It’s been confirmed by several sources Jeff Jones, the president of Uber (well, now former) has resigned just about six month of resuming the office. Was it unexpected? Maybe!
The company’s CEO Travis Kalanick said: “After we announced our intention to hire a COO, Jeff came to the tough decision that he doesn’t see his future at Uber. It is unfortunate that this was announced through the press but I thought it was important to send all of you an email before providing comment publicly.” Mr president actually got discomfort when the company hired a Chief Operating Officer that he think isn’t suitable (to him or Uber we don’t know yet).
Here is another version;
But according to another news outlet, Mr. Jones left because of Uber’s continued struggle with issues around sexism and sexual harassment. It is no news that the company is facing various series of controversies. He was reportedly quoted to have said that the “beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber”.
Uber Facing a lot recently
The ride-sharing company hired Jones away last year from Target Corp., where he was in charge of marketing. Uber then faced a number of bad PR revelations over the past couple months, including a #DeleteUber social media campaign.
From sexual harassment allegations and the CEO’s involvement in Trump’s business advisory group to Kalanick’s recorded argument with an Uber driver and claims that the company uses its data to stalk celebrities, the company has had to put out a number of in-house fires.
Recently, a prominent former engineer at Uber, Susan Fowler, described the company as “an organization in complete, unrelenting chaos.” She alleged that she had been propositioned for sex and was blocked from advancement and that her and colleagues’ sexual harassment
allegations fell on deaf ears at Uber’s human resources department.