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Shyp Reviews

Updated Apr 24, 2019

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  1. "bicycle courier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Shyp

    Pros

    fun job, awesome service that customers love

    Cons

    zero culture, lack of leadership, inconsistent hours.

    Shyp2015-12-04
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Great Idea"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Shyp for more than a year

    Pros

    Shyp is a great idea and has a solid foundation that sets the company up for longer term success. This is partly due to the fact that the idea behind the company is a good idea. Shyp is also the first major player in this space that is not operating under a larger parent company. The team drinks the Kool-Aid and is enthusiastic about their goals. You feel very welcomed when you first begin working at Shyp.

    Cons

    Lack of internal communication, executive level disorganization, and a constant feeling that everything could change on one person's whim. Some of the leadership team are compelling leaders, but many lack the knowledge or understanding of how to guide the rest of the company at the stage it is now and regularly appear self-serving or motivated by ego. There is an underlying feeling of "the calm before the storm" and not...

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    Advice to Management

    Embrace your journey, learn from it, and share it with your team, customers, and those who are looking up to you as a startup that is becoming a "real company". Do not rely on telling lies to get what you want. Stop wasting money on marketing gimmicks and start investing more in your workforce.

    Shyp2015-11-03
  3. "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Operations in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Shyp

    Pros

    They are building an awesome product and its amazing to be a part of

    Cons

    Unit economics lack of team unity and loyalty

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a 'Best Idea wins' mentality, where everything is clearly measured and best practices decided upon. Instead, everything is location and relationship based. Complete autonomy leads to a complete lack of standard. Other successful ops startups create and communicate this environment from the top-down, which promotes collaboration and a healthy competitive nature

    Shyp2015-11-03
  4. "Great People, Great Visions, Great Community!"

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    Current Employee - California in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Shyp

    Pros

    Shyp is a company that really cares about its employees and stays true to their visions - to produce the best customer experience and create a community within itself. Constantly trying to use the best practices, Shyp is a great environment to grow and meet like-minded people. The people that work here are dedicated because they care about the company - we genuinely want to see the company succeed.

    Cons

    Because Shyp is located in 5 cities, it can be hard to feel connected with teams from other locations at times.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to continue to be approachable and create a space where your teams can collaborate and form relationships.

    Shyp2015-10-09
  5. "Best company I've ever worked for. Period."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Shyp for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - ambitious vision - talented team (product, eng, ops, marketing, hr) - humble culture - huge opportunity - clear market leader in a huge space - enough capital to make it work ($62m+)

    Cons

    None that come to mind.

    Shyp2015-09-21
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Team + Vision + Capital"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Shyp full-time

    Pros

    Super rare to have such a clear focus as a company at such an early stage. Leadership is down-to-earth, listens, and is reasonable. The team is simply stellar, and we've got the capital we need to execute.

    Cons

    You've got to nitpick to produce downsides: work hours can be long (it's a startup), but not unreasonable, and the pace of action during the course of a day is quite fast (it's a growing startup!)

    Advice to Management

    Maintain high levels of transparency, and keep the hiring bar high!

    Shyp2015-08-18
  7. "The best start up experiences in the Bay Area!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Shyp is a company that actually raises the bar where transparency, performance and culture building are concerned. Communication from execs is frequent and thorough, expectations regarding performance are extremely high so you aren't working with incompetent people and the filter for culture is also extremely high so you're not working with jerks. Expanding very rapidly with complicated logistics problems to solve - this...

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    Cons

    Typical challenges of a rapidly scaling start up, disconnects between CS/Product and Operations that are the norm at this stage of growth, people here work hard and collaborate well - you are also pushed by management and HR to take advantage of the unlimited vacation policy - this is not the company with beds in the backroom to push productivity beyond whats sensible.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, hire, hire, hire!

    Shyp2015-08-17
  8. "Great team solving exciting problems"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Shyp for less than a year

    Pros

    There's a great culture at Shyp, people seem genuinely invested in their work at all levels of the company. Great to work alongside "A" players.

    Cons

    The team will do whatever it takes to win and is laser focused on changing the shipping industry. Sometimes that involves long nights & weekends.

    Advice to Management

    PLEASE keep hiring the best of the best and maintain the culture of transparency as we scale.

    Shyp2015-08-13
  9. "great!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Shyp

    Pros

    it's an exciting place to work!

    Cons

    hard to keep up with changes

    Advice to Management

    -

    Shyp2015-01-21
  10. "Beautiful value proposition, great business model, exceptional people, sensational growth."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Shyp full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The business is building a truly special culture defined by its core employees. Smart decisions are made top down, swiftly and transparently, influenced by data and bottom-up sentiment.

    Cons

    It's blistering growth rate makes for an intense environment. Dedication to excellence and winning means employees are expected to be excellent and win.

    Shyp2014-10-24
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