Overview and benefits


Uber Technologies, Inc. is a multinational transportation company that is best known for a simple smartphone app and a fleet of freelance drivers in major cities around the globe including New York City, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles and more. Those looking for a ride can easily select from a myriad of Uber services to meet their needs including Uber XL, Uber Select, UberBLACK and UberSUV. In addition to ridesharing services, Uber also offers food delivery and bicycle sharing. 

Working for Uber is an attractive gig because almost anyone with a vehicle and a clean background can become a freelance driver. Uber drivers operate on their own schedules and get the satisfaction and perks of working for one of the most recognizable companies in the world.


For more information on working as an Uber driver, visit https://www.uber.com/us/en/drive/.

Number of employees

Uber operates in multiple cities across the globe and employs over 20,000 drivers and full-time employees worldwide.

Date founded

Uber was founded in March 2009 after two friends and technology experts, Travis Kalanick and Garret Camp, thought of the idea while attending a conference in Paris. Revolutionary in its own right, the startup quickly became the highest valued startup on the market. Today, Uber continues to grow as it innovates new ways to empower people to take control of their lives through unique, service-based freelance opportunities.

Company mission statement

True to the nature of its business, Uber’s mission statement is simple: “To bring transportation - for everyone, everywhere.” 


Uber is the world’s largest multinational transportation company. The competition includes companies like Lyft, another ridesharing services. In recent years, Uber has expanded beyond simple ride services to include other subsidiaries such as UberEats and Uber Freight services. Uber also continues to innovate new technology such as self-driving cars that will help expand its services beyond current capacities.

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How old do you need to be to work at Uber?

Uber drivers must be at least 21 years old. 

Does Uber require a drug test?

Uber doesn’t require drug testing to become a driver but reserves the right to drug test drivers following rider complaints. 

How do much Uber employees make?

Uber drivers can make up to $25 per hour offering rides to people in cities around the globe. By making their own schedules, Uber drivers have the opportunity to take control of their schedule and make extra money.

What are the requirements to work at Uber?

To be an Uber driver you must be at least 21 years old, have one year of driving experience, pass a background screening, possess a valid driver’s license and carry proper insurance.

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