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Updated April 14, 2017
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  1. "Good stuff"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The current Ubid is an exciting place, as the company re positions itself in the Auction E -Space.
    There are no temps in customer service. The Ceo is a great guy and the team is energentic
    and rowing in the same direction.

    Cons

    No cons, no kidding, everything seems fine

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course


  2. "software development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at uBid full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Most people work hard. good atmosphere in general. smart people

    Cons

    sometimes, communication is not very effective.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Why is uBid still in business?!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President Level in Itasca, IL
    Former Employee - Vice President Level in Itasca, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at uBid full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Executive management is lazy and you can fly under the radar and still get paid.

    Cons

    There is no leadership at uBid. Overpaid executives,who would be lower level managers elsewhere, are trying to run a business. Decisions seem to be made based on emotion and it seems that most of my colleagues work in fear. uBid is constantly facing lawsuits so it seemed at anytime everything would come crashing down. Most of the stuff uBid sells is leftover junk that Target, Walmart, Best Buy, etc. are trying to throw away. There is no accountability at this company either, only scapegoats for the terrible decisions made by the leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Shut it down immediately


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  5. "Politics over performance, No training, and "The buck stops elsewhere" mentality."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Itasca, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Itasca, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at uBid full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    * They hire everybody who the temp agency sends, no interviews. If you just need a job while you look for something else, this is the perfect spot.

    * Free coffee and creamer.

    * Indoor plumbing.

    * Working electricity.

    * Ceilings and carpets.

    Cons

    * Training consists of 2 days listening in on phones, with zero instruction. Most hires are terminated within a few weeks for incorrectly doing something they were never trained for.

    * Don't trust anybody, no matter how friendly they may seem. Telecommuting positions are coveted, but limited, so workers sabotage each other in the hopes of getting one. Top-performers have big targets on their backs.

    * You're either "in," or your job is in jeopardy. Management's buddies are given monitoring privileges, which is often used to report activity as minor as bathroom breaks or coffee refills. These individuals are also exempt from most rules of conduct.

    * Document everything or you will be quickly fired. Managerial accountability is nil, so if any snafu takes place and you can't prove it wasn't your fault, you *will* be fired.

    * Be prepared for legal threats from customers... UBid almost never cuts off dishonest or unethical vendors.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employee training, hold vendors accountable, enforce rules evenly, and focus on productivity over personal relationships.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not the happiest place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Operations in Itasca, IL
    Former Employee - IT Operations in Itasca, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at uBid full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great location near Chicago without needing to commute into the city!
    Received generous monthly bonuses and was able to come and go as needed to take care of family needs.

    Cons

    Difficulty having projects approved for correct enhancements.
    Unstable work environment due to poor company financials causing employees to work in fear.
    Ever changing landscape and support teams attributed to repeated layoffs.
    Lack of expertise in many positions due to high attrition rate.


  7. "Unstable & mis-managed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Itasca, IL
    Current Employee - Vice President in Itasca, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at uBid full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Quiet place to work with all of the empty seats.

    Cons

    Leadership lacks vision & focus, lack of direction passed down to employees, lack of business acumen throughout all levels, everyone for themself mentalitly, every employee has an inflated title. The company overall is very unstable and employees work in fear of losing their job.

    Advice to Management

    Define who you want to be and follow through. There is very little talent within the company to accomplish what is necessary. Not clear on why most employees are still being paid, they could accomplish more by staying home and sleeping. No one seems to have the drive to suceed (bankers hours, laziness, and lack of passion)


  8. "sweat shop"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Rather Not Say in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Rather Not Say in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    still looking for a reason other than it's a job

    Cons

    amy powers is a paranoid manager that thinks micro management is the only way to manage

    Advice to Management

    The CEO is a great guy, to bad he won't get rid of amy


  9. "Unstable"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at uBid full-time

    Pros

    Everybody has to hold a number of roles since the staff kept shrinking. It was a great place to learn a lot in a hurry.

    Cons

    Management changed direction frequently. Often times before projects could get finished, they would be abandoned. Management would also change frequently. There were several rounds of layoffs while I was there.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a direction and stick with it, though now that most of the work is outsourced that may be easier to accomplish.


  10. "Excitement with Fun"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at uBid full-time

    Pros

    Team atmosphere with a can do spirit.

    Cons

    Need more parking spaces.

    Advice to Management

    More training on phone system


  11. "Good Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Experience. learned a lot

    Cons

    Too Much Work. Too Much Work.


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