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Uptake Overview

Chicago, IL
501 to 1000 employees
2014
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Uptake is a proven, robust predictive analytics SaaS platform delivering products that enable outcomes across industries. Uptake has integrated our unparalleled data science, machine learning and
state-of-the-art security with deep industry knowledge to create ... Read more

Mission: Uptake will be the actionable insights platform, creating products and solutions, that makes industry more productive, secure, safe and reliable.

Company Updates

  • VP Alex Buck left a top Chicago law firm to join Uptake. In an interview with ITA, she explains why.

    —30+ days ago
    ITA

    Even though I was a lawyer for most of my career, technology has always been a big part of my life. From studying computer science at the University of Michigan, to interning for Intel, practicing IP litigation and founding my own start-up, I have always been drawn to tech.

  • We are honored to be listed on LinkedIn's first-ever "Top Companies | Startups" List.

    —18 days ago
    Uptake Named to "LinkedIn Top Companies | Startups" List | Uptake

    LinkedIn's list names 50 of the most in-demand startups in the United States.

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Uptake – Why Work For Us?


The next frontier of industry – the age of big data – is upon us. At Uptake, we’re working to solve some of the most complicated problems in the industrial world. If you strive to create and build and deliver, if you’re seeking to work with people who are hungry to change how software can transform industry, then you’re ready to join our team. Extraordinary opportunities like Uptake just don’t come around every day.

Every single Uptaker thinks big – we have to, as we solve the challenges of today and build the future we want to see for our customers. Our edge is our people. We support each other, working constantly to bring out the best in ourselves and in those around us. There isn’t a “typical” Uptaker. Members of our team come from diverse backgrounds. We have doctors, poets and hackers all working side by side, fast and focused, to tackle industry’s toughest problems together. And, of course, we have fun doing it!


Clarity

We’re open, clear, direct and honest in our communications. If something doesn’t make sense, we ask questions.

Curiosity

We know no bounds. We question, hunt, study, examine, probe, observe, peek, query and search. Whatever it takes to learn from different perspectives.

Flexibility

We’re nimble. We live by our entrepreneurial spirit, taking risks and learning from them. We’re always moving forward.

Industry

We embrace problems, and we don’t take “no” for an answer. We roll up our sleeves and dive in with unbridled commitment.

Trust

We speak the truth. We believe in each other. Building trust requires confidence, faith, patience and effort. We do what we say we’ll do.

We care about you, and about your personal and professional success. Here’s just a glimpse of what we offer.

Time Away

Need a mental break? Take it! We practice mindfulness, and we expect you to know when you operate at your best. We trust you to know what time off you need, and to not leave your team hanging.

Continuous Learning

We’re on a constant quest to learn. Join us! Enroll in internal classes or external events of your choice. Uptake’s professional and personal development program is always growing. From data science 101 to hackathons. From productivity and public speaking to conscious leadership.

Holistic Health

Being healthy means something different for everyone. We advocate wellbeing inside and out – emotionally, physically, financially. We offer gym and studio discounts, on-site yoga, massages, meditation, financial planning and nutrition classes, individual and team fitness challenges, and more.

Progressive Benefits

We offer medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, plus health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts and commuter spending accounts. We don’t just offer a 401(k), we offer a match as well.

Family Oriented

We’re all about family. We provide parental leave for primary andsecondary caregivers – birth or adoption. Our medical plan offers a Special Beginnings program to get expectant parents and their children off to a healthy start with ongoing education, guidance and support.

Uptake University

We launched our own in-house education program to promote ongoing learning and development. All Uptakers have access to Uptake U. Choose from a diverse array of course topics and material, enroll for intriguing classes that compel you, and track your progress throughout.

Communities@Uptake

Our culture is diverse and inclusive. All Uptakers can be their unique selves at work. Our employee-led communities bring together people who are passionate about a common interest, including Pride@Uptake, Women@Uptake, Gaming@Uptake and Entrepreneurship@Uptake. All actively give back to the broader Chicago community.

Our culture is diverse and inclusive. All Uptakers can be their unique selves at work. Our employee-led communities bring together people who are passionate about a common interest. All actively give back to the broader Chicago community.

Pride @ Uptake wants to recognize and create the Pride community’s presence within Uptake to encourage a sense of relatedness and belonging for everyone. We are also extending the group’s presence externally, positioning Uptake’s Pride community as a leading group within the tech space.

Entrepreneurs @ Uptake brings together Uptakers who have the entrepreneurial spirit, so they can learn, network and share their experiences.

Wellbeing @ Uptake will design, implement and evaluate a holistic wellbeing program targeted at promoting the physical, mental and social health of employees through education and initiatives. The  community fosters a culture and environment that encourages adopting healthy behaviors, both in and out of the workplace.

Women @ Uptake serves to connect women across the business, highlight their accomplishments and successes, and give them opportunities to grow their skillsets. By finding opportunities to highlight rising female leaders both internally and externally, Women @ Uptake aims to be an inclusive group for the entire company to uplift, encourage and educate one another. 

Games @ Uptake facilitates getting people together from across the organization to engage in an enjoyable social activity. Gaming provides opportunities to develop personal relationships with individuals, while having fun.

Parents @ Uptake supports and celebrates all Uptake families including parents, parents-to-be, caretakers, and employees interested in parenthood and children by providing resources, building a community, and sharing experiences and knowledge.


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    Pros

    I've been here over 4 months and I can definitely say that your work and opinion is valued, there are many opportunities to learn about something completely new, people are engaged, there are opportunities for professional growth, and there is a good work/life balance through wfh flexibility, flex hours, and unlimited PTO.

    Cons

    As with any company this size, working with IT can be quite frustrating when you've got a creative tech idea and a deadline to hit.

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Uptake Photos

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Uptake Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Uptake (Chicago, IL) in November 2016.

    Interview

    The recruiter I had was really on top the whole process. The whole interview process was fast and professional. One of the best interview experiences I have seen thus far. I had a phone interview first and then went in for the face to face interview two days later. I heard back from them a week later.

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Uptake Awards & Accolades

  • Tech Pioneer, World Economic Forum, 2017
  • Disruptor 50: #5, CNBC, 2017
  • Forbes Cloud 100 List, Forbes, 2017
  • Breakthrough Digital Company, Moxie Awards by Built In Chicago, 2016
  • Startup of the Year, Moxie Awards by Built In Chicago, 2016
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