Grab built its engineering team with Crewscale

Grab Case Study | Crewscale


Founded in 2012, Grab is a multinational ride-hailing company offering a variety of services. Interestingly, it varies from car booking, food delivery to digital payments via a mobile app. With the vigorous growth in 500+ cities, the company has raised a valuation of $10.3 billion. This automotive industry has now fully-fledged from being a unicorn to becoming the leading mobility platform in Southeast Asia.

The challenge

The platform had to scale for the increasing number of users. But there was only a limited pool of candidates with relevant skills. How did Grab manage that?

Starting from scratch, they filtered most suitable candidates from the applications received to explore the options available.

The untapped potential of Southeast Asia’s technology ecosystem offers all kinds of transportation services. Moreover, it includes private car services, motorcycle taxis, social carpooling, bus and shuttle service, cycling services.

Our Journey with Grab

Grab wanted to expand their candidate reach, increase diversity, and inclusion. They considered good enough to target passive candidates. So they prioritized time-constraints with the internal tech team for conducting Interviews. But somewhere due to lack of time, they had faced a loss of potential candidates to competing offers.

Why Crewscale?

We at Crewscale promote and hire employees who are a good fit for a role. In fact, we value the importance of putting the right person in the right job. With the 100+ skill tests set they structure a career progression plan for the candidates and understand workers’ goals.

Also, the project-based assessment module (Talscale) aims to brush up your technical as well as domain knowledge.

The Crewscale difference

In fact, in a month, we closed 5 engineering positions!

Grab found its talent match with an average of just 3 candidate profiles per position and 1 interview per candidate.

“The onboarded developers were incredible — smart, driven, and responsive. It used to be hard to find quality engineers. But now it isn’t.” says Chin Yin Ong, Head of People at Grab.