follow a bunch of known Uber drivers on YouTube that share their experiences with the company.
So, the question remains, what is it like driving for Uber? Let’s take a look at my Uber.com review to find out!
Website URL: www.uber.com
Owner: Travis Kalanick and Garret Camp
Advertised Price: Free to Sign Up
Overall Rating: 80 Points Out Of 100
Uber.com is a website and mobile app that is dedicated to helping those get around ton at an affordable price. It is a driving service that is operated by normal folk like you and I and that offer up their own vehicles to get you to the places that you need to go.
This app is not only for those looking for rides. It is also for those who are looking to make some extra cash on the side and by offering those people rides.
Pros Vs. Cons
- Easy to sign up for
- Great way to earn some extra cash on the side
- Free to start
- Can work whenever you want to
- Must cover your own gas, maintenance and fees for your car
- Star rating system can make or break you
- Not enough work for you
- Lots of downtime
- Not that lucrative
- No health benefits
- No tips allowed
Who Is This For?
This is a program that is primarily for those who want to make money on their own time. While the site constantly advertises that this is a great paying opportunity, the truth of the matter is that you will not get paid nearly as much as this company is promising. That is why I recommend this site to those who are looking for an easy second job or for those who are looking to make some extra cash.
As far as support goes, there is not that much. However, what Uber lacks in traditional support, they make up in speed. According to many users Uber offers support to their drivers as well as customers in just a matter of hours or even minutes depending on the severity.
The best way to reach Uber support is the help tab via their website or on Twitter using the Twitter handle @Uber_Support.
Uber Drivers Reviews
I was actually surprised at how many complaints I managed to find on Uber.com. Don’t get me wrong I found a few positive reviews left by many satisfied Uber drivers, but the majority of complaints I have found have been mostly negative.
Just take a look at what some drivers are saying about Uber.
In my opinion I think this company was a great company to work for during its inception. Notice the word, “Was.” Nowadays it seems that working for Uber is more of a headache than something rewarding. With the influx of hundreds of Uber drivers living in the same area, too much downtime between rides, the fare decreases and the cost of maintaining your car, in my opinion Uber is just not worth it.
However, it is a legit company and I do recommend it to those who are looking for a little extra cash on the side.
Great For Some Part Time Cash
Have you worked for Uber or are currently working for them? What insight can you give us? Let me know in the comments below!