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uShip.com Reviews

Updated May 15, 2019

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3.6
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66%
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66%
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Mike Williams
15 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free lunch and dogs are welcome(in 14 reviews)

  • "I started at uShip when the company was about 75 people(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Because uShip is an older tech company, sometimes the limitations of the tech stack can be frustrating(in 10 reviews)

  • "Can have a very "frat house" feel(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great people working together to disrupt the transportation industry"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at uShip.com full-time

    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...

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    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.

    uShip.com2019-05-13
  2. "Still in love"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at uShip.com full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Results oriented Great people Smart people Motivated people Caring people Flexibility, good work life balance (I have kids so this is wonderful) 12 weeks 100% paid maternity leave Open PTO Community focused company events Dogs

    Cons

    Some people's dogs, LOL Location (I'm a northy, but the flexibility really helps to alleviate)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the momentum! Great job enforcing core values, allowing some attrition, and managing out negative grumps or those resistant to change. Love the swift action being taken to squash behavior that does not align with our values. Glad to see a Core Values team and how seamlessly and effortlessly many came together to support our DEI causes. Love the direction we're going in terms of getting real with our technology...

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    uShip.com2019-05-01
  3. Helpful (3)

    "OK place to work after college"

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    Current Employee - Developer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at uShip.com full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free lunch and dogs are welcome

    Cons

    It's a Frat House and I want more money not snacks

    uShip.com2019-05-15
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Quickly moving in the right direction with all the opportunity in the world"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at uShip.com full-time

    Pros

    *We work hard to make this a place in which everyone wants to be and no one wants to leave *We hire, promote, and fire by our core values *The world is your oyster here - internal growth opportunities are plentiful *Employees are able to operate with autonomy *We truly care about diversity, equity, and inclusion and we have programs in place to keep us caring about them *It's a fast-paced, ever changing environment,...

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    Cons

    *Just like other tech companies, we have SO much to do and we're resource constrained *We might be too fast-paced for some

    Advice to Management

    Continue to maintain focus, hire stellar leaders, and listen to the people with boots on the ground

    uShip.com2019-03-06
  5. Helpful (10)

    "Grit in my eye"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at uShip.com full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some people care about the work they do. Dogs. Got to go home at the end of the day.

    Cons

    Culture of character is nonexistent here. Managers make ignorant comments about your mental health. Littlefinger, Varys, et. al. in engineering spend most of the day deciding who to throw under the bus and blame for their failures. Shame there’s only one throne. Too much hiring and/or promoting unqualified buddies, pals, bros, and even plain old friends. I hear Peter Principle is looking for work if you need...

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    Advice to Management

    Barnacles, drift gently into the deep. Clinging to the hull since a ship was built doesn’t magically imbue you with navigational skills, and it shows. You have been remiss in creating a culture where women have a place in engineering, and it is apparent in the spate of women leaving and the gross bro behavior in that department. You can either write it off as "hysteria" or you can acknowledge your part in creating...

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    uShip.com2019-01-29
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Member Support Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at uShip.com full-time

    Pros

    good starting salary catered lunches dog friendly trainer is patient yet constructive

    Cons

    sales team ego extreme lack of feedback on performance unfeeling HR

    uShip.com2019-01-10
  7. Helpful (10)

    "Mysogony is alive and well."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lunch and dogs are cool.

    Cons

    Front and foremost, majority of the employees don’t even believe in the product. Leadership has no clear objective or even vision for what to do with the product. It was exhausting working for a company that didn’t have a roadmap and is just trying to float on outside investments while dogging on the investors and customers. To pile on top of the exhaustion that is uShip’s sheer lack of direction is that it is the...

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    Advice to Management

    I don’t have any advice. uShip is a sinking ship and they all know it.

    uShip.com2018-10-17
  8. 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.com 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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    uShip.com2018-08-04
  9. "Great place to learn and have fun."

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    Current Employee - Full Stack Developer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at uShip.com full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I have fun every day I go into work, and constantly feel like I'm learning and growing. Every dev on the team has a passion for programming, and the company is constantly helping employees learn. Free lunches and snacks are great. Dogs all over the office. Awesome building to work in, and desk setups.

    Cons

    Some teams have more engaging projects than others, but the teams shift around near annually to keep things fresh.

    uShip.com2018-04-10
  10. Helpful (2)

    "My first real start up"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at uShip.com full-time

    Pros

    Pretty good work life balance. Tend to hire talented developers.

    Cons

    Projects drift in the long term, sometimes into abandonment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the company focus on what it does best, rather than chasing 5 or 6 different efforts.

    uShip.com2018-02-24
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