Capstone #3, “Interview”

I was really excited for my interview. I had scheduled an Interview with Eric Rothman (president, CEO and founder) of Fast Track Mobility an Uber car renting company. I had to send my question in an email pretense because he wanted to be extra prepared in the task of answering the question and he could elaborate to his questions and it was also convenient  for both of us to have a copy. I was not extremely nervous for my interview because I am partly experienced. My Interview took place in Long Island, NY at the main part of the company. I wasn’t one hundred percent sure all my questions he could manage to answer, but I was confident about them. I brought my phone to record the interview and my piece of paper to take notes on, I used two ways to record because incase I  my phone died I had back up.

During the Interview was a short period of time I had not been educated on what his exact answers were going to be, yet some of them I expected and some I didn’t. I felt a little rushed writing his answers down so I mainly relied on the audio recording to fill in some of the notetaking I didn’t get.  I had to rephrase/add lib my questions he didn’t quite understand and add a little more to the question. Sometimes if I didn’t get enough out of the question and I wasn’t fully satisfied with his answers I had to ask him to elaborate on to his answers. The interview ended very quickly he answered the questions with the the answer already formed so that was very helpful. He answered better than I had expected. Here are the questions I had asked him…

  1. Please describe what you do for Fast Track Mobility?
  2. Why did you start working for Fast Track Mobility how long have you been working there?
  3. Does Uber lease the car or does the Uber driver lease the car?
  4. What are the advantages and disadvantages of an Uber driver using a leased car vs. using their own car?
  5. How long has Uber used Fast Track Mobility?
  6. Who are your main competitors for Uber’s business? For example, Uber Xchange (leasing) or Hyrecar (borrowing cars people own)?
  7. Does Fast Track Mobility only lease in the U.S.? If not, what other countries? If yes, what major cities?
  8. What makes Uber unique compared to it competitors?
  9. How has Uber benefited people who live in urban areas?
  10. How has Uber affected consumers in America and throughout the world?
  11. What problems has Uber created for the taxi industry?
  12. How has Uber addressed passenger safety and what would say to people it can be an unsafe form of transportation?
  13. How does Uber XL compare to a limousine company?
  14. How will Uber keep up with changes in technology?
  15. What is something about Uber that people don’t understand or notice?

I was satisfied with his final answers. I think that the full outcome of our Interview was pretty good. I am so excited to talk about my site visit.


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