Lyft overview

Lyft, Inc. is a transportation network company based in San Francisco, California and operating in 640 cities in the United States and 9 cities in Canada. It develops, markets, and operates the Lyft mobile app, offering car rides, scooters, and a bicycle-sharing system.
The staff at Lyft come from unusually diverse demographic backgrounds. The company is 27.5% female and 42.9% ethnic minorities. Even though it has great demographic diversity, Lyft notably lacks in political diversity. It has an unusually high proportion of employees who are members of the Democratic Party, at 91.2%. Despite having coworkers who agree with each other about politics, employees at Lyft tend to have relatively short tenures. Staff members usually stay with the company for 0.9 years. The average employee at Lyft makes $60,341 per year. Pay at Lyft is significantly lower than some of its highest paying competitors, like Airbnb, Google, and Dropbox, which pay $129,863, $127,289, and $125,138, respectively.
A large internet company with 4,854 employees and an annual revenue of $2.2B, Lyft is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

The Organization’s Mission

To reconnect people through transportation and bring communities together.

Industry

Technology

Revenue

$2.2B

Employees

4,854

Founded in

2012

Headquarters

San Francisco, CA

Website

lyft.com

Organization Type

Public

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The team at Lyft

Key People
  • Logan Green (ceo)
  • John Zimmer (founders)

The Culture At Lyft

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At Lyft, community is what we are and it's what we do. It's what makes us different. To create the best ride for all, we start in our own community by creating an open, inclusive, and diverse organization where all team members are recognized for what they bring. Ride by ride, we're changing the way our world works. We imagine a world where cities feel small again and where transportation and tech bring people together, instead of apart. We see the future as community-driven - and it starts with you.
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You consistently own the work, focus on delivering impact and reimagine what's possible - you make it happen. And you do it with a great sense of humor and an excitement to change the face of ridesharing.
At Lyft, community is what we are and it's what we do. It's what makes us different. To create the best ride for all, we start in our own community by creating an open, inclusive, and diverse organization where all team members are recognized for what they bring.
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We embrace the powerful positive impact autonomous transportation will bring to our everyday lives and with our ambition, we will become a leader in the development and operation of such vehicles. Thanks to our network, with hundreds of millions of rides every year, we have the means to make autonomy a safe reality.
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At Lyft, community is what we are and it's what we do. It's what makes us different. To create the best ride for all, we start in our own community by creating an open, inclusive, and diverse organization where all team members are recognized for what they bring. From day one, Lyft's mission has been to improve people's lives with the world's best transportation. And self-driving cars are critical to that mission: they can make our streets safer, cities greener, and traffic a thing of the past.
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Lyft Reviews

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What Do You Like About Working There?

Flexibility and own contractor Show More

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

Lack of Honesty from company And the referrals never added up. Was never paid out. Show More

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Driving and own hours. Flexibility and time Show More
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Meeting new people Show More

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

Wear and tare on my vehicle Show More

What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

I liked working flexible hours. I liked being home when my daughter got home from school. Show More
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great healthcare benefits, work life balance, internal growth opportunities, free snacks Show More

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

management not always clear about the direction of the company Show More
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4.0

Zippia UserOctober 2019

4.0

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What Do You Like About Working There?

The app was easy to understand and use. I was able to work my own hours. As a private contractor, I had the freedom to dress as I wanted. I was my own boss. Show More

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

My vehicle isn't fuel efficient. Rising gas prices put a strain on my profits. There were times when business was incredibly slow. Large events created a competitive environment which caused a decline in business. Traffic also caused issues. Show More

What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

My favorite part of working for Lyft was the freedom that came along with it. Show More
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Zippia UserJuly 2018

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What Do You Like About Working There?

I'm given a lot of support from management and a lot of freedom to be creative and work independently. I have freedom to work from home and generally can set my own schedule. I also receive pretty decent benefits. Show More

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

I don't always feel like I have the tools I need or know who to contact to get what I need. I don't always feel "a part" of the company because I work so remotely. Show More

What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

My medical benefits and the ability to work remotely. Show More
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Lyft Rankings

Lyft is ranked #39 on the Best Technology Companies to Work For in America list. Zippia's Best Places to Work lists provide unbiased, data-based evaluations of companies. Rankings are based on government and proprietary data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

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Lyft Salaries

How much does Lyft pay?
The national average salary for a Lyft employee in the United States is $60,341 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $129,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $28,000 per year.
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Average Employee Earnings

Lyft Salaries By Job Title

While the average employee salary at Lyft is $60,341, there is a big variation in pay depending on the role. The higher paying positions at Lyft include Data Analyst, Engineer, Driver, and Brand Ambassador. A typical Data Analyst salary at Lyft is $111,376 per year.
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Average
$87,630
$88k
$30,483
$30k

Lyft careers

On average, employees at Lyft stay with the company for 0.9 years. Employees most commonly join Lyft after leaving Uber Technologies. When they leave Lyft, they most frequently get their next job at Uber Technologies.

Average Length of Employment
Pinterest1.2 years

Lyft

0.9 years
Top Employers Before Lyft
Walmart10.3 %
Amazon6.8 %
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Top Employers After Lyft
Amazon10.5 %
GrubHub2.6 %
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Lyft Financial Performance

9.9
Performance Score
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Revenue

> $1B

Founded in

2012

Organization type

Public

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Lyft Competitors

Competitors of Lyft include Airbnb, Google, and Dropbox. The average salaries at Airbnb rank the highest, with their employees earning an average salary of $129,863 per year. The salaries at Google average $127,289 per year, and the salaries at Dropbox come in at $125,138 per year.
Company
Average Salary
$129,863
$130k
$127,289
$127k
$125,138
$125k
$121,776
$122k
$117,894
$118k
$96,174
$96k
Bluebird Systems
Bluebird Systems
$69,423
$69k
RO-EL
RO-EL
$64,767
$65k

Frequently Asked Questions about Lyft

When was Lyft founded?

Lyft was founded in 2012.

How many Employees does Lyft have?

Lyft has 4,854 employees.

How much money does Lyft make?

Lyft generates $2.2B in revenue.

What industry is Lyft in?

Lyft is in the technology industry.

What is Lyft's mission?

Lyft's mission statement is "To reconnect people through transportation and bring communities together."

What type of company is Lyft?

Lyft is a public company.

Who are Lyft's competitors?

Lyft competitors include Uber Technologies, Pinterest, Throwing Darts, J & L Co, Valley Services, Parsec, Google, Carroll & Co, The Martin-Brower Company, Airbnb, Napa Valley Unified, Assurance Group, DCS, LinkedIn, Loomis, Dropbox, Postmates, Square, RO-EL, Bluebird Systems.

Who works at Lyft?

Logan Green (ceo)

John Zimmer (founders)

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