In September 2015, Uber brought thousands of employees to Las Vegas for a global all-hands retreat that had all the hallmarks of its infamous hard-charging culture: drug-fueled parties, a private performance from Beyoncé, and speeches from CEO Travis Kalanick and other executives.
One evening during a group outing to a nightclub attended by a handful of employees from Uber’s Los Angeles office, the company’s LA general manager, Eyal Gutentag, allegedly assaulted a female subordinate. According to three people who saw the incident, a visibly intoxicated Gutentag approached the woman from behind, pulled her hair, and groped one of her breasts and buttocks. She screamed and quickly separated herself, leading multiple employees to report the incident to Uber’s human resources department. The company put Gutentag on leave and terminated him within a week.
Four months later he had a new job.
In January 2016, HopSkipDrive, a ride-hailing service for kids, hired Gutentag as its chief operations officer, touting his “significant operational expertise” and cultural fit. Later that year, according to his LinkedIn, Gutentag left to join ZipRecruiter, a burgeoning employment job site that’s valued at more than a billion dollars, where he is now chief marketing officer.
Source: Buzzfeed News