- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at ThredUP full-time (less than an year)Pros
This is a startup with a unique and rapidly changing business model where creative thinking is encouraged. I like being able to work with an eclectic mix of people with backgrounds in engineering, data analytics, consulting, e-commerce, and retail. Coworkers come from companies such as Google, Orbitz, Virgin Atlantic, and Netflix. I have encountered very interesting and fascinating business and technical problems that I have not experienced working anywhere else.
Work from Home Wednesdays - Mostly for the software engineers and corporate employees. This does not apply to distribution center workers and some employees
Free lunch Thursdays - definitely a perk. Catered food that has been great thus far.
Laptop reimbursement - up to a fixed amount. Most people get MacBooks
Good snack selection in the downtown SF office. Ok selection at the distribution center
No vacation policy - accrue vacation days but can take vacation whenever you want. Days are not fixed. Awesome!
Mentorship and training have been great so far. My manager is extremely accessible and knowledgeable. Overall everyone is very helpful and friendly.Cons
Pay is not the greatest but we do get stock options for if and when the company goes public
No 401k match presently.
Work conditions can be challenging and stressful for distribution center employees who have quotas
Can feel a bit lonely at times if you are not on the engineering team. I'm sure this will change as we grow and hire more peopleAdvice to ManagementAdvice
401k match! Better snack selection for DC officeRecommendsPositive Outlook
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at ThredUP in July 2014.Interview Details
The first step was a 15-minute phone interview where I was encouraged to ask questions about the company and position, but my work history and skills were never discussed (it was also worryingly mentioned that the standard employee workday is 11 hours). Next, I was offered an unpaid test project and was shocked at the scope of it—three original illustrated t-shirt designs and an email blast. In my experience, unpaid tests can usually be completed in 1-3 hours, whereas more in-depth assignments are treated as freelance and paid. I asked how long I was expected to spend on the assignment as was met with the dubious, "We don't know because everyone works at different paces." Projected timelines are a normal part of any project as they directly relate to how much the project ultimately costs, not to mention individual design speeds are a non-factor in knowing how much time certain types of work should generally require. Despite this major red flag, I spent 25 hours on the assignment and was then invited for an in-person interview. I mentioned being an out-of-state candidate, which was discussed before and during my first interview, and was then told the position was actually open to local candidates only.
Overall unprofessional at every step of the process. Even if offered the position, I would have serious concerns about the company's management and expectations.Interview Questions
No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
- No questions were asked of me during the interview, I was intructed to ask the questions. Answer Question
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