Uber president Jeff Jones quits after just six months

Man Down! Uber Loses President Amid Turbulent State Of Affairs

Uber president quits after just 6 months on the job

San Francisco-based Uber has been in the news for all the wrong reasons this year.

Uber President Jeff Jones is quitting after only six months at the ride-sharing company, attributing his resignation to inconsistent views with fellow leaders.

He told the magazine that the "beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber".

Jones's departure is just one of several resignations that have marked a tumultuous year at the company. It has been suggested by Uber that Jones is leaving as a result of not being shortlisted as a candidate for the vacant chief operating officer position.

Jones wished the "thousands of incredible people at the company" well.

"We want to thank Jeff for his six months at the company and wish him all the best", an Uber spokesman said in an emailed statement.

Last week, Raffi Krikorian, a director in Uber's self-driving division, announced he was leaving, while earlier this month, Gary Marcus, co-director in Uber's in-house AI research arm, departed the company less than four months after joining, having come aboard when Uber acquired his startup Geometric Intelligence in December.

Uber´s vice president of maps and business platform, Brian McClendon, said separately he plans to leave the company at the end of the month to explore politics. Others included engineering executive Amit Singhal, who left five weeks after his hire was made public, after he allegedly failed to disclose that he left a job at Google because of a sexual harassment claim; Ed Baker, the company's vice president of product and growth; and Charlie Miller, a top security researcher. The plan was viewed internally as an effective demotion for Jones, who was hired a year ago as president and second in command, a person familiar with the matter said.

Kalanick was also caught on video in an argument with one of the company's drivers, who confronted the CEO about changes to the service he thought harmed drivers. He later issued a public apology.

Then, a former employee published allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination at the company, including accusations that the human resources department did not properly handle complaints from female employees. In February, a former employee wrote a blog post about her experiences of sexual harassment while working for the company, and Uber is also facing a lawsuit from Alphabet's autonomous auto company Waymo for allegedly stealing trade secrets.

They join a larger exodus of executives since Uber's troubles began in January.

Uber's woes keep getting worse.

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