Shipwire Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
8 Reviews
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8 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at Shipwire

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shipwire full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Exciting culture
    - Team-centric
    - Approachable managers
    - CEO is very down-to-earth
    - Catered lunch!

    Cons

    - Somewhat disorganized, but that's understandable for a start-up that's growing at a rapid rate
    - Team can get too caught up with busy environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show the team members that there's growth within the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best people to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Shipwire full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    From day one I was able to build great relationships including the CEO, all VP and Directors. All the teams worked really hard but there was no complaining at all because everyone was very motivated and enjoyed their jobs. I had the best manager who was very good at trusting your work and delegating projects. He was very professional but very friendly and easy to communicate with.
    Also there are a lot of career opportunities within the company. I was offered a promotion within a year.

    Cons

    The pay was not very high but looking at the industry average in logistics and e-commerce fulfillment operations I was OK with it.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shipwire

    Pros

    great com pany fun place to work

    Cons

    none none none none none

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    No structured plans, no sales support

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shipwire full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great CEO, Great culture, nothing really comes in mind other than that

    Cons

    Too long to ramp up, you will be treated as a second degree sales agent.
    Some of the VPs are odd and hard to deal with
    Commission was horrible, I was told I was going to make so much money but they forgot to tell me the ramp up is incredibly long and they will always pass the good leads to the senior sales agents who is connected with the management team.
    You will have 0 feedback from your manager.
    There's 0% help when it comes to training you on the product and procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need new direction, need to be upfront during the hiring process

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Supportive company, poor compensation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Shipwire full-time

    Pros

    Enjoy the people in my department and most others. The company has potential to touch many other businesses and challenges are interesting, though they may not seem that way upon initial glance. Also, most people who work here are smart and competent.

    Now that the company has been acquired and is growing, there may be some room for growth, but previous to it, upward movement was not realistic.

    Cons

    Transparency could be improved, starting at the top (can be hard to get a straight answer to a question).

    Compensation is almost insulting for certain positions, especially considering Bay Area real estate, and numbers aren't accurately conveyed in the salaries section of Glassdoor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All staff meetings and higher salaries will make for more connected and higher quality employees. Do some work on company culture, too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A disappointing experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Shipwire full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    For the most part people are friendly

    Cons

    Confrontational and hostile environment facilitated by upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're going to hire someone to do a specific job then the details of that job should be made clearer. Provide more in depth training and an open door policy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fun and Rewarding Place to work at

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Advocate in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Advocate in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Shipwire full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Shipwire is growing fast and there are a lot of opportunities. The environment is very fun and lax, and working here is rewarding. Management is very approachable, and even when you start at the bottom you feel like an equal, with opportunities to take your ideas and ambitions to the next step

    Cons

    A lot of work- not really a con, more of a pro, really, as it mean there is something to do for everybody

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are awesome, hire more people so we can get things done

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company Culture Makes it all workth it.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shipwire full-time

    Pros

    The company culture makes it all worth it. This is a company that is going to go far and is willing to take it's people along for the ride to the top.

    Cons

    The hours are very long and the pay is low. You really need to love and believe in the company to work here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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