3 red flags Uber whistleblower Susan Fowler said she noticed early on
- Former Uber employee and whistleblower Susan Fowler says in her new book that she noticed a handful of red flags early on in her time at Uber.
- After her interview process was delayed, Fowler says she was told that the wait was due to the company's "crazy" trip to Vegas.
- She also says that while interviewers told her that "twenty-five percent!" of Uber's engineering teams were female, "the only women I could recall seeing during my visit were the recruiting coordinator and the janitor."
- Fowler also recalls a team-building exercise to choose the "most interesting person" in the group of new hires - but when the finalists for the exercise were on a stage, the judge, a software engineering director, immediately dismissed all the women.
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Susan Fowler, a former Uber employee who spoke out in 2017 about sexual harassment at the company, writes in her new book, "Whistleblower: My Journey to Silicon Valley and Fight for Justice at Uber," that she noticed a series of red flags after starting at Uber.Fowler's post in 2017 led to increased scrutiny and awareness of the workplace culture at Uber, and ultimately contributed to the ousting of the company's cofounder and former CEO, Travis Kalanick. Advertisement
Fowler's book is available now, and you can read an excerpt provided to Business Insider here.
Here are some of the red flags Fowler said she noticed early on at Uber:Axel Springer, Insider Inc.'s parent company, is an investor in Uber.