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ShopLocal Reviews

Updated Feb 7, 2016

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Vikram Sharma
10 Ratings
  1. "Great Place To Work; start-up atmosphere, solid financials"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ShopLocal full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fast-paced, great people, fun. Working on the latest technology, always getting new technological challenges.

    Cons

    Seasonal work can lead to some overtime.

    Advice to Management

    More company happy hours!

    ShopLocal2013-06-17
  2. "Low Pay"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ShopLocal

    Pros

    Great office amenities, happy hours, great co-workers, flexible hours, understanding manager(s)

    Cons

    Hires seasonal, so not guaranteed a actually place with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Don't say you''ll be working for a certain amount of time, but you get let go earlier.

    ShopLocal2016-02-07
  3. "Not reliable"

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     in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at ShopLocal

    Pros

    Free coffee and tea (really cheap, not good). A snack drawer that they're really bad about refilling in the last couple of months.

    Cons

    Cancels shifts the day before, usually later in the afternoon. People are always being fired. You never know if you are going in for your last shift.

    Advice to Management

    Treat us like actual human beings worthy of respect.

    ShopLocal2016-01-11
  4. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at ShopLocal full-time

    Pros

    Good company and managers are very easy to deal with. Free catered lunch every Tuesday. Very nice environment and friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    The salary is below the market.

    ShopLocal2015-12-04
  5. "Doesn't look out for PAs"

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    Former Contractor - Production Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ShopLocal for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Occasional perks Morning shifts vs evening shifts help adjust your schedule Manager extremely nice and advocated for employees

    Cons

    Little regard for the health, well-being or happiness of part time employees Standards were often confusing and the process of clarification was a hurdle Work itself was monotonous (although not the fault of the company) Company culture often treated the Production Assistants badly

    ShopLocal2015-05-19
  6. "Seemed fine at first... But has gone downwards since last year. Lots of people quit."

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    Current Employee - IT Resource in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ShopLocal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    get to learn new stuff if lucky free food on tuesdays company outings

    Cons

    Since the time Shoplocal lost some big clients, a lot of pressure is put on the Sales team to generate revenue. Client Services Directors (BA) bring in poor requirements to the developers. The IT team follows agile with 9 day sprint, but it is not enough time to work on something that is not well defined. People are very burnt out, the same complaints are mentioned in the retrospection meetings. 6 developers, 3 QA,... 2 designers and several CSD and several senior management, who have been with the company for 12 years, have left the company within past 3 years. There is no way to grow here. Management/ pmo/ tech leads are indifferent about making people work long hours. There is favoritism and only certain people get recognized and made to grow. The environment is stressful to work in most departments Compensation is not great for the amount of labor pushed on people. Certain project managers are not experienced and annoying to work with. The company is moving all the .NET code to Python. It is disappointing when one is hired to code in .NET and will be made to code in totally different language.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop being cheap and hire more people. Listen to your employees concerns, It is a BIG loss when talented employees leave, most of whom have been with the company for more than 10 years.

    ShopLocal2015-02-12
  7. "Started off Awesome, Got Terrible, Looks Like it's Better These Days"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director - Client Operations in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ShopLocal full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Smart senior leadership (Vikram is pretty brilliant!). - Genuinely good people in manager roles -- dedicated, loyal, fair, knowledgeable, etc. - Very nice coworkers, laid back environment (wear shorts, sandals, etc.)

    Cons

    - Q4 pretty much blows as it's chaos -- retail's bust season - You can get called off hours as the internet never closes. - It will never be a large company...it's pretty much the same place over the last 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    Milk the cows, slay the dogs.

    ShopLocal2014-10-27
  8. "My second home"

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    Current Employee - Operations Team Lead in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ShopLocal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The office is nice. Free catered lunch on Tuesdays are awesome.

    Cons

    There is no sense of community across all departments.

    ShopLocal2014-10-15
  9. "A stress-free environment with a streamlined workflow"

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    Former Employee - Graphics Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ShopLocal part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The work environment is wide open with a nice view of Michigan Ave. from the sixth floor. There's free coffee and soda. The workflow is streamlined to where it is easy to move on to the next project once the previous one is completed. If you have any questions, the managers are very approachable and open to helping. It is a very stress-free environment.

    Cons

    Many people keep to themselves and focus on their computers. On one hand the lack of interaction between co-workers allows you to keep to yourself and finish the work unhindered. However, the sense of community and camaraderie isn't really there.

    ShopLocal2014-09-09
  10. "Good people with strong work ethic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people that work hard and are friendly.

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of cons, but the environment could be a little more fun. I mean it's a tech company, so let loose :)

    ShopLocal2013-12-17
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