Shipwire Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. Great people to work with

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

    I have been working at Shipwire full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Trusting upper management - Supportive culture - Great work-life balance - interesting set of problem to solve

    Cons

    - need more engineers - spend more $ investing in employees


  2. Great work culture and support of people growth and opportunities

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

    I have been working at Shipwire full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Collaborative and friendly culture with lots of opportunities to make a big impact and grow responsibilities. - Good flexibility in work/life scheduling. - Growing business -- driving lots of innovation with the support of a well funded parent company.

    Cons

    The fast paced environment here is great for those who are self-starters, motivated, and able to juggle multiple priorities. Might be challenging for those who aren't.


  3. Sales Rep

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

    I have been working at Shipwire full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free lunch, ping pong, Friday happy hour after 3PM

    Cons

    This company pays people pennies. Minimal pay at 45K/year. In order to survive with this income in the Bay Area, you have to live with your parents.

    Advice to Management

    Value your hard working people.


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  5. Vice President

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Shipwire full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Promote from within culture, Fortune 100 stability with startup innovation. Environmentally friendly office. Gardening club, free lunch, and yoga class.

    Cons

    Rapidly growing company with regular iteration isn't for everyone.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Growing pains

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

    I have been working at Shipwire (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Nice office - Catered lunches - Flexibility - Yoga on-site

    Cons

    - Middle management is inexperienced and needs to be replaced - Operations and customer service teams are bad, inexperienced and a challenge to work with - There's little to no opportunity for growth - Senior management is not in tune - Communication is horrible and there's no support - The culture isn't what it was

    Advice to Management

    - Get involved - Take action


  7. Helpful (1)

    In need of a complete management overhaul or this place is doomed

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

    I have been working at Shipwire full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Growing industry, cutting edge technology, nice office setup

    Cons

    Disorganized, poor training, slow to adapt, operations is a disaster, middle managers are not experienced enough to handle their duties.

    Advice to Management

    Replace everyone that has been in middle management within operations and care for the last year; time to make changes that will actually create a positive impact


  8. Helpful (2)

    Working at Shipwire

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

    I have been working at Shipwire full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Helpful (1)

    Best people to work with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  10. awesome

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 Management

    none


  11. Helpful (3)

    No structured plans, no sales support

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

    I worked at Shipwire full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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



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