Ride-hailing company Uber has been controversy-prone, to say the least.
The latest trouble brewing for the LA-based startup came after a former female engineer accused Uber for mishandling sexual harassment allegations she filed against her supervisor. She claimed that Uber was lenient on her perpetrator because he was a “top performer” at the company.
The allegations have put Uber’s work culture -- where meritocracy rules supreme -- under scrutiny. Is Uber’s culture an exception-- or is it the rule in the tech startup scene? Call AirTalk and share your experiences if you have ever worked at a tech startup.
Cale Guthrie Weissman, staff writer at Fast Company who covers the tech scene, including a piece titled, “The Future of HR and Why Startups Shouldn’t Reject It;” he tweets @caleweissman