Uber burst on the scene in 2009 and became a very visible pioneer of the so-called sharing economy. The app allows anyone with a car, or who can rent a car, to become a driver after a screening process, and has become hugely popular with customers fed up with high regular taxi fares. All that hasn’t come without a price, however. There have been protests, employee complaints, and horror stories from both customers and drivers. There’s been corporate drama, sinister allegations, and most recently, a string of damaging stories in the press related to corporate culture.