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uShip.com Overview

Austin, TX
201 to 500 employees
2004
Company - Private
Shipping
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
uShip.com is the world’s largest and most trusted transportation marketplace primarily serving the freight, household goods and vehicle shipping markets. Consumers and businesses can compare and book upfront quotes, name their own price or receive auction style bids ... Read more

Mission: Since launching uShip in 2004, our mission has been to be the world’s leading online solution for shipping anything, anytime, anywhere. We are passionate about empowering buyers and providers of transportation services to efficiently conduct business on an unbiased ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Happy International Take Your Dog To Work Day! To celebrate, Amanda Laviana brings us a fantastic uShip Blog post that features the #dogsofuship. Take a peek inside our dog friendly culture: #dogs #uship #workatuship #culture #benefits
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    Canine Confidential: Business Lessons from the Dogs of uShip - The uShip Blog

    uShip and dogs go together like paw shakes and treats; like belly scratches and leg twitches; you don't get one without the other. To commemorate International Take Your Dog to Work Day, we're sitting down with some of uShip's top dogs to hear their takes on how to be a good employee - and a...

  • At uShip we are very proud partners to our community. Our giving programs aren't always about money and donations though. For a recent "First Friday" we set out to help clean up our neighborhood along and around Riverside Drive in Austin, TX. Check out our latest blog about our community cleanup day! #workatuship

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uShip.com – Why Work For Us?


Many great companies started in a garage. uShip started in the back of a rent-a-truck. In 2001, Matt Chasen and his then fiancé, Heather, were moving from Seattle to Austin. The 9 ft. van Matt ordered was sold out, leaving them with an enormous 20 ft. truck.

Along that 2,500-mile drive, Matt remembered the large family heirloom armoire he’d tried–and failed–to ship a year earlier due to the astronomic shipping cost. That’s when he had his lightbulb moment that he’d become intent on solving: creating a way online to efficiently connect people’s large shipments with empty truck space so both parties win.

Matt would go on to make this his focus at business school, where he met fellow students Jay Manickam and Mickey Millsap. The trio honed the idea, and in 2004, they launched uShip.com.

uShip is based in Austin, Texas, with European headquarters in Amsterdam.

COLLABORATION

We carry the load together by building purposeful relationships grounded in cooperation and a shared vision.

EXECUTION

We relentlessly deliver high-quality experiences on the highways and in the hallways.

INNOVATION

We optimize our products and grow our people by fostering experimentation and iterating on ideas.

GRIT

We commit to navigating the potholes and overcoming adversity to produce results that make us proud.

RESPECT

We act with empathy, honesty, transparency, and integrity.

AUTHENTICITY

We encourage you to be yourself and we embrace everyone for their unique contributions to the team.

uShip is committed to giving back to our local community and supporting disaster relief efforts through charitable donations, employee volunteer programs, and involvement of our vast service provider network.

From the very beginning, uShip has existed for the sake of helping. While our day-to-day work centers around helping solve transportation challenges with innovative solutions, we recognize and appreciate our responsibility to serve those in need around us. We take this commitment seriously and have made it a priority to make service a foundational element in the fabric of our culture.

Tapping into the utility of our network of trustworthy transporters and the dedication of team uShip, we’re working together to make a better future for everyone.

uShip offers big-company benefits in a small-ish sized company because we really value and are committed to our people. There’s even some extras that’ll surprise you.

  • Paid holidays and open vacation policy
  • 100% paid maternity and paternity leave
  • 100% paid medical, dental, and life insurance available for employee only
  • Flexible spending/health savings accounts available, including dependant care
  • 401(k) with a generous company match
  • Stock options
  • Maternity Suite
  • Generous employee referral program
  • uShip shipping credit
  • Pet insurance
  • Free parking or “green” commute credits
  • Corporate discounts on gym memberships, hotels, and more
  • In-house chef and free daily lunches
  • Casual dress code
  • Dog-friendly office
  • Company intramural sports leagues
  • Frequent company team building events
  • Brand new, centrally-located office near Lady Bird Lake

WORK (AND PLAY) WITH US

At uShip, our mission is to revolutionize the shipping and transportation industry through the power of technology.

It’s hard to separate our work from our culture. We encourage creativity and initiative, and thrive on finding new ways to make logistics and transport of large items more efficient and affordable for the masses. Sometimes our work results in a groundbreaking, business-changing discovery. Sometimes, it results in life-changing community outreach and volunteer work.

uShip welcomes diversity in all its forms and believe we’re better collaborators, strategizers, and thinkers because of it. uShip is an equal opportunity employer. We are inspired to find candidates who embody our Core Values.

Join us!

uShip.com Reviews

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    Pros

    *This company lives by its core values - we pride ourselves in growing each other, making our products better and truly making the lives of our customers better.
    *Working with smart, driven people who care. This is not a place where people coast, it's a place where you can make your career and grow yourself personally and professionally. I really like the leadership training courses and availability of LinkedIn Learning tools.
    *The office space is new, easy parking, close to downtown with great access to the hike and bike trail. Also, there is a great back patio. It's easy to work in this office setting.
    *The employee benefits are great - free lunches, snacks and Friday breakfast, along with all of the Waterloo you could ever want! I also appreciate the monthly wellness benefit, onsite Yoga classes and all of the community giving opportunities that the company offers.

    Cons

    *Because uShip is an older tech company, sometimes the limitations of the tech stack can be frustrating. Though, there has been massive positive change in this area and things are really getting better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep living by the core values and holding employees to a higher bar than yesterday. The momentum is strong and it's an exciting time to be a uShipper.

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uShip.com Photos

uShip.com photo of: Welcome to uShip
uShip.com photo of: uShip volunteers filled a 26 foot truck with donations and equipment for Refugio, TX after Hurricane Harvey
uShip.com photo of: Every day is #bringyourdogtoworkday at uShip
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uShip.com photo of: Service Day 2017 Winn Elementary School
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uShip.com Interviews

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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at uShip.com (Austin, TX) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Very comfortable environment. It does not feel like a formal interview. My interview even happened at a Cafe Medici, because their plumbing was getting fixed. They asked me 2 software questions, but they weren't tricky - just trying to get an idea of my thought process. The topics basically followed from the answers I gave on the questionnaire and my resume.

    Interview Questions

    • The technical questions did force me to think quickly, so I didn't answer the way I wanted to at first, but it was really not that bad. Like I said, they just want to see how you approach a problem. There are more than one answer that would be considered correct.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    "Congratulations! Here's an offer. Do you accept?"
    "Yes, thanks!"

    very straightforward.

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uShip.com Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in Austin, Austin American-Statesman, 2016
  • Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Company, Inc. 500, 2010

Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

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