Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Inside the Uber Cesspool

The New York Times’ Mike Isaac, with some crack reporting on the ongoing clusterfuck that is Uber’s workplace:

Workers like Ms. Fowler who went to human resources with their problems said they were often left stranded. She and a half-dozen others said human resources often made excuses for top performers because of their ability to improve the health of the business. Occasionally, problematic managers who were the subject of numerous complaints were shuffled around different regions; firings were less common.

One group appeared immune to internal scrutiny, the current and former employees said. Members of the group, called the A-Team and composed of executives who were personally close to Mr. Kalanick, were shielded from much accountability over their actions.

Nobody’s asking for the company to be perfect. They don’t even have to be a role model in the industry, or particularly unique in the way they treat victimized employees. But I think everyone expects a company to have a reasonable ethical baseline. Uber can’t manage even that at a bare minimum.