- Business Insider obtained a copy of Uber's employee handbook.
- The document illustrates the differences between the tones that CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and his predecessor, Travis Kalanick, set for the company's culture.
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Changing Uber's culture was one of Dara Khosrowshahi's top priorities when he became the ride-hailing firm's CEO in 2017.
Before Khosrowshahi's arrival, Uber and its prior chief executive, Travis Kalanick, had been criticized for promoting an aggressive, win-at-all costs mindset that was tied to allegations of sexual harassment and gender bias, as well as attempts to skirt regulations.
After soliciting feedback from employees, Khosrowshahi rewrote Kalanick's list of core values, dropping "toe-stepping" and emphasizing inclusiveness and ethics.
Uber's current employee handbook makes especially clear the differences between Khosrowshahi and Kalanick's attitudes toward workplace culture are also apparent. Where Kalanick once jokingly lamented that company policies prevented him from having sex with his coworkers, Uber's current employee handbook outlines rules around intra-company romantic relationships in less crass terms. The 39-page document includes subjects like "Don't harass," "Don't be a bully," and "Be respectful."
"We have done much work in recent years to evolve our culture and strengthen our organization, and we'll continue to stay diligent and ensure Uber remains a great place to work for all," an Uber spokesperson told Business Insider.
Business Insider obtained a copy of Uber's employee handbook, which you can read below:
Are you a current or former Uber employee? Do you have an opinion about what it's like to work there? Contact this reporter at [email protected], on Signal at 646-768-4712, or via his encrypted email address [email protected].
Axel Springer, Insider Inc.'s parent company, is an investor in Uber.