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Citing differences over beliefs, Uber president quits after 6 months

After just six months on the job, Jeff Jones, the president of Uber, is quitting, telling Recode that the "beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber, and I can no longer continue as president of the ride-sharing business."

People close to Jones told Recode that when he took on the role, he was unaware of how many issues the company was facing — drivers were leaving him angry comments on Facebook, a female engineer who left the company wrote a blog post calling management out as being dysfunctional, Uber's engineering head was fired after it came out he was investigated for sexual harassment at another employer, and the head of product left after "questionable sexual behavior was uncovered at a company event," Recode reports. Jones came to Uber from Target, where he was chief marketing officer.