Winshuttle Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
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  1. Friendly Work Culture starts at C-level

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    Current Employee - Sales in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Sales in Bothell, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The CEO and other top executives know you by your first name and greet you daily.
    Very competitive pay and excellent benefits
    Driven by passion, accountability, customer service, creativity and teamwork.
    Very fun loving group of employees
    Great work/life balance
    Opportunities to grow within the company.

    Cons

    Current turnover seems high--why are good people leaving in marketing and support?

    Advice to Management

    You are all wonderful and warm leaders and please continue to grow the organization.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Poised for greatness, headed for disappointment at best, failure at worst.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Bothell, WA

    I worked at Winshuttle full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Opportunity in the market
    Mostly good people
    Decent compensation

    Cons

    Incompetent, inept leadership
    Good ol' boys club at the top
    Poor to average benefits
    Constant missteps
    Bungled changes to benefits, policies and business practices
    Missed opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Blow it up. It's not working. If you don't, you'll miss your opportunity to achieve greatness.

    Company has a golden opportunity to exploit a gaping hope in the SAP landscape, but can't get out of its own way to exploit the opportunity and achieve greatness. Senior leadership is a joke and has no accountability to themselves, each other, or the staff. They either got there due to tenure/circumstances/favoritism (see good ol' boys club) or they have no business being a VP level executive. Company is plagued by incompetence, inept decision making, immature products being release to market, and an overall lack of attention to the details that set great companies apart. Departments work against each other more than they work together. Carpe diem will escape Winshuttle soon if they don't get their act together. It all starts at the ownership level, then the CEO, and trickles down.

    Significant changes to benefits and policies were mishandled consistently, poorly communicated and were in direct contradiction of formerly communicated expectations such as bonuses, 401k matching and medical plans to name a few. Employee guide was either inaccurate/inactive or accurate/active when convenient and beneficial to the company, and to the detriment of the employee.

    When things are going well at Winshuttle, it's a decent place to work, but the undercurrent of poor leadership, strategy and execution is ever present. When things are going bad, the current is inescapable. In general, the people are great to work with, but it's VERY cliquish and gossip runs rampant. 10+ year old company that feels like a startup.

    The end goal that everyone is chasing is publicized, but there is no explanation or expectation of what's in it for everyone (probably little or nothing). This doesn't exactly inspire or motivate the masses.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Sadly devolving

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Winshuttle

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

    Pros

    Great individual contributors who are committed and passionate. Great customer base.

    Cons

    Very poor leadership team. Ivory tower mentality with limited understanding of how to correct current instability in organization. Products are not well conceived, tested or deployed. Customers are not happy with implementations of more complex product solutions.

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  5. Good product and staff / sub-standard upper management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Winshuttle

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

    Pros

    Well established 'core' product business with focus on growth in newer/more powerful technologies and features. Some management has the proper mindset for positioning the organization for growth and getting it 'to the next level', others however...

    Cons

    Key members in upper management seem unable to make tough decisions (i.e. 'ruffle feathers'/ability to hold their staff accountable) to avoid bigger problems later on at the expense of moving company and product to the 'next level'. Upper management seems to be stuck in a mode where they are unable/unwilling to move away from established status quo. Some rank and file ('legacy') staff also have a difficult time adjusting from a simple 'desktop' product to an 'enterprise' product mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Address product & sales issues *before* they become critical (hint: avoid poor product design and sales and subsequent staff layoffs) by getting the *right* leaders into the positions that actually drive the necessary changes in the organization before customers, products, and staff suffer any more from their lack of sound/solid decision making. If executive management can't/won't make the necessary decisions, then get them out of the way to let the organization move in the right direction.

  6. Sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Winshuttle full-time

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

    Pros

    friendly environment, dynamic work force

    Cons

    No long term plan, no career advice

  7. different kind of software that provides tremendous value to SAP customers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Winshuttle is a small company with large customer base, more than 40,000 global users in 60 countries with 99.99% total satisfaction. world class support, marketing and sales creating heroes while saving millions of dollars to large SAP users.

    Cons

    CXO level customers are skeptical of benefits, consider Winshuttle an excel macro until they find out that the company is driven by this technology.

    Advice to Management

    hard to say, founders and top management have genuine interest for their employees they promote within, open door policy, zero politics. perhaps reduce growth rate a little that sometimes creates pain.

  8. Good Company to work for in the Bothell area

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Employee in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Employee in Bothell, WA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    High level of exposure to different setups from small - large companies. No one project is the same and you're exposed to many different systems and components. A LOT to learn but highly beneficial.

    Cons

    Management needs to listen to their employees better. Lack of Q&A for product releases.

    Advice to Management

    Be more receptive to feedback about fixing product issues. Don't rush product. Make sure it works before it's released.

  9. Great company, great culture and hires top-notch people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mid-Level Management in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Mid-Level Management in Bothell, WA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    One of the best places I've ever worked. We work hard, but are rewarded for it. First company I've ever been at where people do not work on the weekend or send email past 5pm. Most everyone is out of the office by 5pm, except for the IT team. Everyone works really hard and loves their jobs. I'm friends with someone from almost every department.

    Cons

    Benefits are good, but could stand to be improved slightly.

    Advice to Management

    Lately I feel as though management has not been as transparent as they could be. Be more transparent.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work - good environment for tackling challenges and strong support for innovation.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing in Bothell, WA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Positive culture, transparent communication about company at all levels - Winshuttle has a good team environment / orientation. Support for programs like "Winnovate" which encourages all levels of employees to look at the business and make contributions to improve operations, sales, marketing, and product.

    Cons

    Sometimes a bit too laid back - people that are not contributing tend to stay a bit too long - culture could be a bit more urgent.

    Advice to Management

    Now is the time to go for it... the market is there - turn up the heat in terms of sales!

  11. Helpful (1)

    ...Less than satisfying

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Winshuttle full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    Pay, benefits, treatment, and seemingly promotion based on BS ability rather than performance.

    Advice to Management

    Fire people who are incompetent and not performing in a timely manner, not years after it first comes to your attention. They create a toxic environment when they start taking credit for the work of the people who are actually doing the work.

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