Mission: Uptake aims to create a world that always works: One where the machines and equipment we depend on daily don’t break, and industrial companies are once again the creators of economic growth and opportunity.
I worked at Uptake full-time (More than a year)
I loved my two years and Uptake. I left only because there was no longer an opportunity to use my primary specialization there.
The company has floundered to some degree in terms of overall strategy and product direction. However, when Ganesh Bell became president in mid-2018 he put in place a product vision that is clear and to my mind compelling. The platform offerings in particular are not yet where they need to be, but multiple customers told us that our machine learning capabilities were far ahead of the rest of the market.
I was a member of the data science team, which is well-run and stacked with talent. The software engineers with whom I interacted were also generally excellent.
Uptake provides a lot of the perks you associate with young tech companies, such as top-notch equipment, free snacks, and team outings.
Uptake grew extraordinarily quickly before its product strategy was mature. As a result, it can be challenging as an Uptake employee to keep up with where the company is headed and how one's work fits in. The new leaders that were added in 2018 put in place what seemed to be a better long-term strategy at the time that I left.
Some perks were cut in 2018, which while not a big deal in itself I think hurt employee morale more than Uptake's leaders realized. These changes together with strategic layoffs and strategy shifts contributed to an increasingly nervous atmosphere as the year went on.
Advice to Management
- Stay generous to your employees.
- Keep the cool, fun tech company atmosphere.
- Aim for stability in overall product strategy.
- Keep wracking up wins and celebrating them.
- In general, work to assuage employee nervousness.
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Uptake in May 2016.
I applied online and got a call from the recruiting team and was set up for initial telephone round with Manager where he went through the resume and asked my couple of behavioral questions. LIke where do you see your self in 5 years and so most of the questions were from my Resume.
We are honored to be listed on LinkedIn's first-ever "Top Companies | Startups" List.
Uptake CEO Brad Keywell recently appeared on CNBC's Squawk Box.
Veteran Hiring Commitment
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Social Responsibility Pledge
Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities
Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce