Uber President Jeff Jones resigned Sunday from his role at the beleaguered company after only six months. Five more high-level employees are either leaving soon or have already left since December. Jones is quitting amid significant controversy at Uber.
The controversies surrounding the company are many. The CEO, Travis Kalanick, was caught on dash cam video yelling at an Uber driver. Multiple sexual harassment allegations, Kalanick’s involvement in Trump’s business advisory group, claims that the company uses its data to stalk celebrities, and a lawsuit filed by Google alleging Uber stole more than 14,000 pages of technical documents, trade secrets, and committed fraud relating to self-driving cars.
Jones, who was formerly the chief marketing officer at Target, was hired last August as the so-called “adult in the room” at the ride sharing service whose company’s internal culture has been described as “combative” and “aggressive.”
Uber has faced a number of negative PR disclosures over the past couple months, including a #DeleteUber social media campaign.