It would be no understatement to say that been has been under a lot of pressure lately. And this pressure seems to be getting to the taxi booking app’s management. Uber president, Jeff Jones, has announced his resignation from Uber after just less than six months. And this announcement was completely unexpected for the rest of the company.
An inside source from the company revealed that Mr. Jones was very frustrated regarding the hiring of the new chief operating officer. The source also revealed that he was offended that he was not among the candidates for the selection. But another reliable source claimed that this was not exactly the reason for Mr. Jones resignation.
The second source says that the 6-month presidents left Uber due to the company’s continued struggle with issues revolving around sexual harassment and sexism. Regarding his announcement, he said,
The beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber
The news has shocked everyone and the company itself, but on Sunday, Uber gave a statement regarding their former president:
We want to thank Jeff for his six months at the company and wish him all the best.
Even though the statement is polite and professional but privately, the company has been shocked and other executives are reported to be left disappointed since they considered this action as a lack of professionalism. The company expected the former president to inform them of his plans.
Uber has been facing a lot of controversies; the company is accused of being a failure when it comes to providing security to the drivers and the users. Recently the company faced a “delete Uber” trend on twitter too.
And after the firm’s co-founder was filmed having an argument with a driver, he admitted that he needed “leadership help”. This statement along with the company’s search for a COO could be a factor in Mr. Jones sudden resignation.