uBid
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www.ubid.com Itasca, IL 50 to 149 Employees

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    Good Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood Experience. learned a lot

    ConsToo Much Work. Too Much Work.

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    Great place if you are up for a challenge in the ever changing space of the internet

    On Sight Contractor (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat people, God loving, Decent benefits, nice vacation policy, good for self starters.

    ConsNot for the weak of stomach, too many owners over the years, some management that have been through the company did not have the right experience in a start up environment or ecommerce.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWith new CEO in place, and President and COO keep the momentum going, listen to your employees, really listen. Show that you care even when times are rough. There is something here, or it would not been around for so long.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    uBid has no accountability and no competence from the management level up.

    Customer Service Representative, Credit Representative (Current Employee)
    Itasca, IL

    ProsMost people below management level are very nice and fun to work with.

    Cons-Revolving door - uBid uses temps almost exclusively for customer service, only about one in five will be made permanent.
    -Management and upper level positions have been promoted to their level of incompetence. Business decisions are made with no announcement or warning to lower level employees who are responsible for communicating with customers when problems occur.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood luck

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work

    (Current Employee)

    ProsThe potential of the company is great and has no ceiling for growth. Any employee with the drive and talent could have a great long-lasting career. The company also has a great atmosphere to work in. The entire staff for the most part all work seamlessly together.

    ConsAny salary employee interested in joining must have the stomach and patience to handle a start up company mentality. The days will be long and the workload will seem to never end.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAll great companies have a foundation of core employees to build around. The thought that any identified core employee can easily be replaced is unfathomable. Stop letting the talented employees with knowledge of the business walk away.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Why is uBid still in business?!!

    Vice President Level (Former Employee)
    Itasca, IL

    ProsExecutive management is lazy and you can fly under the radar and still get paid.

    ConsThere is no leadership at uBid. Overpaid executives,who would be lower level managers elsewhere, are trying to run a business. Decisions seem to be made based on emotion and it seems that most of my colleagues work in fear. uBid is constantly facing lawsuits so it seemed at anytime everything would come crashing down. Most of the stuff uBid sells is leftover junk that Target, Walmart, Best Buy, etc. are trying to throw away. There is no accountability at this company either, only scapegoats for the terrible decisions made by the leaders.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShut it down immediately

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Politics over performance, No training, and "The buck stops elsewhere" mentality.

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
    Itasca, IL

    Pros* They hire everybody who the temp agency sends, no interviews. If you just need a job while you look for something else, this is the perfect spot.

    * Free coffee and creamer.

    * Indoor plumbing.

    * Working electricity.

    * Ceilings and carpets.

    Cons* Training consists of 2 days listening in on phones, with zero instruction. Most hires are terminated within a few weeks for incorrectly doing something they were never trained for.

    * Don't trust anybody, no matter how friendly they may seem. Telecommuting positions are coveted, but limited, so workers sabotage each other in the hopes of getting one. Top-performers have big targets on their backs.

    * You're either "in," or your job is in jeopardy. Management's buddies are given monitoring privileges, which is often used to report activity as minor as bathroom breaks or coffee refills. These individuals are also exempt from most rules of conduct.

    * Document everything or you will be quickly fired. Managerial accountability is nil, so if any snafu takes place and you can't prove it wasn't your fault, you *will* be fired.

    * Be prepared for legal threats from customers... UBid almost never cuts off dishonest or unethical vendors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in employee training, hold vendors accountable, enforce rules evenly, and focus on productivity over personal relationships.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not the happiest place to work

    IT Operations (Former Employee)
    Itasca, IL

    ProsGreat location near Chicago without needing to commute into the city!
    Received generous monthly bonuses and was able to come and go as needed to take care of family needs.

    ConsDifficulty having projects approved for correct enhancements.
    Unstable work environment due to poor company financials causing employees to work in fear.
    Ever changing landscape and support teams attributed to repeated layoffs.
    Lack of expertise in many positions due to high attrition rate.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Unstable & mis-managed

    Vice President (Current Employee)
    Itasca, IL

    ProsQuiet place to work with all of the empty seats.

    ConsLeadership lacks vision & focus, lack of direction passed down to employees, lack of business acumen throughout all levels, everyone for themself mentalitly, every employee has an inflated title. The company overall is very unstable and employees work in fear of losing their job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDefine who you want to be and follow through. There is very little talent within the company to accomplish what is necessary. Not clear on why most employees are still being paid, they could accomplish more by staying home and sleeping. No one seems to have the drive to suceed (bankers hours, laziness, and lack of passion)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    sweat shop

    Rather Not Say (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    Prosstill looking for a reason other than it's a job

    Consamy powers is a paranoid manager that thinks micro management is the only way to manage

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe CEO is a great guy, to bad he won't get rid of amy

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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