There are also high prices abroad Uber and other start up companies are fleeing San FranciscoPosted by: admin | Posted on: March 5, 2017
Uber is currently discussing the purchase of a property located in downtown Oakland Sears Building, while Lyft is also planning to flee San Francisco.
Why also faced with the plight of high housing prices, many of the rapid development of the start-up companies in San Francisco, the real estate prices and rising labor costs and fled.
according to foreign media reports, Product Hunt and Meerka and other smaller start-up companies are recruiting overseas engineering team, similar to Uber and Pandora companies came to Oakland. Lyft also believes that the best way is to move part of the expansion plan to the outside of San Francisco. However, the company will continue to recruit in San Francisco.
Rex, chief operating officer of
·, Lyft (Rex Tibbens) pointed out that Lyft move is to better growth, rather than cut costs in. "We do not want to continue to expand in San Francisco, but we are currently growing at a rate of three digits, local restrictions. We’ve been too crowded here." The company currently has 500 employees.
in Nashville, the cost of living and wages are relatively low. Lyft customer service team will need to accept a pay cut in Tennessee, after a year, the average level of the total compensation in line with the Nashville. If employees do not want to go to Nashville, you can get compensation.
Tyburns said: "our customers throughout the United States, so the construction of another user experience center, while covering the east coast and west coast is reasonable." The future, most of the United States Lyft customer service representative will be in Nashville recruitment.
said that if Nashville is attractive for cheap rent and different time zones, so the attraction of Seattle is a large number of engineers. In Seattle, tech companies are not as competitive as Silicon Valley. Amazon and Microsoft are now Seattle’s leaders, but they may soon face challenges. Lyft plans to hire 20 engineers in Seattle over the next few months, bringing the total to 60 in 2016.
Tyburns said: "about our next technology center should be where, this is a clear question. Seattle is a great city to attract technical talent."