June 28, 2017

Can Uber Fix Itself When Silicon Valley Won’t?

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Three and a half months after an engineer named Susan Fowler published a blog post detailing her experience of sexual harassment as an employee of Uber, the company has at last begun to detail the results of multiple investigations into its infamous workplace culture.

At Uber’s weekly all-hands meeting on Tuesday, lawyers from an external law firm told the company’s 12,000-plus employees that it had received 215 claims of misconduct — sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, bullying — and fired 20 people as a result.

Three dozen others had been required to undergo counseling or given a final warning. More than 50 cases were still pending. On Twitter, a female Uber engineer responded to the news by writing that she was “[f]eeling 20 assholes lighter.” She quickly had second thoughts and deleted her tweet.

While none of the female Uber employees I spoke to for my piece on the company’s various crises had experienced anything close to Fowler’s horror stories, almost all reported a variety of incidents and interactions that made the company a difficult place to work. (Uber employees I reached out to who had spoken positively about the company’s culture all referred […]

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