Upp Technology Reviews

Updated May 26, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Entrepreneurial Setting

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Downers Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    After being directed to a set of tasks, I was given a lot of autonomy on how I wanted to complete them. This job requires self-motivation and efficacy, without it you will probably fail. It is a great culture to be around, with hard work and dedication being continuously recognized by upper management. The employees are some of the most intelligent and dedicated individuals I have ever met. I am compensated more than fairly.

    Cons

    Lack of direction may pose to be a problem for some individuals with out the efficacy to problem solve.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to strive to make the working environment competitive and lively. Software gets boring, but the office doesn't have too.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Endless Opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Upp Technology full-time

    Pros

    Prior to working at Upp Technology, I worked at a large tech company. One of the best parts about working at Upp is the close-knit, family culture. No one is merely a number--everyone is a name, and with that comes responsibility and opportunity. The company is growing quickly and those that have the privilege of working at Upp are given a lot of opportunities that you wouldn't be granted at a large company. It is a hands-on environment, and you are rewarded well when you perform and deliver.

    Cons

    If you don't work hard, it will not go unnoticed. Everyone plays a vital role at Upp, and you are expected to do your share.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for the endless opportunities and support. I am happy to be on board as the company continues to grow and prosper.


  3. Helpful (3)

    A good company gone bad

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contract, $5 00 Per Paycheck in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Contract, $5 00 Per Paycheck in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the employees/contractors are great to work with!!!

    Cons

    CEO/COO; When a couple of years ago a check of 1 million dollars for landscaping bounced because of the former CFO did bot transfer to there personal account should tell you something. They lease for there family everything under the sun under the company. When you are withdrawing $46500 a month from both sides of the company as a salary at the same time eliminating true working roles there is a deep concern. So what if you lease Escalades for your managing partners, you still have not paid out there bonus' 4th quarter or year end! Stay away from this company! FYI do not be surprise if they come come back with 2 or 3 5 star because they need it since they are on the market for sale!

    Advice to Management

    Scott Jr should have been the new CEO and owner because of how hard he traveled and developed most of the clients you have today!


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Hostile Working Environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Upp Technology full-time

    Pros

    A few good employees and great office location.

    Cons

    -Unorganized -Dishonest -Zero customer service -Unprofessional leadership -Unrealistic demands from owners and executive management -Inconsistent -Disrespectful to employees and clients -Chaotic and hostile working environment

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees and clients better or you won't see any improvement in your business.


  6. Helpful (2)

    The company has invested in its people and products to continually provide value to its clients!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Current Employee
    Current Employee - Current Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Upp Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great People! Upp spends a lot of time finding employees that match their core values. Consequently, the organization is filled with smart, entrepreneurial spirited people. - Upp has made huge investments in their software products over the last five years and now have solutions that are industry leading. Cloud solutions that are running at the enterprise level. All new integration layer of the IT stack allows solutions to connect securely, quickly and cost effectively. iOS mobile platform is intuitively easy to use and contemporary. - Upp has proven documented processes for developing software and implementing systems. - Entrepreneurial work environment. Upp recently implemented the EOS system so all staff can contribute ideas and voice an opinion. Weekly meetings where anything and everything is encouraged to be discussed. Very effective communication tool to generate new ideas and complete tasks. - Work environment promotes trust and fairness. Hard charging but fun! - Upp is good about having optional corporate outings for all employees. Last Summer they had a VIP suite at the Chicago White Sox and in the Fall did a roof top at Wrigley! Really fun! - You control your own destiny. Smart hard driving employee's that bring value to the company and clients are recognized and highly compensated. - You will be around very smart people and in some of the best conversations of your career. - Good career advancement opportunities. - Upp recognized the fact that some employee's did not want to commute from down town, so they opened a satellite office in the loop. Pretty nice. - A+ Corporate Headquarters with all the amenities (on site cafe, gym, post office, bank machine, 24x7 security) - Great benefits - Good work/life balance. Good about vacation time off.

    Cons

    - Self starters will thrive. If you need a lot of direction with a big corporation mind set, probably not a good fit.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for investing in our people and products.


  7. Great company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Upp Technology gave me an opportunity to quickly move up through the ranks, simultaneously being well compensated. I was surrounded by smart people, an entrepreneurial environment, and the desire to succeed. I have had personal growth through the training and experience I have received, and have been supported by both upper management an ownership.

    Cons

    You have to be self-motivated. You are not always given clear-cut directions, so a sense of creativity and self efficacy is required.


  8. The company is an exciting, innovative, entrepreneurial environment perfectly suited for self motivated high achievers.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Upp Technology full-time

    Pros

    Ownership and management are interested in giving highly motivated individuals an opportunity to be successful by providing employees the tools necessary to grow and prosper.

    Cons

    This is not a highly structured organization with definitive job descriptions. What you put into the opportunity is what you will receive in return.

    Advice to Management

    Be diligent in hiring individuals who exhibit qualities that support the culture of the company. Those who do not possess the attributes necessary will not thrive.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Upp Technology

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Controller in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Controller in Downers Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The organization is filled with great people who make work enjoyable! Individually owned and operated. The company is always making strides to improve themselves and what they can do for their clients.

    Cons

    Located in a very busy place in Downers Grove making the drive a challenge at times. Need to add a little extra travel time to get to the office depending up on the traffic flow coming off of Highland Avenue to 31st.

    Advice to Management

    Provide working from home one or two days a week.


  10. Helpful (8)

    ---BEWARE--- Didn't want to share, but notice it is all 1 or 5 star ratings. The 5 star ratings are all FAKE!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have a very nice office and there are good people in the company, but... WOULD NOT RECOMMEND ANY FRIEND TO WORK HERE OR ANY COMPANY TO USE THEIR SERVICES/SOLUTIONS

    Cons

    - 70+ year old CEO of a tech company who cannot even type - Micromanaged by Presidents, because CEO rides them and they have no idea how to actually manage - Sexual harassment - Negativity is every conversation - Kitchen talk is always focused on "how are we still in business" - Lawsuits with probably 50% of customers - CEO is getting desperate. He sets goals based on what the business needs, but are wildly unacheivable.

    Advice to Management

    To CEO - cut your losses. You are providing a disservice to your employees and your customers. Other Managers - Find a new job. The grass is dead, wherever you go the grass will be greener.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Fast moving, fun company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company is growing and growing quickly. It is an excellent place to come work if you are self-motivated and enjoy working independently. It is really a company where the more you put into it, the more you get out.

    Cons

    As a start up, there was not a formal training. This makes the learning curve difficult especially for new hires.



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