Some San Francisco-based recruiters and executives at Uber’s rival companies told the Financial Times (Paywall) in a Monday article that the number of Uber employees looking to leave the ride-sharing company has spiked.
“One of the main reasons is lack of faith in senior leadership,” one unnamed recruiter that previously worked with Uber told the FT.
The news comes as the company weathers waves of criticism regarding its leadership, political stance, and internal culture. An Uber spokesperson told the FT that its current level of departures has been normal.
Investors may also be questioning senior leadership, after CEO Travis Kalanick was seen arguing with an Uber driver via a dashboard cam last week. Kalanick apologized for the incident—one of several he has issued since the start of the year. The CEO has been accused of allowing a culture of sexual harassment by a former employee, while the company has been accused of undermining protests against an executive order from President Donald Trump.