Urban Airship

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    The best workplace experience I've had yet.

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

    I have been working at Urban Airship

    Pros

    - Work with sharp, smart, engaging individuals
    - Be on the cutting edge of technology
    - Fast-paced work environment
    - Good community
    - Standing desks, dual monitors, laptop included
    - Free T-Shirts
    - Ability to make a difference in the company
    - Competitive pay
    - Fun and challenging projects
    - Free coffee/tea
    - Free catered lunch
    - Free snacks and 4 beers on top

    Cons

    - Growing pains that go with leaving the "start up phase"
    - Some positions require a lot of time and work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Market and Opportunity

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

    I worked at Urban Airship

    Pros

    - Have built great scale and reliability of their platform
    - Moving upmarket to sell to CMO

    Cons

    - Improve frequency and timeliness of product releases

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Highly intelligent, good people on the verge of greatness

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Urban Airship full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology, wonderful vibe, fantastic benefits

    Cons

    Some growing pains in a few areas but is normal with a company experiencing hyper growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand innovation channels & become less segregated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best place I have ever worked!

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

    I have been working at Urban Airship full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There are LOTS of ridiculously talented people here that work their asses off. Working in an whatever it takes environment with super bright people is very important to me, as is working with people you'd want to have a beer with. Speaking of that, there are two kegs on tap and feel free to keep bourbon on your desk. Drink any time you want, no judgement.

    Innovative attitude where things like Free Friday (work on anything you want for a day) are a common occurrence and people present awesome projects and accomplishments every Friday at happy hour.

    Catered lunch on Fridays, fun parties and company events, arcades, ping pong room, fooseball, unlimited PTO, tons of snacks available, etc. The people are why I stay here, but the other stuff is pretty great as well!

    Cons

    Last year UA went through it's first and only dark patch and had to do lay offs at all levels to course correct.
    UA moved to a big sexy office and it made it feel less "startupy".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to stay lean, continue being transparent, continue to leave your offices as the conference rooms you turned them into, and continue to keep us all excited and pointed in the same direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    What could have been great...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I worked at Urban Airship full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great parties, amazing benefits, culture was pretty good with snacks, parties, etc.

    Cons

    Poor management choices across the board in terms of actions and the people themselves. Lots of praise of how well the company was doing, but then people getting fired/laid off? More work than seems possible, they need to make a clear path for themselves instead of bending over backwards for every little whim from customers which keeps taking them off of a successful path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on what it really means to be the market leader in push, work together, work smarter, not separately. For all the meetings that were taking place, there seemed to be a lack of cohesiveness, work on that, work as one.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    The future looks bright!

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

    I have been working at Urban Airship full-time

    Pros

    Fun culture, great space, wonderful people, snacks, kegs, monthly company meetings, recent 10% stock option refresher grant.

    Cons

    Turnover at exec level has been hard for employees. Execs need to band together.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

    • 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 Urban Airship full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Market leader, dynamic space, some amazing people and great perks. Company headquarters located in the upper Pearl, and the office space is super nice.

    Cons

    Turmoil at management level, lots of really smart people getting fired, feels like company is moving backwards, rapidly, and leadership is making major mistakes. Environment right now is pretty dismal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scapegoating is not a strategy. The company has challenges, certainly, but work with your team, don't figure out who should be fired next.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Real bright people but elitist attitudes and dysfunction rule here

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

    I have been working at Urban Airship full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people, lots of office perks

    Cons

    Elitist attitudes abound, people running fast and out of control at times, management out of sync, soul-less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try leaving your office and interacting a bit more. Culture isn't just a word and you need to do more than throwing money at it. Hip without a soul is what you are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Exciting, dynamic, market leading

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Urban Airship full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great people, company focus on customer success. Feel part of the organisation and there is no fear, if you want something changed you ask, if you want to do something you ask, feels like working for your own company. Everyone is very friendly and happy to help.

    They embrace change, which is good.

    Cons

    Head office out of West Coast so you have to be used to working across that timezone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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