uShip - Fired without warning | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (14)

    "Fired without warning"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at uShip full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    * Good benefits * Fun extracurricular activities * Coworkers were mostly nice

    Cons

    * As a developer you don't really have a manager. Your "manager" will work on a different team and have a "real" job that doesn't involve managing people. As a result your manager won't really know you or your abilities or your day-to-day. * Seems to be oriented completely towards millenials who don't like to be told they're wrong, hence the "hands-off" management style. * May be fired without warning like I was. The...

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    Advice to Management

    If you require that developers check in a certain amount of code per week and have their name attached to it, tell them that up-front instead of firing them after a few months with no warning. I thought I was doing fine, even doing well, and that over time my contribution would grow. Instead I was apparently on some kind of secret probation and expected to move mountains right away. Have managers actually engage with...

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    uShip2018-08-04

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Awesome workplace"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at uShip full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Hard working people, fun work environment, very willing to work with their employees to reach their goals.

    Cons

    Pay could be a little bit more competitive

    uShip2019-08-05
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Neverland"

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    Former Employee - N/A in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at uShip full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This is a great place for someone who wants to transition into the world of tech. I've witnessed many acts of kindness here between employer and employees, which has made it difficult to post an honest review. But kindness doesn't hold a candle to empowerment as far as long term career advantages go, and uShip fails to empower. This is a great place to marinate for a while if you like a social, party centric workplace...

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    Cons

    uShip fails to compare to other tech companies in the Austin area as far as growth, rewarding work, salary, and perks of any real value go. The company is old school in that it's high ego, and job titles can block game changing ideas from getting to the top. Due to a lack of interest in dedicating resources toward market research and competitive analysis, the company is unfortunately not a leader in it's space. The culture...

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    Advice to Management

    I'm not really sure who's in management anymore. I heard they just lost another CEO. To whoever is still there, I'd recommend that you kill the egos and start getting innovative to do what you can to save the company. There are some great people who still work there, and if you empower them to be the best they can be, you might just be able to turn the ship around.

    uShip2019-08-09

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