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ShopLocal Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
10 Reviews
4.4
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    A stress-free environment with a streamlined workflow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphics Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Graphics Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at ShopLocal part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The work environment is wide open with a nice view of Michigan Ave. from the sixth floor. There's free coffee and soda. The workflow is streamlined to where it is easy to move on to the next project once the previous one is completed. If you have any questions, the managers are very approachable and open to helping. It is a very stress-free environment.

    Cons

    Many people keep to themselves and focus on their computers. On one hand the lack of interaction between co-workers allows you to keep to yourself and finish the work unhindered. However, the sense of community and camaraderie isn't really there.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    My second home

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Team Lead in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Operations Team Lead in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The office is nice. Free catered lunch on Tuesdays are awesome.

    Cons

    There is no sense of community across all departments.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good people with strong work ethic

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Smart people that work hard and are friendly.

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of cons, but the environment could be a little more fun. I mean it's a tech company, so let loose :)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place To Work; start-up atmosphere, solid financials

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at ShopLocal full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast-paced, great people, fun. Working on the latest technology, always getting new technological challenges.

    Cons

    Seasonal work can lead to some overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More company happy hours!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Back on track

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

    I have been working at ShopLocal full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Since Shoplocal has been freed from Pointroll and Vikram Sharma is back at the helm, the company is back on track.
    - Amazing opportunities for those with initiative
    - Free lunch Tuesdays
    - Monthly parties
    - Work with major brands
    - Great culture, encourages learning
    - Start up feel with major corporate (Gannett) backing
    - Agile shop, get to play with all major technologies, web, mobile, social, etc

    Cons

    - understaffed for amount of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great team, Great opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at ShopLocal full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Exciting, fun, fast-paced work environment where I feel like I have a direct impact in every successful project.

    Cons

    The free lunches provided don't always include a "healthy" option.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have so much fun at the monthly company parties, but would prefer it if they were on Fridays instead of Thursdays!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to make a difference

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Services Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Client Services Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at ShopLocal full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small company with big opportunities. You get the chance to be part of major advertising campaigns and site builds with over 100 top retailers. And since there's a little competition in the marketplace now, the status quo is always being challenged. People are willing to listen to your ideas. Big opportunities for career development and growth. Big opportunities to be heard. Big opportunities to provide thought leadership for online advertising for major retailers.

    Cons

    Not necessarily a con, but pay is at or below industry standard depending on the position. Also, some departments seasonally put in long hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    After a lot of changes the last few years, it's been much more enjoyable to work at ShopLocal.

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

    I have been working at ShopLocal full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Start-up feel backed with corporate $$
    Dynamic and ever-changing
    Great camaraderie
    Team feel

    Cons

    Lower than industry average pay
    Long hours
    Not always the best work-life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Software Development Job at ShopLocal

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ShopLocal full-time

    Pros

    Great people there and they are always willing to help

    Cons

    Compensation could be much better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

  11.  

    A Fantastic Place To Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Chicago (Guatemala)
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Chicago (Guatemala)

    I worked at ShopLocal as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people. Open knowledge share. Fun culture.

    Cons

    Being owned by a foreign company sometimes results in attitudes toward corporate culture at odds with some American sensibilities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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