Uber employees' opinions of thecompany mission, ethics and company culture all decreased in thepast six months. (Photo: Shutterstock)

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A leaked Uber employee survey reveals that while a number ofpositive employee responses were up from thelast survey iteration six months prior, a few others fell—revealingthat the company has more work to do on employee issues before its planned IPO.

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USA Today reports that the survey, conducted every sixmonths, garnered more positive responses to such questions as “Ifeel heard by my manager” (73 percent); “I feelsecure about my job” (66 percent); “I feel fairly treated” (63percent) and “Uber acts in a socially responsible way” (63 percent). Those,and others, were up in the October version of the survey, but otherquestions saw positive responses fall.

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Related: Uber drivers dealt a blow in quest for better payand benefits

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Questions that included “I am passionate about Uber's mission”got 77 percent, while “I feel I can report ethical or complianceviolations without fear of retaliation” dropped to 71 percent and“I have seen positive culture change take place at Uber over thepast six months” was down to 62 percent, according to BusinessInsider, which reported on the full findings.

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Uber has had some tough times lately from employees whosay—among other things—that they aren't getting paid enough, aswell as allegations that it “was a toxic work environment for womenand that some of its aggressive business tactics may have beenillegal.”

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This past summer, a Reuters report said that employees of coloralleged that Uber's human resources department head Liane Hornsey,and her staff “ignored reports of racism”; after an investigation,Hornsey abruptly left the company.

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Uber and Lyft are both vying for the opportunity to go publicfirst; according to the report, some are estimating that Uber's IPOcould go as high as $120 billion.

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