Uber's president quits less than seven months after joining firm

A man exits the Uber offices in Queens New York U.S

After serving less than a year as Uber Technologies Inc.'s president, Jeff Jones is quitting, reportedly deciding the ride-hailing giant's many problems were worse than he realized.

In a prepared statement Jones sent to Recode, he said beliefs and leadership approach that guided his career were inconsistent with what he experienced and saw at Uber. Singhal was asked to step down because he did not disclose that he had been the focus of a sexual discrimination investigation at his former company, Google.

The news of Jones' departure follows Kalanick's announcement earlier this month that he is looking for a COO.

According to Recode, Jones spent time meeting with drivers in an attempt to better understand their circumstances, communicating with them via email on what Uber's plans were. Jones was in charge of Uber's branding, customer support and operations divisions.

The Independent Drivers Guild, an organization that advocates for Uber drivers, on Sunday was critical that Jones "has left the company without making a single improvement to help drivers struggling to make a living", said Ryan Price, executive director of the guild.

The departure list from Uber keeps on growing. At one point valued at more than $68 billion, the company was first hampered by Kalanick's involvement with President Donald Trump.

Uber's president Jeff Jones has joined the #deleteuber movement because he's come to realise the company's values aren't compatible with his own. For business analysts, Jone's resignation had been predictable, since the company had just announced opening of career opportunity for a Chief Operating Office (COO) to work with Chief Executive Travis Kalanick run the company.

"Jeff came to the tough decision that he doesn't see his future at Uber", Kalanick wrote. His job was to remake Uber's tainted image.

In a blog post on February 19, Susan Fowler, a woman engineer at Uber chronicled what she called a odd and horrifying year in a culture she said is rife with sexual harassment, abetted by an unresponsive human resources department. The company deliberately turned off surge pricing during a taxi strike at at major airports around the country.

San Francisco-based Uber has also been rocked by disclosures about a culture of sexism and its covert use of law enforcement-evading software. Therefore, McClendon's departure is problematic as it is strategically important for Uber to strengthen their geolocation and mapping services.

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