Uber President Jeff Jones announced that he’s quitting. He’s only had the position for six months. But, the Uber President says he just can’t take anymore.
He attributes his resignation from the ride-sharing company to the inconsistency among the views of fellow leaders.
Basically, Jones explained that he misunderstood the approach to leadership and beliefs of the company in the beginning. Now, he can clearly see that things there are inconsistent with the way he’s guided his career.
The president of Uber didn’t like what he experienced and say at the ride-sharing company. He no longer wants to be president of this particular ride sharing business.
Uber, though, says Jones’s sudden withdrawal from the company is likely due to CEO Travis Kalanick’s decision to bring on a chief operating officer (COO) as a helping hand.
“After we announced our intention to hire a COO, Jeff came to the tough decision that he doesn’t see his future at Uber,” Kalanick purportedly wrote in an email to employees. “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.”
According to Kalanick, he reportedly feels the need to hire a COO because he wants a partner to assist him in honing his leadership skills and manage the company. But due to the litany of issues the tech conglomerate has experienced in the past weeks, Kalanick is likely trying to signal to his employees, investors, and customer base that he wants to mandate internal changes and help right the deviating ship.
From allegations of sexual harassment, widespread debauched behavior, and systemic sexism, as well as a number of varying lawsuits, Uber’s workplace culture has been highlighted for all of the wrong reasons.
The president isn’t the first high-up at the company to leave recently; the vice president was asked to resign in late February after the company was tipped off of sexual harassment allegations made against him at Google, his prior place of employment.